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Old 08-14-2020, 09:59 PM   #251
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

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I am installing a vintage air right now as well. Which hose is supposed to be vertical (ie the dent shape in the cove box)? Is it the passenger defrost or passenger side vent?
I ran the passenger vent in front of the passenger defrost. I don't know if this is correct, but the other way pushed the defrost vent out of the dash.

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Old 08-15-2020, 01:54 PM   #252
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

Spare tire is mounted in the bed securely. I got the bracket on Amazon for $29 (Rigid Hitch in-Bed Spare Tire Bracket (RHTC-35L)). I only had to modify it slightly and buy a longer carriage bolt because of the big tire.

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Old 08-15-2020, 02:52 PM   #253
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Here's a pic of the bracket

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Old 08-16-2020, 10:45 AM   #254
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Yikes! The AC belt stretched a little after a drive across town and it started cutting into the lower radiator hose. I tightened up the belt and pulled the hose down with a zip tie for better clearance. I should probably replace the hose soon. Worth noting that the longer the belt, the closer it gets to that lower radiator hose.

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Old 08-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #255
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Yikes! The AC belt stretched a little after a drive across town and it started cutting into the lower radiator hose. I tightened up the belt and pulled the hose down with a zip tie for better clearance. I should probably replace the hose soon. Worth noting that the longer the belt, the closer it gets to that lower radiator hose.

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Yowser!! Not a good scenario. You may need to make some kind of a hose guard...
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:54 PM   #256
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Me and my old pickup truck went disc golfing this morning.

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Old 08-23-2020, 10:03 PM   #257
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We shall see if this vacuum reservoir helps any with my crummy brakes. I'm too tired to even test drive it around the block tonight.

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Old 08-24-2020, 05:48 AM   #258
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Looks interesting, let us know how it works.
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Old 08-24-2020, 02:23 PM   #259
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I figured out why the truck would start in any gear and the backup lights didn't work: busted neutral safety switch. Fixed!

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Old 08-24-2020, 09:14 PM   #260
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Looks interesting, let us know how it works.
I was skeptical about the vacuum reservoir, and it did not really make any noticeable difference. I think it is an adjustment of the linkage or a bad vacuum booster, but I can't get any shop to work on it.

I hate brakes. Such a simple system, yet I always have problems.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:29 PM   #261
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The brakes on mine are hard as a rock, also tried a vac canister, no difference. Have a new booster on order with Pickmup, will let you know how that works.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:33 PM   #262
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I was skeptical about the vacuum reservoir, and it did not really make any noticeable difference. I think it is an adjustment of the linkage or a bad vacuum booster, but I can't get any shop to work on it.

I hate brakes. Such a simple system, yet I always have problems.
That sucks......
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:29 PM   #263
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The brakes on mine are hard as a rock, also tried a vac canister, no difference. Have a new booster on order with Pickmup, will let you know how that works.
Maybe that is just the way they are supposed to work? I am definitely interested if a new booster helps yours.

The best way I can describe it: It has functioning power brakes for most of the pedal, but feels like manual brakes at the bottom. It takes a lot of foot to make a complete stop, and there is no way to make a sudden emergency stop. They feel even less safe going downhill. I cannot lock up the tires no matter what.
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:43 PM   #264
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I adjusted my headlights tonight. I should have taken a before picture. The passenger side was pointed at the ground instead of my fence. The bulbs don't match so the driver side is a little brighter, but at least they aim the same way now.

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Old 08-25-2020, 06:30 AM   #265
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Lights are nice and white....
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Old 08-25-2020, 09:14 AM   #266
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Seriously, please, i have a similar booster. all you have to do is pop the master off. You'll see a small stub in the booster hole that should have a hex shaft. That's adjustable. It actually pushes the master's shaft. You should feel it make contact juuuuuust before the master bottoms out on the booster, but you should feel it. Look up master cylinder/booster engagement. They make a tool, but I just did it by feel. I had mine way too far engaged, and the fronts would lock themselves in a couple of miles. I got it all set right, much better now.
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Old 08-25-2020, 09:48 AM   #267
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Seriously, please, i have a similar booster. all you have to do is pop the master off. You'll see a small stub in the booster hole that should have a hex shaft. That's adjustable. It actually pushes the master's shaft. You should feel it make contact juuuuuust before the master bottoms out on the booster, but you should feel it. Look up master cylinder/booster engagement. They make a tool, but I just did it by feel. I had mine way too far engaged, and the fronts would lock themselves in a couple of miles. I got it all set right, much better now.
I did try adjusting that the best I could. However, I don't trust my own work on these brakes so that is definitely worth revisiting.
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Old 08-29-2020, 06:57 PM   #268
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Re: '72 Cheyenne K10

My new Summit ram's horn manifolds (2.5" collector) showed up the other day, and the Calyx manifold dressing showed up today. I have an appointment with the exhaust shop on Wednesday for new 2.25" pipes and 18" Magnaflow mufflers.

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Old 09-01-2020, 04:31 PM   #269
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The new exhaust manifolds are installed and ready for new pipes and mufflers.

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This truck is getting fancy......manifolds look nice
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:48 PM   #271
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man, what a fun posting to read! You have a really nice truck and good luck on your tasks! I look forward to reading updates and I hope at some point I make Chevy Truck friends like you! LOL
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Old 09-04-2020, 03:52 PM   #272
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Just got the truck back from the exhaust shop. It is fairly quiet at idle and has a healthy growl when you give it gas. I'm pleased overall. I asked for the pipes to come out at a 45 (not a 90), but it still looks good.

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Looks good, what mufflers did ya use?
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Old 09-05-2020, 10:54 AM   #274
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Looks good, what mufflers did ya use?
They are Magnaflows. I need to park somewhere scenic and make a video.
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Video to show the new exhaust: https://youtu.be/PFEGELsYHSk
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