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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChadH82, May 9, 2001.

  1. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    I recently purchased a '73 blazer that was in pretty rough condition. I took the body off yesterday and after everything else is apart I'll take the frame to be sanblasted and painted. Now I'm just trying to decide on drivetrain. I most likely will get the 350 GM crate engine so I'll be getting around 350 HP. I have a NP203 transfer case that I will use. I just need to decide on a Tranny. Standard or Auto? I've heard the SM465 is a good choice for standards but will the bolt up to a new 350 and the 203? I haven't heard many things about Automatics. Like which ones are better than others. Any advise would help me a lot. Feel free to tell me if I've overlooked anything. Thanx

    Chad
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    What are you planning to do with it?

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  3. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    I would like it to be an all around 4x4 but it will also see some rock climbing. It could possibly be a trailor queen.

    Chad
     
  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Trailor Queen?? Didn't they tell you thoes when out in the eighties[​IMG]....along with the mullet hair do. hehehe

    I have a SM465 & NP205 xfer and I LOVE this stuff!!
    I guess you would need to ask yourself if you want to "Drive" your rig or just "Ride" in it while steering...???

    I like to DRIVE!!!!


    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have the SM 465 and NP 205 and I love it for its bulletproof simplicity. However getting the 4 speed to mount up to the 203 could be difficult as the adaptors for that combo are no longer available and it was only made for one year, 1974.

    TH 350's and TH 400's are both reliable and strong. The 700R4 has a nice deep first gear and overdrive but seems to be prone to failure in a heavy 4x4...

    Rene

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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    What about <font color=red>www.advanceadapters.com

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I mean , <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.advanceadapters.com>http://www.advanceadapters.com</A> Ihope.

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     

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