I have a 1992 S10 Blazer with 312,000 miles on it. The body is still pretty
good. Excellent paint, just some rust starting to appear finally.
Entire suspension is new, interior is almost perfect. I want to keep
driving it since it's paid for.
I've always considered putting in a V8, but after seeing all the work and
weird sh&* that needs done, I think I will stick with a 4.3. I have a
coworker who's dad's truck has a 4.3 with over 300K. He hit someone with it
and it's now parked, but still runs. I can have it for next to nothing.
This will allow me to slowly build a new motor for mine.
What can I do to the 4.3 to give it more power? I can get most of the
machine work done for free. (well, lots of beer anyway) New cam, port the
heads? Bore it out? I want fairly good mileage but would like to have some
more punch. Can someone list all the things I can do as it's being built to
add more power or torque? I drive a LOT on the interstate, and pull a
Should I put a shift kit in the tranny? What things can be done there? Would
I need a customchip programmed for the mods I do?