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My 1988 K5 Blazer

Discussion in '4wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by Rusty Nail, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Goldie Driver

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    Oh - wifey is gunna order me that cool tool. That is not what I was thinking - I was thinking 2 C shaped pieces with all thread to adjust between.

    This looks much simpler - a two handed operation, but beats the fock outta springing a leak in the steering reservoir due to prying efforts ...

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    :(
    It's true but I only spent 350 for five wheels yo! Brand new! AND I'm itching to install them ... Can-'t find the P.S.pump? W.T.F.? It's in the attic? -oh yeah I lost the puller.
    Whatever.
    Not going back together yet, I was scrubbing on the block yesterday and decided the rattle can rebuild is NOT for me. Now it matches the rest of the truck lol :(
    Cleaner soaked all night - but I gtg to work.
    More next week!
    Gotta get paid to buy a new CS 130 next but I think there will be a first gen Glock 17 that I'll have to rescue from a loveless home.
     
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    I'd rag you about priorites, but ...

    Guns are pretty high priorities, too.

    :D
     
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    I thought it just decoded as '89 GMC? A friend of mine once had a '91 K5 and maybe it's just my memory playing tricks on me, but I thought it had a Flint Assembly decal in the driver door jamb.
     
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    The partial VIN decodes as:

    T= GMC Truck
    K= 1989 Model year
    J= Janesville Plant


    Since Rusty says it isn't a 1989 GMC.... Chances are the motor is either out of an '89 Jimmy or maybe a GMT-400 GMC truck (which were also built at the Janesville plant)
     
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    I looked under the hood today gettin set to climb in there and see the casting number when I remembered about the nest on the intake.
    At that instant one of them showed up - and it looked pissed - so I ran away again lmao.

    Good times! :D
     
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    This is a picture to illustrate the broken bolt hole on the block.. I've known it was there and imagine that may hold some clues, Blues, what can cast a light on the Mystery of "where TF did the smog pump go?"
    Now you see it - down by the fuel pump Boss..damn! that's a good lookin water pump!

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    Was on the phone with my Ace @ O'Reilly's and we were talkin about "hay man it's Rusty. Why dontcha order me up one of them lifetime alternators for a 1 ton 1995 Chevy truck or a Tahoe - something that will bolt into my 88 BLAZER - with an external fan pliz! ?
    What for he says? To replace this 74 amp p.o.s made in Mexico I got..I need more alternating I'm sure besides - it says made in Mexico and I don't like it. Can't stay.:nono:
    I sure as hell am NOT looking at that every time I open the hood. GTFO my Blazer.
    :gr_guns:

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    He says he don't find that part number.
    Nono my man a cs130 is a GM alternator series..
    After I splain him a little about 10si,12si,cs130,cs144. Oh yeah! Yessir the 105 amp standard duty job - he got on board and?
    Cheap?
    $134.
    Fvck!
    Were havin fun now! :D
    Order it in lemme look at it. I'll bring the other around tomorrow.

    That's what I got in the radiator and still can't find that P.S. pump - because it is for an '85 Corvette and now it's in the Babe Ox.
    I need one of these.
    NEW - not rebuilt -

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    Fvck! Again? The fun don't stop. I knew there was a good reason the truck was sitting out!
    Yes, replacing it all. :rolleyes:

    Ima go have a look-see tomorrow at what he got figured out. SOME cs144 alternators have internal fans and it's my understanding they run hot and have three year lifespans lol?. Pass.
    Decided against a fancy cs144, there are stark price jumps between years and I was shopping entry level parts, they get bigger- I do not quantify the worth of that additional cost. (+or- another $100!) Wtf do I need 240 amps for anyways? 74 was fine for thirty years . lol. :(


    Lookit here though. I found this SEVEN BLADED FAN in my garage that I THINK got took off the 1980 one ton 350 - and I took this FIVE BLADED FAN out of my 88 Blazer.
    Hmmm..let me see....
    GTFO. a fan clutch swap is appropriate.

    Yet another job for the stainless MAN SINK!.
    I know the light/normal duty clutch I bought is in good shape - no brainer? Why light duty? It eats the least horsepower. :waytogo:
    If you lay these down flat they will leak and if you buy a severe duty clutch, you give away 15 horsepower or something equally ridiculous.

    50% of the parts seen here are getting recycled - there shall be no more quarter given ye aged 5 blades! :mad:
    (Sure is pretty)
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    You may not be able to do it, but it sure would be interesting to see if there is a temp difference running 7 blades versus 5.

    I assume the 5 blades is more a half ton thing.

    Pretty cool !

    :p

    ( Pun not intended, but it works. )
     
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    Hahaha!

    No telling, too many changes AND running hot is how it all got started.
    Oh, I guess I could run both fans and try to see but im not gonna. lol?
    We assume for the purposes of this thread, that the 7 blade fan works better or GM wouldn't have changed from the 5 blade. Same reason fans are 11 blades now dontcha reckon?

    How do ya measure CFM?

    The 5 blades came from the 88 k5 and the 7 came from a 1980 1ton's 350 (010 block)
    Makes me wonder what is in the C20 and if it looks as good as this one though. ;)

    Check out this wacky spam text I JUST got.

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    If you feel like testing it I'll mail it to ya!
     
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    I think someone posted that text in the Funny stuff from the Internet thread.

    LOL

    I am not sure how to measure CFM other than maybe tape some thin cardboard to a fixed mount and then measure the amount of deflection of said cardboard with both fans.

    Probably some real tool for that which costs a buttload.

    But, I can follow the thought that more blades = more air moved.

    WTH - you got it, why not try it ?

    SCIENCE!

    :anitoof:
     
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    *ALSO Made in Mexico..nobody else takes issue with that. Beats made in USA.
    Why not ship the work over the river?

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    878? That don't seem right..stupid vortex!

    O'Reilly's special order price for that Cardone p.s. rebuilt pump is $200!

    Bro! Sry all you had to do was beat $112 bucks. Maybe next time huh? Oh well.

    I got this new alternator annnnd? I dont like it either. Wtf? Why is the C20s so much cooler?
    Found the Ultima part number from that other thread....ahh.for an '86 Corvette. Ahhh! I'd rather have that - same 105 amps....huh. Okie! Called up the homeboy. Hay dude. (Gave him a different part # than he sold me) I wanna swap this alternator for that one, my bad!
    He dont care. No problem. Be here tomorrow.

    Badass. :headbang:

    Listen up readers. It's FORTY DOLLARS cheaper than the equilivant part for a '96 - same output, smaller size.

    Mmmkay? That's what you want for your squarebody imo.
    :imo:

    What's a squarebody imo?
    :badger_1: :biggun:

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    #766- That's the one you want! :waytogo:
     
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    Is that real?
    The '86 unit runs $99.
    +50% your stock unit's output for a Ben and a plug adapter.

    Lol!
    I'm not doin that dude. You can have the fan though.
     
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