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What to do? New Engine ideas.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigblue, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    I am now ready to start shopping for a new engine for bigblue...my issues are that I have limited areas to work on my truck so I might have to have someone do it for me ( When I have a garage I will do it myself ). 87blazer TBI...

    I got some quotes and most seemed steep...

    4000- bob stall gm
    3500- shop1
    650 labor + 1275 rebuild-shop2
    3500-shop3

    2,495.00 scoggin dickey TBI 300hp
    ( They could not tell me that if it was emissions legal? huh? )

    What to do ??
    Any suggestions...I live in SoCal so emissions is a key element....

    Thanks
     
  2. Stomp

    Stomp 1/2 ton status

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    I used to live in SoCal,

    My suggestion,

    Move to a new state /forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  3. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Most any motor will pass emissions if it is setup and adjusted correctly. Obviously, the more horsepower you try to gain the harder it gets to pass but thats like everything else in this world, theres a limit to everything, less you have money trees growing in the back yard! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  4. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    do what i plan on doing, go to a salvage yard, and find a wrecked late model chevy truck/suburban. pull the 454 out of it. not only will you have nice power, but its also Fuel Injected.

    phill
     
  5. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Amen brother! Big block is the way to go! I can't wait till mine is finished. That ought to make the 2 1/2" pipes sound REAL good /forums/images/icons/smile.gif!
     

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