2005 GMC Canyon Z85
Hi Guys, I have done several engine swaps back in the day with old school engines. I did my first engine swap at 15 yo with a 283 and muncie 4 speed that my dad bought at a garage sale for $65 and put it in a 78 Chevy Luv pickup that my dad gave me back in 1983. I had great memories of that truck and I just acquired a 2005 GMC Canyon 4x4 for my 14 yo son that has a bad I5 engine. I want to give him the same experience I had putting a V8 into a small pickup. Since my day, Chevy has complicated the engine codes and tranny's with all the different fitments and electronics. I have spent hours going through the forum threads and still confused as to the best engine to use in a swap. It used to be either a SBC or BBC period. I give "hats off" to all you guys that can keep up with all the changes. I didn't have kits to do my previous swaps, just fabricated what we needed to accomplish the goal. Hope to get more information from this site to make this current project successful. Looking forward to talk to some of the experienced people on this thread to gain more knowledge on the new generation of motors that GM has to offer.