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Offline g8rone

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Help! 79 K10 LS and Manual Swap Guidance and Opinions
« on: September 12, 2021, 09:37:37 PM »
Hey everyone LS swap newbie here. Im wanting to swap my 79 K10 400SB Auto trans and NP203 transfer case with a LS (probably 5.3 or 6.0) and move to a manual transmission. Ive read nearly a million articles and still a bit unclear. Wanting a daily driver (work from home now so not a lot of miles each day) not looking to burn the tires off or race. Any recommendations? Im pretty sure I want a NV4500 but dont know if I should be hunting a NP205 or different transfer case? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Help! 79 K10 LS and Manual Swap Guidance and Opinions
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 05:51:12 PM »
I'll take your 400 sbc and the rest of your drivetrain off your hands for you. My question would be why do you want to? What are you hoping to gain? A 79 K10 with an original powertrain is gold now that all of these trucks have been molested to death.

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Re: Help! 79 K10 LS and Manual Swap Guidance and Opinions
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 07:08:41 PM »
A NV4500 is absolutely the best way to go if you have the budget for it. Mating to a 205 is also the best you can have. I just did this conversion 2 years ago on my 87 K30. If you need pics or info, I could direct you to my Instagram but I am brand new on here and I am unfamiliar with the rules. I am not sure if I can share info. If so, I could send you my website or phone number. Good luck.

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Re: Help! 79 K10 LS and Manual Swap Guidance and Opinions
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 07:49:15 PM »
Rich
It's difficult to know just how much you don't know until you know it.
In other words... if people learn by making mistakes, by now I should know just about everything!!!
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