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Need a cheap crate motor

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

  1. jerseymudder

    jerseymudder Registered Member

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    I'm just getting back to work and I need to get a warrantied 350 to drop in the old pig. I'm looking to go short block because it would be cheaper. Does anyone have any advice, thanks in advance.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, I got some advice: Get the 502 Ram Jet crate engine!!! [​IMG]

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  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Check out this engine from GM. It's a brand new (not a rebuild) stock 350. These guys are also offering free shipping if you order online between now and the end of the year! [​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sdpc2000.com/cart.asp?action=prod_detail&amp;catid=128&amp;pid=110>http://www.sdpc2000.com/cart.asp?action=prod_detail&amp;catid=128&amp;pid=110</a>

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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    i would look for a rebuilt from a shop in your area as they usually have a better warrenty &amp; r cheaper. I found a long bock 350 for $1100 that came with a 3 yr/ 50,000 warrenty even if you installed it yourself. not bad IMHO

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Your bio says you have a 86.. That is the oddball engine.. I have a 86 also.. I went to the local chevy dealer and bought there up to 85 style motor. It was $1300.00. But I had to replace the flywheel also..I think that was another 80 bucks. 3 year or 30,000 mile warranty on it....Dan

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    And Wes, not all of us have the big bucks you do............LOL

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
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  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Wes has big bucks because he finds trucks cheap and rapes us on D60s...lol.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  8. jerseymudder

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    Maybe I could run two 502's, one to power each rear!!!!
     
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    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Tim I love the pic on the side [​IMG] That's great.

    Yeah "Big Pimp'n Rich Westy" [​IMG]... that's why he lives in Kan-ASS instead of Beverly Hills... well wait... don't think Beverly Hills would take to kindly to numerous vehicles and one ton axles scattered across the front lawn.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Yeah, right, whatever! [​IMG]

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I find that hard to believe! [​IMG]

    I have only sold 3 D60's to other members on this site and each one averaged a cost of $600. [​IMG]

    See if you can get one for that cheap from someone like Boyce Equipment!!! [​IMG]


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    [​IMG] Anybody want to pay for a 'farmers daughter who is my ho'? [​IMG] I need some more 'pimp' money!!! [​IMG]

    You're right, Beverly Hills is all 'Valley Girl' crap, etc. Too rich for my blood! [​IMG]

    BTW, if I had to deal with ding dongs like on Beverly Hills 90210, I would have been a serial killer and shot off all of those kids!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    You would have gone POSTAL...................LOL

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    That's a pretty good looking engine for under $1300. I like it as a solution to replace my dying 305. Anybody have any experience with this one?

    Brian
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    I've got the Goodwrench 350 in my Monte Carlo SS and all I can say is GET IT! I swapped the cam, which voided the warranty. Oh well. Just leave the insides alone for three years and you'll have nothing to worry about. The power gain over the 305 was very noticable in my car, so it should make your truck a little more fun to drive. I've got almost 2000 miles on it and no problems.
    You'll also have to get a new harmonic balancer and maybe flywheel, depending on what you have now.

    Brian

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    tx85gmcguy..
    I replaced my 305 with this engine in my old truck. It was deffinitely a good swap. I did however change the cam and oil pump. I know Boss used this engine as well in the 75 he used to have. It's a great little engine for the money.

    89 K5 Silverado
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    I have the Goodwrench 350, too. They are supposed to be about 240hp right out of the box, or at least with headers. They are 4-bolt mains. I think Hot Rod or somebody got one to 300hp with just a cam and intake. This is actually pretty good when you look at what the power ratings of the stock 350's were in the mid 80's, not to mention the 305's.

    I am happy with mine. The price curve just goes way up from there.

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    I'll take a Dana 60 for $600 please.

    Ken H.

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    Me too [​IMG]

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    GO BUSH
     
  20. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i wanna a D60 too. those ram jet 502s sure sound good, if only i could get one of those for $600.

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