I just got a 79 Blazer that has a 396 big block in it instead of your standard 350 or 400 small block. The engine is pretty much brand new and has had alot of upgrades on it. When I orginally got the truck it had a HUGE cam in it that required a stall converter. I had a new cam put in it that is good for low and mid range power. The truck also has Hedman headers and a 3 inch flowmaster exhaust. Since I got the truck it has eaten up 3 starters and a drive shaft. I had to get a high torque starter installed as it kept eating NAPA starters left and right. My question is this. Have any of you put a Big Block V8 in an older blazer and if so what kind of problems have you encountered? Or do any of you anticipate any other problems I am going to run into with the extra horsepower of the big block engine. It does have a Turbo 350 tranny in it which I am kind of worried about. Basically I have had my Blazer 3 weeks and it has been in the shop 2 of those weeks. I hope this is not a trend that is going to continue. Thanks for any advice in advance.