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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 01:10 PM
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\'82 Blazer. Should I buy it?

I used to hang out on the Jeep board. Sold the Jeep. But I've got to get another 4X. I decided on a SFA Blazer. It won't be my daily driver.

Is there anything bad about an '82 Blazer?
It's a 350, auto, 1/2 ton. Floor pan is pretty well rusted out at the door jams. 4X works well and runs good.
What transfer case is in there? Transmision?
The motor says "Mr Goodwrench" on the valve cover. Is this a replacement?

The pretty young lady wants $2000 for it.

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Joey
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Re: \'82 Blazer. Should I buy it?

Well if the bolts go down the center of the valve covers then it is a 89 or newer engine. Not sure which tc it would have. Does it have overdrive if so it should be a 700R4 tranny. The early 700R4's had problem, but I do not know as much about that. Somebody else will pick that up and run with it.

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it is a maunal or auto tranny? Proably a TH350 or 700R4. Not sure when they started using the 700. Probably a NP208 t-case. Axle wise it probably has a pair of 10 bolts.
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my 350 is an 87, stock, and the bolts go down through the valve covers on the top. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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<font color="green"> I'd hold out for a rust free truck, they should be pletiful in Texas, I would think. </font color>
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Re: \'82 Blazer. Should I buy it?

The first year for 700R4's was 83 I think...may have been 82...either way, its been 20 years since then, and I bet most have been rebuilt, hopefully for the better.
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Re: \'82 Blazer. Should I buy it?

Lets play a ratio game-
I am to a 700R4 as
AJM is to rust.
Actually, in my own experience I have had bad luck with 700R4s. I have only blown of 4 of them. Some poeple love theres though and have had no problems with them.
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The 700R4 was in production in 1982. I don't know what vehicles it came in though for sure. The only GM vehicle I know of the definitly came with that tranny in 82 was the Vette.
I must agree though the R4's should all be destroyed...I have gone through 3 of them, now I put in a completely modified one from TCI. Hopefully this one lasts me long enough to save money to put in something I actually want
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Center bolt valve covers came into production in 86. Not sure about the tranny. T case should be a cast iron version. But 2k for a rotted out floor pan? Look for another truck, man!
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i hear that crap about the 700R4's...... and I BELIVE IT, crappy over drive POS, my friend has one that was rebuilt, slips like a mother when you pound on the gas, it only has 31's on it, it is sad, they should all be riped out of 4x4's and thrown in a big fire and melted into soda pop cans, and be replaced with a TH350 or 400, only trans i can approve of was the alternative trans offerd was the SM465, great trans [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]. all i can say is hope for one of the better automatics or the sm465, and if your used to the quick shifting transmissions in the new trucks, ferget the sm465, i learned stick in my dads nissan 5 speed 4x4, good gracious that was a change, stiffer clutch, stiff shifting,wide ratio cast iron gear box, but so tough it will take a big beating and keep going, good luck with the blaz'. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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