OK, this is my first post, so be gentle with me. I've searched the forum (with my limited computer skills) and haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have a 1995 Chevy 1500 4wd with a 4.3l Vortec engine. Due to some recent, ah, troubles, I'm going to have to replace the engine. I would like to replace it with a small V8 - maybe a 3.8 V8 or whatever is best fit. I tow a 19 ft boat and need a bit more hp - something that won't be terribly bad on gas. Near as I can tell, all Chevy V6 and V8 engines use the same block-to-bell housing bolt pattern pattern. Not sure about the motor mounts, starter or water pump. The exhaust manifolds would need to be replaced, of course. Anyone who could advise me about this stuff would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!