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Bad Head Gasket? NAH! Rusted-out frost plug!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by uglytruk, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    I bought this junker/clunker '84 3/4 ton from a sawyer for $200. He had just bought it a monthe earlier for $700 with a new clutch. He plowed once, and it started spewing anti-freeze from "the head gasket" under the alternator. All it was was an easy-to-get-to frost plug. Pullled the alt, and put in a rubber one for $2.49, as I mangled the .66 steel one.
    Now it still needs three tires fixed, and a bunch of small things, but "timing is everything"! The sawyer was happy to see it go...

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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    good deal...

    WTF is a sawyer?
     
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    Sawyer? Cuts wood. Give him a log, he gives you a 2x4... Can u tell I live in the boonies?
    It's big industry out here... But it's the way to cut wood, 'cept ya have to take a drive to get it, but they'll cut it to any size... and cheaper than Home Depot or Lowe's, and warps much less, but dusty. LOL...
    I took several shots when I pu'd the teeruk, but ya can't see his operation, shame...
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Can ya tell I'm an urbanite? :haha:

    Man, I miss being a hillbilly... I live to tree-fell and chop wood when I'm camping... It's my thing to do on vacation, well, other than the lazy fishing.. :wink1:
     
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