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Old 11-11-2015, 06:52 AM
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Hi, my name is Stephen. I was hoping to get some help from this board and to continue to post as a member here on out.

I recently purchased what I was told was a 1988 Chevy S10 Blazer chassis with a 1988 Pontiac Firebird Formula body. By nature, I am a Firebird and I know my Firebird. I can clearly see that the entire fiber is sitting on the Chevy s10 chassis. I can see that it is the same Chevy 350 motor from the Firebird as well.
There is a modification of the oil filter that is remotely transfer to the top of the motor on a half-fast made piece of wood bracket mount. I am assuming that the oil filter original location of block is in the way of the four wheel drive transfer case? So my question is, if I would want to swap out this engine apples for apples, another 350 motor, which style 350 motor would I get that would have the oil filter location correct like the original blazer motor would have in this chassis?
Or am I looking at this too hard and maybe I should just keep the remotely placed oil filter and make a new nice bracket for it, and then just get any old 350 Firebird motor. I actually want to try to get a 350 motor that is stroked out to a 383.
The transmission also still appears to be the 700R OD from the Firebird. I guess those are the same transmisson used in the Blazer 4x4's also originally?

Any help or suggestions Pointers on what I have here and what I'm trying to accomplish would be greatly appreciated. I plan to redo the entire car and keep the progress on this site as I go along.




 

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The og blazer motor had a remote oil filter. The front half shaft would not clear the OEM filter. There is a mod so you can put the filter on the block, it requires a shorter filter. Google "remote oil filter delete, s10 blazer" and you will find your answer.

Also, your photos are not working.
 
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:29 PM
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You don't live in Florida do you? I swear I've seen that car on Craigslist.
 
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Yes, I do. I bought it from that guy....
 
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:33 AM
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What the hell is this?Not to hurt anyone`s feelings but looks like a red neck 4x4.How`s it ride..
 
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Originally Posted by Toocute350 View Post
What the hell is this?Not to hurt anyone`s feelings but looks like a red neck 4x4.How`s it ride..
I normally restore Firebirds....so when I saw this (cheap), I thought I would mess around with it for a change-up from the norm

I having even drove it yet...
 

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Originally Posted by Toocute350 View Post
What the hell is this?Not to hurt anyone`s feelings but looks like a red neck 4x4.How`s it ride..
How have you not seen anything like this before? People have been doing things like this for ages with multiple cars, camaros, firebirds ect ect.
 
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Originally Posted by Toocute350 View Post
What the hell is this?Not to hurt anyone`s feelings but looks like a red neck 4x4.How`s it ride..
Redneck Engineering is awesome dude. I've seem some really Sweet 4x4 cars. Rode in a 4x4 Camaro that rode like a dream. I've seen 4x4 VWs, Rancheros, and even a 4x4 70's Thunderbird. (which is what I'd like to do to go with my '79 Ford Thunderbird camper A.K.A. my T-Camper)
 
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my 99 blazer has similar oil filter set up, it was just relocated from the front of the engine, pretty cool car
 

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