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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Shawn, Feb 11, 2001.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I know some of you have already seen this but it should be going in today (that is if I can get off the damn addictive computer).

    Now if I can just get my engine hoist back... Steve??? Going to have to start charging that boy rental fees! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Specs:
    454 .060 over
    Forged 4.25 stroker crank making it a 496 ci
    KB Pistons
    Triton Rods
    Comp roller 276 cam
    Comp Magnum roller rockers
    Edelrock alum. 2.19 rect-oval heads
    1000 CFM Multi Point FI (matched to heads)

    Can't wait to fire it up! Keeping my fingers crossed.



    Shawn
    87 K5
    Sponsored By:
    Shawn's Free Tool Rental Inc.
    few mods[​IMG]
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  2. Highlander

    Highlander 1/2 ton status

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    Damn thats a nice rat motor you lucky dude. How much horse power do you think that rat makes? I would like to see it run out on the trail. good luck with the install.

    Drive it like you stole it !
     
  3. grtwhite

    grtwhite 1/2 ton status

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    Looking good! That's one sweet motor. Good luck with the install & let us know how it turns out. - Jay
     
  4. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sweet,Sweet,Sweet!!!![​IMG]
    Awsome looking motor!
    Did you build it? Have it built or what?
    How much HP do you think it will put out?
    Are you going to Moab this easter? I hope to, and would love to see/hear it run.
    Hope it slides in smooth and all goes well today.
    There is <font color=red> NOTHING<font color=black> like turning the key for the first time and hearing the rumble of a big block[​IMG]
    Hope the neighbors don't freak out when you fire it up!
    Some might think there is a storm coming in <font color=red>and there is!<font color=black>
    GOOD LUCK!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]<font color=red> Ride'in High In My K5! [​IMG]
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Thanks!

    I did all of the build up except for the short block which I had Western Engine here in Denver put the pieces together and balance it. I just got the heads and manifold bolted on last night. I have a feeling this FI is going to be a bitch.

    I hate to speculate on HP but according to Dyno 2000 and my specs, it's suppose to put out 549hp and 626lbs of torque at the flywheel (open exhaust). The Dyno program is a little vague on the head selection and induction so that figure could be off.

    [​IMG]
    (sorry the pic is so big)

    Speedomotive did a dyno on their 489 stroker that puts out 580 HP & 600 ft./lbs of torque. I wish I could take it to a real flywheel dyno shop and get the real numbers. I'll eventually be putting it on a chassis dyno and I'll be sure to post pics and results when I do.

    I should be in Moab unless bad luck comes my way and something goes wrong with the engine/fuel injection.

    Shawn
    87 K5
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  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Shawn, looks like that bad boy will just spank yer old chassis dyno numbers! Looks deadly, what kind of FI are you using?
    Keep us all posted, but get out there and do it![​IMG]

    Rene


    [​IMG]
     
  7. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    damn that is sweet!!!!!!!!! good luck with everything and keep us posted

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud [​IMG]
     
  8. BurbinOR

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    A true "thing of beauty".

    That FI will make the low end veryyyyyyyyy nice, with the top end even better! FI makes so much difference with a nice cam, won't believe it till you get it running and the computer "learns". Mine (288 cam in my 406), when you disconnect the battery for a half hour or so, sounds so lumpy when you first start it up, but after a while it smooths right out. Amazing thing FI/computers. Sounds like a miss once in a while when you first get it back up, just the computer changing the pulse width.

    Hope you get it all dialed in to start with.............are you having help with the FI/startup? Not that you need it [​IMG] but gotta make sure that thing starts up right. You have a roller cam I believe, so that will solve the fears about the cam breakin.

    Good luck with another incredible mod to Potent Rodent. You are the king...........

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  9. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Good looking engine man. Thats what dreams are made of. Now you'll be able to outrun a Z28 AND outcrawl a Jeep.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  10. shaggyk5

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    hey look everybody! Shawn built me a motor for valentines day!! Isn't he the best! Hey, if you crate it and ship it tomorrow, i should have it by next week! i'll let you know how it runs!




    j/k, looking good. cant wait to hear some actual #'s....

    --matt
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/shaggyk5>http://www.geocities.com/shaggyk5</A>[​IMG]
     
  11. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    Man that thing is awesome just damn awesome!!

    good luck I hope she gos in smooth

    [​IMG]Hail To The King

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  12. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK, pal here is you cotton picken cherry picker, with my 400/203 combo on her of course, still lookin for a 400 version 205, anyone?. [​IMG]
    NO GET THAT BB IN FOOL!!

    [​IMG]

    Steve
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  13. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Steve, we finally caught you with a little mess in your garage! Haha. I wish the mess in my garage was that small. Just put a new fridge in there(or new one in the house and old one into the garage) and it is messier than ever.

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www4.ncsu.edu/~brschoch>http://www4.ncsu.edu/~brschoch</A>
     
  14. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Steve I'd love to see the specs. on how you got that tranny and t-case in that car in the back ground....LOL

    Become one with nature.............Then marinate it..
     
  15. Storm Trooper

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    So Shawn, did you get anywhere? or did steve hold the picker for ransom???
    I hear that in Blazer Country that if you borrow a mans tools
    when he needs them that you <font color=red>HAVE<font color=black> to help you do the work as repayment?[​IMG]
    Hope you got somewhere today.......and thanks for the spec.s
    I wish I could have done a rat instead of a mouse.[​IMG]

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  16. Donovan

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    Shawn who makes those Triton rods? I never heard of them. Just wandering. BTW I hope it runs as great as it looks because it sure looks sweet.[​IMG]

    Donovan
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  17. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I appreciate all the comments!

    Well... the engine is still sitting outside of the ol K5. Steve was nice enough to bring the hoist over that afternoon. The big hold up was the fricken motor mounts. Had to go to Napa 3 times before I got the right ones. That took most of the day. I figured it would be easier to route the injection wiring harness before the engine is dropped so I worked on that. Then I dropped my Sony digital camera making it useless. [​IMG][​IMG] I really wanted to get some good pics of my Center Force DF clutch and the engine being installed so I called it a night. I may get another camera today.

    Donovan-
    Both crank and rods are made by Triton Engineering. You can buy them here: http://www.off-road.com/chevy
     
  18. Boss

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    [sniffle] Tears filled my eyes when I saw the pic of the motor [​IMG]

    Man, I'm jealous. But definately good luck Shawn. Let us know how it goes. Funny you broke your digi camera. I dropped mine a while back and it's been wierd ever since. [​IMG] It doesn't read the batteries right anymore. I would put new batteries in and it would read it like it was a dead battery and turn off. Then I have to turn it back on a few times and finally it would work [​IMG] Anyways, good luck [​IMG]
    Boss

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  19. Donovan

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    Cool thanks for the link Shawn. I was hoping that they might have Big Block Chrysler rods but they didn't. I will call to find out if they plan on making them. Thanks again.



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