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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Adub, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Adub

    Adub 1/2 ton status

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    I freshened up the truck with a new top end a few thousand miles back. Now the #3 & #5 rings are starting to go and #8 isn't far behind. Me and a couple guys could easily do the rebuild. My block should still be good, but how much should I look at spending on parts, no labor? Probably keep the bore small, maybe .010 over. Nothing fancy, just quality parts? BTW, 89 TBI 350.
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  2. Adub

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    And how much if I got a wild hair and decided to stroke it to a 383?
     
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    cheack out PAW. they have ads in just about every vehicle realted magazine. You can get several different kits. One kit has bearings, rings, pistons, and a new cam for only $171, $335 if you want forged pistons. As for a 383, the only price I see without taking your searching job away from you, is for a forged crank that is the same stroke as a 400 but with 350 journals for $680. You could always get a stock 400 crank and have a machine shop grind down the journals to 350 size.
     
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    Do the centerbolt engines require a different bottom end kit than the traditional engines?
     
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    One piece rear main seal. Different crank and flywheel/flexplate for starters.
     
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    I thought the computer would compensate for the changes to a 383 making it not worth the change?? Was I told incorrect information?
     
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    huh?
     
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    I think he meant that the computer would not tolerate the 383 without burning a new chip. If you dont mind getting a new chip then 383 would be a sweet setup.
     
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    Sorry, yes, that's what I meant. I was kinda tired when I wrote that. Reading it now I see where it made no sense.
     

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