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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2002, 08:09 PM
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84 Blazer, need opinions and suggestions

Seriously looking at this 84 Chev Blazer. It has a 305 engine, sm465 tranny, and part time t-case. 10 bolt front and rear. The body is in excellent shape for its year, and the frame is developing rust but nothing major, and the crossmembers seem to be in ok condition other than the rear left one has rusted, but seems pretty solid to my fist. He wants $2500CAN, but says it needs a good tune up and new wires and spark plugs. Does this seem like a good enough deal, it idles fine, and is a little rough running, but its been sitting for 4 years, so it obviously needs a tune up and some fixin. Let me know what you think and any suggestions. I'd ideally like to run 35's, but i don't want to replace gears, would i be able to, it'll be mostly a camping vehicle. Could i find some used 3.73 gears and would that be sufficient enough.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2002, 10:34 PM
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Re: 84 Blazer, need opinions and suggestions

I would really have to see the Blazer first to say if it was a deal or not but it sounds OK. I would not recommend 35's w/ 3:73's if you are running the 305. I would either go lower on the gears or get a 350, or you could run smaller tires. I would say if at all poss, try for the 350, gears are good, but a better motor is tops. I had a 305 w/ 3:73's and 33's, and it did OK, but if I would have kept it I would have gotten a 350 for sure. Where it really sucked was out on the highway, up long grades. It actually did pretty good off raod with that set up.
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