i came across a 4.3L v8, supposedly from a 94 caprice. i've seen these engines before, but never driven one. the power numbers look about the same as a vortec 4.3L v6, but at slightly different rpms. is the torque curve flat enough for a truck? would it even mate up to my 700r4? i hate to replace a broken 350 with something smaller, but with gas getting so expensive, it may be the logical thing to do. that's assuming it can actually drag the beast around without me giving it too much right foot. based on the numbers i've seen, i'd be giving up some torque. not cool.