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Eye candy!! (pics of my 454)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Today we got a new digital camera. I got these pics of my 454 for you to drool all over your keyboard. [​IMG]

    http://blazer79.freeyellow.com/images/454-03.jpg

    The intake is a polished aluminum one from Greenwood Chevy. Same stuff as Edelbrock, only prettier and cheaper. The engine mounts are new Energy suspension inserts. (Old shells painted).

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  2. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> You summbitch ! Now I got drool all over my keyboard ! LOL ! Nice color ....what is it ?

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>

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  3. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice looking, but I think its missing something. Oh, no valve covers or carb. So whats in it? compression ratio? cam? heads? etc. If you ever feel like donateing it give me a ring.

    Sparky

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  4. Texan

    Texan 1/2 ton status

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    Shouldn't that thing be Chevy Orange instead of Furd blue? JK



    <font color=orange>STEVE<font color=orange>[​IMG]
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  5. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Riz &amp; Texan. That's the exact color my 350 came. So I had the color custom made at a local Dupont shop. I took an old valve cover from it and they matched it. Maybe it was too expensive, but they swore it will last.

    So it's SBC blue, not Furd blue!!![​IMG]

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  6. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Sparky:

    You're right. I've got an Edelbrock Q-jet, a K&amp;N filter and a pair of Edelbrock signature valve covers waiting to be installed.

    I also have this set of Thorley tri-y headers. I still have to sandblast them, weld a small crack and coat them.

    &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://blazer79.freeyellow.com/images/thorleys.jpg&gt;http://blazer79.freeyellow.com/images/thorleys.jpg&lt;/a&gt;

    These are 2wd headers, but I test fitted them and they are a perfect fit!! I am so happy[​IMG]

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Blazer79 on 12/06/01 01:30 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  7. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    That is very nice.

    I want one..........................I want one..........................I want one.......................... [​IMG]

    One thing I did notice is the Mayster Cylinder needs some TLC now that the pretty BIG block is in there. [​IMG] The rust just dosen't go with the rest of the set up. [​IMG]

    See Ya,
    Keith

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  8. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    That looks like Pontiac Blue. Very fitting for a Big Block [​IMG]
    I know that Legit uses Poncho Blue on their rebuilds but as far as I know stock engines came in Chevy orange or Black depending on the year.
    Another color I like is Olds Gold that came on the Rocket motors.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
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  9. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Aw dang, now I'm gonna have to take some pics of mine to share as well. [​IMG] Juan, that thing is lookin' good! Parts are starting to arrive for my 454. The Edlebrock TBI intake and the SFI flexplate arrived from Summit yesterday. The cam and lifters aren't scheduled to ship until the 17th though. [​IMG]

    Keep those pics coming! We're waiting for the burnout video like the one Muddin4fun posted. [​IMG]

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  10. jbissette

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    Somebody stole your roller rockers and replaced them with super high perfomance stock rocker arms. It looks like you already have some kind of guide plate on your pushrods, I would throw a set of roller rockers on that motor before you close it up.

    88 Chevy K1500, 350 TBI, TH700R4, 3" body lift, 33x12.50x15 Tires
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  11. Blazer79

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    Don't worry CaliforniaK5, I knew someone would point that out, but I have a new master cylinder sitting here with me. Once I finish with the 454, I'll be installing rear disk brakes so that's why it will be replaced as well. I also have new Eldorado calipers &amp; TSM kit, and all new Raybestos pads. I'ill be using DOT5 brake fluid too.

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  12. Blazer79

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    Sure I'll get you some more pics as progress continues. Unfortunately I only have about 4-5 hours a week to work in it, so it's sloooowww. Now hurry with some pictures of yours.[​IMG]

    I can't promise you a burnout video like Muddin's, because mine is full-time. The good thing is that in a 1/4 mile race, I'll be already on the other side while she's trying to take off burning her tires. [​IMG]

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  13. tRustyK5

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    The GM corporate blue was used in many GM's with the smallblock, but it may have been an 'export' thing. My Dad bought a Caprice wagon in 79 brand new and the 305 was GM blue just like Juan's 454 in the pic. I had several late 70's early 80's GM cars and trucks and can't recall one that had an orange small block, they were all GM blue. Most of the older stuff here was painted orange though (late 60's early 70's)
    Pontiacs that I recall were a slightly more green/blue
    I also remember the Gold Olds's rocket motors...

    Rene

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  14. Blazer79

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    I don't know the specs on the engine. The previous owner bought a tow-truck in the US and drove it down to Guatemala. He used it for a while here and was amazed by the power it had, but he had to swap in a diesel because of the high mileage of the 454 and since we get a government 20% off on diesel.

    The engine was already rebuilt in the US when he got the tow truck, so I don't know cr, cam type or anything else. But it seems like whoever did this knew what he was doing. It had the Thorley headers, pushrod guideplates, but had replaced the stock 4bbl intake with a 2bbl one, maybe for fuel economy. The new 4bbl intake and Edelbrock Q-jet should improve it a bit.

    Do I need to replace anything else in the valvetrain to use roller rockers?

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  15. BurbinOR

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    Yep, my 400 originally had the blue paint............we went Chevy Orange after the rebuild last year. Seen a few blue Chevy small blocks.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  16. riz

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    <font color=purple> i think it looks cool with that color ........ it makes it somewhat unique.

    L8r,
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  17. Pure Insanity

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    I remember this motor! You posted about it several months ago. As soon as I read it came from a wrecker and the diesel price break I remembered. Well I see you got it. LOL! Be sure to tell us how it performs.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
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  18. '73 K5

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    How much power do you estimate that rat is going to be putting out? Looks real nice.

    '73 K5
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  19. mike reeh

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    afaik, all big block chevy's came with pushrod guideplates.. most of them anyway. still a bitchin motor
     
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    Haha, <a target="_blank" href=http://193.45.112.6/personal/gng/smokey/close_an_umberella.wav>Summbitch</a>!
     

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