THROWDOWN Holley LS Fest - 1996 Chevy S-10


Harley Camilleri
May 1, 2012
Photographers: Truckin' Staff
Photo 2/4   |   Another of the, "I've never done this before", guys was Bill Alvis and his black S-10. Preferring to drag race instead of hugging corners, Bill may have found a new form of truck-tainment in road racing. Squeezing his diminutive truck into Second Place around the cone course was no easy task.

6th Place
Bill Alvis' S-10 has seen many miles of "testing" with powerful engines under the hood. It originally had a 383ci first-gen V-8 in it when it made the Hot Rod Power Tour long hauls in '09 and then again in '10. After breaking a camshaft at the end of 2010, Bill's truck sat in the garage until right before THROWDOWN. With only two weeks to show time, Bill managed to assemble a menagerie of LS parts into a pretty potent package. His little S-10 was quite a beast out on the dragstrip with a quickest time in the low 11s during the LS Fest bracket racing. Unfortunately, during the THROWDOWN drag race, his nitrous bottle was empty and he couldn't repeat that quick time with the sun down and the track lights glowing. Out on the autocross course, Bill managed to push the small S-10 to a Second Place finish. Falling victim to the horsepower spirits, the rear axle decided to spin the center section around the axle tubes, taking the S-10 out of contention for the slalom competition and ultimately letting enough points slip away keeping him out of the top 5.
Year/Make/Model: '96 Chevy S-10
Owner and City/State: Bill Alvis | Eddyville, Kentucky

Photo 3/4   |   throwdown Holley Ls Fest 1996 Chevy S10 centerline Dagger Wheels
Type: 5.3L LS
Heads: 6.0L
Cam: LS6
Induction: Edelbrock intake, Holley 750 carburetor, NOS Cheater system
Exhaust: BRP MuscleRod headers QTP cutouts, 3-inch stainless exhaust with Flowmaster 40-series mufflers
Cooling: Aluminum radiator
Fuel System: Holley HP pump
Ignition: MSD
Engine Management: Heavy right foot
Output: Estimated 425 rwhp (on NOS)
Built by: Bill Alvis
Transmission: Tremec TKO-600
Rearend: GM 8.5 with Eaton Posi, Moser axles, Moser diff cover
Front suspension: Belltech 2-inch drop spindles and Ground Force 3-inch drop springs
Rear suspension: Competition Engineering ladder bars with QA1 coilover shocks
Brakes: '94 Camaro rear disc brakes
Photo 4/4   |   throwdown Holley Ls Fest 1996 Chevy S10 front Grille
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Front 17x8-inch Centerline Daggers, Rear 17x91/2-inch Centerline Daggers
Tires: Nitto NT-555 235/45R17 and Mickey Thompson slicks for drag race
Special Thanks: I would like to thank my good friend Steve Constantine from Cape Coral, Florida for his help during the original build of this truck. Also, my wife for supporting me in everything I do.
Autocross Time: 48.82 sec
Quarter-Mile Time: 13.35 @ 108.10 mph
Speed Stop Time: 10.20 sec
Slalom Time: DNF
Shown 'n' Shine: No points earned



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