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I used to have an 88 Z24 on here. Sadly, it died and I junked it about 4 years ago. I have since moved on to bigger and better things.

I miss that damn car and plan on buying another one. Anyone on here throw a 350 in their 2nd gen? I've seen one or two but can't find them online. I've seen 1st gens with 350s, though. In a couple years I want to grab up a cheap 2nd gen (not that difficult), and start converting it. RWD conversion, maybe an LT1 if I can get my hands on one, or a 1st gen sbc. I currently have a 94 TA with a 5.7L LT1. I'm building that up into a Turbo 383 Stroker so can't use that motor.

Will the 4L60e fit? What about a Turbo 350/400? It would be such a sleeper... I'm so excited! Any help, links, guides, pictures, videos are welcome. Thanks!
 

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There's always doing an LS4 and tranny swap. But the LS4's are still really expensive now.
 

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transfocus said:
syn said:


i saw v8 in a turdgen at the woodward dream cruise, it was more then a 350 tho lol
yeah I was pissed, I had work on the day of the woodward dream cruise, so I missed it :(
i for some reason felt sick only on that day :lol: :wink:
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: syn... nice avatar........... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Sexystud- You used an S10 frame/chassis? Why?

Conveniently, I'm being given an 89 S10 with a 2.8 (fi) so just wondering. Anyway, I will probably go with a carb motor, maybe a turbo 350, and my Trans Am's 7.5" rear. Stock rims should fit on that, right? I'd also probably use the stock u-joints and driveshaft from my T/A.

I really want the car to appear as stock as possible, and I want to get a Maaco flat black paint job with stock rims. When I was 16-17 I really wanted that fx-designs body kit, but I may stay away from it now. I don't know. I small spoiler would be cool, and that ram air hood looks BA!

I'm not looking to make a racecar or show car, just something to haul ass in. It's a poor investment and it'll be strictly for me and my friends' amusement. However, it'll be fun! I am on a strict-ass budget with this. I'm sure I could get a roller for $500 or less, and engine/drivetrain for under a grand.

Anyone know of any good writeups about this?
 

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not sure what kind of write up you could get.. if you are wanting to use the S10 frame, then strip the cars body and start cutting / welding until it fits :lol:
yup. cut strips out of the floor so the rockers sit flush with the bottom of the frame. :lol:
 

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I would go with a carb set up and a turbo 350/400 just to make it easy and not an electrical nightmare...
 

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Auto would be boring. A T-56 would be so much better. A project I want to jump start a bit earlier then this is a 91-92 Camaro with an LS1 and a T-56. That'll be a fun cruise/track car/mullet machine.

The Z24 would def. be a sleeper. I just can't justify using an S10 chassis. I'm surprised this isn't more of a common thing with these cars. Screw the crappy 3.4 swaps, there's no replacement for displacement! lol.

Although, when I was 16 and just got the car, I wanted to do a 3.1 Turbo or 3.8. 3.8's make sick power and in such a light car...win!

Gimme some more ideas guys. It may put my Camaro project on hold.
 
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