Trucks! 1971 C-10 LS Engine Swap

This weekend, Trucks! is installing our freshly harvested 6.0 LS engine and its 4L80 transmission in our 1971 C-10. Then, we’re relocating the gas tank to under the bed before installing our modified engine harness and firing it up.

You can catch this NEW episode at 10:00 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

Parts for this Show: Trucks! Parts

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1971 Dodge Charger R/T could be last Hemi-powered Mopar


This 1971 Dodge Charger R/T is believed to be the very last Hemi-powered muscle car produced by Chrysler, according to Hemmings Daily. The automotive site says that it’s just one of the 33 cars produced in 1971 with the 426 Hemi and TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

The car was assembled at the Lynch Road plant in Detroit on June 18, 1971, and according to the restoration shop quoted by Hemmings Daily, it was produced two weeks later than the final Hemi, as previously documented by researchers. This was based on the original broadcast sheet and fender tag, which were both still in the Charger before the car’s resto.

Fortunately, the Mopar has been put back in pristine condition, and it will debut to the public for the first time April 4-7 at the Food Lion auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Photos from Hemmings Daily.


Trucks! does an engine swap for our ’71 Cheyenne


Today on a NEW episode of Trucks, it’s engine swap time with a 6-liter LS engine from a salvage GMC 2500. This engine will go in our 1971 C-10 Cheyenne, and we’ll show you how to extract and prepare the entire drivetrain for a truck “heart transplant.”

See parts for this episode here: Trucks! Parts


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