I did an LS swap into this truck in the summer of 2010. Turned into quite a strong performer. The little 4.8 gets awesome mileage and easily outperforms the small block 350 it replaced. The truck is used as a hunting wagon, pulls the sled trailer in the winter, and has a plow attached to clear the snow from the acreage in the winter. Gord says he still gets offers to buy it every where he goes.