ApproachMedium wrote:I wish there was a quick swap engine for these.
there is, 350 from (dont quote me im not 100% sure) 96-01(?). everything from the 4.3 bolts/works on the 350. wire in the two extra injectors and retune the computer for a V8 flash.
But now for the topic of diesels, 4bt are a common swap. diesels10 on s10forum had a 6.5, now has a 6.6/alison. but either engine route, its almost impossible to put a diesel in a stock truck. the IFS crap gets in the way. if you go diesel you will likely have to do a solid axle swap. otherwise there isnt enough room up front, and the IFS isnt strong enough to support the weight on the front end.