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Old 07-12-2018, 03:11 PM   #358
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Re: 1972 Medium Blue Highlander Blazer Resto

Arrived in WI without major issue and settling in. Very happy to be here - lots of surrounding agriculture and beautiful barns. Very enjoyable roads to drive.

Thanks again for the good words. I've not put too many miles on the Blazer yet but the ride is less stiff than my K20 to answer Hemi's earlier question. In fact, I plan to order Alcan springs for my K20 to be installed next spring. Also, the quick ratio in the steer box rebuilt by Red Head hasn't seemed squirrelly at speeds up to 65 mph and is less responsive than that in my 4Runner fwiw.

Bugs so far: speedo works but not clocking miles so have another to swap in from Tom (tbone64); radiator fluid weeps out the vent hose more than expected but temp gauge reads wnl so need to located my infared thermometer and measure fluid temp heading into the radiator; the original carb rebuilt by Sean Murphy Induction wouldn't smoothly idle so that at a local shop now, Bigs Performance Products, to be re-jetted and have the metering valve and accelerator pump gone through; need to get correct reduction gear for 3.73 gears so the speedo is accurate. Also wrinkled the SPID Chipflyer made
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