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Hittin on all 6

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 3 on the tree, May 20, 2006.

  1. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

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    Pulled the oriiginal head today. As I suspected, #6 exhaust valve was down in the seat bout 1/8th of an inch. Took me 8 hours, counting cleaning and painting parts. The old girl runs beautiful now!!!! Here's some pics, so you younguns can see what the base motor for a K5 was in 1970.:D :D

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  2. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    those motors just aren't so pretty.

    glad to hear you got it running again though hehe.
     
  3. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Nice job Mike, all ready for another trip un E-pass. :D
     
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    jaros44 1/2 ton status

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    All gussied up & ready for town

    Sorry, but I don't understand. Did you break a valve spring or lose a valve stem retainer? How did you fix it?

    Nothing purdier then ol' chevy orange!!! How much torque did those six's make?

    Nice work:bow:

    Did that engine come with the HEI dizzy.?
     
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    I put a later year head on, with hardened seats and valves. I can't rremember the torque specs, but with 3.73 gears, it will pull uphill at an idle, with the 3 speed. I put the HEI distributor in it, and put the points setup on a shelf, in case I ever want to do a total resto.
     
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    SWEEET!!
    Nice job! :bow:
     

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