S-10 Wildside

Page one of two of the Wildside
The Wildside has taken new ownership. The new owner will be taking up where I left off. I will keep the page updated with his new mods and engine.

Side view of the Wildside
In case you are wondering, here are the specs on the wheel and tire sizes: Front wheels 17x7, 4.5" B.S. with a 255/45/17 Goodyear Eagle GS-C and the rear wheels are 17x9.5's, 5.5" B.S. with 315/35/17 BFGoodrich Drag Radials.

Sad day for the Wildside.
This is me leaving the track at KCIR last year. A friend and I drove 3 hours to see what kind of times we could turn and the guy that ran the track just decided to take the day off. There were probably 30 cars waiting to get in.
Wildside with ZQ8 wheels
I sold my 4 17x7 wheels so I could get some 17x8's for the front and got these wheels on trade. You will see on "The Beater" page I have since then put them on it.
Another picture of the ZQ8's
You may also notice the Hot Rod Power Tour sticker on the back. I ran a leg on the tour in May from Effingham, IL to Springfield, MO. I got a little ticket between Lebanon, MO and Springfield, MO for driving 145 mph in a 70. I just got out of the ticket about a month ago.
Here is a picture of the engine.
The specs: 1995 350 4 bolt block, Steel crank, Eagle H beam connecting rods, TRW forged pistons, Comp Cams Xtreme Energy 282 roller cam, Cloyes Hex a Just timing set, Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, Edelbrock Pro-Flo fuel injection, Erson billet rockers, stud girdle for the heads, AFR Hydra Rev, factory windage tray, ARP studs throughout, Sanderson headers, March serpentine conversion. Much more.
Be Cool radiator
I chose the Be Cool radiator for this swap. I have been more than happy with it and have never gone over 200 degrees with it. Even in stopped traffic for hours it still keeps cool. Notice there is no transmission cooler; I have a separate trans cooler behind the grill. For cooling fans, I have the Flex a Lite 210 dual 12" fan set up with an adjustable fan switch.
Passenger header clearance.
As you can see in the picture, I had to push the firewall back a little to get enough clearance for the headers. You will have to do this on your truck if you are using shorty headers of this type.
Auto Meter Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges
What better way to keep tabs on speed and engine vitals than with the Auto Meter Ultra Lites? All of the gauges have had the incandescent lighting replaced by ultra bright white LED's.
Pillar gauges and Tach
It's hard to see in this picture but the gauges in the pillar are: Fuel pressure, vacuum, and air/fuel ratio. These 3 gauges are an asset for tuning the injection system. The tach is an Ultra Lite with recall and dual shift light.
The interior.
Besides the Auto Meter gauges, here are a few other upgrades I have done to the interior: I added GMC Typhoon Leather power and power lumbar seats, door panels, and center console, Tahoe auto dimming mirror with compass, B&M Hammer shifter, factory power windows and locks, Alpine CD player, Q Forms kickpanels with MB Quart 6.5's and tweeters, new carpet, and lots of sound deadener.
Pro-Flo controller.
This little box allows me to adjust nearly anything on the engine. I am able to adjust Timing curves, Fuel curves, Idle speed, Rev Limiter, and many other parameters. I can store 3 different maps in the computer allowing me to recall calibrations for maximum fuel economy (20+ mpg!!) max power, and one other. This injection system is awesome.
Wildside at play.
What high performance webpage is complete without some smokey burnouts??
Another burnout.
Can you believe I am doing burnouts on my Drag Radials? What am I, nuts? Well, they are bald now so I guess it doesn't matter anymore.
Christmas car show last year.
What better thing to do when it is about 35 degrees out? Sure! Let's have a car show! This was the Christmas parade car show last year with a few friends.