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hey guys - I think I did pretty good!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    engine rebuild will cost me the following;

    best case scenario maching work $275, worst case scenario $350. master kit $350 so total engine = either $650 or $750. cost of short block $800 + master kit +150 + cam = $135 (with lifters)... total $ saved either $460 or $385...

    hows that for a cheap, quality engine job? I will be assembling the bottum end with a friend of mine including cam bearings.

    and the best part is IE will be back on the road much quicker then anticipated. realistic deadline right now looks like end of next month. (and I should be at Moab now which looked in doubt for awhile)

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    Awesome! IE is the Silver one (sorry :)?

    Dave

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  3. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Sounds good. I'm glad everything is working out better for you this time.

    John

    <font color=blue>"When all else fails, read the instructions, or get a bigger hammer"</font color=blue>
     
  4. solowookie

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    yep - but it isn't going to be silver for too long... LOL don't worry it won't be too long until the unveiling... I'm excited to have both of my k5's running again.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    What are you doing with the grille from IE?

    Mine is really faded - Il ike the look of the GMC from 90 &amp; 91, do you know if the 2 light grilles will bolt in place for our trucks?

    I want to keep the 2 light setup - EVERYONE has the four :)

    Dave

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    I just hope your luck with machine shops is better than mine. Both shops I have taken engines to, have taken about 4 times as long (we are talking 6 months here) as I expected them to. I wasn't in a big hurry, and I didn't want to piss off the guys doing the important work, so I didn't (haven't) pressed the issue.

    Still waiting on my 350 SBC that is going to be a full roller motor, they are just claning up the cylinders, and its been since November!

    Again, not really coplaints, I have come to expect it. I know a guy that is a machinist, and he is the same way. Hopefully you have better luck than I do, or are as little a hurry as I am.



    Dorian
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    Isn't that the truth. I HATE to be in the position. The guys aren't doing you right but, if you say anything (god help you if you bit#$) then they will screw you and good luck proving it or coming out of it without loosing even more than waiting.

    Russ

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    yea mine is really faided too... I'll send ya a PM with my plans... everytime I post what I'm going to do too many people beat me to it. LOL [​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    this is kind of a funny story actually...

    I walk into the machine shop, and the guys equipment looks like he's been around awhile (like probably 30 + years as a machinest)... well I ask him if he knows my father, and come to find out he did a joint business venture with my grand father, and purchased a car from my father when he was selling cars for a furd dealership...

    lets just say I buttered things up the right way... [​IMG] LOL

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    Man that sucks! I can take my stuff in to the machine shop in the morning and have it back the next afternoon! On top of that they do quality work.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     

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