building s-10 drag truck...... info would be appriciated

Old 05-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: winner sd
Posts: 196

moved my engine back about 13.5". wasn't too tuff. like you, got tired of helping on dirt cars. if you built your own cars, you can mod all you want just as easy as it's a race truck. moving it back will take care of the split drive shaft. as far as converter, figure you probably have alot of mid to high rpm power as the engine were dirt use, 4-5000 stall will probably work fine. 9' ford,gear it to top end rpms. you can either back half or use leafs with caltracs. lot of trucks go fast on them. all depends how much work you want to do(or cash). maybe spib will chime in, i know he just got done with a lot of mods to his blazer that works really good.
sds10racer is offline  
Old 05-13-2012, 04:34 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Coldwater, MI
Posts: 2,998

Moving the engine back really isnt needed. Did a 1999 S-10 with a S&W Backhalf Kit, very easy kits and worth every penny in the end.
hammertime is offline  
Old 05-14-2012, 07:44 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7

Thanks for all the tips. Keep em coming. We just finished crossmember work and got the cab and front clip back on. Next will be rear end. Might be interestd in a 9 inch or cal track setup if anyone has for sale.
cbrandon2x is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -