The upper set of steel plates is what at least
two companies (Hooker Headers and Transdapt) sell as a V-8 engine mounting kit
for the 2WD S-10. It basically consists of two steel plates that bolt or weld
to the front crossmember. Price is about $50 to $70.
to the above steel plates, two rubber isolators (GM Part #459021, $60
a pair) and two shells (GM Part #3349760, $36 a pair) are required for
mounting the motor.
Because these mounts do not offset the engine towards
the passenger's side, they cannot be used with cast iron exhaust manifolds.
(For a description of the headers, see page 3-21 of the Chevrolet S-10 Truck V-8
Conversion Manual.) In addition, these mounts position the engine higher than
the Stealth Conversions mounts, and this affects the maximum fan size that can
be installed, driveline angles, and transmission tunnel clearance.
set of steel plates are what at least one company sells to install a V-8 into
a truck that originally had a 4.3 V-6. These mounts are used with the original
4.3 V-6 mounts and rubber isolators. The basic problem with these mounts is that
they don't offset the engine to the passenger's side, and this causes
exhaust manifold/steering shaft clearance problems. Also, the mounts don?t
allow setting the engine rearward enough for adequate fan/radiator clearance.
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