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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, May 29, 2004.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    what's the best way to get motivated to do an engine swap. I've been wanting to swap my engine for the past week(s) /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif I just look at it and think of all the work that needs be done to get a new engine up and running /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif I guess i could start with the smaller tires so i can get to work on it in the garage...

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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just start thinking about driving it around topless /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif having it done, running and driving was enough mojo for me.
    Summers here...have some fun with it /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Think BLAZER-FEST /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    How about this for motivation /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    It ought to move my K20 a bit better than the 307. My first engine swap ever and done all alone. (My on-line buddies sure were great support though!)

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    i just took out the old engine, had lunch and ready to hit it again. now i have to put the other one back in.

    driving around here during summer topless is crazy, it's close to 100 and getting higher.

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    Coffee........lots and lots of coffee. I bet if you went down,bought one of those starbucks type coffees,add a few shots,youd be done in one day /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I'm done. it wasn't that bad. took one, out put one in, just need the minor details. like carb, dist, exhaust, etc.

    I'm surprized how easy it went. last week i replaced the booster on my Tbird. took me 5hrs to take it out, i had to take the wiper motor out. what a pain...

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    driving around here during summer topless is crazy, it's close to 100 and getting higher.
     
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    One out and one in that quick - my hat is off to you!
     
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    my record is 8hrs. take a running engine out put one in, including tuneup, all smog equipment, clutch adjustments, and did all by myself using a tree. The next day I took it on a 400 mile road trip. it was on a 69 camaro. then i sold it /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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