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Weekend Progress *PICS ADDED*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fordeater, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. fordeater

    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    So, my brother just moved up here a couple of months ago from Texas. Right before he moved up here with me, his 84 K5 Blazer had a heating issue and the motor blew. So, 3 days of work and we made quite a bit of progress.

    First off, we started by yanking the 1/2 ton axles out and swapped in a set of 3/4 ton axles from a suburban. So, we went from 3.08 gears to 3.73. Its got some mismatched rims and tires, and the tires appear to be about 6 inches wide. So, more goodies are in store.


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    Next, we dropped in a low mile 350. After cleaning and painting, the motor turned out pretty damn nice. Got it timed tonight, and hope to have it back on the road tomorrow or Tuesday after we get the rest of the bugs worked out.


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    Not a bad few days. My lil bro isn't as mechanically inclined as I am, but he impressed the crap out of me by actually being patient and doing things somewhat right. I got to teach my bro a thing or two during the process. It was fun. I can't wait to talk him into the lift and tires.

    Should have some pics up tomorrow.
     
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    yeah hurry up with the pics, I wanna see.

    "cleaning and painting" lol did that take most of your time cleaning that slimball ;)
     
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    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    man, we spent hours cleaning that block off. I'll go outside in a bit and snap some pics. You won't think it is the same motor that you sold us when you see it.
     
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    added pics
     
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    Yeah doesn't look the same all slimey. How do you like those valves covers?
     
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    fordeater 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I like them. Kind of a pain to keep clean, but not bad looking once you get them cleaned up.
     
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    i always wondered how they were on warping unlike the cheap metal ones.
     
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    I have had these for about 3 years and they haven't warped, and i don't think i've had problems with them sealing since i've owned them.
     
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    wanna come fix the 350 in my truck? lol
    i'm about ready to get rid of that damn thing. It was running rough and not it wont fire up. I've checked, i've got spark and fuel. My only guess now is the timing chain.
     
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    sure, if you come over and get my stupid carb tuned. Its starting to piss me off.
     
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    lol hear you there, what is that? is that an edelbrock, looks funny in that pic
     

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