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Old 08-31-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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84 C10 Project

Thought I would start a thread for the new project truck. So far, I haven't done much, except for new hinges, door weather stripping and just cleaning up the truck. The body is a little rough, but my plan is to make a "budget" daily driver out of it. Nothing over the top, but something I can cruise and have fun with.

This is my second C10. Here is a picture of the one I had ack in high school. Excuse the old school 15's. Thats all I could afford at the time.

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20's / 22's
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Primer Black with a red stripe

Here is what it looks like now.


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Old 08-31-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Started to work on the basics, by installing new hinges and door seals.


Whole at it, decided to shave the drip rails.


Replaced the core support. The one that came on the truck was for a single headlight setup, and when they updated the front end to a dual headlight, they didn't change the core support. Some people....

I have decided to hold off on the interior and paint until I get the new engine in. I am going to do a simple 350 with some vortec heads and mild cam.

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Old 08-31-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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This is my second C10. Here is a picture of the one I had ack in high school. Excuse the old school 15's. Thats all I could afford at the time.
your old truck was nice, I'd roll with those 15s any time
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Made some progress this weekend. Pulled and will now start to cleanup and paint the engine bay. Since this is a budget build, I am going to build up the 305 that's in it. The 350 I had, needed to be rebuilt (4-bolt main), so now I am selling it.

Here are some pictures. What a mess, but it won't be for long. :thumbsup:




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Old 09-12-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Nice project. I have a soft spot for 84s. One question though. If the 305 and 350 both needed to be rebuilt, why nit rebuild the 350 instead of the 305?
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:20 AM   #6
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I am not going to rebuild the 305. I am just putting vortec heads on it, and replace basically everything but the rotating assembly. The 350 needs to be rebuilt and have a new rotating assembly, etc.

I will put new heads on the 305, new oil pump and pickup, water pump, etc. By doing this, i am essentially saving the $1000 on rebuilding the 350.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:33 PM   #7
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Oh ok now I see.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:05 PM   #8
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Re: 84 C10 Project

i like the paint scheme you want. Are you going to leave the bed red?
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:59 PM   #9
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I didn't plan on leaving it red, but now that you mention it, it may not look that bad. Something to think about it. I am also considering painting it a copper color, like what comes on the new vettes
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:45 AM   #10
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Nice project
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:20 AM   #11
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Started to paint the engine bay. It is just some simple rattle can, but it does look a lot cleaner. Still have the other side to do.


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Old 10-25-2010, 11:07 AM   #12
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Finished up the other side and still have some left to do, but I am getting closer. Nothing show quality, but good enough for a budget driver.

I have now come across a 383 stroker that I will be dropping in. Once I pick it up I will post some pictures, until then I want to get everything ready to drop in.

Anybody know of a decent converter to use that wont break the bank? I am bolting it up to a 700r4.

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Old 11-07-2010, 08:06 PM   #13
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Picked up a 383 stroker for the truck, and started to clean it up some.
The engine has Dart 2.08 heads, Holley 750. Not sure on the cam, but the previous owner said is has some lump to it.

If next weekend is clear weather, I will be dropping it in.


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Old 11-07-2010, 08:17 PM   #14
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Those are some pretty tall valve covers, roller rockers hiding under them maybe ? What kind of power numbers are you thinking to get out of it ? Mind if I ask how much you scored it for ?
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:51 AM   #15
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The previous owner said it should be around 450, but he never actually dynoed it. I paid $2,000 for what you see there plus alternator, power steering and brackets. I couldn't pass it up.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #16
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Re: 84 C10 Project

Got the engine dropped in over the weekend. Everything went together smooth for the most part, but I do need to make a throttle bracket for the holley carb. Can't wait to see how it sounds and runs.

It goes to the exhaust place on Saturday to put dual flowmasters with dumps before the axle.

And yes, I know, I need to get electric fans.


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Old 11-21-2010, 11:54 PM   #17
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engine bays startin to look real good,keep up the good work mate
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:02 AM   #18
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nice job!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:52 PM   #19
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Thanks guys. I just got it running this last weekend and just have to dial it in. I will take some video when I get a chance.

Menace, great project.... I am following your build thread.
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wow! looking good. I am gonna follow you!

I am wondering.

Here in the Netherlands we do not have strict SMOG regulations for oldtimers. We only have to meet a certain CO in de exhaust.

So I saw that the can (in the red cirkel) is still connected to on of the vacuum connections on my carb. What does it do and can I loose it and close the connection on the carb?


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Old 11-23-2010, 06:21 PM   #21
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To be honest, I am not sure. I do know that it is a vacuum canister, but do not know the effects if you were to remove only it from your truck and leave all other smog stuff. I have removed all smog equipment from my truck.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:08 AM   #22
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To be honest, I am not sure. I do know that it is a vacuum canister, but do not know the effects if you were to remove only it from your truck and leave all other smog stuff. I have removed all smog equipment from my truck.
I also removed all other smog stuff too. But this is the last bit. I think it is connected to the gastank for gas-vapors. It has one line running to the back of the car, but havent traced it all the way to the back!

I'll open a topic on it.thanks man
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:31 PM   #23
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Alright, well she she is alive. I still have some fine tuning to work out, such as timing. I have already ordered a mechanical advance kit for the HEI. Startup and idle is good.

Right now, it has a big hesitation off when getting on the throttle, and pops and snaps. I think it is advances way too much, too early.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:44 PM   #24
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What engine paint did you use. I was thinking about doing mine in those same colors and really like the way yours looks! Great job man!
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:37 PM   #25
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Re: 84 C10 Project

wow! youre engine looks really sweet! I love the stealthy black you gave it.

but it sounds like you are starting it all the time, like it is not running on its own.

Youre ignition timing is an easy option/solution.

unscrew the screw under the distributor about 1/4. Then start your engine en rotate the ignition either way. If it gets worse, rotate the other way. you should hear the engine starting to run better.

I recently did this myself and it is real easy to hear. If you do not have a timing light, you can set the ignition yourself by ear.

almost forgot. before you start your engine, unplug the vacuum connection to the distributor and plug it. after adjusting it you can connect it again.

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