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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therover87, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

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    i have an 87 k5 and its an original 350 with 146,000 and for the winter i am either going to buy the zz4 motor or build a motor, what would you guys, if i do buy or build a motor i am going to get the edelbrock multi point efi kit, but if i buy the zz4 and i take off the manifold and put the efi kit on would there be a problem hooking everything up to the original wiring harness, hopefully you guys could help me out, thanks.
     
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    Screw the SBC. Buy the 502 Ram Jet and be done with it. [​IMG]



    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  3. Blazer_Boy

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    Whats your level of experience and cash flow? Seeing as you're a college student, I'd go with whats the most affordable. If I built and engine, it would be more than buying one because I'd go crazy and balance pistions, rods, all that stuff. Building a long lasting motor is not just a matter of dropping in some pistons and sliding in a cam. You have to degree the cam, check tolerences on stuff, blah, blah. Actually I'm obssesive compulsive on that stuff and everything has to be perfect, so you can disregard about half the things I've said, haha. Course I could be lesser of the knowledgable and you could out build me.

    Cutting to the chase....I'd just buy it and drop it in, alot less time and headaches. (Not to mention warranty)

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    Whow, back the wagon up here. I totally forgot that you have to do some work to get that Edelbrock EFI kit to work. They have the one for pre '87 motors and one for a plain jane vortec replacement motor. In there infinite wisdom they decided to give only chip for the vortec kit, and thats it. With pre '87 one, they will burn a custom chip for you. You may have to go third party and have a chip made for the vortec kit, or machine the heads and put on the pre '87 kit.

    Course, you could buy the ramjet....350 or 502? hehehe

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  5. Dip Stick

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    Yeah, I'd go with the zz4 and later put on the other stuff. Plus its easier, and you'll probly get better mpg.

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    so say i go with the zz4 motor and the edelbrock efi kit would i have any problems hooking it up to my existing wiring harness, cause the motor comes set up to run with a carb and my truck if throttle body, so would the edelbrock efi kit work for that motor in my truck
     
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    Just another thought. Chevy has a 383 stroker motor out that has like 320 HP and 405 lb/ft torque. That is the GM Crate motor I'd go for. Just my opinion though.

    Sorry forgot this was a street truck. Go ZZ4 or BBC. Also check out BeckRacingEngines.com, they have some bad a$$ motors.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Hossbaby50 on 10/21/01 08:23 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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