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Future plans for project "UAV"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Nov 22, 2000.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    OK, what do you guys think, I am starting to plan out how I would like the finished UAV to be if that is possible (it cost to much to keep changing my mind). Keep in mind, I plan for this to be a trail only rig, so the sky's the limit.

    14-bolt
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    TH400 (with low gear set)
    203/205 ORD Doubler
    Big Block
    4:88-5:13 gears, maybe 38's???

    Lets face it, K5's are heavy anyway and don't get the best mileage so why not just go all the way!!

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  2. Emmettology 101

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Sounds like a good plan!!!

    Did you find a 60 locally???

    Mike [​IMG]
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  3. Burt4x4

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    StevO, whats with the slush box?? You don't like cluches much? I have read many articals on witch is better, auto or manual, they both are able to do the job so It all boils down to driver preferance!!
    Don't fool your self, you'll never finnish or be done!![​IMG]...
    Oh ya, post thoes F250's mount part # for me! I have 9012 in the back and could really use them in the front too!!
    Stay warm and have a great Turkey day
    Posting from Pismo ( I just like saying that[​IMG])

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. CK5

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    I put the Ford part number on here somewhere, you will have to page down a bit or use the search function, have a great turkey day also!!

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  5. Shawn

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    I'd stay about 4.88 with 38s, anything bigger, then go with 5.13s. I personally am running 4.56s with 39.5 Swampers with a 454, and it does just fine and still delivers 10 MPG. Also, as to future plans, if you don't already have them, get National springs for the utmost in flex. And make sure you get an Allison convertor with your TH400. And of course, crossover steering for your up and coming Dana 60 front. Good luck, sounds like fun, and whoever said it is right, they are NEVER finished!!!

    ken
     
  7. Burt4x4

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Cool thanks Shawn!!
    I will doit, gonna ask the wife for two 9012 for Xmas[​IMG].

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  8. mudpuppy89k5

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    I've been toying with going with a big block for my '89. People I've talked to thought that, from the firewall forward, the Blazer and the Suburban are identical, so it would seem that you could use parts from a big block 'burban to make the change. As you probably know, crate motors are available from GM, but they are very proud of them. I'll probably end up picking up the pieces as money allows and building it myself. Hooker Headers has a listing on their web site for a set of headers for a Blazer with a big block.

    I don't care much for the R700 transmission. Mine destroyed itself at 160,000 miles. I guess with that many miles I don't have room to complain, but it has never been the same since it was rebuilt. I'm planning to go with a 5-speed, mainly because they're just gears on a shaft (which I understand), instead of pumps, bands, etc. (which I don't).

    Looking forward to seeing the updates as you progress.



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  9. Thumper

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Steve, the UAV is coming along very nicely however I really dont think its possible to ever be finished! I am trying desperately to mold Thumper after yours, but I cant keep up with the $$ haha. Every plan you have done is in the books for mine as soon as possible. The fender trim, shackle flip, sway bar disc., rear shock mounts, front shock mounts, then a big block and axles... wow. Anyways, Id really hate to see it become a trail only rig. I have seriously aimed all my upgrades to keeping it streetable (although maybe on the edge of being streetable). I love to see peoples faces when they see the truck around town all clean, then they are out quadding and run into me on a trail all twisted up or buried to the frame in mud. It really opens thier eyes. The only trailering mine will do is for those long distance trips (like to Colorado, or Washington etc.) but thats just my .02 cents!

    She looks good tho, keep it up.
    BTW, Id like to pick up some ORD stuff when I am down in N.O. in Jan. Do they sell thru any retail outlets? I hate the mail order thing, and do get trips to the States every year, so that is way easier for me.

    Thanks
    Mike


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  10. CK5

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Your right about never being finished, I just want a direction and have the drivetrain picked out. As far as trail only goes, it will still be very streetable, I just meant at some point I will get a car to get to work and the store and stuff. It will still take a while, but it is nice to know what you want so when you run accross it you can pick it up.

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Nothing will make your smile wider than a good-running EFI big-block. Second would be the doubler. Third is the D60.

    This is all IMHO of course.

    Squash
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  12. roadrage

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    If your going all the way, Get the new Chevy crate Ram Jet 502!!! For around 10K.
     
  13. TX Mudder

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Yeah sure, give me two of them. Sell the house and live in the truck.
    What would be more interesting than throwing money at a crate engine would be a build-up of a stroker 454. Build it just big enough that you can really use all the torque capacity of the 205. :)

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    Now now guys, you can do an EFI 454 w/o breaking the bank if you want to spend some time doing it right. Learning to burn your own chips makes you a better engine tuner and also saves you a bunch in custom do-nothing aftermarket stuff. It really isn't that hard. Hell coloradok5 has all the stuff in place to do a good efi 454 already! Learn how to calibrate the EFI, get a larger TBI, adapt it to the intake of your choice (hopefully single-plane), and go to town.

    You'd be suprised, really. People need to be more open-minded about these things.

    Squash
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  15. TX Mudder

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    You prefer a single-plane intake manifold...?
     
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    For EFI on a 300+ HP engine, yes. No question about it. Like I said about EFI, it makes you a much better tuner and it also changes the way you think about engines in general.

    Squash
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  17. James90

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    Re: Future plans for project \"UAV\"

    Steve

    what about rockwell 5 ton axles a 13 speed tranny and a 12.0L cat makeing 430 HP and 1650 ft/lb

    [​IMG]Go prepared

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  18. TX Mudder

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    I hope you don't plan on bolting all that on a stock Blazer frame. Can you say pretzel?
    -- Mike
     
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    I wana see a 10-71 blower sticking out the top of that hood.

    Keep the shiny side up, and the greasy side down.
     

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