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New Motor On The Way

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mybeast, Dec 1, 2000.

  1. mybeast

    mybeast Registered Member

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    Well I took the down payment to the engine builder today.[​IMG]He said my motor should be ready for installation by 12-13. I can't wait. I had a 400 went with a built 383 this time. He's going to build it right up to the edge of smog legal here in Cal. I can't wait. I have not been able to venture out to far from home in a long time.(The 400 has been going for a while) Just thought i'd share with people who care.

    When all else fails MASH the skinny pedal!
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    YeeeHaaaaa, thats great!! I am still tring to figure out the route I'm gonna take [​IMG]. I was just looking at that GM crate HT383 for 2700 bucks, complete motor!
    Geezzzz I going insane...........


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
    http://www.burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Congrats..........I ended up waiting almost a year from the time my rod knock developed until I fired off my new 406 last month (tho 8 months was waiting to relocate back to Oregon from PA)..........that is heck waiting! Good luck to ya....sounds like you might have a great Xmas present coming!

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
  4. mybeast

    mybeast Registered Member

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    Thats great. I wanted to go with a GM crate (ZZ4), but the only motor they have that will pass smog in CA. is a stock 350 at least thats what everyone I talk to said. A crate motor would have been alot cheaper than having one custom built that's for sure. I should have just moved out of stink'n Ca.

    When all else fails MASH the skinny pedal!
     
  5. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    LOL, ya or get a 73 or older K5 then you are smog exempt!
    I have a 72 so I am lucky not to have to worrie about that.
    Best of luck!
    I'm in or near Modesto, Central Calif.

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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