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Average cost to rebuild a 350?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    What would the average cost to build a 350 be? Should I let them order the parts or should I order everything online where I'm sure I can get it cheaper. Are there any inexpensive parts I should have installed that will give me an increase in torque or HP? I'm planning on having a better cam installed but how about any other ideas?

    89 K5 Silverado, 4", 33's, 3/4 ton axles
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  2. arq

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    i've ordered my last 2 kits from My Pics
     
  3. Blazer_Boy

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    Gotta go with Northern Auto Parts like arq just said. I do because they're pretty nice, have everything I could want, and is right down the street from me. Go to their site and look into the 69-80 rebuild kit. It starts at $150 for the plain jane kit and you can click off options. Mine was like $250 for the kit because I got clevite bearings, a comp cam, fel-pro gaskets, brass freeze plugs, and a manley timing chain.

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  4. CaptCrunch

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    One word of advice... machine work is the big ticket item. I don't even bother doing short blcoks anymore if they are just stock or mild stock component rebuilds. You most likely can find an assembled short block for about the same price or sometimes depending on your machining costs even less. There are also lots of places that do an exchange deal. You bring them your core and they hook you up with the short block... all on the same trip.

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