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Old 01-20-2008
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My buddy is about to do something similar. He's taking his like early 90's mid-sized Blazer and putting it on to a full size single cab frame, but keeping the 4.3. I said waste of time/money, but he'll have 60's under it, so I can't b!tch.

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them trucks don't have an electric locker they have a posi-trac rear end.
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I was bound and determined to own one, that is until I found out how crappy the 4.3L Vortec in them were.
Really? All i have heard from folks is how great they are. I mean ****, they have the same piston/other internals as a chevy 350...... so.....
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the 4.3 vortech is one of the best engins their are, me and my buddy put his though pure hell. He water logged a few months ago, and since then hes only had his 1st and 2nd gear, its auto. so hes been runnin around at 75 mph in 2nd. so its a good engin and tranny. **** the only thing iv seen run under more abuse and in worse shap was my old 302 windsor. i was runnin it with no oil in the top end, and a broke crank.
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Old 01-21-2008
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the 4.3 vortech is one of the best engins their are, me and my buddy put his though pure hell. He water logged a few months ago, and since then hes only had his 1st and 2nd gear, its auto. so hes been runnin around at 75 mph in 2nd. so its a good engin and tranny. **** the only thing iv seen run under more abuse and in worse shap was my old 302 windsor. i was runnin it with no oil in the top end, and a broke crank.

good thing it wasnt a 302 cleveland.
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Old 02-26-2008
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If that 4.3 chevy truck had 4.10's, 31's, and a 700r4, 75 mph in 2nd gear (1.63) would be 5613.799 rpm. thats alot

i had a 91 s-10 with a 4.3 in it before my ranger. the 4.3 was built with flat track racing parts, since there is a 4.3 class, and i bracket raced the truck. i beat it up perty good. my best time was [email protected]
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Old 02-26-2008
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either way a ranger body WILL NOT fit on a f-150 frame,

even IF the ZR2 was on a silverado frame, you have a ranger not a s-10 and it wouldnt work
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good thing it wasnt a 302 cleveland.
haha
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