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Chevrolet S-10 Truck—
Chapter 1 from the V-8 Conversion Manual:

INTRODUCTION



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Chapter 1 Contents:

Introduction ••• 1984 S-10 2WD Truck with 1989 305 TPI/700-R4 ••• Project ZZ3—Our Quickest Truck ••• 1984 S-10 Blazer with 1985 305 TPI/700-R4 •••

Baby Thunder, 1992 S-10 4X4 Truck with 1992 Corvette LT1 Engine ••• ZZ3 Update ••• Another Update ••• 1995 Camaro LT1/4L60-E into 1988 2wd S-10 Blazer •••

V8 Alternative for 1996–2000 Trucks with the 4.3 V6 ••• Measurements ••• Typical Conversion Costs ••• Time Requirements •••

 

TYPICAL CONVERSION COSTS

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1.
Motor mounts
$95
2.
Radiator: Corvette type heavy-duty
$150
3.
Electric cooling fan with adjustable temperature switch
$85
4.
Engine-driven cooling fan and fan spacer
$55
5.
Radiator hoses and heater hoses
$50
6.
Exhaust: complete, with new catalytic converter
$450
7.
Fuel tank with electric fuel pump (from wrecking yard).
Not needed on vehicles that came with fuel injection, or vehicles that will be using a carbureted engine.
$100
8.
Fuel hoses and transmission cooler lines
$20
9.
Throttle cable bracket (Edelbrock part #8036)
$20
10.
Battery tray (1987 and older vehicles only)
$15
11.
Oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid
$30
12.
Front shocks
$150
13.
Miscellaneous wiring and fuses
$40
14.
Miscellaneous: hose clamps, nylon tie-wrap, vacuum hoses, tune-up parts, nuts and bolts,
paint, filters, etc.
$300
15.
S-10 Truck V8 conversion manual (BARGAIN!)
$30
16.
Driveshaft modifications
$80
17.
Air conditioning evacuation and charge
$200
18.
Fan Shroud
$100
 
For a 4X4 conversion, add:
19.
Custom oil pan
$250
20.
Automatic transmission modifications
$100
21.
Offset oil filter adapter (see page 3-10)
$40
22.
Front driveshaft modification (see page 2-6)
$35
23.
Additional electric cooling fan
$85
 
Typical engine cost:
  1991 305 TBI V8 engine and 700-R4 transmission from Camaro, complete with all accessories, hoses, wiring, computer, exhaust parts, charcoal canister, etc.
$1500
     
  For a 1991 305 TPI engine, add $500$1000 to the cost of the above  
     
  For a 1991 350 TPI engine, add $500$1000 to the cost of the above  

These are actual prices a retail consumer should expect to pay (in Northern California) for the parts needed to perform a high quality,
California smog-legal conversion. In California, we are required to use computer-controlled engines that are no older than the truck.

 

Chapter 1 is continued on the next page.

Chapter 1 Contents:

Introduction ••• 1984 S-10 2WD Truck with 1989 305 TPI/700-R4 ••• Project ZZ3—Our Quickest Truck ••• 1984 S-10 Blazer with 1985 305 TPI/700-R4 •••

Baby Thunder, 1992 S-10 4X4 Truck with 1992 Corvette LT1 Engine ••• ZZ3 Update ••• Another Update ••• 1995 Camaro LT1/4L60-E into 1988 2wd S-10 Blazer •••

V8 Alternative for 1996–2000 Trucks with the 4.3 V6 ••• Measurements ••• Typical Conversion Costs ••• Time Requirements •••


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