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292cu.in.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gtaft, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. gtaft

    gtaft Registered Member

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    What's the feeling with you guys on using a 292cu.in. In-line six? Maybe bored a little, put the power on the low rpm side.
    This would be mated to a 208 case with about 3.73's, and 31's. No rocks, just trails and trailers. thanks.
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i have nothing against I-6s, lots of low end power, sounds cool.

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
  3. pcorssmit

    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    What do you have now?

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I've had a couple of 292's, and they were great motors. The most recent one was in a C-10 prerunner project I was working on. Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://www.cliffordperformance.com>Clifford Performance</a> for some killer straight 6 power parts.

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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  5. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    I'v built a couple of six bangers. They were 300 cid ford though. Both turned out real good with lots of power. They were great pullers for 4 wheeling. The last one I built was in my last full size Bronco. It had 9.2 to 1 compression, 4 barrel carb and intake, Headers, and a good torque building cam, Mallory ign and many other mods. It was pretty hot. It sure embarassed many V8s.
    I got most of the performance parts from these guys:http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze
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    MRBIGBLOCK 1/2 ton status

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    hey i have a 67 gmc p.u with a 305 cubic inch V6 it will pull stumps dude, also you could get a 351 c.i.d. in a 1 ton or larger back then!, i have had a 292 with 5.13 gears 4 speed granny low in a 3/4 ton 71 chevy i used it to pull full size mobile home one time. old chevy sixes are cool out side of that go to a 468 or larger i have a 482 cube in a nova that is pretty quick.
     
  7. gtaft

    gtaft Registered Member

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    I haven't put in anything yet. It will be the 350 or the 292.
    All driving will be under 60mph. Most of the time under 50mph.
    Speed not a factor. Gas mileage is, torque is. Just a buggy for trails and fishing trips. i'll use the 208 tc.
     
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    Under 50 mph and you're looking for mileage? Go with the six.
    In fact, I would recommend the 250. Buddy's 1 ton 2wd w/4.57 gears, 4 spd, and 250 actually gets better mileage than my 2wd 1/2 ton w 305 and auto, 3.42 gears.

    Both the 250 and 292 are great little engines. The 305 V6 is awesome too.

    Call Clifford for sure, they've got everything you need, but stay with the 1bbl carb though, that's what you want for mileage/low torque.

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     

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