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396 big block install question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bad_bo_ti, May 7, 2000.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    i found a 396 big block with a 6 pack on it. i was wondering what all is need to install the engine, also is there anything i can use off my old engine such as brackets and what not? can i use the same motor mounts? any info would be helpful. I really want to get and install this motor in the big blaze!
     
  2. NYC K5

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    big blocks and small blocks are almost totally different, youll definitely need new cooling components and motor mounts, plus all the suspension complecations. have you ever tried to tune a six pack? good luck
     
  3. bablazer73

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    is that a factory 6 pack? if it is, you could sell that and finance the whole project!!!! I had to pay 1500.00 for one to restore my 69 vette. and the carbs were junk!!
     
  4. BlueKnight

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    kaching. Um yeah you might want to sell that six pack. They are a pain to get just right. I am putting in a 396 in mine right now actually. Guy told me i need to engine mounts but my radiator and such is fine. I have the large 3 core radiator. Weight isnt much more than my small black so it will not make that big of a difference. I think it goes from 772lbsto like 833lbs or something like that. Brackets are different to for mounting stuff...

    <font color=purple>79' K-5 396cid 600hp, TH350, NP203</font color=purple>
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