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Old 04-22-2017, 03:13 PM   #76
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any reason they shipped from Can. would be nice if they started doing that with some stuff
Can't be sure but I have noticed some stuff from Rock auto shipping from Ontario as well.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:19 PM   #77
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Got some more goodies, head gaskets to be specific so I got the heads installed again.
The new gaskets did not have all the same coolant holes as the old fel pro. Victor reiz/clevite 5746. So after searching the interweb I had 2 options, cut the gasket up and add the holes or run it as is. I chose to leave it as I felt I would bugger it up worse if I attempted to make new holes.

Made a nice home made thread chaser to get the head bolt holes cleaned out.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:40 PM   #78
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Progress.. but need some new castle Nuts.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:52 AM   #79
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Ordered some new parts as well, decided I will be going with a Fitech fuel injection setup and ditching the carb so I ordered up the fuel tank and such.

The plan is to get the wheels on and place the engine and fire it up where it sits to set the timing. Once the timing is set I will sell my Summit carb I bought a LONG time ago and get the EFI setup going. Also Intend to hit the wreckers and look for

A) Serpentine belt setup
B) Electric Fan

Darn project creep.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:54 PM   #80
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Ill have spending doubling my budget if I'm not careful...
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:43 PM   #81
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This baby sits on its own 4 wheels
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:02 PM   #82
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Progress has been slow as the kid is in too many sports so I am spending my free time dragging him around the city every day. Did manage to get the engine painted and put mostly back together.

Need to check pushrod length with the new rockers but other than that it's almost time to set it on the frame.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:30 AM   #83
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Looking good so far!
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:06 PM   #84
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Impressed with the progress!
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:15 PM   #85
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Progress, still waiting on the summit order the fuel tank and sending unit have been on back order. Price was too good to cancel. Oh well I keep adding stuff to it like an x pipe and some different fittings. Supposed to ship tomorrow... We shall see. I have to go to the border to pick it up.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:55 PM   #86
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Looks great!
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:03 PM   #87
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New toy... Fancy. Still be waiting on the rest of the fuel system backorder from summit.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:04 AM   #88
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Some more progress, got the rest of the valve train installed. Had to get some shorter pushrods. Setup the new gas tank and sending unit for the fitech. Installer the tranny and set the distributor.

Biggest pain was the backorder on the sending unit and gas tank from summit. They kept pushing it back and pushing it back.. finally shows up drive down to the border to get it.... A giant sticker on the gas tank that says made in CANADA
..... So frustrating..

The worst is it's cheaper for me to buy the made in Canada part from the usa, even after exchange. And not by a little either by over $100.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:38 AM   #89
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

I'm new so I just now caught up. Great build and excellent documentation of your progress. Diggin' it!!!
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:37 PM   #90
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Hey guys haven't posted too much but I finally got back in the swing of things after some busy time at work.

So what's new. Found some amazing prices on body panels from amazon.ca. I think they screwed up as they had free shipping and really amazing prices. After I got my delivery they removed all the listings for the stuff and it is no longer available at the same deal.

I picked up some paint and started that component by painting the inner wheel wells in the gold color and for my first time painting I was very amazed at how it turned out. Aside from a few lint spots that landed on it I ended up with no runs and minimal orange peel. Very suprised with how I did with a cheap spray gun.

Also ordered up some new fuel line for the c10. www.hotrodfuelhose.com had great prices.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:51 PM   #91
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Re: Restoring 1980 C10 big ten.

Those inner fenders came out really good. Is the gold original to how those trucks were, or is that a custom touch?
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:02 PM   #92
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Those inner fenders came out really good. Is the gold original to how those trucks were, or is that a custom touch?
Gold is the original color on the exterior but the fenders came from the factory in black. I wanted to improve the engine bay a bit.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:45 PM   #93
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PSA- don't drink beer while painting or errors will result.

Had a tough go on painting the hood, Painted gold and then covered it but while painting the black my tape let loose in a few areas and I covered the gold in black. Tried fixing the gold and ended up screwing up the black. Restart,,, Screwed up the gold again.

Ugghhhh. It's all good. tomorrow will scuff and repaint the gold and then clear coat.

Regardless it's gonna look sweet.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:53 PM   #94
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it is good stuff.

http://www.hotrodfuelhose.com

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