i had a 92 S10 2.8 V6 and i was fine with it.... 5 speed made awesome to drive too. It won't be a speed deamon but i doubt that your "built ford tough tempo" is either
. if the body is in solid shape i'd go for it.
things to watch for...
rust/rot above rear wheels (mine had it BAD in about a years time!!)
Back cab corners, same story...
Door handels like to just "pull off" the door, so you might end up replacing them.
the tailgate sucked, the handel wouldn't close again, so you had to slam things a lot
those might be 92 specific problems but i'm not sure, never hurts to know though.