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Just placed the orders

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Quackaddict, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    Welp time to begin my 1st ever project vehicle. I have a lot of exerience doing what needs to be done and what I have planned so I placed my first orders today to get started. I bought a 80 K-5 Blazer super cheap. The engine was rebuilt less than 5K ago. Only thing he did was a slight cam upgrade. The rest of the engine was put back together stock. Well I wanted to upgrade the engine a little more so here is what I got.


    Headers:$150 (not cheapies either these things are built right, sup. will never rust or blue or geen)
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    Look at them welds
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    Edelbrock Intake: 175 (Performer Air Gap Idle-5500 RPM)
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    Holley Truck Avenger: $200 (2 Months old)
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    Valve Covers: $25 (No they don't help but I didn't want to repaint the stocks)
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    I still have to clean and paint under the hood before I put this stuff in but it sure feels good after 2 years of planning and waiting on the right time to actually start. I wonder what this will add in horsepower. Gonna change the thermostat, plugs, wires, distributor stuff. Anything I missed that might help. I also bought the back glass that had been busted out.
    After this all gets put on I have to drain all the fluids and filters, then on to the suspension then the exterior then interior. I am about 1K into the project but it is still early so I am real excited. Anything glaring I am missing let me know
     
  2. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Looks real good :waytogo:.

    Cant say you definately missed something, but you will find out soon enough. Other things always come up in a job like this.

    What are you doing for the rest of the exhaust?

    Any other mods?
     
  3. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    exhaust

    Little undecided on the exhaust. I bought this from a buddy and once it didn't need to pass emissions he had true dual exhaust with glasspacks put on. What I don't like is he got some real small pipe probably 2". Now my plan would be 2.5" pipe into true flowmaster exhaust but with all the other plans I have the exhaust isn't hurting anything right now.

    I am working in LA with the hurricane relief so I have some time to decide. I just found some good deals and jumped on them. That is what I am buying right now is the things I find that are good deals. The stuff I can get anyday I will worry about later.
     
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    Don't blow your $ on fun mods today and find out you should have spent it on something (broken) you NEED tomorrow. :D
     
  5. Quackaddict

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    Very True:D Except with this vehicle it is a project vehicle so pretty much everything is getting completly redone so if it is broken or a fun mod it will be done before its over.:wink1: This is not a DD or a must have I plan on taking my time and when it's done it's done. Want it done right not fast.
     
  6. lamberthkp

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    looks good!
     

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