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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, Oct 12, 2002.
/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Project Eeyore
Hell yeah, looking good!
How far back did you move the rear axle?
I see you have to rebuild your big block. That isn't a bad thing in my opinion. Now you can up the compression and get alittle more power out of it. I'd go 9.5 to 1 if you plan on running pump gas. Higher if you wanta buy the really expencive fuels. I know they cost more, but I really like forged pistons !!!!!
I don't know!! I used a 1 ton frame and rear springs. I turned the springs around(front to back) and that was good for about 3-4 inches. Other wise I just mounted the spring as far back as I could. I will measure the wheel base today and get back to you.
/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gifYa, I pulled the heads off and it HAS to be bored. I was hoping to just hone the and replace the rings. The manual says a max of .005 of ware. I have about .015 in the cylinder and a hole in the #8 piston. The speedo says 46,000. I figured about 146,000. After pulling the heads, I think 246,000!! What is funny is that the inside of the motor is really clean. Very little carbon build up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Cool project.Lots of cool ideas.The only thing I see that ya may want to add is some sort of stop on the rear shackles to keep them from inverting after being fully extended.My buddy has a shackle setup like that on the front of his Toy and sometimes they flip the wrong way after being fully extened.
I'm glad you pointed that out i didnt even see the shackle, looks like a good idea almost revolver like
I thought about that. If you look I left a little tear drop like peice on the hangers. I have lifted it up with floor jack and as of yet they have not over extened, but there is a pre cation built in incase they do.
I have been trying to figure out where to run the snorkle to. I want it inside the cab, but don't want all the noise that will come with that. Any ideas?
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