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Big block ??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

    Sep 26, 2000
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    Nashville Tn
    I was talking to a bud and he got me thinking about a 454. But also mentioned that he might be able to get me a 427 complete that probably needs to be rebuilt but maybe for 100.
    Whats up with the 427's? Are they good big blocks, or would a good oldfresh stock 454 be better? Im not looking for no horses, Im looking for good solid motor with sufficient torque to turn some 36's on 4.10 thru a TCI 700r4.
    Help, hints tips ideas, all are welcome.
    Or should I keep the 350 and regear the front and rear to a bigger gear to handle the 36's?
    This is a 50/50 driver wheeler, thats about to get a rear 14 FF transplant and currently I have freaking brand new 33's.

    Beer!!!! Its not just for breakfast anymore!!.[​IMG]
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    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Mar 4, 2001
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    If you are saying that you can get a 427 for $100 I would get it.
    Just make sure it is not a tall deck block out of a C60.
    I have heard that you can make them perform but I wouldn't even bother with one.

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint

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