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the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby 1990tahoe » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:23 pm

FOR ALL U GUYS OUT THERE LOOKING TO PUT IN A 305 OR 350 TPI ENGINE IN UR S-10'S, I HAVE GOT TO SAY THAT THE MANUAL FOR THIS FROM jAGS THAT RUN is a great source of material for this. its unbelieveable the stuff in this book. well worth the money i think....

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Chevro ... 0_V-8.html
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby baktrak » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:10 pm

I wouldnt even wipe my butt with that book, there is tons more info to be had for free on the web. but thats my opinion. I had the book, and realized this site is better, you can get almost realtime help, theres tons more hands on than the few people that wrote the book, and some of there work looked like a hack job.

Look at the way the radiator is installed, and what they used!!!!
http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/images ... ator_3.jpg

Didnt even use one of the products they sell!!!!
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby 1990tahoe » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:18 pm

haha well thats a picture of what not to do. the recomend the corvette radiator with built in cooler. that pic was a comparison of different radiators
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby badchevee » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:24 pm

X2 on what baktrak said
1993 4x4 S10 Blazer 2dr 5spd/355ci- performer intake-holley 600, Sanderson thick flange headers, dual 2 1/4" exhaust, corvette radiator , dual 12" fans 30x9.50x15 BFG All Terrains -- Tow Vehicle
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby 1990tahoe » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:39 pm

we will see. one must read the book first, not just look at the pictures
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby baktrak » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:03 pm

I started to read it, but just about everything covered by the book is more than covered here :thumbup: And if you cant find it here, just ask, somebody knows.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby badchevee » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:47 pm

1990tahoe wrote:we will see. one must read the book first, not just look at the pictures


I bet you'll find YOU will be the ONLY one here praising that book......... Sure there is SOME(not alot) of good info in that book but there is MUCH MORE ON THIS SITE FOR FREE..........
1993 4x4 S10 Blazer 2dr 5spd/355ci- performer intake-holley 600, Sanderson thick flange headers, dual 2 1/4" exhaust, corvette radiator , dual 12" fans 30x9.50x15 BFG All Terrains -- Tow Vehicle
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1999 Chevy Suburban K1500 4wd, Vortec 5.7L, factory dual 2" exhaust into dual flowmaster 40's with custom 2 1/2" mandrel bent tailpipes riding on 34x10.50x15 Super swampers on 15" A/R rims --- "Daily Drive"

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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby BofoMills » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:15 am

I bought the book years back, looked at it once and threw it in the closet. I never used it for my truck.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby jknobeloch » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:29 pm

I bought that book before i started my first swap, which was before i would have considered my self to be mechanicaly inclined. For a beginer with a very novice tech background i would say the book was helpfull, But this site deffinatly beats the crap outa that book, which i would have known about this site before i did my first swap, would have saved me like 30 bucks.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby specv44 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:02 pm

Yep, done 3 v8 S series swaps, 1 SB1/700r4, 1 SB1/Th350, 1 LSx/4L60E. None came from a book.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby Grappler » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:49 pm

i have the book when i was starting to get into my first v8 swap. then i realized how much of gm parts interchange and figured out i really didnt need the book nor did it cover what i was wanting to know away.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby dpdsld » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:22 pm

Well I did mine from all the info from here and that was all I started out with a 350 TPI missed matched all the way and all the good people on here got me through it, Hats of to all the members of the site :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby powerhungryv8s10guy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:10 pm

I got alot of good info from the swap book and the fuel injection swap book too. I'm not saying I got ALL my info from them because I got lots of info on here as well.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby Rickracer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:16 am

If you follow the JTR book while doing your swap, and keep the truck long enough, you will wind up redoing all the JTR stuff the right way eventually, :wink: 8)
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby 88LT1Blazer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:22 am

The book is worth it if you are new to swapping. It covers lots of info. I also agree that there is more information available to be had here on the forums and the net. I learned by reading and seeing what others has done. Then look at where they could have done better. I believe it is a personal preference and everyone is different.
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Re: the S-10 TPI SWAP BIBLE!!!

Postby smsmith36 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:19 pm

There is more than one way to do just about anything. I believe in reading everything you can about a subject, get as many opinions as you can, and then do what works the best for you.
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