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Engine Rebuild

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazingItaly, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. BlazingItaly

    BlazingItaly Registered Member

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    I'd start my first engine rebuild soon, which is the best book to follow?
    Need easy step-by-step instructions, a kind of "Chevy Small Block For Dummies".

    Any advice would help

    Thanks

    Luca
     
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    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Personally if you are pretty green I would suggest finding someone in your area to help assist you and show you the ropes. Much better then most of the cheesey books on the market IMO.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  3. jms0945

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    I agree
    I am in the middle of a rebuild on my 88 K-5
    having to bore .030, putting alittle cam in it also
    but this is MY first, so i am having a couple of buddies stand over me just to make sure i dont screw anything up ya know

    MikeMike
     
  4. holyjohnson

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    this aint the bible or anything but it gives a lot of tips to the newbie engine builder,great tips when it comes to dealing with machine shops its called "how to build the small block chevrolet" its by S-A DESIGN and written by LARRY ATHERTON&amp;LARRY SCHREIB and its ISBN 0-931472-26-1
    part no.26
    try barnes and noble or borders books.
    or call or write
    CARTECH
    11481 kost dam road
    north branch,mn,55056
    (651) 583-3471 (old area code i think)
    it gives a lot of professional tips and makes a lot of things easier to learn they also have other books on the subject.
    goodluck


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    holyjohnson Registered Member

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    p.s. i second the motion to have someone who has done it before with you.books are great to show step by step and what to expect.but a person whos done it before will be a lot more helpful.
    goodluck

    "well,are you gonna pull them pistols,or whistle dixie!?"
     
  6. BlazingItaly

    BlazingItaly Registered Member

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    Thanks Folks!!
    My problem is that in Italy is not so easy to find a friend who can rebuild a small block, Thanks anyway for advices.
    Luca
     
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    You pay the airfare and I will come over and help! [​IMG]

    Brian
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  8. BlazingItaly

    BlazingItaly Registered Member

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    Thanks man !!
    If I had the money for an airfare, probly I 'd use it to buy a new GM engine.
    Or at least for trip in the States to buy some parts and meet some CoK5.com "friends".


    Luca
     

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