1992 Astro - Silver / Gray / 4 Wheels
w/o Reading ANYthing else in this thread...Mmusicman said:Who would want HALF THE POWER of a V8? (at a higher cost and complexity)
The V8 is literally a simple drop in.. all the accys (from the V6) fit too.
Know this - the average V8 Music is referring to ( affordable 80s-90s ) barely made 190 hp.
Just look at some of the 5.0 & 5.7 & Corvette hp stats.
I still say, w/ the right GM OEM hds, moderate cam, newer valvetrain, lifters - that V6 can be livened up like you would not believe.
The Mercruiser 4.3 are truly monsters - and run flat out nearly all day.
Go ahead, ( everyone but Music - LOL )... look it up - Big torque and decent 225-250+ hp is cheaply affordable.
Now if you have the money, time & patience, you could "Hop Up That V8" ( after you pay for it... ) -
... then all bets are off.