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Old 10-31-2011, 11:36 PM
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Hey guys! I havent been around very much do to school and its mah last year so i haz to work hard! Anyways about 2 years ago my dad got a 1996 Blazer with 76000 miles on it for 1500! Some guy was moving out of state and had to get rid of some cars... So my dad drove it back and forth to work for about a year and a half untill it had overheated and blew a head gasket :/ This was somewhere around May so i decided to get a summer job and get as much money as i could before senior year. Well, that didnt exactly goes and planned.. Long story short i washed dishes for 2 months and made about $400, then went and played bingo and won $700 then got another $600 from a savings fund my grandma had for me!! Amazingly my parents said they would go half and half on rebuilding it because: 1. they had gotten their tax return 2. Im a senior in HS without a car 3. im going to Wyotech after HS and need a solid vehicle to drive for a few years . So thats a short story of whats lead up to this.

Good:
1. Solid body and frame: -Clear coat cancer on front left fender and dent in the rear right quarter
2. Brand new front end due to some lady backing into me one morning before school.
3. Excellent inteior except for a few rips in the drivers seat.
4. Fully loaded w/ Leather interior, towing package, locking rear diff, smooth ride suspension ect.
Bad:

1. Engine is done..
2. Cooing system is done. Dad ran straight water in it for the last month and then sat for 3 more months.
3. Transmission could need some work done, seemed like it was slipping towards the end of the engines life.
4. No heat or a/c. Heater core rusted up before we got it, then the orifice tube cloged up and had to evacuate the refrigerant. No biggie just need a new orifice tube.
One huge upside to the rebuild is that i get to do it in my HS auto tech class so i have all the tools and knowledge i need to do the work. Plus i have early release so i get to work on my truck 1-2 period then 7th period and then a good 30 minutes after school so about 3 1/2 hours a day.

Cost:

Rebuilt Engine: $1643.59

Parts Round 1: $545.69

Heater Hose - $ 15.77
Radiator Lower Hose - $ 14.54
Distributor Rotor - $ 8.35
Heater Hose - $ 12.27
Radiator Cap - $ 8.99
Radiator Upper Hose - $ 18.10
A/C Orifice Tube - $ 2.73
Distributor Cap - $ 26.79
Motor Mount - $ 9.38
Spark Plug Wire Set - $ 24.79
Repair Manual - $ 17.40
Fuel Injector - $ 232.79
Heater Core - $ 39.79
Brake Pedal Pad - $ 4.08
Oil Drain Plug - $ 6.28
Door Hinge Pin & Bushing Kit - $ 1.74
Belt Tensioner - $ 17.81
Timing Cover - $ 20.79
Neutral Safety Switch - $ 12.42

Parts Round 2:

Water Pump - $ 44.79
Ignition Coil - $ 43.79
Transmission Mount - $ 3.55
AT Filter - $ 12.50
Spark Plugs - $ 15.00
Temperature Sender - $ 9.56
PCV Valve / Crankcase Ventilation Grommet - $ 1.84
Coolant Recovery Tank - $ 17.63
Intake Manifold - $ 65.79
Crankshaft Seal - $ 16.86
Starter Motor - $ 100.79
PCV Valve - $ 1.11

MISC-

Valve Cover Gasket - $15.99
Transmission Mount - $9.99
Heater Fitting - $6.99
IsoHeet - $1.97
Oil Filter - $3.47
Oil - $11.94
Alternator - $35
Shift Cable - $35
Transmission Fluid - $17.99
Gear Oil - $18.98
Differential Gasket - $6.99
Crankshaft Sensor - $46.97


Total Cost (Roughly): $2847.56
 

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:47 PM
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Heres some picks i took right after the front end was fixed.





Heres a pic i photoshoped with painted rims, 2" drop and tinted headlights. Defiinatly doing the rims but idk about the headlights....
 
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Looks good
 
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:34 PM
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Got my engine out today! I kinda forgot to pull one of the bell housing bolts so we were pulling the trans with the motor and busted the tranny mount :facepalm: ..... but thats aight. got a couple pics and adding a price total in the first post.



 
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looking good man ill look for ya at wyotech
 
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Havent updated this in a while!! So, long story short, THE MOTOR IS IN!!!! I busted the new mount from jacking the trans up to close to the mount... But as of today i have the motor bolted in, trans bolted to the block, flywheel bolted to the torque converter, exhaust manifolds on and bolted to they y-pipe. Tomorrow im going to stab the distributor in, and start bolting the accessories on.


Engine waiting to be dropped in.


Woah, whats this!??!?


Woop woop, its in!!
 
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Man that new motor is looking sharp! What Tran. mount did you break,the one that sits on that crossmember going toward the rear.
 
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Originally Posted by DaddysBlazer View Post
Man that new motor is looking sharp! What Tran. mount did you break,the one that sits on that crossmember going toward the rear.
Yup, thats the one!

Today i got all the accessories on, starter is in, knock sensor is intalled. Tomorrow im getting the oil pressure sender in, stabbing the distributor, intalling plugs and wires and then possibly start intalling the radiator! I need a new PCV elbow. Oreilly has a dorman 47038, is this correct?
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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If any of yall have photos of your engine post them up please! I didnt take too many pics to begin with and i need to see mostly how the wiring harness sits.
 
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This is also a '96... Hope this helps a little
 
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