Loc: Mankato, MN
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.
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Loc: Biloxi, Ms
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.
Loc: Cleveland, OH
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.
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.
Loc: North Star, Ohio
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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Loc: Bedford, Texas, USA
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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Loc: NE Wisconsin
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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