First off let me introduce myself and my truck. My name is Eric Ripley Im 29 years old and I live near Knoxville Tennessee. I just bought a 1979 blazer hunting truck and am converting it into my daily driver/offroad mudding vehicle. I have just cleaned up the truck and did routine maintenance on it (plugs/wires/cap/rotor/k&n air filter/changed oil/egr/fuel filter/wiper blades/carb cleaner and gas treatment to clean carb). Some questions have come up that I cant find answers and was hoping to get some help. its a 79 blazer with a stock 350 and stock transmission. It has 100,000 miles and is leaking around the valve covers but engine purrs. question #1. I have a gear shifter on the floor to shift into 4x4 after I lock the hubs. That shifter knob is labeled: loc low low neutral high loc high I have no idea what this means? The reason is the shifter only seems to have two positions. Forward and back. When pulled backward a light comes on my dash saying 4x4 is engaged. (Im not near the truck right now so I dont know the actual terminology). This is my first automatic ever so Im not familiar with using 4x4 with a automatic. I have drive and L1 and L2 on my dash console...but Im pretty sure that has to do with the column shifter and only applies when in 2 wheel drive. Basically when I engage the floor shifter by pulling it back and Im in drive I assume that is 4x4 high. I hope so anyways!! I dont want to ruin the transmission! Can you please explain these settings? How do I use 4x4 low and what does loc mean?! My other truck is a toyota manual with 4x4. The floor 4x4 shifter has 4x4 high neutral and low on it and It works like you would think. All those options labeled on the 79 blazer shifter knob and it only moving forward and back really confuse me. Other question. This one is about oil pressure. I put 5 quarts of oil in this engine after I changed it. The dipstick read about a quart to much. I was thinking all the oil did not drain out and some old was left in there. I drained out a quart and the dipstick reads fine. How many quarts does the stock 350 hold? I have been told 5-6!! but realistically I think there is 4.5 quarts in that engine right now. Now Im concerned about oil pressure. My guage read 5psi idle and about 5-10psi running hard. It was the stock guage and sending unit. Replaced the sending unit with a new one from advance. I get totally opposite readings now so I dont know what to believe. Now idling right after engine start it says 15psi and slow ticks up about 5psi at a time till it reaches 60 (note: not above 60psi but right on it). Sometimes it drops to 45psi but mostly stays at 60psi even when I stop at a redlight or put the engine into park. Can you offer any suggestions on getting a somewhat accurate reading? Does the 45-60psi sound right? Is that too high? Last question and Im very sorry for asking so many. I am very excited as you can probably tell to have such a nice capable 4x4. Steering is looose. I mean very loose. I dont know anything about steering. But there is at least a foot of travel between left and right. If I move it side to side I can see the steering column move but where the steering column screws? into the box thing it looks like it is "slipping" on the threaded thing that is coming out of the steering box thing. Oh man this sounds really bad...I think I probably should delete this question but Im hoping someone out there might know what Im talking about or know what questions to ask me back to better explain the problem. A few more no important oddball questions that you can answer if you feel like it. If I do a 3inch suspension lift will there have to be any other modifications? I have 10" rims and 31x11.50 tires that already look small on this huge truck. Will they look stupid with a lift? BTW does anyone know how to make the dash lights brighter? I replaced all the bulbs but there is not enough in my opinion to properly make the guages very bright. I have turned the headlight knob all the way to the left. Thank you in advance so much for helping with my new hunting truck that Im converting /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I removed the gun racks and the 6 NRA stickers off the glass. Took off the walmart from orange driving lights and put on Hella 500's and replaced the stock headlights with H4's. Now to tent the glass and lift the beast and more to follow!