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Aurora V8 in 1990 chevy 1500?

 
chevy1990
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Posted: 08/11/10 05:28 PM

i have a 1990 chevy shortwide single cab stepside and im working on a conversion of a 4.3L v6 with a 5speed behind it i need to know how i can take a 4.0 v8 northstar out of a 1998 aurora olds and put it in the 90 model chevy pickup if it is possible i want to know.
Thank you, Osa  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 08/17/10 02:38 PM

Anything is possible with enough time and money.  Smile  There was a precedent for a rear-wheel drive Northstar in both the Shelby Series 1 Roadster, which used a version of the Aurora V8, as well as the later Cadillac STS and XLR, which used a longitudinal Northstar. I don't know if the Series 1 engine was a unique casting, or if it was an off-the-shelf engine adapted to the Roadster. In terms of packaging, there should be plenty of room under the hood of the truck for it to fit. You will probably have to get some custom engine mounts fabricated, and obviously iron out the electronic bugs to get everything to work together properly. Hope this helps.  

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