Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

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Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby Direct drive » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:38 pm

Please post pics if possible so I can get an idea of my build

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Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby grassblaster » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:02 pm

I'd love to see some pics as well!! Anybody?
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Postby southern safaris » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:29 pm

Just put one in my gallery but heck if i cant post it here im tryin
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Postby southern safaris » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:34 pm

Another try
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Postby grassblaster » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:48 pm

Good looking little boat! Looks like she goes good as well.
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Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby southern safaris » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Its .090 hull .063 deck will run me n the ol lady through the pasture and we mostly just hog hunt off it but not bad for a 200k mile junkyard engine and a 68x34 woodie from timmy @ fap
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Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby joshua357 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:59 pm

southern safaris wrote:Another try

Just getting started on my build. Have a 4.3 as well. Is your engine stock or did you modify it any? If so what mods? You have a nice looking set up and it sounds like it performs well.


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Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby southern safaris » Sun May 07, 2017 5:39 pm

joshua357 wrote:
southern safaris wrote:Another try

Just getting started on my build. Have a 4.3 as well. Is your engine stock or did you modify it any? If so what mods? You have a nice looking set up and it sounds like it performs well.


Sorry i never notice the reply till now but the motor was a stock vortec out of a blazer i bought junked, the efi intake was busted so i bought a carb intake and bolted on a carb and cheapo hei on it and rode out ..... Looking back id probably gone w the efi getting a stand alone harness and comp tune , it wouldve been cheaper believe it or not after adding up all you spend on all the little stuff converting it over, but she runs good for a little v6 had a vortec 350 on it before and it preforms so much better w the 4.3 but it is a little boat , think that little extra weight of the other setup somehow was just too much

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Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby John Fenner » Tue May 09, 2017 8:34 am

I set one up for a guy, it was a vortec as well out of a truck, I built an adapter that bolted to the tbi intake with 1 1/4 pipe stubs down into plenum and a Rochester monojet atop that, it performed very well.
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Postby southern safaris » Wed May 17, 2017 11:26 am

That intake sounds like a cool idea john , what kind of boat did you set it up on , my little 12'er did really well just wondering how big (hull) gets too big w/one.... I didnt start this thread but he's got my brain thinking on another one now
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Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Postby John Fenner » Wed May 17, 2017 11:50 am

It was a 12' glass hull, not sure of the make though.
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