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350 Deluxe from Scroggin-Dickey

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FL84K5, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. FL84K5

    FL84K5 1/2 ton status

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    Would this engine be a good engine for the Blazer? It comes with a carb, distributor, water pump, etc.. for 3,095. Would all would I need to put it in a truck that originally has a 305? Another option is a 383 truck engine, but it is almost 4 grand without distributor or carb. Which would be better? Thanks
     
  2. Blazer_Boy

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    Have to send us a link or some specs. Alot of those motors have to be wound up tighter than crap to get peak power. The 383 makes all its power fast and can't breath to well once you get it rapped up, so its all lower end power. The idea with low end power is that a Blazer is a big vehicle and you don't want to waste all the time trying to get up to the powerband. All of your stuff (dist, water pump, etc.) from the 305 will fit that 383 [​IMG].

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  3. txbartman

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    This is a pretty good engine. I am swapping one of these into my 305 equipped Jimmy in January. Only, I am getting the long block for $1289 and then buying my own manifolds and such. If you want, you can buy the long block and a kit (can't remember whait it is called) that comes with the intake, carb, distributor, all the gaskets and such. Saves you about $100 or so.

    Buy it before Dec 31 and you will only pay about $65 for shipping. BTW, the motor is rated at 249 HP at 5,000 RPM. If you put their kit on it, it is rated at 265 HP at 4,300 RPM. We don't usually wind ours up that much, but it will be a great replacement for you 305.

    As far as what else you may need, call them. They are very knowledgeable. I don't think you will need anything else, except maybe a different flywheel. But maybe not even that.

    Brian
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  4. 2cocky

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    I have the base long block of that eng with an eldelbrock performer carb and intake and a standered hei ign, it's a good eng in base for for a replacement but if you want some more kick out of it change out the cam (voids warrenty) and get the comp cams 4x4 extreame cam. I did and love the low end torque i get.

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  5. txbartman

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    Oops, I thought you were referring to the base 350 for $2095! The one you are talking about is the GM Performance Crate 330HP/350. Its a good engine, too!

    Brian
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  6. CaptCrunch

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    Personally I think the whole site in general has to broaden it's perspective. The Blazers are big heavy trucks, but gears are gonna be a huge part of your "get up and boogie". Also looking at the FL in your name I assume you are in Florida which means lots of mud and swamp running which really needs the upper rpm's for the best performance IMO. So a 350 isn't shabby at all... especially compared to a 305 [​IMG] Plus the more torque you have... the more careful with the right foot you are gonna have to be to avoid breaking parts (but then that leads to drivetrain mods as well LOL)

    In terms of the crate motors... I would look for a engine or race shop in your area with a good rep for building motors. Most likely is will save you some bucks for the same setup... warranty hassles will be much easier if they arise, and no shipping costs or hassles. Just my $.02

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  7. dyeager535

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    $3,095 brings to mind the phrase "built, not bought" personally. You can put together one HELL of an engine for that much money if you pick the parts yourself.



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  8. Sparky87k5

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    It all depends on your planned use, gearing, tire size, total weight and YOUR expectations. I started with using the 350/300hp GM crate engine, went next to a pro-built 383 and have now a 427BB going in. Sure hope this will make me happy, running out of room in the garage for spare engines. Be honest and realistic with your expectations too.

    87 K5, 427BBC,D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM disc's,
     

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