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Old 09-07-2011, 11:37 PM
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I was planning on buying this 97 Jimmy to fix my 01 Blazer, but I fixed my Blazer last night, so I bought this today for $500. It either has a rod knock or a rocker arm knock, so when it's no longer driveable I'll swap in a V8, unless I try to fix it.

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:35 AM
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Well hurry up and blow it up already! Pretty clean for $500 bucks.
 
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:13 AM
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wow if i had one of those near me for $500.00 i would buy it and push it around town

Great buy! Just like 9Blazer6 said, hurry up and blow it!
 
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:36 PM
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DUDE! DON'T LOW IT UP!! Hear me out on this...

its clean..
its beautiful..
so why not just..
RE-SELL IT for 12-1500? WHen someone tries to argue with you about it.. just say the body alone is worth $1000. Hell you'll get your money back PLUS extra. Then take that money and do a V8 swap in your blazer

but if your hell bent on blowing it and rebuilding it, sign the title over to me Im your long lost brother, were related in some sort of way. It can be a gift

When you do the swap, post a build thread of it
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:56 AM
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Found out today it's definitely a rod knock, it'd be pretty nice if I could get $1000 or more for it, though it does have a brand new catalytic converter. Still thinking about what I should do with it.
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:18 AM
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I would do what you first said and drive it till it dies (knowing these 4.3's that might take a few years) then throw 500$ at it and get yourself a used 4.3 and put it in. or throw a couple grand at it and get a V8.
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:28 AM
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350 350 350 350 350 350 350 Do IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!
 
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:47 AM
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I say find a running car for 300-500.00 for daily transportation,sell your running blazer for some good change,then buy a crate 350 and stick it in the one you got for 500. then sell that car and get your money back.

Id do it because i tend to take chances alot lol.
 
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How about this:

Assuming it doesnt still have coolant in oil...Put Mobil1 10w50 in it. Drive as DD...If you caught it in time bearing wont spin. {Carbonized oil causes bearing seize}
Then accumulate a reman Marine Vortec Long block and stock automotive cam plus a marine intake for it..
then you can do this:
4.3L Vortec Marine Intake Conversion Helpfull Hints:

Meaning -THEN, LATER- you can easily stick a Turbo on it and get serious performance while remaining street drivable with decent economy and better reliability, and not be a 'stuck in a 350' drone.

what I would do if I were younger and had the money..{which I did when I was younger}
 
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