Last post on Jun 06, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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GMC Jimmy, Chevrolet Blazer, Fuel System, SUV
#1 of 8 305 to 350 swap on 85 GMC Jimmy, Carb help
Feb 15, 2008 (1:17 pm)
So I'm swapping out my engine in my Jimmy and trying to figure out what to do with my carburetor. What I'm mainly told is that I need to get it modified or machined so that it isn't running too lean, the 350 being a larger engine and all....
Anyways, it would be nice to just get a new one that fits on there right, but the problem is that my carburetor is a computer controlled carburetor which seems to be kind of rare. I do need to pass emissions... and am wanting a carb that will give me some good performance off road.
#2 of 8 Engine Swap
Feb 15, 2008 (5:50 pm)
I swapped 305 to crate 350 in a 82 blazer.Every thing bolted on the 350 from the305.The blaser run great.
#3 of 8 Re: 305 to 350 swap on 85 GMC Jimmy, Carb help [bkstradling]
Mar 05, 2008 (10:18 pm)
i do not know what kind of carb you got, but if you plan on replacing the carb, you will need the rochester quadrajet wich will work fine and you sould be able to order it from autozone.
Mar 05, 2008 (10:26 pm)
i have an 1986 k5 blazer 4x4 with 3.73 gears, and with the recent raping that we are taking from big oil, i need to do some modifications to get better fuel economy. please help i am willing to try anything the more ideas the better, if someone suggests changing gears i would like to know how high i can go without doing any damage to the drivetrain
#5 of 8 Re: fuel economy [1986blazer]
Mar 07, 2008 (7:26 pm)
do you have an auto or manual trans. 373 with 4 speed auto is not bad. the problem is you have to make front to rear gear changes. the cost minus the assumed savings may justify leaving it alone.
#6 of 8 Re: fuel economy [okko1]
Mar 07, 2008 (8:33 pm)
Do you need a truck? I'd look for a more economical car in terms of gas if you don't absolutely need the truck.
#7 of 8 ignition timimg
May 31, 2008 (6:19 am)
what is the timing for 86 chevrolet 350,ie 2,4,6,8,DEGREES .the sticker is gone on the radiator support that usually tells you. thanks.
#8 of 8 Re: fuel economy [1986blazer]
Jun 06, 2008 (11:37 am)
Changing the gear ratios from 3.73 won't be much help. That is already a very good compromise between economy and effeciency. 3.42 was higher ratio for those years, not sure if it was available on a Blazer though. I had an 85 Suburban with 3.42, it was OK on fuel mileage (well, for a carbureted Suburban anyway), but absolutely was terrible at towing anything other than a light load.
The best modification you can do is to your driving habits. Slow down, try to stay in higher gears, leave it parked more often.