need some guidance on engine swap
I'm new around here....looking for some advice concerning an engine swap.
I have a 79 k5 blazer with a nice solid motor...and not much else worthwhile. Trans is bad, body's quite rusty, right rear brake is giving me trouble and the left rear spring has three broken leaves.
I have a friend with an 89 1/2 ton Suburban with a bad motor, a rebuilt th700r4 trans and is generally pretty solid looking. It needs some glass but I have sourced that already.
I want to swap my motor for the bad one in the 'burb and save some of the other parts. Doing some research, I discovered I might need a different flexplate as the newer motor has a different bolt pattern for the torque converter or some such thing....can anyone verify this for me? Are there any other details I might need to look out for? Both vehicles have 350s. Will the flexplate from the 'burb work with my motor or will the difference in years be a problem?
The k5 is mostly stock (exhaust manifolds, hei, a/c) but does have some mods (Edelbrock manifold, carb, rv cam). The 'burb is completely stock.
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated! I couldn't find a whole lot of help on the web for this type of swap...Thanks!