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Engine Guys--PLEASE Help!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigTex, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    Some guy is offering me a 454 he currently has in a truck. He flat out told me that the engine locked up 2 yrs ago. He wants to sell it for $200.00 and says it is a virgin block. All brackets come with it. Only thing missing is the carb. Otherwise it is complete. Should I go for it? What do you guys think? I know some blocks that have locked up can be fixed but I also know some can't. Please give me your opinions. Thanks...

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  2. Pugsley

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    If it's been locked up, I'd assume the worst and save my money.

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  3. BigTex

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    But even for just $200.00? Those engines are very hard to come by around here. You have to really look.

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  4. Pugsley

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    Maybe you should see how far you can get him down - Or open it up and see what kind of shape it's in internally before paying him.

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  5. CaptCrunch

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    I wouldn't personally.... the machine work along could put you in the poor house depending why it locked up. The brackets and such are worth more then the engine at this point. I would keep searching... many salvage yards have running motors that smoke or need rebuilds that will let one go in that neighborhood price wise.

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  6. newyorkin

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    I agree, you'll end up broker rebuilding that thing than buying and rebuilding a half running one somewhere else. I always think twice about what I'd pay for a "blown" motor (I've been looking for one to rebuild as a spare for my K5). I always want it free...

    BTW, it is actually "locked" or just non-running (hole in piston, thrown rod/bearings, etc)? If it's locked up as in will-not-rotate, I'd run from that sucker...

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  7. BigTex

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    No, it's actually locked up because it spun a bearing I think. He said he heard it and ran it until it just locked up. It is not rotating. Geez, I knew I should have come to you guys so that I could snap out of it. I'm too much of an emotional buyer. I always need a good smack upside the head when it comes to buying goodies for my rig. Anyone know of a deal on a 454 in south Texas? heh heh...

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    I don't think you want to trouble yourself with another headache....I would skip that offer if it was me!


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  9. riz

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    <font color=purple> I just have one word for you ..................next ! Don't even think about it if you're asking questions...I think you already know the answer you should give.

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  10. Andreas

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    Spun bearings means alignboring and turning the crank, at the very least ! Maybe the crank has cracks in it? Then it´s just a heavy piece of junk. When you alignbore a block you will end up with a shorter distance between the crank and cam, and must use a special shorter timingchain and what not. Offer him $50 for it[​IMG]

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