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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4k20, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. 4x4k20

    4x4k20 1/2 ton status

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    any body running one of these engines? my k5 has a rod knocking the autozone engine has the chapest one i can find my money is tight

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  2. Seventy4Blazer

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    sure it doesnt just need new rods and a valve adjustment?
    i have looked into them. i dont see anything bad about them. they are warentied....
    go for it, and let me know.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  3. Redfrog

    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    I would not get one, unless you enjoy swapping out motors on a monthly basis. I know four people that have had them and all of them got replaced over two times one of them got swapped out 4 times before he got a good one, but just my
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    I'm a sheet slitter, I slit sheets, I'm the best sheet slitter, to ever slit a sheet
     
  4. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    swapped one in an 82 f-150 about 2 1/2 years ago, and have had no real trouble except when one of my guys ran it hot and blew a head gasket, and that 1 1/2 years later

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
  5. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Wy, You could pick up a crate 350 from your Chevy dealer for $1300.00. And get a 3 year warranty on it. That is what I did. And couldn't be happier. Well I could be happier if I had fuel injection......LOL

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I don't know what you have now but if you can't rebuild your current motor for less than $1300 something is wrong.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  7. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    When I bought the Blazer it had cracked heads. When I added eveything up I came out close to $1000.00 to rebuild it. And that is with out labor. For a few hundred more. I picked up a crate........Dan

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
     
  8. Jason73K5

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    I've had absolutely great luck with mine. I've made 5 coast to coast trips since I installed it in '97 and it's still running strong. I'm not someone who treats their engines well, and this one has been great to me and has PLENTY of power. I just pulled it out because I came by a great deal on a TBI350/TH-400/NP-203 combo with lots of power, but I'm keeping this one as a backup. I say go for it.

    73K-5: TBI350/TH-400/NP-203/14FF/D44
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  9. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Well, labor for me is free, so 1000 vs 1300 would be a very easy decision. If you can't build it yourself, go for the 1300 option, I'd say. I would suggest GM over Autozone any day though.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  10. elkboy

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    We just did my uncles 350 in his 89. I found the best deal from cumminsnw.com on their power master rebuilds. They do realy high end rebuild, new valves, guides ( not re-ground an knurled), pistons ( full bore job), etc, plus a 7/70 warrenty. It ran $1189.00 with gaskets for a 4 bolt 89 long block. We could have gone cheaper, but not by much. The engines are actually built out of S & S?? in Spokane Washington, so they may have a distributor in your area. Check out their website and see what you should get for your $$. Autozone rebuilds are like buying a pig in a poke, very low quality controll, low price.

    <font color=red> Elkboy </font color=red> 82 K5 fuel injected H.O.305, TH350/205, 14bolt/10bolt and 39.5 TSL's.
     
  11. solowookie

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    hey, your link doesn't work... would like to check it out...

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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