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Old 03-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #176
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

Oops, almost forgot the last one!

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Old 03-22-2017, 03:21 AM   #177
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

I received my last two hose fittings as well as my separators in the mail today, so the fuel system is finished, minus my filler neck.

First clamp mounted on the bracket. You can also see a better view of my PCV valve routing from here.



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Old 03-22-2017, 09:43 AM   #178
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Re: Project "You thought yours was bad!" '78 C10 Stepside

Good attention to detail, and I like how the truck sits. You'll have a lot of fun with it this summer. Also, good job working toward a budget. You'll have a nice truck at a good cost when you are done. BTW, you're killin me with the the pics of the '67 Camaro workbench. I really like that car, even just as it sits now.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:50 AM   #179
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Good attention to detail, and I like how the truck sits. You'll have a lot of fun with it this summer. Also, good job working toward a budget. You'll have a nice truck at a good cost when you are done. BTW, you're killin me with the the pics of the '67 Camaro workbench. I really like that car, even just as it sits now.
Thank you! I'm currently a little over the planned $5000 budget with the Sniper EFI, but I really wanted to try one out, and plus, it's always nice to have something to splurge a little on. Overall though, the EFI kit added about $2000 to the cost of the build. The kit was $1100 (with shipping), and I had the distributor for timing control, the new sending unit, Hydramat, pump, fuel lines, and all the fittings, all which added about another $1000 on top of the kit itself. If I would have stuck to a carb and stock style distributor, I would have had about $3500 into the build at this point. It's definitely still a moderate chunk of change, even for a "budget build"!

And thanks as well on the Camaro! I actually used to drive that car just as it looks. It had a later year 350 small block with a '62 corvette T10 4 speed, and wide Rally wheels. Open headers as well! I pulled and sold the engine and transmission to a guy a year or so ago, who planned to put it in a 38(?) Plymouth I believe, and I was planning on doing an LS swap (6.0L/4L80E) on it along with a full Ridetech suspension. But now I'm more interested in getting the last bit of my house paid off so I can invest in a place with a bigger shop. I'm considering selling off the engine, trans, and other LS swap parts I've collected for it, and getting the brakes and suspension set up a bit better. I have a TH350 that will fit it, and SBC 350's are a dime a dozen. It would be fun to have it back together and on the road again!

I made a bit more progress tonight, I got all the taillights, turn signals, and brake and reverse lights wired in. I've always liked the lights since I put them on, but seeing them all lit up, I'm in love with them! I feel like they give the truck a very old hot rod look in the back. I wish my phone would capture the light better, but here's how they look!

Wiring was pretty simple...not much to look at here!



Taillights/running lights



Brake lights



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Ready for takeoff!

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Old 03-23-2017, 09:19 AM   #180
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looking awesome bro! looking forward to your impressions on the Sniper set up!
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:59 PM   #181
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Nice to see you're taking the time and the little extra money to clean and organize the engine bay even though it's a "budget" build. Cluttered motors drive me nuts. I dig the lights too.
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