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Drivetrain Installed.....SM465 Conversion DONE!!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, May 28, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Well Xtremewlr and myself busted our asses this weekend on my rig to get the drivetrain installed which included a sm465/np205. I previously had a th350/np205 combo which I traded to Blazer91 for the manual setup. Pics of the progress can be viewed at the following url.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pacificnet.net/~waxer/350-465-205_Installation/>http://www.pacificnet.net/~waxer/350-465-205_Installation/</A>
    Pics also have captions.....

    This sure was a lot of work but will be well worth it once its finalized. Only thing left to do is I gotta find the necessary springs for the clutchfork and cut a hole in my tunnel cover. Replace the dash instrument bezel and she should be ready to go.
     
  2. 1bad82k5

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    Great pics. I am about to start the same process on my 82 which currently houses a 700r4 and np208. It is great to have pictures for reference. Good luck on the rest of your project.

    eric

    Hell, it don't really matter....it's just for my race car.
     
  3. UseYourBlinker

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    How long did it take you guy's to do??

    Looking good BTW!!


    <font color=blue>My rig </font color=blue> <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  4. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    It took us the entire weekend. There are more pics to take as these pics are all from Saturday. Sunday's pics will be posted tomorrow on the same site so keep checking back. I'll update this post once those Sunday Pics are up there.
     
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    Thats cool
    I just got doing the same thing except I went to the TH350 and 205 instead of my 465, I was tired of shifting through town and plus my wife couldnt push in the clutch.
    But the 4 speed has got a good home for it something that wont be driven onthe street.
    Cool picks it was hard for me taking pics and installing everything at the same time, I wish I had the help you did,
    It makes alot of difference.
    Blazin72

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  6. flcpl4fn

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    I'm wanting to do this converion also. I have a 700r4 and 208 and wanting to put in a sm465 and 205. But all I have to do is find the setup to put in my truck. Anyone that is near Florida that has one to sale, let me know.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
  7. Grim-Reaper

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    Looks great Waxer! Let me know how that drives. I'm already looking for a 465/205. Found one but it's a 80's 205 with slip yoke. Rather have the fixed yoke.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
    Grim-Reaper
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    Waxer,

    Good deal man! Welcome to the SM465 Brotherhood. [​IMG] I would recommend installing a hydraulic clutch instead of linkage to anyone trying to do this swap. Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.afcoracing.com>http://www.afcoracing.com</A> (Thanks Jeff and Clint!) and check out their slave cylinders and master cylinders. These can be easily adapted to any Small Block - you will have to build a bracket for the Slave Cylinder. I will be doing this hydraulic swap soon. I constantly have to re-adjust my clutch after flexing my K5 up. Awful-matics are for the birds! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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  9. blazen91

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    Looks great man. I can't beleive how clean you got the bell housing! Sorry about the pedel brackets, if I would had known they were different, I would had pulled it for you. I need the break pedel if you still have it. Call me.

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