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puting it back together

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    OK, the time has come to piece back my 71, after 6months in the body shop. It was originally an auto but i want to make it a stickshift. a few questions

    are 2wd and 4wd motor mounts the same for a 350??
    how bout with a manual vs auto tranny??
    xcase mounts, are the ones for manual and auto the same??
    where can i get rubber body bushings, in a set??
    did blazers come with a 11" or 12" clutch??
    will a 2wd manual tranny bell housing fit a 4wd??
    will I have to change the drive-lines, longer/shorter??

    and a final engine question, it's been a while since my last engine rebuild. do the markings on the piston rings go up or down??


    I'll have more later,

    ARQ.

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  2. Steve_Chin

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    Hey, Dennis. AFAIK, the motor mounts are the same for a 2WD or 4WD, regardless of transmission. The transfer case mounts are the same for the auto or stick. I believe that LMC and Brothers both sell the rubber body bushings in a set. LMC sells them with new hardware. I'm not sure that all Blazers came with a 12" clutch, but mine did and my buddy's did. The bellhousing for the SM465 is the same for either a 2WD or 4WD truck. Don't know about the driveshaft lengths.

    Markings on piston rings are usually to the top.
     
  3. arq

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    cool,
    thanks steve. I got your lines all boxed up and stuff but i forgot the box at my parents. should be out to you next week.

    ARQ.



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  4. 72B

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    I prefer a 4 sp cause I got stuck with a bud about 15 mi. back in the mtn's with an auto trans.(battery dead) and all we could do is walk and walk. Witch ever you decide get the transmission and transfer case all to gether cause the adapter for them is impossible to find used and it costs 210.00 by itself at the dealer, just in case the part # is 15596724 I've been looking for a used one for 6mo
     
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    Cool... Thanks, ARQ!
     

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