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Pics of my new crate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Almost ready to drop in the new crate 350. Here are some of the latest My Jimmy with all her projects!
     
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    Oooo! That's too pretty to wheel with! What kinda power is it supposed to make?

    Sluggo's hoist is awsome! He gave me a blazer tub a while back and it was like, pick it up and drop it down...it's pretty sweet!

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    that is sweet congrats[​IMG]

    wheeling pics
     
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    A clean motor like that would make me think twice about going in the mud. I would hate to get it dirty, hehe.

    Swimming like a rock, Slinging like a stock, but not for long!
     
  5. txbartman

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    The engine is labelled as 249HP from GM. With the addition of the Extreme 4x4 cam and the little gains from the roller tip rockers (forgot about those), the headers, and the intake, I am guessing around 300HP and 310-330 ft lb torque. Enough to get into trouble with!

    Guess that makes those 10-bolt Detroit locked axles the weak link now!

    I am looking forward to suing his hoist. It was the only way to get the engine swapped without taking the whole front clip off to get to it! We still may have to take off the wheels and such just to keep from having to climb up and down the ladders to work on the install. But putting on the headers should be a breeze!

    Brian
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    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    My g/f was looking at it and asked why I was building it so pretty considering that it's first big outing is a competition where I am signed up to do the mud pit! I told her that all the aluminum would make it easier to clean the mud off!

    At least it will be pretty for a few weeks!

    Brian
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    why are you gonna sue his hoist? Did it hurt you? Just kidding.
    Juanito Loco

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    about chrome: "I didn't know it was possible for something to both suck and blow"
     
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    I pulled the fenders off and my hood and removed the valvestems from my tires to put in my crate motor. It made removal and install a breeze and I didnt have to remove the "whole" front clip. My two cents...
    Juan

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    Looking good, I'm going through the exact same phase on my truck along with a new tranny. Mine should look almost like yours by the end of the week. I even have the same valve covers. Thanks for posting the pics, it should get my a$$ in gear.

    Rod
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    As a kid, I had a 350 in my 72 p/u. I rebuilt the motor for street and bracket racing. To dress it up, I used a basic Chevy chrome dress-up kit. One of the cheap ones that includes air cleaner, valve covers, oil dipstick and such for about $50 or so. I couldn't afford the real nice stuff.

    So, that was one of my priorities on this engine. If I was dumping $3,000 into an engine, I wanted the nice Edelbrock valve covers and air cleaner along with the other stuff. I have been really pleased so far. I can't wait to hear it crank and then go get it muddy!

    Brian
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    Looks great!


    Quck question though, I thought opening up and changing cam, ect. voided the GM warranty. Is that so?

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    IT'S A DOG EAT DOG WORLD OUT THERE, AND I'M WEARING "MILK BONE" UNDERWEAR!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yep. That's true. Here is how I looked at it. Brand new block and heads, not rebuilt. How many GM crates really ever fail? Probably not many. All for $1289. When you have a 305 and no 350 core, this isn't a bad deal!

    Another thing, I have heard many horror stories where GM tried to crap out of the warranty claims on OTC transaction saying it was installed improperly. I avoid all that with no warranty!

    Brian
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    I agree witht he logic of no core and rebuilding it yourself, you have at least that in it.

    And with the warranty logic, who can argue with it?
    Makes sence to me!

    I'm hoping to one day to get the ram jet 350, one can always dream!

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    Looks awefully nice. I wish I had one.

    Are those Accel wires on that? If so, take them back and spend the money for the MSD wires. The Accel ones I had lasted just long enough to surpass the waranty and then started shooting sparks out the side. MSD's are much better.

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    Looks great Brian! I think you will really like that crate. A guy who is regular at our shop has one in his street rod shortbox and loves it. Definetly a nice gain over the stock one. Now make sure you get some good pics of your beast in those mud pits for use mud junkies LOL [​IMG]

    -Mikey
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    First weekend in March I have a competition. It involves a mud pit, obstacle course, and the sand drag. I definitely think this engine will be a hefty improvement over the original 170,000 mile 305 that was probably only pushing 100HP or so! But, can't complain. Original engine lasted all this time with nothing but plugs and wires. Even has the original distributor and cap! Never even had to tweak the carb. Not too bad, eh?

    Brian
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    Thats beautiful man! I think I would have a hard time deciding whether or not I would take it in the mud.

    '85 k-5 gmc jimmy 4x4 sierra classic. '84 k-5 gmc jimmy. '70 cuda 440 6 pack executive edition shaker hood, steering column shift.
     
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    Happy Daze!!!!!!.........Hope I can cut loose that weekend and at least get to go as a spectator......Congrats on yer new mouse......

    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     

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