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boosting up 4 cly in 79 chev luv

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by curly_t, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. curly_t

    curly_t Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    :help: I would like help to boost up my 4 cyl engine in my 79 chevy luv 4x4 pick up. can anyone help me. I want to use it for mud drags.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i dont think you can realley boost the old iron duke
    i have a guy at work that dropped in a v8 chevy
    with nitros
    it was a rocket:yow!:

  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    I used to have a 79 LUV, so I know what you mean :rolleyes:

    Forget the 4.... there used to be a company that made a kit to swap in a Buick V6. That would be a much better option.

    There is not much that you can get for that Isuzu 1.8L motor....

    The factory 4 speed manual trans sucks too. The ratios are too far apart.

    Off road the truck was fun, but on the road, it just plain sucked.

  4. curly_t

    curly_t Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    reply about engine

    I was in my first mud drag yesterday and I won my frist 2 races and I'm hooked. I was the only woman in my class 4 cyl, and one of 3 woman out of 100 drivers, but I was the only one who didn't get stuck in the mud. It was great! the guy's told me I should keep it 4 cyl but try to boost it a bit, so I,m tring to do that. my luv is a stick shift, has a 3" lift and 32" super mud swampers. it is a 4x4
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2003