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Brakes

"Drum to Disc" Conversion FAQ 60-70 : January 2011 : FAQ Truck Tech / 60-66 section
Lots of details with plenty of handy external links.
Disc Brake Upgrade Reference Thread : October 2009

For Those Doing Disk Brakes. 60-66 : September 2005 / 140+ posts

power drum brake upgrade : January 2014

Non Power - Dual Drum/Drum Master Cylinder Brake Conversion : October 2013

Rear Brake Drum Dilemma : January 2014 /70+

Brake boosters : February 2013

Converting from hand brake to foot brake Question : June 2011
This thread is in the 67-72 area
Proportioning valve : May 2011 [73-87 message board]
when some brake components are swapped
1962 Brake Question : February 2013 / questions leading to a write up about adding self adjusting drum brakes to a earlier 1962 truck

which dual master cylinder, to upgrade a 1964 C20? : May 2014

Drum Brake Question (C30) : May 2014

information about C30s,
1963 brake bleed question : January 2014
tips about brake bleeding procedures, information about manual brake adjustment settings, etc..
HOW TO: Split the brake lines (many have asked) / March 2009 by ChiefRocka

Power Brake Conversion question : December 2013
questions about installation
Parking Brake(mechanism) for 1965 C10

mechanism that fastens to the cross member under the cab.4 photos, of the mechanism, along with some descriptions of what piece does what.

Parking brake return spring[1960-1965] : August 2014

1965 c10 - hard brake pedal? with power vacuum booster... : October 2010

pedal pad question : March 2012

1966 to 1972 park brake system - swapped into a earlier truck - layout with 55+ photos/scans of diagrams - no cross member : May 2012 / 50+ posts (01/2014)

New Users Power Brake Question : January 2014

Parking brake assembly relocation - 1965 C10 - 2wd by JimZ

1964 Parking Brake Lines
photos and options for park brakes when modifications are done...

Lokar setup, photos

Modifying the original 1960-1965 setup and relocating it.
Later, bigger rear drum brakes???
information and details about adding larger later model drum brakes
Adding a power brake booster(drum/drum) to a '65 C-10 : February 2013

C30 disk brake swap questions : December 2013 /+30 posts

Custom/Modification

1960-1966 Chevy/GMC Pickup Truck Restoration/Modification/Customization Ideas : May 2010 / 230+ posts (01/2014)

Clutch

New Clutch

Replacing the clutch on a 1960 GMC, SM-318

Detailing

Do's/Don'ts of Engine Cleaning (Tell us your experiences...) : April 2009 /85+ posts [Detailing Forum]

Electrical Threads:

60-66 Wiring diagrams from Hilandr451 http://www.6066chevytrucks.com/index.html

60-66 Chevy - GMC wiring basics

60-66 full body wiring : December 2009 / Electrical forum

62' chevy c10 wiring diagram needed : May 2014

see thread, PM one of the members there for a diagram
Wiring Diagram - Lights Only : May 2014

1960-1966 GMC headlight adjuster kit : July 2014
options for parts to use, if you cannot find original bits
Turn Signal Switch Question : June 2014

Indicator/park light bulb holders?? New ones available to but? : June 2014

Alternator numbers : March 2014
1966 c10 / OEM alternator parts numbers
John Lees Internal Regulator Alternator Conversion : October 2013

Any pics of trucks with spotlights????? : October 2013 /25+ posts

No Pop Out No Fail Front Turn Signals : October 2013

Headlight Switch : January 2014
pin out list of the headlight switch
No tail lights or brake lights : March 2013
A common issue on our trucks, is the brake/running lights not working due to a bad ground, especially after the truck is repainted. Read more about it, here!
64 Alternator/Wiring Problems.. Help.. Please.. November 2006

see post 8 for the Shorty Cox troubleshooting list
Alternator : November 2013

no brake lights? : February 2014

My brake light and dome light do not work : February 2014

information on troubleshooting...
One More Headlight Relay Thread
NOTE : The first post contains links to other headlight relay threads here in the forum.
Halogen Headlight with Relay's Upgrade : October 2013

headlight upgrades? : October 2012

Projector Headlights??? Is it possible? : February 2014

Unity Spotlight Repairs by markeb01

1960-1963 Spotlight Installation : May 2010 by markeb01

Simple Headlight Upgrades

Internal Regulated Alternator Wiring

is your blinker return not working? see this thread here

External to Internal Voltage Regulated Alternator Conversion

Ignition[switch] Bezel Tool : June 2013

Ignition switch issue : June 2014
questions about the types of ignition switches, year to year or other chevy switches that fit
1965 C10 - alternator or battery... : December 2009 / good troubleshooting tips for recharging system issue with external voltage regulator

Internally regulated 3-wire alternator conversion : March 2013
details in thread on how to wire, photos, links to tech, etc..
1965 chevy c10 truck - battery going dead at random times : February 2011 more excellent troubleshooting on electrical charging issues.

NEEDED: Flarestat 105 wiring diagram : November 2009 - [Electrical Forum]
has a link to site with a downloadable .PDF file with useful information.
Also see the specific Electrical forum for those hard to figure out things and to find great advice on all things electric related to trucks.
Engine & Drive train
[INDENT]Axles

1960-1966 Chevy/GMC Pickup Truck Specs & Engine/Trans/Axle ID's

What's the difference in differentials? or What ratio Horatio? : October 2005

65 GMC Dana Axle help needed : March 2014

Differential questions : January 2012
1970 and 1971 rear axle specs - will it bolt in? etc..
Axle castle nut 65 c10 : September 2013 / part numbers

Driveline

How to check your driveline setup angles... an interesting link to the Dana Corp. site. : November 2013

2 piece drive line upgrade options : June 2014


'65 chevy c10 - bad vibrations! things to check? : August 2007
Original Poster had a long wheel base truck with a vibration at certain speeds
carrier bearing question : March 2013
that part in between the two piece drive shafts - only applies to long wheel base trucks
How To - 3/4 Ton - Converting to a 14bolt : November 2012

Another ‘65 C20 14-bolt conversion : April 2014
[INDENT]Rear End Differential Gear articles

decoding the 64-66 1/2 ton Rear end gear ratio : August 2014

12 Bolt Differential Oil Change (66' Chevy C10) : September 2014
Q & A on items needed, the process, etc..
The Engine Bay
There are two Engine specific areas on this forum :

For the stock stuff(generally) :
Engine & Drivetrain

For the go fast stuff(drag trucks, 4x4 mudders, etc..):
Racing and high performance (trucks haulin' more than hay)

Starting issues related to heat soaking of the starter, that prevent it from starting.
remote starter solenoid : July 2012

starter problems : July 2012

What Year is This 5 Blade Fan? : June 2014
a thread about the different fans, with photos
starting problems : July 2012
*end heat soak starter problems threads*
Online engine resources (casting numbers, calculators, etc.) : January 2010 /+30 posts
drive train references here... head, casting information I6 and v8, calculators, head flow data, engine compression ratio calculator, carburetor stuff, cam references NOTE:
1960-62 GMC to SBC V8 motor & trans mounts : October 2009

250 inline six engine : I-6 really weird "overheating" story : March 2014

alternator misalignment : June 2014
GMC w/ a 250 Inline six - discussion about lining up the belts and alternator, etc..
The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Engine and Tranny Swap Thread : June 2011

photos of original spark plug wires and holding brackets for a 1965 283 : August 2014

Proper thermostat for 261 : November 2013

The Inline 6 Banger/BB V6/V12 - Question & Answer Thread : May 2014
links to external sites with information about those engines
1966 327 motor mount with power steering : December 2013
photos, discussion of modifying a motor mount to accept a power steering bracket. works for 265-400 small blocks.
firewall pad fasteners? : June 2014
get the right tool, to make it easier!
1960-1966 Chevy/GMC Pickup Truck Specs & Engine/Trans/Axle ID's

Oil pan leak question : July 2014

I got the blower motor going, but... : August 2014

remote oil cooler project : August 2014


Manual Throttle Cable: when and how to use it? : August 2014

What is this Bracket? : August 2014 [engine lift/torque strap]

engine weight [283 v8 and I6] : August 2014

Chevy Six Cylinder Casting Numbers : August 2009
lots of links to lists about these blocks
Clifford Exhaust Mani Install : July 2014

60-62 I6 to V8 swap questions : March 2014

1966 GMC 305 V6 Service : April 2013
photos, details of head work on GMC 305E big block v6
'63 230 to 283 swap question : October 2006
questions and details about swapping a 230 inline out and a 283 v8 into a '63 C10
Need help with my pulley set up for my 65 v8 : June 2014
questions, photos, details on lining up pulleys, etc..
The Alan Grove documentation on pulley alignment in Budman56's build thread :

scroll up and down from posts 91 through 98
Any LT1 350 owners on here? / June 2013 : 60+ posts(06/2013)

Tool for alternator nut(serpentine belt system) : January 2014
a 327 SBC in a 64 step side - running a mid serpentine belt setup
v8 swap questions : August 2013 / from an inline six to a v8, swap questions, answers, etc..

HEI Swap for an I6, (Measuring 30+ degrees on the Factory Tab!) : October 2013

John Lee's HEI Swap for an I6, Factory GM Dizzy (The Install) : October 2013

Weber DGEV 32/36 Two BBL Carb for I6 (Install thread/not tuning) : October 2013

66 Carb Questions : March 2014

Electric Choke Help : June 2014
1964 C10 / the electric choke & your wiring harness
1965, L6 292 Engine Power Steering Pump Set-Up : November 2013 /+40 posts

Front Main Seal Replacement and Add Balancer Retention Bolt (I6) : October 2013

Pinging 6 : April 2014
235 inline six, troubleshooting & tuning tips
Front and Rear I6 Motor Mount Replacement : October 2013

1960-62 GMC to SBC V8 motor & trans mounts

GMC 1963 v6 plaid valve covers any info??? / October 2009

Do I need this for my LSX swap? : June 2014
swapping 2 LS2 from a GTO with 4L65E auto trans... asking about whether a bracket is used or not in the swap in a '65 chevy c10
V8 swap questions : August 2013
questions and info. about swapping a 250 inline 6 with a 305 v8 sbc, and a T5(S10) trans. 5spd.
Correct engine, water temperature sender, Part Number? : July 2013

Mid 1980s 3/4 ton motor mounts in a 1966 truck / January 2013
photos, measurements, details
HEI install question (wiring) : May 2010

HEI Swap - November 2001 in the Engine & Drivetrain FAQ

Exhaust

What Muffler's Are You Running / October 2012 : 15+ posts(06/2013)

Muffler, Exhaust Routing Recommendations : August 2014

Exhaust Recommendations 65 GMC 4x4 305e : December 2013

Exhaust Flange Gasket Required? : April 2013 /+10 posts

Long Bed Exhaust for Short Bed Trucks (I6) with On the Shelf Parts : October 2013

Exhaust routing suggestions : May 2014

does any one make a exhaust kit? 66 camper custom with 283 : March 2014

Headers

block huggers or normal headers? any tips?

what headers are you running?

inline six beefy engine! : February 2014
headers and exhaust discussion for 250 inline six
1963 C10 Small Block Headers

Headers - Nov. 2012

Best Fitting Headers For a 66 : October 2009 / 20+ posts

What headers can I use? / 1964 c10 with small block

Hooker Comp headers & manuals transmission

What type of headers?

Headers & A/C opinions please!

502 in my 1963 frame - what kind of headers?

hooker headers

Headers? : August 2014 /+15 posts

looking for headers for 64 chevy c10 : August 2014

SBC Headers : December 2012

Headers - March 2012 / starts off about a 1965 with a SBC

Shorty Headers - March 2012

which headers to buy? - August 2011

What headers do you use? - August 2011

Headers, will they fit? - July 2011

time to buy BBC headers - Jan 2011

Folks! What headers would you buy? - Nov. 2010

Exhaust Header recommendations - March 2011

Header or Not To Header That Is The Question : April 2011

Header Questions - Feb. 2011

headers '64-'66 trucks with 350 sbc and auto trans? : May 2006

header question - Jan. 2011
will a set of headers from a 73-87 fit our 60-66 trucks with a sbc?
headers... 454 in my 64 suburban
Cooling system section
all about Radiators, hoses ...
Griffin Radiator Install : February 2014
install in a 1965 C10 with a LSX motor.
V8 Radiator Upgrade for I6 Trucks (With Heater Repair) : October 2013

over flow tank : August 2012

upper radiator hose(for a v8) : August 2013
parts numbers, photos, etc..
Upper rad hose for V8 rad to L6 engine : December 2013

Transmission Threads


Complete T5 swap thread - one way to skin the cat - by Jocko : August 2011
swapping an S10 T5 ( 66 C10). Lots of details, parts numbers and photos. Also, questions & answers in the thread with more information.
Total Bolt In Astro T5 OD Trans (250 I6) All GM Off the Shelf Parts-1965 C10 SBSS : December 2013
Off the shelf Chevrolet parts, Near Zero Modification (either shorten drive shaft or go for zero mods by buying one new), direct bolt in of a Mid 80s Chevrolet Astro Van T5 with 11" Astro Van clutch kit with the addition of the S10/1500 flywheel to support the larger diameter clutch assembly.

Engine is the common 250 cu in Chevy I6. Lots of details, parts numbers and photos.
TV cable adjustment For the 700r4 and Testing Line Pressures By Clinebarger : March 2011 / FAQ archives / Engine & Drivetrain


granny trany help! : December 2013


Converting to 3 on the tree transmission 283 350 v8 HELP! : August 2014

pics of th350 intall? : July 2009

Advice for TH350 Transmission Swap on 62' C10 : April 2014 / +15 replies

ranger overdrive install : April 2014

700r4 vss and cable : March 2014

Auto floor shifter : October 2008

Floor shifter for TH350 : June 2014

1962 with 235 - How to remove bell housing? : October 2013

Upper clutch rod (pedal to bell crank) : May 2014 - info./discussion

3 speed manual trans ID help : November 2006
good info. on the manual trans. along with interesting info. about swaps
Tranny Crossmember : October 2013
details & photos about swapping the transmission cross member from a parts truck or a later model chevy/gmc truck
School me on front cross member swaps : September 2009 /+30 posts

Brake pedal switch???? : March 2013
good information on replacing the old factory brake switch for a new 2 position brake switch "required" when running the 700R4 trans. in our trucks.
The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Engine and Tranny Swap Thread : June 2011

drive shaft removal [1963 Chevy C20] : May 2014

Finally caught a break NP440 / MY 6 : April 2013
details about a NP 440 / MY 6 transmission build
nv4500[transmission] in a K10-20
with photos... 1965 GMC panel that is being converted to a "K" series. crate 350 - Advance Adapter b/housing- NV4500 from Smart Parts, Kansas City, MO; they also modified the output shaft for t/c adaption- advance adapter for the NP205 t/c- advance adapter for t/c shifter linkage.
NV4500: what to do? : December 2013 / Q&A, research

NV4500 into my '63 rustbucket : January 2014 / follow up, install thread with details, photos

((((Transmission Specs )))) : March 2010

1960-1966 Chevy/GMC Pickup Truck Specs & Engine/Trans/Axle ID's

700 R4 bracket for a 230 6 cylinder : March 2013

aftermarket transmission cross members / January 2013
aftermarket cross members, later model Chevy truck parts to use instead.
Also see the specific Engine & Drivetrain forum as most engines and transmissions were used over many years. If it is a specific drive train question, you will find good answers in there!

Explore the Engine & Drivetrain FAQ too!

If you are researching a T5 transmission build/swap into one of our trucks, be sure to visit Lugnutz65's blog, listed and linked in the External Links / 60-66 trucks in Section 3.

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