Any interesting engine swaps in a 2nd gen?
I am super tired of how gutless my 318 is... and there's no way I am going to shove $4k into it or a 360 just to have a 350hp engine... so I was wondering what would be a fun swap to throw in one of these pickups. Obviously the first thing that came to mind was the 5.7L hemis, but there is such a huge lack of support for them that it's not worth the headache. Plus, the only one I've seen done was the one on this board that never ended up being finished due to tons of technical problems. I was considering a LS series engine, something along the lines of a 5.3 vortec. I am sure I am missing a few possibilities, but those two struck me as the "easiest" possibilities. Has anybody done any swaps like this before? I was thinking cummins, but diesel parts are too expensive and so is the diesel aftermarket world. Just curious about what people have done with these trucks, swap wise. Yeah, I know it'll be a lot of fabrication and such. I've done similar swaps in OLDER cars.
...also, yes... I realize how much of a tard this makes me sound for asking this, I was just curious haha.