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Old 10-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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Well i figured since i was planning on doing some work to the ol K5 ill start a build thread.

To start its a 1985 K5 blazer with a 4in lift(not verified) long tube headers and 35x12.50r15 tires. It was advertised with a 350 dome top pistons and a mild cam. After i put a new carb on it i found out it is a 305 block so im not sure if they put a 350 rotating assembly in the 305 block or what but the motor will be replaced eventually anyways so i dont care that much.
It will be a slow project with lack of funds and it being stored at my parents house due to my lack of space.

To Do:
Fix rust
Fix rear window/replace tailgate
Remove interior and build custom
Replace motor with new 383 stroker
New springs front and rear
swap axles to D60 front and 14BFF rear with 4.88 gears

Done:
Added edlebrock 750 carburetor
New Monster 700R4 tranny
Two new Thrush weld mufflers
Fixed rear brake lines and replaced wheel cylinders
 
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:14 AM
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383 Stroker w/ 4.88 gears.. wow! I look forward to this build. What gears are in it now, or do you know?
Its a good lookin K5, no doubt.
 
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I can't wait to see the improvements. Project "Black Horse" awesome title!
 
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Looks like a nice platform to start from!
 
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by FsTFwRd View Post
383 Stroker w/ 4.88 gears.. wow! I look forward to this build. What gears are in it now, or do you know?
Its a good lookin K5, no doubt.
according to the sticker it has 3.08(i believe) gears now

I can't wait to see the improvements. Project "Black Horse" awesome title!
Ya it will be slow going for a while prepping for a deployment right now but after i come home should be steady improvements
 

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Looks good, I'd like a K5
 
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:55 PM
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No progress yet, pretty much parked for winter. but a shot a few pics while i was down there
Edelbrock carb

a couple flex shots

and the new mufflers i welded in
 
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Looks fun
 
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