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Old 09-22-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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just got my winter beater for this year

a 93 chev 1/2 ton with a 4.3 six cyl

i think it will do the trick

anyone have the panel piece where the radio goes for one of these?
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ok got the panel

now to get the catalytic replaced they stole it the rotten cake eaters
lets hope the weather is good sat
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Man, did know Cat stealing was so popular. Someone trying stealing the one of the Bonne last time it was in the shop. They got 2 others ones that same weekend
Anyway, hope you have good weather for working
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yeah apparently ..worth $50-$75 cdn depending who you talk to

weather was good ... as for the try to reuse the exhaust ... not so good

and found another pblm too.... rear brake line

i hope i did not get in over my head on this one....
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exhaust is done....yup engine is toast.....

no pblm guy tod me he will get me another engine



got the call today he has one and will drop it off.......

great ill swap it next weekend.....but wait...its a 1999 engine with low milage...
WHOOO HOOOO


yeah its a vortec fuel injected too

i got the computer with it but no harness and my truck is a TBI non vortec

i REALLY think i am getting in too deep on this

anyone done a switch like this??

heres what i got

1999 vortec 4.3 fuel injected, complete with alternator starter AC and fan
trans from same vehicle
computer from same vehile
motor mounts too
wire arness is chopped up

my truck is a 1993 4.3 TBI NON vortec

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Top-end swap from old engine? Or is that even a possibility. I always thought that Vortec was simply a type of heads on an engine. But Im not sure.

This suggestion comes that aside from the heads, fuel injection setup, and other knick knacks, the bottom end of the two engines should be essentially the same.

But that all depends on whats wrong with the old engine really.
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i want to swap in the whole engine as a unit...there are issues with the engine in the truck now
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so as a longshot... i take the truck out and gave it a bit of a run on the quensway....
the smoking seams to have stopped

i put in some ultra 94 and a bottle of kleen flow emission ease (or something like that )

ran good and has lots of heat

it needs brakes though... its got a bad shudder.... this still beats 600 to 800 for an engine and three days putting it in in the cold oustside unprotected
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WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
got the E test today it passed flying colours!!!

now the bonne can go to sleep till spring

this thing turned out to be an expensive beater though

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