So as you can see I am addicted to stuffing large engines into tiny little trucks!!
So here is my next endeavor, this is an 89 “S-10” Chevy 2WD pick up. I have a 94 Toyota 4WD drive train complete with axles, 5 speed manual transmission and drive shafts. The front axle however is from an early 80’s so it is a solid axle.
The plan is too graph the Toyota drive train under the S10 and get the trans adapter for mating up a Chevy V8. This time around I do plan on an LS based engine; more than likely the 4.8 ltr for better fuel millage… It will still have more than enough power to get me in a lot of trouble
On the Toyota project, I used a 283 CI small block Chevy V8 from a 1966 Chevy Impala SS. I completely rebuilt the engine stock. It was probably pushing around 220 HP. The fuel economy actually went up with the V8. These trucks in the 4WD flavor got around 18 MPG (I dont know what that would be in liters) (In the day that was actually pretty respectable. However with that 283 stuffed under the hood it was getting around 26 MPG on highway and around 22 - 24 MPG in city depending on how much rubber I left behind on the pavement
If my sales continue to go the way they are I hope to get back on this project this spring and yes it will be woodgassed.