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And the color of my new 383 is.........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/album/17074485yRoEnvCBxy>http://community.webshots.com/album/17074485yRoEnvCBxy</A>

    She's installed and broken in. I haven't had a chance to drive her yet, but just the short trip home I could feel a big difference!

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Looking good Muddin.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
     
  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    oh man am I jealous!!! I want a 383 REALLY REALLY REALLY bad! I'm sure I'll be sitting with one (or 2[​IMG]) in due time...

    you gotta tell me how the gas milage and power is.

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  4. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    WOW that looks beautiful.. great job.
    sergio

    Check out my new website. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com>http://www.surg82k5.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  5. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Looks awsome Lara... You and nick did a great job w/ it. I can hardly wait to hear how it drives.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looks great[​IMG] now just be nice to her for the first 500miles then give us a report on how awesome it is[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>
     
  7. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Looks good!! Did you have a local shop build it or is it a GM Crate engine or did you build it?

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  8. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    What do you mean you have it installed adn broke in but you haven't had a chance to drive it yet?[​IMG]
    Man I dont care what time it was done, 3 am 4 am 5 am, whatever, I'd be drivin that bad boy.
    Im freakin speechless.
    Congrates[​IMG]

    When in doubt.....Use the Saws-all[​IMG]
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  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think she means it was run in to break in the cam...2000 rpm for 30 minutes or so.

    That is a very sweet mighty mouse! I almost wish my 350 would pack it in so I could justify a 383...and now that i've said that it prolly will pack it in just to pi$$ me off! [​IMG]

    Rene

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  10. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    I've been thinking the same thing. But I haven't actually said it like you just did![​IMG]

    When in doubt.....Use the Saws-all[​IMG]
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  11. newyorkin

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    Lookin' good!

    Ratch
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  12. muddin4fun

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    Me and Nick were both pretty tired. 100+ degrees in the shop with no wind wears you out quicker than anything. We both went through a gallon and a half of water each day. We were sweating like horses! Anyway, the valves need to be lashed still and the detent cable was broken sometime during the installation so tranny fluid runs out when she's running. Still need to get some grommets for the breather and PCV valve. After that, she'll be running for good!
    But, the breakin that I did was the 30min cam break in. I drover her home and could already notice the power that thing has even without it being tuned. There is a big hill by my house that normally made me give it quite a bit of gas to go up it. Well, "mighty mouse" (thanks Rene!) went up that thing like nothing. I hardly have to step on the gas to get it going. Before, she acted like a very heavy truck. Now (from what I can tell so far) she thinks she's a sports car [​IMG].

    As far as engine installation folleys go!
    1. Put the motor mounts in backwards AND had one defective one. We figured that one out after 3 hours of wrestling and wondering why the freaggin motor wouldn't line up.
    2. Forgot to intall the rod that drives the oil pump. Realized this after the motor was in. Tried to put it in thru the top. NOPE!!! Pull the pan and installed it and then reinstalled the intake manifold. @#%#&^
    3. When you forget about a plug on the side, antifreeze comes out qucikly. At least we didn't have to pull the motor. We were thinking we had a bad freeze plug at first.
    4. Do you know how high oil shoots up and out of the oil sending unit hole? Well, I do. It shoots about 7 feet in the air, and 20 feet across the shop covering everything and everybody in oil. We have good oil pressure!

    The motor is a crate 383 from Fourstar motors. Retail on it is 2K. GM wants 3K for theirs and I think the Fourstar motor has as much torque and HP if not more than the GM crate 383. I'll keep ya'll posted.

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  13. FARTMAN

    FARTMAN 1/2 ton status

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    just think if you had one more person working on the thing you could call yourselves the 3 STOOGES LOL!!!!!! but really congrats on the new engine hopes ya likes it!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEVYS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Donna

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    Hope she treats ya good Lara. Looks great though. Now take her out and play in some mud. LOL!!!!

    <font color=purple>In God's eyes, All life is equal.
    We honor nature,We honor ourselves.</font color=purple>
     
  15. POWERMAD

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    Sweet sweet sweet.
    Looks realy cool.


    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  16. K5Jimmy

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    I am LUSTING badly......sorry ya hadta buy a motor....thrilled ya got a 383.....envious cause I ain't got one.....thinkin' the 'ol checkbook is fixin' to take a major hit.....if anyone on this site got a 383, I'm glad it was you......Congrats......JD

    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
  17. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Right on, Love that new Chevy orange and LMAO - oil shooting 20 ft.! was that while priming or when it fired?
    Glad it's all together. Give it a couple 2000 and feel the power really come alive.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>[/b]"Rid'in HigH in my K5"[​IMG]
    ....[​IMG]<font color=blue>[/b]"6" Lift -<font color=purple>38.5's"[​IMG]....
     

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