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Old 04-23-2018, 02:04 AM   #1
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Olí Blue - project

Hey all, (sorry for the long post)
New to the forum.. here is my Ď65 C10 project Olí Blue. Just a little run down of the truck; It was my Grandaddyís truck that he bought back in 1985 from his cousin. He handed it down to me about 2 years ago and once I got it I started doing little stuff. It sat for he first year in my garage.. then I started ordering parts. First on the list was new Carb, exhaust manifold, plugs, wires, the whole ďtune-upĒ parts list.. i bought brand new chrome front and rear bumpers and grill. I drove it for about 9 months every day to work and back. Then it got cold and didnít like starting up so it sat all winter. 2 weeks ago I got the itch to get back in it. So I started ordering parts.. this list included CPP front and rear 4Ē drop springs and shocks, new distributor, fuel pump, coil, plugs and wires again, air filter, oil and filter, and I reset the timing. (Donít think the timing was set right when I originally got the truck) The truck runs amazing now. Next on the list is ball joints (just ordered them), wood bed floor kit, wheels and tires (which will be steelies with a thin white wall), and new reupholstered seat. I also just bought a universal electric fuel pump to mount under the hood for start up. It seems when the truck sits for awhile the fuel drains out of the carb and itís hard to start. Mounting the electric fuel pump I can just flip a switch to prime the carb and fire it right up. Having a new carb built as we speak so maybe that will solve my issue and I can keep the fuel pump on stand by. Here are a few pics of Olí Blue. First pic is before itís lowered and the rest are how it sits currently.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:11 AM   #2
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Re: Olí Blue - project

Nice,love the stance on it....
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:56 PM   #3
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Welcome, and your tk looks good. have fun---------
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:35 PM   #4
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Rusty63, 61K10- thank you guys!
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Welcome neighbor. Cool truck.
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:58 AM   #7
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Re: Olí Blue - project

I had the same starting issue with mine- Rochester B carbs are a little weird. Found a better carburetor ( a better Rochester B) and it was fixed.
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I had the same starting issue with mine- Rochester B carbs are a little weird. Found a better carburetor ( a better Rochester B) and it was fixed.
Do you have a link to it or more info on it? Would love to buy one and give it a try. Iím currently have my spare rebuilt.. gonna give it a try. Would really like to get a better one though.
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