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Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:45 am

Cut off the mount pads like Rick did or not? What mount and long tubes work without cutting the pads off? And what is the benefits of either on or off?
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby XXXXXXXX » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:28 pm

Sorry don't understand what your asking here.

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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:17 pm

Sorry I was too vague about that. The the engine mount pads that only came in the Blazers. Is there alot of clearance issues if I don't cut them out. Does it make it easier to set the motor down in place? Does it improve drive train angles and alignment? Is there a benefit to one way or the other?
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Rickracer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:59 pm

I would ALWAYS do it the way I did it, there are others who have bolted them in on the risers and not had any major issues as well. I preferred to cut them out for the lower center of gravity, more clearance at the firewall, and better drive line angles. 8)
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby jaymzz » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:59 pm

You will also have better steering shaft clearance with the conversion headers. I was going to leave mine in but had steering shaft issues so cut them out and everything fits very nice.
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Rickracer » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:46 pm

Doing the Jeep steering shaft swap will help with the clearance issues as well, 8) :wink:
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:03 pm

Thanks do you have a sticky on the Jeep steering swap and the truck was an a.c. truck and I don't have the compressor so should I get rid of it all together?
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Rickracer » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:06 pm

jeep steering shaft info, lengths

I would leave the AC stuff, if you're gonna drive it on the street, sooner or later, you will want it, :wink: 8)
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:28 am

I cut the exhaust off right in front of the trans cross member, cut out the mount pads and ground down the welds. Now it's time to test fit the motor and trans. The 350 trans is shorter than a 700r so how close seas that make the motor to the firewall or do I have to modify my trans crossmember?
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Rickracer » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:00 pm

Set it in there and see how it fits. You can move the trans crossmember forward or back by drilling new holes in the frame, if need be. 8)
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:10 am

I have a deep sump oil pan and trans pan. Will this work out?
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:51 am

The trans pan is a B&M deep sump aluminum.I need a new oil pan the one I have isn't going to fit. And a oil filter relocation kit. I am also going to take all the stuff off the front of the motor cause I don't want to damage any of it while putting the motor in.just read some searches on oil pans,deep sump oil pans and some of the last post were 2007. So the opinion still stands that one is not necessary? What rpm are you reving to when running mid 12s in your truck? Notching frames and crossmembers is out of the ? For my skills are not that advanced.
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Re: Blazer swap help

Postby Sleeperblazer » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Just ordered a stock replacement pan to keep progress moving forward.
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