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new GM crate motor and a 1st gen.....some questions

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jakeslim, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    I will be looking to drop a GM crate into my 69 k5. What should i be aware of related to mounts, oilpan etc. Is it a direct drop in? Also, I have a 4 speed manual..anything needed to put in a new crate?

    lots of question in the next few weeks!
    thanks,
    Paul
     
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    make sure you put in the pilot bearing, also make sure the crate enigne is compatible with your flywheel. the engine crankshaft changed in 86 from a two piece rear seal to a one piece.
    everything else should bolt right in, unless you are getting a vortec engine. then you would need a new intake manifold.

    ARQ.
     
  3. jakeslim

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    thanks. Won't be getting a vortec. Just a base crate with no frills. I wonder if I can get something with no intake, no carb, no starter, no distributor, etc. That way I can modify just a bit.

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    most of the gm crate motors come minus dist carb etc. so you can buy the parts you want instead fo buying them twice! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     

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