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Old 04-18-2017, 04:48 AM   #126
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Re: 1972 Blazer CST Frame off Project in NC

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are you still looking for the long piece for the e brake?
nice build luv the paint
No - I found a reproduction from Inline Tube that worked. Wasn't Blazer specific, was for a mid 60s GTO, but worked out great.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:02 PM   #127
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Re: 1972 Blazer CST Frame off Project in NC

Hey guys - -

I have the T Case installed. Custom Torque Converter is ready and the Crate Engine arrived, so I am gonna tackle getting that back into frame before I take it over to get the tub put back on.

2 requests:

1) Any tips or suggesting on that? No body is on, T case is in, so thinking I'll do tranny and engine simultaneously.

2) Anyone have some good pics of the motor mounts and how they go on? I found tons of posts on taking engines out and BB swaps, but nothing much on putting a SB back in. You all may recall the engine was already out when I got this from the PO.

Appreciate any help!
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:44 PM   #128
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Ok, had a pretty productive morning! This took 4 hours and had one friend helping with a few of the tasks.

I purchased the Chevrolet Performance SP383 Crate Engine and it was delivered last week. Its dyno numbers are 435 HP and 445 Ft-Lbs of torque. I mated it up to a fully rebuilt TH350 that was rebuilt by a local transmission builder and installed a 2600 stall torque converter custom built locally as well.

Very happy to be at this stage!
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:46 PM   #129
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:44 PM   #130
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Looks great! Hope you were done before the G day game started.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:39 AM   #131
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BIG step last night!
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:23 PM   #132
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It's coming along.
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Old 04-28-2017, 04:52 AM   #133
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Slowly but surely - - Here are some more pics. It's about an inch taller than I expected, but that may change a bit more as I add weight back.

Its 29" at the rockers and 79" at the windshield.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:39 AM   #134
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Re: 1972 Blazer CST Frame off Project in NC

Looking good!!!
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:11 AM   #135
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Looks great! Bet you are getting excited to get it driving down the road now that spring is here.

It seems like my projects are never ready when the nice weather hits. Always jealous of those guys out cruisin around this time of year.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:16 AM   #136
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Thanks guys - - I couldn't have gotten to this stage without all the help, information and pics of those on the site who've done this before - - its all truly appreciated!

Now don't jinx me - - I'll be lucky if I go for a ride by October!
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:04 PM   #137
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A tad more progress this week
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:14 PM   #138
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looks awesome!! question for ya what size tires are you running?
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:44 PM   #139
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looks awesome!! question for ya what size tires are you running?
33s

I am hoping the truck settles down some more as I add weight. I bought customs leafs with a 3" lift, but its about 5 to 6 inches higher right now.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:18 PM   #140
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Chris, been radio silent for awhile, what's new?
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:53 AM   #141
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Chris, been radio silent for awhile, what's new?
Hey Banks - thanks for checking in.

Mostly, waiting for final paint work. My painter is a perfectionist, which = sloooow. Headed to his shop tomorrow evening to help him get the truck in the booth for the final dusting of color to insure every panel perfectly matches. Then a bunch of wet sanding and clear coats. Hopefully have the truck back in 2 to 3 weeks.

In the meantime, I have gotten my wiring harnesses together from M&H Electric, have my headers in from Stan's Headers (Triple Ys), awaiting rebuilt hinges from Hood Hinge Repair in Virginia, and misc engine accessories from Summit. I'm starting to sound like a NASCAR driver when I try to describe my truck!

Also doing some research on aluminum radiators (my truck didn't come with a radiator) and tilt steering columns. Really leaning towards the Entropy radiator due to the construction and great wiring harness - simple plug and play with nice customization options. Found a 'local' (he's in Pfafftown) stock steering column expert - 46 years doing it - talking with him about a tilt upgrade. As usual on the truck, I found issues with the current non-tilt column that it came with, so, if I have to repair, I may as well upgrade.

While I am posting - - anyone have first hand experience with non traditional coolants, like Water Wetter or Evans Waterless? I will probably go traditional, but all my research has made me curious about them.

Oh - and working with JB Fabrication to modify my twin shifter setup on the NP205 - - turns out I needed some custom angle to get the shifter to properly align with the tranny hump hole. 28 degrees at the bottom and 35 degrees at the top. I love redoing stuff I thought was finished!
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:57 PM   #142
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Just wanted to be sure you weren't goofing off. Doesn't sound like that is the case.... You seem to have a knack for local expert sourcing. Keep it up.
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