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Barrett 98z28 06-11-2018 09:30 PM

Just another turbo s10
just finishing up with my fbody build, and I wished I wouldíve had a build thread on it, so Iím gonna start one for my s10. Body is a 94 single cab 4.3/4l60e. Truck is actually a true ss truck. Plan is 5.3, 400 turbo, twin 66/73 vs racing turbos, 9 inch, nothing to fancy. Original plan was getting a gen 3 5.3, keeping stock crank, and using gen 4 rods and pistons, but I ended up finding a 5.3 with wiring, Ecm, intake, and heads for a steal. But it had a spun rod bearing. Thought it might not be too bad but itís absolutely trashed the crank. So now Iím debating on going forged bottom end or just buying a new crank and throwing a set of gen 4 rods and pistons in. Iíll post somemore pictures tomorrow

Barrett 98z28 06-11-2018 09:32 PM
The short block. Looks like it hasnít had an oil change in about 200k miles

Barrett 98z28 06-12-2018 11:59 AM

Git all the rods/pistons out. Looks like it was run without oil for awhile.

The spun bearing

G Atsma 06-12-2018 12:29 PM

Well, at least you have a good bare block to mess with....

Barrett 98z28 06-12-2018 12:44 PM

Originally Posted by G Atsma (Post 19913150)
Well, at least you have a good bare block to mess with....

yep. Thatís all I was looking for to begin with. Ended up getting this one for 300. Figured the ecm and harness was worth that.

G Atsma 06-12-2018 02:24 PM

You still did OK...

Barrett 98z28 06-12-2018 02:26 PM

Originally Posted by G Atsma (Post 19913205)
You still did OK...

for around my location it was a good deal

Barrett 98z28 01-10-2019 12:33 PM

Update: ended up getting a good gen 3 crank and a set of gen 4 rods and pistons. Also picked up a musclecar oil pan, styled after the h3 alpha. Headed to the machine shop Monday to get rotating assembly balanced and new cam bearings put in. Next step is picking a cam vendor. Debating on Ljms and btr.

rpturbo 01-11-2019 06:56 PM

That pan will hang down about 1" below the cross member just fyi. If your not lowered, you'll probably be fine, but I have about 4" drop up front.

Barrett 98z28 01-11-2019 07:02 PM

Originally Posted by rpturbo (Post 20029382)
That pan will hang down about 1" below the cross member just fyi. If your not lowered, you'll probably be fine, but I have about 4" drop up front.

Iím 2 in the front 3 in the back. Thatís good to know, I appreciate it.

dogger 01-12-2019 11:51 AM

put up of pics of the truck. I bought a black 94 ss when i was 18. was a really good and fun truck minus 4l60e issues.

Barrett 98z28 01-12-2019 02:20 PM

Barrett 98z28 01-12-2019 02:29 PM

this was my uncles truck, he passed away in a wreck when i was around 8, it was gave to another uncle, i saved up enough money to buy a 1996 extended cab silverado when i was 15, and ended up only keeping it 2 weeks before i talked my uncle into trading with me, so its been in the family for quite awhile. i've owned it 7 years now. its been a lemon of a truck. has 140k miles and is on its 3rd 4.3. first one the oil cooler line backed out of the filter base and ran it dry at 60k miles, second one was when i had it, several cam lobes were trashed, ended up finding a new long block for cheap so i swapped it in. new engine probably has less than 1k miles. just bored with the 4.3 now i restoring little things on the truck as im building it

Dimeomboost 01-12-2019 05:36 PM
This is my 94 s10. Iron 5.3 bored out to ls1 forged bottom end s476 turbo. Its mostly just for street use home.made caltracs dual in tank fuel pumps most fun of all the ls cars we have

Barrett 98z28 01-12-2019 07:28 PM

Have you ran it at the track any?

Barrett 98z28 01-22-2019 08:46 PM

Got everything over to the machine shop last week. Iíve been bored with nothing to do so I went ahead and started on my 8.8. Got the long side axle out tonight and am going to cut it down 3 inches and weld it back tomorrow.

Barrett 98z28 01-30-2019 06:45 PM

Jimbo1367 02-03-2019 03:11 PM

You are gonna chamfer a 30* bevel on both sides, RIGHT?

Barrett 98z28 02-03-2019 03:58 PM

idk about 30 degrees, but i have put a bevel on both sides.

rpturbo 02-05-2019 05:39 PM

I'll be interested to see you get twins on this. I have thought about selling my single and doing twins just because I think packaging might be easier. I want to keep my a/c and inner fenders, and then it starts getting tight. I think I will have to ditch the factory ac and do a vintage air unit.

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