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Engine Kit

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazingItaly, Nov 2, 2000.

  1. BlazingItaly

    BlazingItaly Registered Member

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    Hi all!
    I need to rebuild my '79 350 engine, actually I've coocked main bearings, but I'm thinking to do a step fwd and do rings and gaskets, maybe a cam too.
    What I should look for? May I need to change pistons too? Or what else could be involved?
    Which kit is best for the price?(Summit, Jeg's, P.A.W.)
    Ain't easy to find info and parts here in Italy.

    Thanks for any input.

    Luca
     
  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Cool, another global entry into our secret little club. Great to have you.

    Not that I have ordered any, but seems you would be best to stay with a reputable company like Summit.........don't suppose they have anything like that over in Italy.

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
  3. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    I would definitely pick up the catalog from P.A.W They have a masive asst. of stuff for your engine. And stuff for your truck too. I think if you are interested in rebuilding your engine and adding a new bumpstick with a few other goodies you wont have anything to lose with them. They have simple rebuild to super master rebuild kits. One word of advice is to get your kit before haveing your block milled and dipped. The engine guy can have every measurement needed to have a blue printed block for you. And if you have questions the guys in the tech dept. can work with you to get what you want the first time. It would be cheaper this way and more power in the final product too. I have dealt withthem for a few years now and they havent messed my orders up yet.
     
  4. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Oh yeah, when building your mill you might to remember that most niffty products have a great HP gain assoiciated with them. Ask your self if your truck will ever see over 4500 rpm for more than 1min. You may already know this but I had to add it. I built the baddest( in my opinion at the time) mill out of 400 SB it had all the speed goodies but my truck never went to those RPM'S on the trail. And I didnt even bother with it on the road for fear of roll over. What I am saying is build the mill with idea of keeping in the 5000 RPM and lower with all the TORQUE to the ground.
     
  5. Roostr84

    Roostr84 1/2 ton status

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    I have heard mostly horror stories about PAW. Used and damaged merchandise being passed off as new, but they seem to have a large business so it is up to you. My buddy bought one of their in house cams from them that came pitted and they said that their was nothing that they could do. They are cheaper than other places and if you go through their catalog and select name brand parts you should be ok I think. I just wouldn't use their in house stuff.
     
  6. mudinyoureye

    mudinyoureye Newbie

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    im glad you said that. i was thinkin of pickin up their 383 kit. how is summits house stuff?

    What do you mean "drive around it?"
     
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    Roostr84 1/2 ton status

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    Summits stuff is quality and they have good customer service too. My gripe with PAW was with their service and with their in house stuff. The name brand merchandise they sell that is manufactured elsewhere and just sold through them is good stuff. I just wouldnt use the PAW/SSI brand. stuff.
     
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    hey luca,

    i live in saudi, and have had nothing but great experiances with summit for overseas ordering. the rest all stink when it comes to ordering international.
    summit have very good 350 kits, and a great 383 kit, that i am thinking of trying soon.

    are there many k5s in italia?

    Knife.
    knife.coloradok5.com
     
  9. Zepplin

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    Your right up my alley. I work for Clevite Engine Parts and I am an Engine Kit Specialist. We break down our kits into a few catergories; Master Kit comes with pistons, rings, rod bearings, cam bearings, main bearings, gaskets, camshaft, lifters, timing components, expansion plugs and a new oil pump. We also carry re-main kits, re-ring kits, cam change kits and a lower kit which replaces the rod bearings, main bearings, gaskets and the oil pump. E-mail me if you want me to get you a quote; Jeremy.Begick@Dana.com

    Dazed and Confused in a 74 Blazer

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