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engines?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shaun, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    I have just purchased myself a 3/4 ton parts truck for my 71. But I still have no engine. I am putting the 327 out of the blazer into a camaro so now I need one for my blazer. I am choosing between an olds 455, caddy 500, or chevy 427. I want fuel injection so I think my choice will be a 427. It will be new but it is a 69 corvette motor. What do you think. Do they make fuel injection for a 455 or 500. Also I know that greg 72 has a 427. What is that engine from? And what is your opinion of it? Also what is your gas mileage. Its not important I am just curious. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    The 472 is probably a Caddy motor. Basically the same as a Caddy 500 except for the crank and pistons.
     
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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Greg actually has a 396BBC if I remember properly??
    I belive any SBC Fi will work on any SBC and any BBC FI will work on any BBC block, with the proper heads of coarse.
    Myself I am going with a crate engine probly RamJet 350..
    good luck
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    You can fuel inject any motor you want. Cheaper and easier would be to use the Chevy block.

    A Vette 427? If original, to much compression for your needs probably. I would search around if anybody really needs that motor for their restoration. You might make enough money off that to pick up a new 502 motor.

    Nothing wrong with any of those choices, they can all be made to work....
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The 427 is your best bet.parts are easy to come by.Check the compression ratio,you might have to run higher octane gas though. The power and torque will be worth it!
     

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