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cheap 350??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rix_Gotta_Blazer, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Rix_Gotta_Blazer

    Rix_Gotta_Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    i just bought an 81 k5 with a very tired 350 2bolt main. i know it needs a rebuild, but i just wanna get a whole new block. I got price checks from Kragen for $750 w/core, and from Auto Zone for $850 with core charge. im looking for an inexpensive but quality rebuild. does anyone know of a particular company/business that has a long block 350 for under $700? i appreciate it.
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Hey man just so you know, I hear those parts store rebuilds are crap. Sometimes have different (unmatching) heads, not put together very well, etc.
    There's a reason GMPP offers a 50,000 mile warranty and no-name engine-builder doesn't.
    Not trying to discourage you. Think of the experience (and cool tools) you'll gain from rebuilding it.
    -- Mike

    <font color=blue> Married to a woman who understands the need for <font color=orange>Hugger Orange. [​IMG] <font color=blue>
     
  3. Rix_Gotta_Blazer

    Rix_Gotta_Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    my dad bought a straight 6 from Kragen for his 80' pickup (bow tie of course) and he has had it for about 2 years with no problems. the only thing that went bad was the 2barrel carb. but that didnt even come with the block.
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    For the price, I think it's pretty hard to beat this deal:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sdpc2000.com/cart.asp?action=prod_detail&amp;catid=128&amp;pid=110>http://www.sdpc2000.com/cart.asp?action=prod_detail&amp;catid=128&amp;pid=110</a>

    It's a brand new engine, that comes with a 3 year, 50,000 mile warranty.

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  5. SCOOBYDANNN

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    I've got a "kreagan" checkers around these parts, motor for almost 3 years w/ no problems, as soon as the warranty wore out i put a new cam in it, i have no complaints "knock on wood"

    Sun Desert Offroad <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a>

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  6. wayne

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    Napa has some good engines.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  7. JROSS

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    Don't know if your interested in a 305, but I will have a bored over 305 from pan to manifold, by the end of the year. I'm having it rebuilt. It came out of my 68' Camaro and ran strong while in it. I don't have all the specs on it yet, but if you interested I can get them. I hoping to sell it for around $800.00. I can get a firmer(?) price when its done.

    81 Blazer Silverado Package, 350, 4" lift, 35" tires
     
  8. ironmikek5

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    I'd vote for the Scoggin-Dickey 350 Crate, at that price with the warranty. I'd rather spend the extra $400 and know that I've got new matched components, and also get to keep my 350 so I could rebuild a motor myself.

    <font color=red>I will not tolerate intolerance </font color=red>[​IMG]
     

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