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hydro 465/205 or TH 400 and 205

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by camiswelding, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    Well its crunch time....
    I have amassed new or rebuilt parts to do either and I cant decide
    My k5 was originally a non hydro 465/208
    I have a fresh early 205 converted to 32 spline, a ORD shortshaft for my good 465, all the pieces, some new some rebuilt, to do the hydro conversion....
    and a 203 for a doubler with a triple stick,,,,,
    no adapter yet
    OR
    a late model th400/round style 205....
    I could keep the 203 as tthe soubler hasnt been ordered
    th400 needs the rebuild so I can build it any way I like,,, 205 is good but I would put seals and gaskets into it...
    I would have about 1000 dollars in this aspect of the buildup eaither way I go...
    Im getting lazy as I get older and the auto sounds cool... no pedals...just push the go pedal
    BUT
    stick shift k5s are also cool and way more rarer
    SO
    WHAT would you do
     
  2. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    I'm really tired of automatic transmissions and am seriously considering the 4 speed option.
     
  3. rooferbret

    rooferbret 1/2 ton status

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    700r4 and np208 /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    funny bret,,,, very funny...
    I give you my junk and you call it gold...
    how about I give you my d60??? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. rooferbret

    rooferbret 1/2 ton status

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    Throw in the 14 bolt and you got a deal /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    And you could even deliver. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Go with the stick shift! The ability to step on your brakes while going downhill and NOT speed up is unbelievably valuble
     
  7. TorkDSR

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    i'd want the lower of the 2 low range combos... but a 400 and a doubler ideally...

    MHO
     
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    I love my manual tranny and I am never going back to auto, best modification I ever did. Great for towing, when I play in the sand I put it in 4 lo and leave the tranny in the third gear and blast up the dunes, the 1st gear is nice for crawling and not having to rely only on your brakes when going downhill is nice too.
     

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