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Username Post: 4.3 liter V8?        (Topic#164968)
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07-18-07 11:45 AM - Post#1211253    

Did Chevy offer the V8 in a 4.3 liter version in 94? I know they did in 75 but I thought the only 4.3 in 94 was a V6. I ask because of the responces to this ebay auction. PI.dll?Vi...

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07-18-07 12:29 PM - Post#1211306    
    In response to Deuce_Coupe

The 4.3L V8 was definately available in 1994 Caprice. They were not very common though. The only one I distinctly remember was in a Constable's new police package car in Texas. That car would not spin the wheels in gravel. No exaggeration. I personnally tried several times.
He was not a happy camper about the power...or lack of.

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07-19-07 05:39 AM - Post#1211766    
    In response to YeniPenny

the civilian cars were full of 4.3's as well as quite a few 9C1's.

nothing wrong with it as a daily driver motor.

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07-21-07 11:11 PM - Post#1213798    
    In response to patgizz

4.3 v8 was a ok engine. Alot of the police department guys complained about them. But overall that were a good engine. There wasn't alot of upgrades for them being they weren't as popular as something like the 350 or a 4.3 262 v6. Actually there isn't a huge amount of upgrades for the v6 either other then exhaust and air intakes. But for the most part the 4.3 v8 was a reliable engine if kept maintained. It wasn't a engine that you would win races with. But it would save you some gas.

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Edited by justy on 07-21-07 11:12 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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07-22-07 08:05 AM - Post#1213934    
    In response to justy

I've seen a few of them being pushed as LT1's on ebay in the past. I would stay away from them unless it was needed to just get you back and forth to work while building an engine.

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07-26-07 08:24 PM - Post#1217610    
    In response to BrianEsser

The block has the same dimensions as a 305 block and even uses the same pistons as a 305. I put a 305 crank and rods in one that had a spun rod bearing. With a LT1 camshaft, flattop pistons, and a little bowl work on the heads, that little 305 L99 would take a stock LT1 350 and hide from it.

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08-02-07 08:45 PM - Post#1223083    
    In response to 1983G20Van

Yup, I have one in my 95 Caprice. I get about the same mileage as my 350 Impala. As stated fine for transportation, but not fun to drive. It is easy enought to swap a 350 into it though.

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