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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArmyEd, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. ArmyEd

    ArmyEd Registered Member

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    Check this out... I just bought a 1978 Chevy K5 in pretty good shape, with a straight 6 that does not run for a whopping $200.00, i will post pictures on my website, address to follow in near future.
     
  2. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    Good to hear. The price is right.

    Later KEN

    DANGIT it's not a bronco!
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by DuneRunner on 11/06/01 04:51 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    They are out there! Just got a '80 1/2 ton 4x4 that is running this weekend for $250! [​IMG]

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
  4. EDdaTREE

    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    I can't believe there's a chevy straight 6 in existence thats not still running! Them thangs is damn near unstoppable. Got a 4.0 inline 6'er in my 95 Grand Cherokee that sounds like a yowling cat when I get on it. Love that sound! Not as nice as the 350 and duals on my 76 but still fun.

    9/11/01..Never forget...Never forgive
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    A 6 that came from the factory? I have NEVER seen a 6cyl K5. Check the glove box door and see if the build sticker is there and lists the 292 or a 350. Maybe it got swapped in. Curious if it came factory. I know it was an option but it seems that they all got the V8's till you came across one.
    I got my 75 with 350 that did run for $1 and drove it home [​IMG] Then I spent the next year putting in new floors LOL.
    I have a 70 Burb I just picked up with a 64 or so 327 with double hump heads. Got it for $250. Doesn't run and needs rockers but solid floors and cab mounts.
    Deals are out there. Just have to look for a while.
    Now hurry up and get it running!

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
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  6. Hossbaby50

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    Didn't some mid 80's K5's come with a V-6? I know it is not the inline six, but it is a 6 cylinder. My buddy has a 66 chevy with a striaght 6, and that thing ran forever. He just replaced it about 2 months ago. It was still the factory motor that had only been reringed once or maybe twice in 35 years. If I were to guess at mileage I'd say well over 200K easy. Probably pushing 300K. Maybe more. He didconnected his speedometer many years ago, with 178K on it if I remember right. Those inline 6 never die.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  7. Grim-Reaper

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    They got 305's in the 80's that I know. I think they dropped the 6 anything in the 80's with the 305 being the small motor and the 350 being the big motor. In the mid 70's you could get a SB 400 from the factory but not a Big block. In the early 70's you could get the 402 in the 69-72 body. My 70 Burb was a bottom of the line. Only options was dome lights and TH350. It had a 292 I6 from the factory but sombody dropped in a Double hump head 327 along the way. The guy I got the Burb from had a 402 72K5 that was factory. Was listed on the glove box sticker.

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  8. shaggyk5

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    no, occaisionally you will see an 80's fullsize with either a strait 6 or the 4.3 v6. These things are rare, but they are out there. some guy came in to work yesterday looking for something for an 85 with a strait 6.

    -matt
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    The 6 was standard issue on K5s.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.slosh.com/cars/brochures/blazer3.html#1978blazer>blazers</a>
    I have never seen one with a 6 in it but according to these brochures they wre a standard item.

    <font color=green> Too bad ignorance isn't painful </font color=green>
     
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    Yeah they were the base engine but it's sort of like a hard top. The hard top was the OPTION. Soft top was the base. Not many rolled out of the factory without a hard top. Same deal with the engine. The V8 was the option but almost all got it.
    That's interesting that you could get a I6 in the 80's. I knew it was available in the 70's. Just didn't think it carried into the 80's.
    The 4.3 just seems underpowered in a full size. The 80's 4.3's were dogs. They had a hard enough time moving the S trucks and mid size cars. I bet a 4.3 in a k5 couldn't get out of it's own way. The I6 has is a torq monster for the displacement. I would think it would be better at hauling around a K5 than the 4.3. Just goes to show you never know what would end up in a GM Vehicle.

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    yeah i know they were dogs. the dude came in to work and told me what his set up was and i almost laughed at him out loud, then i kinda felt a little pity.....

    -matt
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    Just went an looked at the brocures to see the engines listed as available. They didn't show a 6 anything in the mid 80's.
    I think I see why your don't see the 6 much even in the 70's. According to the brocures you could not get a Auotmatice with a 6. Just a 3 speed manual. In 87 they are REAL vauge. It lists a 7.4 gas engine but the brochue covers the burb and trucks. I don't think the 7.4 was available in a K5 but that brochure would lead you to believe you could get it if you wanted.
    My bet is if it got a 6 it was probably a special order fleet vehicle. There are a few folks on the board with old FS K5's and they have some weird options. Heck Ma Bell use to order vehicles with a special white paint and NO heaters. You find a person that has been a line man for 25 years and they will tell you about freezing their butts off in the middle of winter in trucks without heaters.
    I guess if you sat down with the right guy you could special order it with anything.

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    I am 95% sure I have seen mid 80's K5's with the 4.3. I laughed when I saw that too. I would hate to have a 4.3. The 305 that was in my Jimmy was a dog, I can't, and don't even want to imagine one with a 4.3. It would suck to be the owner of that.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    I just checked the specs board here, and 85 and 86 had the 262 which I think is the 4.3, and 84 and down had 250's which are straight 6's. Or at least they were in the 60's. My buddy has a 66 chevy pickup with the 250 and it wasn't a bad motor.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    iam farily new here but I have an 77 with a 6 in it,it climbs very well but lacks some power on the open road.Came with an sm465 and 205 t-case dana 44 front and a 12 bolt rear with a gov lock.also has 4.10s.not to for get manual steering!!

    1977 k5-blazer 4"softride 3.5 in rear dana 44,12 bolt rear,6 cyl,205 t-case,465 trans
     
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    Kewl. Welcome to CK5. Well if you get down to it that's a pretty great set up. Start saving up for a 350 and your probaly going to spend less than most of us that had 350's. My 75 had the 350 but sorry 3.08's. Just regeared to 4.10 with a Detroit. Now I'm on the hunt for a 465 and 205 so I can scrap the TH350 and the 203. hahaha. It would cost less to convert to a V8. And to tell you the truth I wouldn't bother to do that till you wear out the 6.

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    thanks for the welcome reaper, I have tried to blow the thing up but still holding strong. I have been getting on to the 350 swap I have gone through 3 350 blocks none were any good still looking.really been thinking of swaping a 700r-4 to the 205 along with the 350. Keeping the 410s and the overdrive should do justice on the road.

    1977 k5-blazer 4"softride 3.5 in rear dana 44,12 bolt rear,6 cyl,205 t-case,465 trans
     

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