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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mitchelm, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. mitchelm

    mitchelm Registered Member

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    Hey guys. Just want to say whats up? Got my 72 K5 a couple months back and started enjoying it for the summer. From what I know, i have a 350 V8 with a 3 speed manual on the floor (side loaded) and dont know what transfer case yet. I'm guessing the 3 speed is an sm330? Not sure. Maybe someone can give me some hints as to what I may have, cause I really need to replace it. I picked up an sm465, a later model with a 32 spline output, unfortunately, i have yet to get my hands on a 205 with a 32 spline female input and the adpater for the both. I also have a 4 inch superlift with 33's. This was how I bought the truck, and it only took me a little bit to get it back into running shape. Changed all fluids, etc. Just my trans is leaking and falling apart, not very driveable now. Pictures will follow soon.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Roz

    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    awsome! welcome aboard :D if there are any questions dont hesitate to ask

    glad to see ya
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    Greetings and welcome
    I have never head of a 72 comming with a 3 speed?
    Some folks call a Sm465 a 3 speed w/granny low but it is still a 4speed.
    as far as I know the only manual offerd in a 72 was the 10spline SM465 mated to a NP205. Some of the ealier first gens has SM420 with, shoot I can't recal the xfercase, I think a Dana 20 or something like that.

    Anyway take some pics and we will figure it out :D
    Later
    Burt
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    They actually came with 3 speeds , fully synchro'ed too . I don't know too much , but its in the 72 K5 model yearbook at Dremu's page .
     
  5. mitchelm

    mitchelm Registered Member

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    yeah, my best guess is

    My best guess is it was originally a 3sp on the column that was converted to a 3spd on the floor.
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    ahhh Ok so a "3 On the tree' type of deal?
    Ya get some pics so we can see :D
     
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    Welcome to the land of insanity :crazy:
     
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    Welcome and will look forward to the pics.

    My 70 K5 has a SM465 and supposedly it had a Dana 20 mated to it originally. The prior owner broke the transfer case so I bought it missing the transfer case. I put in an NP205. Has your steering column been replaced or modified so the shifter is gone? I've never seen a K5 with a three speed. My 69 K20 was a three on the tree until I swapped in a SM465 and a 454.

    Will be interesting to see which transfer case yours has. Be sure to get pics of it.
     
  9. mitchelm

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    Yeah, i gotta take some pics for you guys. Again, not sure what the transfer case is, i gotta get under there and take a look. Updates to come very soon.
     
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    My '69 307 V8 with column-shift has a Spicer 20 t-case.
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    welcome to ck5 brother! :cool: :thumb:
     
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    welcome to the addiction :D
     
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    My 70 K5 has a Saginaw 3 speed with 250 L6 and Dana 20 transfer case. I have yet to see or hear of another so equipped. This was the base engine/trans combo in 70. The motor, tranny and transfer case aren't even listed on the glovebox sticker.
     

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