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I need engine help?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ZfromNJ, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. ZfromNJ

    ZfromNJ Registered Member

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    I am looking to replace my old beat up engine out of my 74 and put in a new engine. But since it is my daily driver I would to have a tranny that has overdrive. Any suggestions on what I should and should not get?
     
  2. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    If it is a daily driver and you haven't done a rebuild or anything like that before, I HIGHLY recommend a basic GM 350 crate motor. You can get one from Scoggin-Dickey (www.sdpc2000.com) for under $1500.
     
  3. Blue Meanie

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    what kind of motor are you looking at getting and how often do you use it to wheel? if you are looking for an overdrive tranny, i would go with the 700R4. i had one in my old blazer and didn't have a problem with it untill i beat on it in the woods. they are a little pricey, but thats the price to pay for the overdrive i guess. just my tid bit of info
     
  4. ZfromNJ

    ZfromNJ Registered Member

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    Thanks fellas. I will look on the website for the motor and My wheelin here in NJ is pretty much strictly beach riding and mudding.
     
  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you aren't really concerned about acceleration, I'd consider just running bigger tires or swapping axles out to something with a numerically lower gear ratio. At least you won't have to worry about the 700 then : )
     

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