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Re: Carb vs LS
Considering there are still old C10s driving around with the original motor I would definitely say it would be reliable if the motor is done right. Along those lines I would seriously consider a crate engine that has a warranty as opposed to getting it rebuilt by a local shop. I'm not bashing re-builders but I would look for a newer engine with a roller cam. Check out Summit, Jegs and Year One. Those trucks are so much simpler then modern vehicles there is much less that can go wrong. To be truly reliable you also need to make sure all the other moving parts are in good shape like brakes, trans, wheel bearings, cooling system, etc. A good small block should last at least 100-150,000 miles is you don't abuse it and maintain it correctly.
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