If you remember from the last issue, we removed the factory-installed 4.3-liter V-6 engine from our ’95 Chevy C1500 and tossed it in the scrap pile. It’s possible to utilize it later on for a quick flip project, but with how cheap they are to buy on the marketplace, the space it takes up is more valuable than the cost to buy a replacement. Trey at Overpower Customs in Lake Park, Florida, has a tremendous amount of experience with engine swaps and building power, so we knew he was the right man for the job. Our Blueprint Engines 383c.i. Stroker motor came in a crate and pre-dyno tested so we know it’s ready to put in the truck, but bolting up the clutch and transmission before installing it is so much easier if you have the option.
Centerforce is the clutch of choice for our project and recommended by American Powertrain. Centerforce offers the broadest performance-based clutch assemblies, flywheels and accessories without compromising quality or integrity. This setup also allows the use of our factory driveshaft so there’s no need to shorten the original or custom order a new one. With our new powertrain assembled, Trey and his crew slid the engine into place and mounted it to the frame with some OEM V-8 motor mounts. Let’s go ahead and take a peek at the progress over at Overpower Customs.
Centerforce offers the broadest performance-based clutch assemblies, flywheels and accessories without compromising quality or integrity.