It's a wonder my liver still functions ....
Whelp, just learned a lesson today - NEVER tell the world how great your cars are running! Just spent the last couple hours under the Blazer in 15° temps. Gotta love it.
Wifey came home and told me it had a hard time climbing the hill, and it's loud. So I'm thinking OH BOY ... that's the end of this engine. She had just filled the tank ... so I check the MPG's - 13.96!! WOAH something ain't right - we were getting 17 all last month! So I go for a ride. Start climbing this small hill and put my foot into it, and the carb lets out this BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH like a sick cow, with absolutely zero power! I know that sound - clogged catalytic converter. Should've never installed the damn thing to begin with! Pulled the exhaust down, and fired it up - was dead silent! Problem confirmed. Hogged it out & fired it up a few times to blast the chunks out. Got a shopping bag full of pieces. Bolted it all back up and all is well. It's got a little exhaust note to it now, like those fart cannons the ricer kids put on their Toyota Corollas ... only nowhere near as obnoxious.
Now it runs like a raped ape! Feels like it gained 40HP!