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New engine going in, what other mods to do while the engine is out??

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Just thinking and planing here.....

    This winter is the winter I will do my 383FI build up.

    While the engine bay is empty what should I do to improve things?
    Like has anyone modified the crossmember so the oil pan can be removed without lifting the engine?
    Cool stuff like that.
    Spill the beans fellas....hehehe
    Later
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  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Cleaning/ Painting the firewall and engine compartment. Cleaning up all the wiring. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    By the way... SWEEET first gen Burt! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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  3. Burt4x4

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    Should I paint it black/drk reen/olive drab/chevy orange.....

    Hey RyanB.... Doood Kickass First Gen you got there!! Man that thing is SWEEEEEET!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    anyone??
    Ok fine, I will modify the crossmember so the pan can be dropped then I will paint everything(For RyanB) then when my FI383 is done I will post up a 4wheel burn out.....hehhehee J/K /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    How much do you have invested in that new motor Burt? Since you have me thinking about a new motor now with my backfiring problems. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    Well it is all on paper right now. I haven't spent any money yet. I am saving now cuz I think I am at the 4K mark right now and might be more.....
    At first I was gonna just put in a budjet replacement 350.... well started thinkin and my rig has evolved into a true weekend warrior(use to be daily driver)SO i figure take my time to save some $$ here and there and go for a FI383
    anyway sounds like it would really wake my rig up and add to the fun of driving it!!
     
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    Maybe box the frame rail's in front, while the motorvation is outta there, paint, wire, do the removable section for the crossmember under the engine, check the radiator support for rust/crack's, oh yea, get the radiator rodded out at a rad. shop while the engine is out. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Get your inner fenderwells chromed.....


    Louver the firewall.....



    Cross-drill your front brakelines......





    I'm out.
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    Get your inner fenderwells chromed.....


    Louver the firewall.....



    Cross-drill your front brakelines......





    I'm out.
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    Crossdrilling the front brakeline's? Doe's that make the fluid run cooler? LMAO /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. Burt4x4

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    Geeewiizz Greg thanks a TON!! I almost for got about chromeing!! What was that again...10 or 20HP increase??

    anyone ever make the crossmember's center section removable?? if so PICs Please....
     
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    Steve, my buddy Carl is building up a Motown-block motor for his Blazer now. He's got lots of stuff planned, but has decided to not do all of it because of time constraints. IOW, choose your projects so that they will fit within your time constraints.
     

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