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straight6chevyguy 12-20-2018 02:31 AM

1965 C20 Dump truck
 
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This is a 1965 c10 that my Uncle built into a c20 dump truck.
The cab and frame is all that is original (the doors,hood and every thing else is
from other trucks)

My Dad got it from my Uncle some time around early 2001 and then gave it to my brother a short time later. Now I have it.

The truck has been used for a farm truck off and on since we got it.
It was parked from 2012 until I got it going some time last year.

292 straight 6 with 4 speed on the floor.

Long list of things I plan on and need to do to it in the near future (including fixing the non working dump bed) So stay tuned!

straight6chevyguy 12-21-2018 11:06 PM

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Yes,I know I have not posted any thing new yet but I will soon!

I just need to take some more pictures. (And get some more money):lol:

TJ's Chevy 12-22-2018 12:24 AM

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Subbed, any plans for the 292? Hey yer only about 30 miles from me.

straight6chevyguy 12-24-2018 04:09 PM

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The plan is for now to just get it running real good and then maybe later on I'll add some mods to it.

I do like what you did to yours.

TJ's Chevy 12-24-2018 11:32 PM

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Nice! Well maybe when I get my 64 GMC up here we'll have to go cruising around.

straight6chevyguy 12-25-2018 01:31 AM

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Here is some more pictures.

straight6chevyguy 12-25-2018 01:43 AM

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My Uncle all so put this on the truck. I really cant say that I dislike it but I don't think that I would have put one in.

The latch is half shot so I never really open it.

straight6chevyguy 12-25-2018 01:55 AM

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All so my Uncles work:

Straight pipe split pipes dumped under the cab.

I really like the sound but it gets real loud in the cab when driving with a heavy load or in any gear over 2nd when driving up a hill.

A different setup may be coming in the future.

straight6chevyguy 12-25-2018 02:01 AM

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By the way, the 2nd shift lever on the floor is to engage the hydraulic pump for the dump bed.

straight6chevyguy 12-25-2018 02:02 AM

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More to come later!

straight6chevyguy 12-28-2018 02:21 PM

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Been busy working on my 98 1500 but here is a picture of the carb. that's on the truck.

straight6chevyguy 12-28-2018 02:35 PM

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I know its not the right carb for the engine but there was one just like this on it when we got it.(This one is off my 76 c10)

this carb is working for now but it needs to be rebuilt or replaced before I can get the truck on the road.

So here is my question: Can I use this carb on this engine or do I need to get the original one for it.

All so the vac. advance is not hooked up, not shore if I can with this carb I have now.

Some input would be welcome.

straight6chevyguy 12-31-2018 01:36 PM

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So after reading my last post today I realize that I may need to clarify a few things.

I have 2 carburetors, both are the same.
One came with the truck when we got it.
The 2nd one came off the engine in a 76 c10.

I know that these carbs are not the original kind for my engine.

I know the rockchester B is the original carb for these engines.

Obviously the engine runs with this carb My Uncle drove the truck on the road with one.

So my question is:
Has anybody else used this type of carb on these engines.
And is there any advantage or disadvantage of using these over the rockchester B.

I know this is most likely a stab in the dark but just thought I'd ask.

Thanks, and happy new year!:chevy:

straight6chevyguy 01-01-2019 03:34 PM

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So here is a short list of things I have done to the truck in the past 2 years.

Replaced a valve lifter & push rod on the engine.
Replaced the left rear wheel cylinder.
Installed new amp,oil pressure and water temp gauges. (smoked old ammeter)(that's another story)
Replaced a bunch of wiring.
Cleaned out mouse nest in heater blower housing.
Started installing new wood on the truck bed.(Not finished)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something but that's most of it.

straight6chevyguy 01-01-2019 04:02 PM

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So now here is the list of things I want to hopefully do to the truck this year.(2019)

Finish rebuilding the truck bed.
Fix a slight valve tap in the engine.(most likely just needs adjustment)
Install new (better) choke cable.
Replace or rebuild carburetor.
Fix the gas gauge.
Replace windshield wiper arms & wipers.
Install new door seals.

Possibly fix the dump bed.(no guarantees)
Possibly get the truck on the road.(no guarantees)

I'm most likely forgetting something but you get the idea.

straight6chevyguy 01-09-2019 02:14 PM

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Um... yea I forgot some things but I will save them for surprises.:lol:

TJ's Chevy 01-09-2019 06:52 PM

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Classic parts of America has door seal kits and a replacement choke cable. :chevy:

straight6chevyguy 01-10-2019 12:13 PM

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Thanks I will check it out.

350TacoZilla 01-29-2019 07:20 PM

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Can't wait to see what all you do with it, hard to tell in pics but is it still 6 lug up front? I know you had said he converted it to a c20 and can see rear hubs but wasnt sure if he switched front out too or not. If not do you plan to make it 8 lug all around and any plans on wheel-tire combo you might be going with?

Side note.. I really wish GMC would have used same dash as the chevy's, I like the symmetrical design they have in both the double bump dash and your style.

straight6chevyguy 01-30-2019 04:57 PM

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Yep it's got 8 lugs all the way around.
Not really sure about the wheels yet I kinda like the look of the mud tires on the back but I don't know if I will keep it that way.

Yea nothing really wrong with the gmc dash but I kinda like the chevy dash a little bit more.

I plan on getting more done once the winter is over and the weather starts warming up.
I don't have a shop and I hate working in the rain LOL!

I have some pictures of when I was rebuilding the bed I have been meaning to post on here sometime.

I will all so try to explain whats wrong with the dump bed sometime to.

straight6chevyguy 02-04-2019 05:47 PM

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Well the other day we had some good weather so I decided to take off the valve cover to adjust the valves.
That's when I ran into some problems.
So my problem is I have coolant leaking up through one of the valve cover bolt holes in the head.

Even with the bolt screwed in coolant is still leaking past the bolt threads
and getting ware it shouldn't be.... Not good.

I think I can take care of the problem one way or another but I just wanted to ask if anybody else has had this problem before.

cwcarpenter98 02-04-2019 06:18 PM

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Not sure if this would work or not, but have you tried using some sort of thread sealant? I used Permatex thread sealant on my engine when I had some bolts that needed sealing and it has worked out great for me. Also used the stuff on my Dakota and have not had any issues with the sealant in just over 7000 miles

straight6chevyguy 02-04-2019 06:29 PM

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I have not used actual thread sealant but I have used some gasket maker around ware the
valve cover seals and that did not really work but sealing the actual bolt threads might work.

I may have to try it.

Thanks for the suggestion!

cwcarpenter98 02-04-2019 07:42 PM

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Anytime! Hope it works for you :metal:

Johns 66 02-05-2019 08:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by straight6chevyguy (Post 8458680)
Well the other day we had some good weather so I decided to take off the valve cover to adjust the valves.
That's when I ran into some problems.
So my problem is I have coolant leaking up through one of the valve cover bolt holes in the head.

Even with the bolt screwed in coolant is still leaking past the bolt threads
and getting ware it shouldn't be.... Not good.

I think I can take care of the problem one way or another but I just wanted to ask if anybody else has had this problem before.

That Stinks....but like Christian..I would use some Permatex and seal the threads...that should work


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