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Crate Motor

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cusm, Jun 5, 2000.

  1. Cusm

    Cusm 1/2 ton status

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    Just installed my new crate motor, and I love it. I am so happy I spent the extra $$ for it. It is nice to drive the truck and not look like Puff the Magic Dragon. Now I get to start the rest of the truck, the wife is not going to be happy.
     
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    Which motor did you drop in?
     
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    Cusm 1/2 ton status

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    The generic 350 that fits up to '85. I got it for a little over 1400 with tax(cheaper than on the web w/ shipping).
     
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    Are you happy with the performance of this stock motor.I currently have a weak 2 bolt 327 looking to upgrade.I'm sold on the warranty but wondering how much difference in torque i'd notice.Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I had the same motor in my old truck (if your refering to the 4bolt main), although I did drop a Summit Cam, high volume oil pump, and a couple other things into it. You would not believe the diff. in that and the old warn out 305 w/120000 on it. It was deffinetly worth the money to swap it out.
     
  6. Cusm

    Cusm 1/2 ton status

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    I had a stock 350 w/ about 120k on it. And the difference is huge. I would have liked to upgrade a few things on it to get a little more power, but the wallet was too lite to really do it. I figure I will get my power when I get another '69 Camero.
     
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    Where did you get the motor? I have a 305 that I can't wait to get rid of.
     
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    Johnny Reb,

    I got my crate from Jim's Pace Parts. Go to "www.paceparts.com" It cost me $1249 + $130 for shipping to MD. I think they are based in Ohio or somewhere around there. Definately a great motor. I'm not even on my first thousand yet.
    Boss
     
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    Did you install it yourself? That's where I lack experience.
     
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    I got mine locally, it was $1340, I saved about $50 over the Pace engine w/ tax vs. shipping. My dad and I did over the long weekend, we had a nice garage setup w/ a lift, very nice. See what Pace wants to ship to your location, and check w/ your local GM dealership. It was over $200 shipping from Pace to OKC.
     
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    Here is a project Blazer that installed this same engine.

    <a href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/75blazer/motor.html>Project</a>
     
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    I am saving up for a big block[​IMG], so I'm stuck with my crappy 305[​IMG], but it will be worth it in the end[​IMG].

    YEEE HAWWW[​IMG]
     

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