This month we feature Andrew Angellotti's '94 Chevy S10 Pickup V8 Conversion with a 4L60E controlled by HGM's COMPUSHIFT Sport Transmission Controller. Andrew says he is " absolutely satisfied with the tuning and functionality of this, it's plug and play in the truest form... Thank you HGM for making this easy!"
Andrew grew up working on dirt bikes before graduating to working on cars. Since then he has started working at a small auto repair shop. He came across the truck in 2017 when the owner of the shop bought the '94 Chevy from a friend to do a flip. After working on the truck and seeing the condition of the truck was good he made an offer for the truck and bought it in the fall of 2018. This is his first electronically controlled build.
With the pandemic giving him extra time to work on the truck in the summer of 2020 he took apart the perfectly running 2.2L 4 cylinder and the journey began. As he progressed through the build he found the TH350 left a lot to be desired so he found a freshly rebuilt 4L60E from a '96 C2500. He then started researching transmission controllers. The HGM transmission controller stood out. This was not a cookie cutter controller but a package for his specific needs, including verified CAN bus communication with the Edelbrock Pro-Flo 4. It functions exactly as he wanted, and as Andrew stated it was "the customer service that made me a customer for life... I wouldn't even consider anything else for future builds."
The truck will be used as a daily driver (though not in the salty Northern Illinois winters!). The vehicle specs are: '94 Chevy S10 LS SBC 355 Edelbrock E-Street EFI Top End with Pro-Flo 4, 4L60E sourced from a '96 GMC C2500 and rebuilt to stock specs controlled by HGM COMPUSHIFT transmission controller, stock 7.5 rear with a GP Posi, Summit U-Build-It 2.5 inch exhaust with a Jones muffler and Magnaflo glass packs as resonators. His objective was a build that would make people ask, "Did GM build that?" All these systems are integrated into the truck to look as if GM might have done this, with all the factory features and gauges still working.
Thanks to Andrew for sharing his ride.