|01-05-2009 05:39 PM|
so what does everyone think? good or bad deal
|01-05-2009 05:37 PM|
i know its late but thanks for the help, i ended up passing on the truck.
now same question, different rig
How does the 700 and 208's hold up? I will be wheeling this only in the mud but since this will be a mud only rig it will get abused.
|03-27-2008 06:47 PM|
I miss that old 79 i built up, i ended up sale'n it about 6 or 7 years ago.
it was origally a 2wd when i bought it.
|03-27-2008 05:58 PM|
|JCS05Rubi||fullsizechevy is where i frequented with my 2500 etc. Good group of knowlegable guys|
|03-27-2008 12:15 PM|
|03-27-2008 10:46 AM|
|03-27-2008 08:52 AM|
how much did it cost you to rebuild the th350 and around how much would a 400 cost?
does anyone know any good gm sites besides CK5? (i want to figure out what np205 i need and how much the trans and t case swap will cost before I get this truck)
Thanks again for the help,
and x's 2, that truck is badass
|03-27-2008 08:26 AM|
Sorry, not a Chevy Guy
|03-27-2008 06:22 AM|
350s never die. a factory turbo350 trans wont break under stock old school V8 power (which isn't much), but isnt going to last with a crate motor. A good BUILT turbo350 won't break, but a 400 would give you overdriver
Transfer case and front axles are usually the week link. The front axle should be a 10 bolt, which is not going to hold up to that kind of abuse, and those transfer cases are notorious for not lasting. The rear axle should be a 12 bolt, which is GREAT normally, but i doubt it will last with that abuse either.
id say built the trans, or toss in a built 400, swap the transfer case and the axles, and youd be good to go.
BTW distorted, thats a SWEET truck!!! there was a guy around here that had an 81 K1500 reg cab short bed. 350, built turbo350 trans, 6" suspension lift on 33s that I was going to buy for 700 bucks, but I ended up getting a hard top for the Jeep instead.
|03-26-2008 11:59 PM|
|03-26-2008 11:59 PM|
you mite want to either build the t350 up or up grade to a built 400.
i ran a gm 350 crate motor in a 79 chevy with a built T350 trans that i built up with new clutches and a 2400 stall and full rebuild and it worked great. I ran it through a few mud holes without any problems.
If i did it again i would of probally went with the 400.
|03-26-2008 11:47 PM|
|lost||as a mud buggy. I bought a set of 2.5's that I'm picking up this weekend and I'm planning on running 47-52" r1 tractor tires|
|03-26-2008 11:44 PM|
the motor should be fine..the tranny...well that depend on what your gonna use the truck for.
So what are you gonna use the truck for???
|03-26-2008 11:37 PM|
|03-26-2008 11:24 PM|
|distortedtj||are they the factory motor and tranny or aftermarket.|
|03-26-2008 10:54 PM|
|Smeghead||Everything will break they suck|
|03-26-2008 10:32 PM|
Chevy guys n girls?
I'm going to go take a look at a '79 K5 Blazer this week.
It has a 350 5.7L, a th350 transmission and a np203 t-case.
Hows the th350 and np203 strength wise? The axles will be overkill so I'm worried about the trans and mainly the t-case as being the weak link and the first thing to break.