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Offline 1983chevyug

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upgrade a 1983 chevy trk to a 5.3fuel injection
« on: November 08, 2007, 10:29:47 PM »
i know it can be done but want to know what it is that i need for this project.   thanks for you time 1983 chevyug

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Re: upgrade a 1983 chevy trk to a 5.3fuel injection
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 09:14:42 AM »
You should checkout CaptKaos' build thread.  He's pretty deep into that swap already.  I can tell you that you'll need motor mount adapters, pilot bearing spacer(depending on what trans you use), a wiring harness from a donor truck(you can find the 5.3 harness on ebay pretty cheap), and a ECM(computer).  I did the swap, but I put a carburetor - now I kinda wish I had put fuel injection while I had the chance.  Either way, you'll get tons of "cool points" when you pop the hood and show people what's in there. Good luck with your swap.

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Re: upgrade a 1983 chevy trk to a 5.3fuel injection
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 11:31:30 AM »
Check my thread, although currently on hold, we are in the end of the swap, I just need to get the harness connected to crank it.  Then we can get the body work started...
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=5225.0