Author Topic: 1973 P10 step van LS1 swap  (Read 2381 times)

Offline Geep

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1973 P10 step van LS1 swap
« on: January 26, 2016, 12:15:10 PM »
I have a beer truck project, rebuilding from the ground up. I removed the worn out 250 inline 6 with hopes of doing a 5.3 vortec swap.

This is for a 1973 P10 with a Grumman Olson Kurbmaster JR body.  Destined to become a beer truck for events.

Any help is appreciated!

Geep

Offline Captain Swampy

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Re: 1973 P10 step van LS1 swap
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 12:00:25 PM »
How much does it weigh? A big block might be a better choice. What transmission are you going to use?
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Re: 1973 P10 step van LS1 swap
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 02:36:13 PM »
How do you get the engine out of that thing? Looks like there's plenty of room in there. I like the though of a big block but if that s6 could move it there's no way a 5.3 couldn't do the same and maybe be a lot little better on gas.
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Offline gunrac

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Re: 1973 P10 step van LS1 swap
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 03:42:18 PM »
How much does it weigh? A big block might be a better choice. What transmission are you going to use?

Buddy of mine has 1 he uses to deliver potato chips in. I know they are aluminum body, would guess around 3000lb. Pretty stout.
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Re: 1973 P10 step van LS1 swap
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 10:16:45 PM »
lets see some pics man!

btw a 5.3 Vortec is not an LS1
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