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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2007, 04:18:00 PM »

Just got home from the shop. I paid for it and they'll be leaving it outside for me to pick up after closing when my uncle get's home with his truck. Should have most of the parts installed back on it today. I'm also picking up new chrome edelbrock valve covers and gaskets aswell as a new chrome filler neck and gasket. New radiator in a couple weeks probably. After that i'm checking my transmission and then overhauling my brakes and replacing the lines with steel braided brake lines to reduce flex.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2007, 11:22:54 PM »

Here's a couple pics. I don't feel like posting them all but i'm gonna post some.

*Got the crankshaft drilled and a new bolt.


*Chrome plated filler neck for radiator installed


*Working late....


*Badass radiator overflow bottle  :P


*My current chrome engine goodies. Chrome chevy oil plug,chrome edelbrock air cleaner,And chrome radiator filler neck. Installing my Chrome timing chain cover tommorow. Next up chrome-wise is new Chrome edelbrock valve covers.


Should have it hooked up tommorow night and try to crank it. It should crank but there's no telling with this truck.
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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2007, 12:18:46 PM »

Yesterdays work..

*New timing cover and gasket installed


*New engine shot. It's getting more chrome  :P




I'm going to put my harmonic balancer on today and get everything else hooked up so i can try to crank it and see if the problem is fixed. I just have to wait a little bit until i can get to the auto parts store to rent the harmonic balancer installation tool.. :(

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2007, 06:47:24 PM »

You may already know this, but it's my experience (I built a 70' Chevelle) that the more chrome the more your engine is prone to over heating.  Just my 2 cents.
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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2007, 02:02:45 AM »

You may already know this, but it's my experience (I built a 70' Chevelle) that the more chrome the more your engine is prone to over heating.  Just my 2 cents.
I haven't heard that actually. But,i'm also building this truck for show. I'm only racing at the drag track once or twice a month but i plan to enter as many local shows as possible in order to show off my hard work so i mostly want looks. If i do experience overheating though i'll re-work some stuff to solve that. Thanks for the info though. I love learning new stuff when it comes to trucks  :thumbsup:
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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2007, 07:59:55 AM »

I actually switched from chrome Moroso valve covers to polished aluminum...made a big difference.  Also, try and put the biggest radiator you can in there, and make sure that fan is spinning when it's supposed to.  Looks good so far.   :thumbsup:
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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2007, 10:42:06 AM »

I actually switched from chrome Moroso valve covers to polished aluminum...made a big difference.  Also, try and put the biggest radiator you can in there, and make sure that fan is spinning when it's supposed to.  Looks good so far.   :thumbsup:

Thanks! :)
That radiator filler neck is to fit a 262 v8 so the neck on it is a bigger diameter than the old filler neck so i'm trying to find a radiator to fit. I'm trying to find a 1980's chevy with a v8 that has a radiator with the same connections as mine so i can price them new at the auto parts store. You have any suggestions? Mine has an engine oil cooler i believe but no transmission cooler. And i'll remember that about the fan. I'm planning to remove it soon and install 2 electric fans because of how the engine driven fan robs power and gas. Harmonic balancer isn't on all the way yet but i don't have time today until around 6:00 when i get home from work so i'll update later.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2007, 08:48:41 PM »

Got my harmonic balancer all the way on today and installed the pulley aswell. I'm connecting my fuel lines back but having trouble getting them to screw in and not pop out when i tighten it but i'll fool with that tommorow. After that i have to bolt my fan back up and installed my battery and radiator then i can see if it cranks now after the engine timing was reset.





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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2007, 01:28:33 AM »

Fan installed



Fuel lines connected





Over-view



Still not done. I have to tighten my fuel lines because one is loose and i have to charge my battery some more.

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Re: '86 blazer build
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2007, 06:12:35 AM »

So are you gonna use the stock pulleys?
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