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it lives!!! (man I finally got it running)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    well, my knocking sound wasn't knocking at all... [​IMG] I had the timing really off, and it was actually backfiring a bit. I went out there and played with the distributor a little while my wife kept it running, and man I was real happy!

    I have to hook up the tranny linkage, and get a u-joint for the back and it is finished... (oh yea, and I need the gasket that goes between the headers & the y).

    I'm sure I will still have a few questions, but I want to thank everybody who helped in the project; from my recollection I got a lot of help from capt., twizted, neil, pugs etc. I know there are lots of others that helped me with this, and I hope people don't feel bad if I forgot to mention them.

    I tell ya what I got through all this ok, but I would've been stuck quite a few times if it hadn't been for everybody here who kept be going in the right direction! all in all I don't think things went too bad for my first engine rebuild.

    I guess we'll find out exactly how good things went if this thing keeps running well for awhile!

    man there is a little leak in the exhaust between the header etc. where those gaskets are missing, but all in all it really sounds like it is running pretty good! makes for one happy Jeffy!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  2. OneLeft

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    Sweet. Lets hope it all hold tight for a long long time! :-)

    <font color=red>One</font color=red><font color=blue>Left</font color=blue>
    Have <font color=red>K5</font color=red>, will travel.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/OneLeft>See my ride</a>
     
  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    oh yea, and here is a pic...

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.vtengineering.com/ck5/Engine-In.JPG>Engine-In.jpg</a>

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff>link to k5's</a>
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Very nice...amazing how much better things went once I took the little Jeff voodoo doll away from my daughter...[​IMG]

    Rene

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  5. solowookie

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    yea well I appreciate it... and in the future is you'd keep that doll away from her I would appreciate it!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff>link to k5's</a>
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well I clued in when I saw her lighting it on fire the other day...[​IMG]

    Congrats Jeff! Its been a tough road for you but you made it through![​IMG]

    Rene

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    Awsome! You really deserve all the best of luck. God Bless.


    88 K5... work in progress
     
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    Great feeling when it fires up and ya did it yourself.
    After countless rebuilds I still feel that way. [​IMG]

    <font color=green> Too bad ignorance isn't painful </font color=green>
     
  9. solowookie

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    oh man I cannot tell you how shocked my wife was when it actually started... if you thought I was happy you should have seen my wife's face! LOL [​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Jeffs-Stuff>link to k5's</a>
     
  10. Highlander

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    It's neat when they come to life for the first time, Just make sure you break in the cam right.

    Here's to a long life. Eric

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  11. solowookie

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    now, breaking in the cam??? if I cam correct I run the thing between 2000-2500 RPM's for 30 minutes right??? I've got that part over with, but I gotta wait to get the other u-joint in order to actually go out &amp; drive that thing... [​IMG]

    I tell ya what though I'm definately gonna be driving it tomorrow! man I can't wait to get this thing on the road now and feel how the thing responds. I'm pretty sure its gonna be head and tails above what it used to be like! (man it better be or I'm gonna be ticked... it already sounds a ton better though...

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    Yep thats what I ment.
    Good luck to you. Eric

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  13. Twiz

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    WhoooHoooo! Yeah!!! Good for you Jeff, and you did it on you own to (with some help), great feelling -huh. Way-to-go-man.

    Thanks for the upps too.

    <font color=green>988</font color=green>

    We will stand strong!
    <font color=blue>AMERICA!</font color=blue>
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    congrats!!! can't wait to be the one posting mine's road worthy!!! giving my notice at work tomorrow, might be longer than I thought before it's ready to rock n roll! but congrats Jeff!!!!

    IF ONLY THE 3 YEAR OLD COULD TURN A WRENCH
    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear 12 bolt dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305-
     
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    hey, I want you to explain this in your sig...
    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    IF ONLY THE 3 YEAR OLD COULD TURN A WRENCH

    <hr></blockquote>

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    I am so glad to hear you got it going! Great job man! I had faith that you could do it. I remember the 1st engine I rebuilt. a 327 w/ mild cam and 2 barrell. I felt like I could almost cry when I heard that small block rumble the first time! I am proud of ya, and YOU'RE WELCOME for the help. Anytime I may help, just call on me and I'll do what I can.

    Neil H. Alabama.. "It's a full size thang, Jeep owners don't understand!!" '78 K5 400ci 4x4 AT,AC,PW Cheyenne., '74 C10 4x2
     
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    Congrats!!! Now I can go take the picture of it off the altar, and quit sacrificing the neighborhood cats in JMT's name!!

    **Note to ASPCA members, the cat remark was purely used for the purpose of humorous exaggeration. No actual cat sacrifice has taken place, only threats**

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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    man all I can say is everybody here has been a life saver... TRusty, everybody etc... man I tell ya what I've had quite a few people here contribute. I remember talking to a couple people on the phone when we figured out this had a 305 in it (BigRig &amp; Jeff427 gave me their numbers on that one &amp; we talked)

    I don't know how I would have ever gotten all this figured out. It wasn't that any of it was terribly difficult, but dealing with the non-stock parts &amp; trying to figure out what they all were etc. was definately a little over my head. all the contributors were incredible.

    man you are definately right in the fact that it was an incredible feeling when I actually heard the thing start &amp; got the timing square etc. the feeling will even be that much better when I back that thing out so I can take it for a drive!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Congrats!!! Now I can go take the picture of it off the altar, and quit sacrificing the neighborhood cats in JMT's name!!

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    man I can tell ya what, JMT &amp; myself appreciate it, and we also appreciate that Rene took away that voodo doll from his daughter when he saw her burning the doll...

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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