Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Been away from CK5 for awhile

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k2-k5, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Hey all!

    Been on Hiatus for awhile. I finally got around to renewing my membership.

    I will soon be firing up the BB454 swap

    Cheers.
     
  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2001
    Posts:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Powell, Wy
    i am going through the swap now. Putting my 454, th400, doubler and 1 tons into a 71. I am digging the project though, can't wait to get it all together! Any pics there?
     
  3. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Posts:
    8,598
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    43rd State
    Hey neighbor! Welcome back.
    Make sure you post pics of your progress :D !!
     
  4. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Posts:
    1,984
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rose Hill, KS
    You will definitely enjoy the bbc - post some pics when you can.
     
  5. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Damascus, OR
    Hey welcome back!

    How's that gas tank I sold you holding up?
     
  6. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Gas tanks good. No leaks!

    This project is taking way too long. Started it in April averaging about one day a week to work on it. Doing the BBC and the doubler seemed like a good idea at the time. Now I'm not sure.

    IMGP1739.JPG

    IMGP2019.JPG

    IMGP2092.JPG
     
  7. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Damascus, OR
    WOW :eek1: :eek1:

    Looking good! My rig is in a sad state right now - just about ready to pull body of the frame to powdercoat the frame.

    Yours looks awesome!
     
  8. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Posts:
    1,984
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rose Hill, KS
    Your motor sits in there real well. What engine crossmember are you using and did you move the engine forward?
     
  9. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    I used 73+ (like burt4x4) horns and crossmember. I positioned the motor mounts as far forward in the slots as possible. sits in thre nice and tight with no mods to the firewall. I did put a 1" body lift on for clearance at the th400 adapter and floor pan. I will still have to lower the transfer case some and then may see some interference at the firewall but it should be minimal.
     
  10. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central VT
    What gears did you go with in those axles?

    Nice blazer, welcome back.
     
  11. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Posts:
    854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    oregon city
    SaaaaaaWeeet, I'm a little jealous.
    Nice work
     
  12. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Posts:
    8,598
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    43rd State
    Man, very clean rig :D !!
     
  13. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Thanks,

    Gears are 4.10's
     
  14. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central VT
    How's the doubler install coming along?

    Any idea of what the final weight with that big block is gonna be?
     
  15. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    The doubler is all installed with the exception of a second crossmember which I got last weekend from a member.

    The front clip is also back on.

    Is see that you got TH400 in your '71. Any chance you can take a picture of the shifter linkage at the transmission. Are you using the shifter on the column?
     
  16. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central VT
    I'm using a Lokar cable kit, yes shifting from the column.

    DCP_3573lokarcable.jpg
     
  17. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2001
    Posts:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Powell, Wy
    How well did the doubler fit with the 1" body lift? got any pics?
     
  18. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    How about a picture at the connection at the transmission. How much was the cable kit?
     
  19. k2-k5

    k2-k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Posts:
    285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    The doubler fit just ok. I knotched some sheet metal underneith and angled the engine down for a 5 degree slope at the output of the transfer case. I have probably a 1/4" -3/8" clearance from anything hitting the floor.

    IMGP2114.JPG

    IMGP2116.JPG
     
  20. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Damascus, OR
    Nice!
     

Share This Page