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78' Escalade (sort of!)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jeff427, May 22, 2000.

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    78\' Escalade (sort of!)

    I have a 78' Blazer project that I recently aquired a 71' 472 Cadillac motor for. I was wondering if anyone has already done this swap? If someone has, I would appreciate any info on things to watch out for. The factory specs on this motor list it as having 500 ft/lbs of torque @ 2800 rpm, so if anyone is running this kind of torque what kind of drivline problems have you had? Thanks.
     
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    Re: 78\' Escalade (sort of!)

    I forgot to mention that I'm running a slightly beefed TH 350 auto with a 203 transfer case (still set up for full time operation), and a Dana 44 in the front and a 12 bolt in the rear with 3.73 gears front and rear, and 33x15.50x15 Super Swamper SXs.
     

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