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Old 11-27-2006, 01:06 AM   #29
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1974 is old?

Crap...I'm getting old too then.
Hey, I agree! 1974 is new to me! I think of the 1930s and 40s vintage as "old"... the 20s are truly "vintage" and the teens are "antique"...

I remember 1974...wasn't it just the other day?

But we have a "old" (hate to use that word!) truck. A 1968 we bought from the original owner. However, it is no longer "stock".

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:51 AM   #30
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Klattu ,

turbo 400s did have the problem of blowing fluid out the dipstick tube on a hevy hill pull ,GM tried to overcome that with a hole in the part of the tube
down in the trans case below the o ring .still the trans was fine otherwise .
Agree on the shift kit for sure ,keeps the shifts firm and the clutch packs tight when shifting ,higher fliud pressure .One weird turbo 400 trivia thing is
that when a 400 shifts from first to second ,one spinning clutch drum stops
and another spins up to RPM in reverse rotation ,crazy but a fact with the 400 ,no other trans does this ,so if the shift to second is two hard it can
break the retaining lugs cast in the 400s case .you'll find most trans guys
do not want to go competition on the shift kit ,and second gear is not as firm
as you'd like ,mine in the cabover is this way and my trans guy would not give it a hard 1 2 shift ,blazes into third though .still the toughest trans around .

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Old 11-27-2006, 06:44 AM   #31
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From photos, does not look like a 18000 mile truck.
The pedals and the seat and all are like new. The underhood area is very clean as the hood was not opened in a long time. Unfortunately it sat out under a pine tree stand for three yrs or more and got slime and dirt everywhere. The rust is mostly surface except in the bed and the bottom of the pass. door. The rubber mat in the bed held water inder it, as the drains were stuffed with pine straw.
We pulled pine needles out of every little hole.
The engine sounds like 18k when it idles. I never checked the mileage until we started pulling maintenace receipts out and they were like 1983 6000 miles, 1992 14,000 miles, 1995 17,000 miles, etc. The last was 18,100.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:18 AM   #32
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You guys are making think about pulling our families 1972 K5 Blazer out of the barn, where its been hibernating for the past 12 years. I was 9 when it was purchased new for $4,400 big ones, Jeff
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:47 AM   #33
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72 K5 is one of the most collectible GM trucks ever. If that truck is clean rust free good runner, OK paint and interior its worth $10k.
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72 K5 is one of the most collectible GM trucks ever. If that truck is clean rust free good runner, OK paint and interior its worth $10k.
No rust, original paint, top has never been off, and has never left the pavement. Jeff
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