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Old 07-27-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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TR65 LS2 T56 Engine Swap 65 C10

6.0 LS2 and T56 6 speed swap. 1965 C10 short fleet BBW. Truck was bought new by my dad. He gave it to me a few years ago. Spent most of its life in a garage. Very good condition. The suspension is completely rebuilt, 4 wheel disk brake conversion, rebuilt 12 bolt rear with Eaton posi-traction, front sway bar. Rebuilt bed and under-bed gas tank with internal fuel injection pump.

The truck is to drive and use as a truck.

My overall direction is to keep the truck very much as it could have looked in 1965 with stock stance and update the electrical and mechanical systems to as modern a level as I can. Make as few alterations to the original truck parts as possible. Keep all the original parts.

Engine Swap OBJECTIVES:

Good highway cruising. The 283 with 3 speed and 3.73 rear gears is not good for 70 mph highway cruising. Engine runs way too fast, likes to overheat, poor gas mileage.

+20 mpg on average commute to work. I had an LS2 in a 2003 Vette and it averaged around 23 mpg on the commute.

Clean running, low emissions. Use full 2005 level emissions systems except the fuel vapor recovery system.

Use all the available electronic and mechanical systems possible that were on the 2005 engine: cruise control, drive by wire, power steering, hydraulic clutch, air conditioning, electric fans, OBDII gage info, etc.

Keep all the original gages operational.

I did a lot of pre work before I took the truck off the road, end of August 2009. Here are some threads on that:

Classic air cleaner for LSx motor
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=412824

Hydraulic clutch conversion
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=300087

Electronic dash panel
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=360205

Power steering conversion
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=374519

T56 Shifter location change
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=300892

Hood spring removal and install
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=378660

Fly by wire gas pedal
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=300335

Cruise control stalk
o http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=324015
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Took a little bit to read through all the info you had posted on there, but I gotta say that you've got one very nice pickup there. Congrats on the successful engine instal, and the very nice job of doing it. I'll bet she's a real cherry out on the road. Looking forward to followinga long with the AC install.
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Amazing job! You are awesome.
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Nice skills man congrats BUT... wheres the video
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very nice install. I really like the little led panel.
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Took a little bit to read through all the info you had posted on there, but I gotta say that you've got one very nice pickup there. Congrats on the successful engine instal, and the very nice job of doing it. I'll bet she's a real cherry out on the road. Looking forward to followinga long with the AC install.
Thanks Fryer. I follow your build closely. I got the same inspiration as Alan gives from some guys at work. Just do somthing on the project every day no matter how small and it will get finished.

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Amazing job! You are awesome.
Thanks. From your handle maybe I could have gotten some welding advice. What I mostly learned to do is sharpen tungsten.

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Nice skills man congrats BUT... wheres the video
Thanks shortbed. I guess I will have to borrow a video camera...

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very nice install. I really like the little led panel.
Thanks 68. Yea I like gages and lights.

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