As you can see from the above photo, the LT1 swap looks quite good.
What the photo doesn't show, is how much work, skill and money was involved
in completing this swap.
The radiator was moved forward to where the a.c.
condenser used to reside. An aftermarket a.c. condensor was installed in front
of the radiator (see page 10-14). The air cleaner is from a 1993 S-10 with the
4.3 CPI V6. The rubber elbow attached to the throttle body is from a 1LE Camaro
(the "1LE" elbow doesn't have the noise cancellation tube), and it
was trimmed about 3/4" to improve clearance from the Ford Taurus cooling
fan. Two 3-1/2" x 45° rubber elbows (from Stealth Conversions) join
the air cleaner assembly to the LT1 MAF sensor.
The Camaro LT1 exhaust manifolds
required notching the frame on the passenger's side, and installing a modified
Ford F-150 steering shaft (see page 7-28). In addition, the engine is offset to
the passenger's side by 1" to improve clearance between the exhaust manifold
and the steering shaft.
The owner opted to mount
the LT1 engine computer onto a 1995-1998 S-10 coolant recovery tank, because that
is where the computer is mounted on 1995-1998 S-10's. Mounting the late model
coolant recovery tank into the older truck required custom brackets, and modifications
to the inner fender panel. In addition, the heater hose fittings on the heater
core required shortening, and heater hoses required rerouting.
If you want to install an LT1 into an S-10, you must understand the nature of
the swap, and how difficult, expensive, and time consuming it can be. More info
about this swap is in the book..