In my quest to replace my aging Dakota (211,000 miles and rust) I came across an '87 K5 Blazer with a mere 89,000 miles. Checking fueleconomy.gov its only about 1mpg worse on the highway than my Dakota... Boy I like the old body style Blazers, big and confortable. Good in the woods, not bad on the road and really not all that bad on gas all things considered. That and a bigger snowmobile trailer might be a good fit for my needs for relatively little money.
-Curt Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:08:40 -0600 From: Rich Thomas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: [MBZ] CHevy 305/350 WAS- High mileage badges To: Mercedes Discussion List <email@example.com> Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed I had a 350 with TBI in my 87 4x4 Blazer with 4spd 700R4, it was OK, kinda agricultural but solid and you can get parts at the 7-11. When that started burning oil I had an old guy (in his 80s now, complaining but still doing engine work, built AJFoyt's first race engine back when) build me up a 350 -- he put on Vortec heads (they flow better, aluminum) and an Edelbrock intake, ZZ4 cam and some other stuff, but we used the TBI on it. It never did run right -- I think the cam/heads are not well matched to what the old TBI computer can do. I found a laptop program and made up a cable to watch the computer, it looked like everything was fine but it runs rich. Wouldn't pass emissions (at the legit places) so I sorta retired it. I still have that truck, been trying to sell it but body is rusted and no one will pay for the engine/drivetrain which is quite solid, so I might strip it down, keep the good bits, and scrap the rest. It would run well with a 4bbl or a newer FI set up, but the 4bbl won't pass inspection and a new FI is pricey. Before I had him do mine, I drove a truck he had just built/put a 350 in, that thing about scared the scheiss out of me. I punched it going about 60, tranny downshifted and the rear tires screeched and let go, I backed off then and said "good enough for me." I have my dad's 96 Chevy truck now, with the 305. He got the smaller engine when he bought it thinking it would be easier on gas, but there is really no difference between it, my old Blazer, and the 2000 Burb with the 5.3. The 305 is same as 350 with just different stroke I think. --R --------------------------------- Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com