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finally got off my a** and did it.

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, May 13, 2002.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    just converted from auto to manual. i can now say that i have completed one more task on my blazer. haven't run it yet, still need to filler up wtih gear oil. if anyone plans on doing this i suggest you start pumping some iron or get someone who can bench like 250lbs/forums/images/icons/smile.gif.

    ARQ.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    congrats /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    YYEEEEHHHHAAAAAA!!!
    Welcome to the three leged club!
    Get a line lock for your front brakes, that way when you stop on a hil and ned to work the throtle,hold the cluch in and the brakes you can use the line lock to free up your brake foot! I love mine it is one of the very best mods I have done!! I got mine from <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mico.com>www.mico.com</a>
    Good Luck and are you going to try and make the trip to BlazerFest in Hollister? THis is # 3 sence we started it with #1 @ Pismo/forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/cool.gif Time flys!!!
    Later
     
  4. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    LOL,
    three leged club, that's a good one. i'm gonna need another arm for those twin stick lever too, lol

    if all goes well, i may make it to the blazerfest. not sure how many rpms i'll save with the 465. i was reving 2900 at around 60mph with the auto.

    ARQ.
     
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    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hell just work the brake and gas with your right foot and the cluch with your left. And stick your left arm through the steerring wheel and you can shift both boxes at the same time. Try driving a 6 and a 4 some time in the hills. The Eaton 15 speed road ranger in my pete is too easy.
     
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    72Blazerod 1/2 ton status

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    Burt,

    What did the brake lock cost? That is the best idea I have heard in a long time. I might need to get one.

    Rod
     
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    The other idea I have heard is to just let the truck stall and start it in gear...you never even have to touch the clutch.
     
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    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    When I ran a manual. I used a hand throttle on the gear shift, it took a little to get used to but worked OK. The line lock idea would have been a bit better. A little late....but great idea!!
     
  9. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    hand throttle

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    my blazer came with one from factory, i had forgotten about that thing. no it can serve some kind of purpose/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    hand throttle...my blazer came with one from factory

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    Was that an option? I've never seen one b4...I want pics!
     
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    arq 1/2 ton status

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    Triaged,
    it's a factory option. there is a throtlle on the dash that hooks up to the gas pedal. looks kinda like the manual choke. i'll put it on my list of things to do, so it may take a bit.

    ARQ.
     
  12. Here's a link to a pic of my factory manual throttle. Its right below the headlight switch.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.j0ker.org/~yukon/69chevy/manualthrottle96.jpg>http://www.j0ker.org/~yukon/69chevy/manualthrottle96.jpg</a>
     
  13. Burt4x4

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    The one I bought was about 180 it is the Lever-Lock one.
    Two types of line locks push button and the lever style.
    I think the lever style is the best cuz you can ease the brake pressure off, the butoon its a full release.
    Yes you can start in gear but that adds to the issue of climbing that nasty hill/rock slab with finness(sp?)/grace. Plus I don't want my motor to ever die on me when climbing anything...02c
    It all boils down to having the right tool to do the job right the first time/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    WOW! I never knew that was an option!!!!! SWEET gota get me one!!!
     

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