View Full Version : 96 vortec questions

04-11-2012, 07:49 PM
My buddy is building/swapping one into a 70 GMC truck. Is it considered a gen II? What would be the best sub-forum to look at? Any problems with swapping it into his truck? Any and all info would be appreciated, thanks

LS1 Racing
04-12-2012, 12:50 PM
It's a Gen I small block. Simple bolt-in, at least physically. How much of the electronics he intends to keep will determine how much additional effort will be needed.

04-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Cool, much easier and cheaper to find parts. He was afraid of specific heads to a specific intake. All electronics are gonna be gone, going to get a carb and distributor. Thanks for the reply, owe ya a beer bud

LS1 Racing
04-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Well, if he's using the stock heads, then he'll need to get a Vortec-compatible intake, since an older SBC intake won't work.

I assumed the whole motor was going in as a unit.

04-12-2012, 09:02 PM
He does have the complete engine out of his 96 Tahoe sitting on a stand taking up space in my garage. It was running good when he pulled it out but wants to freshen it up and make a bit more grunt down low.

Any other advice would be awesome (manual 4wd, no smog worries and a weekend warrior type truck)

04-12-2012, 09:31 PM
Gmpp makes an intake and so does edelbrock