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My Blazer has a new Girlfriend!!!!!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyracing, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Look what the cat dragged in the other day. Finally found a home for that other 350 I am building. Got this car at a great price. Now my Blazer can quit being a guinny (<----spelling) pig for my new engines. Here is a picture of it...or ..her.

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  2. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    Looks good, but I bet it's a lot harder to swap engines in there than it is the 'ol K5. Not as much room to work, but the HP will seem a lot more impressive.

    Diesel

    Shouldn't it be called uncommon sense?
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    Looks like fun! My buddy had one of thoes a few yrs back and that car did some serious burn outs by just flooring it!!!![​IMG]

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  4. Steve_Chin

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    Cool beans. You're going to run in the Silver State with it? You got a good navigator? What class are you going to prep it for?
     
  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sweet!!!
    Now that's a smart guy that has got his stuff figured out! A K/5 and a Camaro!!![​IMG][​IMG]
    Chevrolet all the way!

    My buddy down the street is planning on running his http://communities.msn.com/Ryans1972Blazer/erics69camaro.msnw] '69 Camaro [/url] in the Pony express sliver state challange this year. His dad runs his '87 White 'vette every year. Runs a 12.5 on radials with a 383.

    Take pictures of the progress of the 3rd gen camaro too... I wanna see!

    [Real Men Don't Care About Gas Mileage Or Rapid Tire Wear!]
    1972 K/5
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  6. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to TRY to get it ready for the Silver State this year Steve. I want to get somewhere around the 135 MPH class. Mudnutt is slated as my navigator if I can teach him how to tell time by September. I am pulling the 383 mill out of my 72 and getting it lined out to rebuild and run that engine. It will be interesting to see if the 5 speed holds up. I have to get an onboard fire supression system and a cage going. Hoping to get a start on that next week.
    I have never run this race before but it sounds like the big daddy of all street races.. It better be, it is going to cost Mudnutt and me $854.00 just to enter and go through tech. Then we have to make the trip to Lund Nevada, then the fun begins all the way to hilo!!!!!

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

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  7. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Tell me more about this Silver State (do you have a link?)! That sounds like one hell of alot of fun!

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    Sweet looking camaro,sounds like you planning on some serious fun..good luck with it.Also thats a nice k5 you got..nice pair of toys.

    70K5 350ci.350/205 "PROJECT 40"BOGGERS" It runs and its clean !!
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  9. chevyracing

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    the link to the Silver State Classic is:

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  10. Steve_Chin

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    Sounds like a winner, John. FWIW, I was talking with Scott Parkhurst (from PHR) and when he ran last year they had a car capable of running top speeds in excess of 170 and ran in the 135 class. He said that the navigator just needs a little experience in road rallys to be proficient. So... Grab up Mudnutt and enter a few road rallys to see about coming in on time at every check point. It's just a little math and proper use of the stopwatch, along with a little preparation in setting split locations and timing. Of course, some of the road rallys I've been in don't publish their courses and you don't know where you're supposed to go until you reach the next checkpoint...

    Which 5-speed is in the Camaro? If it's the T-5 and you're going to be running a pretty hopped-up 350, the torque could kill it unless you're really gentle coming out of the hole and at every gear swap. The T-5 supposedly isn't really set up for taking a lot of punishment from bigger engines.
     

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