1998 1500 engine swap

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andrewrk

1998 1500 engine swap

Unread post by andrewrk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:41 pm

I need a little advice on swapping out the engine in my pickup. I recently blew the 4.3lt vortec that was in it stock and need a whole new engine. My idea was to drop a 5.0 or 5.7 in it. I was wondering what your inputs where on if it is worth it and how to go about it? ie. stay vortec & new comp, or carb? Mounting problems? Exaust setup?

Thanks, Andrew.

 

KK

Re: 1998 1500 engine swap

Unread post by KK » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:39 pm

Well, all the above.
Engine mounting different, A/C, power steering, fuel lines, complete engine harness and computer, exhaust, and most likely several other things will need to be modified along the way.

Andrewrk

Re: 1998 1500 engine swap

Unread post by Andrewrk » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:52 pm

All of that? I thought as long as I stayed with a small block of the simillar year there would be little needed?(engine mounts & power steering) I was anticipating on needing a new computer but thats why I was thinking running a carb, i live in a small city so there not to interested in emmisions standards.

KK

Re: 1998 1500 engine swap

Unread post by KK » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:19 pm

A/C mounting and lines different, fuel lines run different, exhaust manifolds and pipe is different, etc.

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