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I started this a couple months ago, old 4.3 started mixing coolant into the oil and went unnoticed for some time. We bought it back from family member and decided to make it a project. Picked up a 70 model 350 small block and a 700r4. Freshened up the engine and am putting it back together. Got headman s10 v8 swap headers, plan on running 4.3 radiator with a pusher electric fan.
 
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Looks pretty good, maybe in a few years I can do a v8 swap in my jimmy.
 
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Sweet! Can't wait to see a video of it running!.
 
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I can't wait to see how this turns out.
 
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:24 AM
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oh, there is going to be a burnout vid when it gets running. We have some old dry-rotted spare wheels lying around may as well get use out of them. All I have to do is to drill a few holes for the trans mount and then I'll get to bolting everything back up. Which I found odd becasue I was lead to belive a 700r4 would just bolt right in, but i'm an inch off
 
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How far forward are you with the engine? That could be the issue. What fans will you be running?
 
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cool, i did basically the same thing years ago, i ran the engine as far back as i could and the radiator in place where the condenser was so i could run a manual fan, all the reading i did on it so many people were complaining of over heating due to electric fans
 

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