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BBC 489 going in this weekend!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 454Blazer, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. 454Blazer

    454Blazer Registered Member

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    Well we installed new gears (5.13's), New 16.5x12 Eagle alloys and new 40" ground hawgs. On the way home the engine (a 454) died AHHH! This was an engine I had traded a nice 350 for about a year ago. Well I took it apart and found the about 5 of the cam lobes had gone flat and it had a bend push rod. The heads are 100.9cc 427 heads and it had domes pistons! no wonder I couldn't stop the pinging...

    Anyway, it's getting a great rebuild now, forged stroker crank, forged pistons, hydraulic roller cam, aluminum edelbrock heads and intake. I should get it back this week and will be stabbing it back in with a fresh th400!

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting it back on the road (it's the wife's truck) so I can get working on my 72 Dart (building a 496 for that one!)

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  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Sounds like a serious tire roaster! [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  3. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    WOW!!!!!!!! Sounds like one sweet ride. I remember seeing some pics on your site of it a while back, don't think it was on 40's though. Let us know when you get some new pics up.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  4. 454Blazer

    454Blazer Registered Member

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    It had 40" boggers before...Those are miserable tires on the street...on the freeway you will think your brain is rattling against your skull. Loud doesn't do those tires justice.

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  5. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Oh Heck Yeah!!! Them boggers are misrable on the freeway... misrable cold. They literally are like a square until you warm them up and even then it isn't a whole lot better. I had 38" Boogers on the old Bronco and man I hated them unless I was in a mud pit.

    Checked out the Jeep page and saw about your wife. I wish you, her, and your family the best. I hope all is well (or as well as can be expected) at this time. Good Luck!

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

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    My 39.5 Boggers were never that bad. Strange.

    And the noise...
    I didnt buy 39.5 Boggers for the highway!!!!

    Ken H.



    '86 K5 up and coming
    14 bolt(Detroited),10 bolt,39.5 Boggers rear,
    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     

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