Edit: When I started this thread, I had no idea where this motor was going. Since then it's been decided. Another S10 V8 swap. Figured I should put a picture of said truck in the first post. Here it is
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I've been searching all over, trying to find a decent deal on a more modern engine for my old truck. After a whole lot of failure, I finally found something. Ad was for a 2002 Chevy truck, with a stock photo of a burgundy 2500 Silverado. So I make the call, and ask what engine it has. Guy says, "Uh, 5.7... I think". I say to myself, Great! He has no idea what he has! When can I come see it? "Right now?" he says, and I'm off. I get there, do a whole lot of haggling, and a bunch of back and forth, long story short... I brought it home! Well, the tow truck brought it home:
Part of the back and forth was negotiating what parts they could take off to get to the price I could pay. So, off came the flares, brush guard, and hitch. I told them they could come back for the wheels and tires if they brought me some replacements
Here's the real reason I worked so hard to make this deal happen
That's right, 6 liters.
The plan is to pull the motor, trans, and all associated electronics. Then part out everything else. If I play my cards right, I could end up with a LQ4/4L80 combo for free.
What do you guys think?