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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deadbird, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. nice! love it!
     
  2. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    Deadbird
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    We got the engine in today. I got some pretty good help from my son Jesse and his girl Hannah.

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  3. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
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    from Kent, Ohio

    Nice.... Great thread !
     
  4. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
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    she looks very nice....
     
  5. Gqt some love for it to.
     
  6. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
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    VNTGE41
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    from l.a.

    great info. i love c10 i have a 64 . i wanna do that t5 swap someday
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  7. lehr
    Joined: May 13, 2004
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    Very nice ! Have you ever though about flipping the rear bump the other way, run the plate on the bottom and kind of close that gap to the tail gate ?

    Pat
     
  8. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Very nice work, Lee. Quite a transformation and it should be an even better driver than before!



    Malcolm
     
  9. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
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    gordspeed
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    from Oregon

    Truck is looking good! I think adding two cylinders was a good thing!! :)
     
  10. chevymike
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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    Great looking truck and nice work you're doing.

    BTW, thought I would share a pic with slot mags. They always look great on these trucks. Kind of wish I kept this truck.

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  11. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    Oooh! That makes me think I need to get tires on those slots. Sharp!

    A guy can have two sets of wheels, right?
     
  12. Looks good,nice work. HRP
     
  13. KCCOS
    Joined: Sep 4, 2007
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    from KC

    Looking great! Any updates?
     
  14. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    I guess it's been a while since my last update. The going has been slow these past few months My right hand man has been busy with cross country and school stuff and I've been spending most of my Saturdays watching him run. The state championship is this Saturday and his team is one of the front runners. So we hope to get cracking on the C10 again soon. In the meantime, here's what I've done recently.

    The headers wouldn't clear the stock engine mounts and frame perches. So I got a set of fabricated perches from CPP. They gave me a bit more than and inch extra clearance and move the engine forward about three inches in the process.

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    I like the way it fits better now.

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    Installed the radiator.

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    What I'm up against now is that the old clutch linkage won't work with the headers. Just no way it's going to fit.

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    I really want to use these headers, so I'm going with a hydraulic throwout bearing. I've got the master cylinder and pedal all set up. No pictures yet. I'll try to take some tonight. Have to drop the trans out to finish it off. That's why I'm stuck at the moment. I need to have Jesse around for a solid day to help me with it. Should happen in the next week or two.

    I can't blame him though. I missed taking it to every show this year and sort of ran out of steam after the Iron Invasion. Need to get it done though. :cool:
     
  15. CoolHand
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
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    Love these trucks.

    Subscribed to see how it finishes up.
     
  16. flatheadz-forever
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    flatheadz-forever
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    from new jersey

    sweet truck and that's coming from a ford guy haha goodluck man
     
  17. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    from MB, SC

    Good luck Saturday. Let's get back to work.
     
  18. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    Just a mini-update. Got the hydraulic clutch mechanism installed. That wasn't as tough as I thought it would be.

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    Just a lot of little things left to do now.
     
  19. Hotrod1959
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  20. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Looking good, Lee! I also used a hydraulic throwout bearing in my roadster and I'm very happy with how well it works. The pedal pressure/effort is just right.


    Malcolm
     
  21. tjet
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    You will thank yourself for keeping the manual trans. I made the mistake of putting in auto in my pickup. Hated it

    Going back to a clutch. I just need to decide if I'm going to make it hydraulic or mechanical
     
  22. LostHope
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 688

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    trucks looking great and i like the finned valve covers still on the look out for a cheap set at a swap meet for my 350, I also redid my bedwood and painted it black, I think it is a great call if your going to be using it as a truck like i do, ive already re-painted mine twice( Hauling scrap metal)...Doing the bolting of the bed would sucks doing it by your self! I like your magnet trick for the carriage bolts, i wasn't as smart to think of a magnet and used a pair a vice-grips lightly pinched on to the heads to add weight and keep the carriage bolts from pushing up and from somewhat turning which required me to climb out from under the truck into the bed for each bolt....the magnet would have worked great on the washers for sure , i was cussing up a storm staring at all those bolts poking down and dropping washer and nuts left and right LOL! Keep plugging away your doing a great job!
     
  23. shortbed67
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
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    from Tucson

    What is that upper radiator hose from? Or part #?
     
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  25. agshelby
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    Great work on a nice little truck - enjoying the thread !
     
  26. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    That's a replacement part from NAPA. I forget what the part number is, but it's what they had listed for a 63 C10 with a 283. It didn't fit right until I moved the engine to the forward mounts.

    Thanks Divco. I really like the old Calcustoms.

    I think I've got everything buttoned up now. It should be ready to fire but the old truck got temporarily evicted from the garage today so that we could roll the Falcon in for a tranny swap that didn't go so well. It's OK though. I made a deal with my buddy that built the engine for me in 1990. Promised him that he would be here when I fired it up. At the time I had no idea that it would be 24 years later and he would be about 6 hours away. :0 I need to see if we can work out a time for him to be here soon.

    Stay tuned kids. There's more to come.

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  27. shortbed67
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
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    from Tucson

    Thanks for the hose info. I've been looking for a 283 in the 6 cylinder position hose for years. That one looks like it might work.
     
  28. lakeroadster
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
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    Looking good Deadbird!

    I second the comments about slots looking good on these trucks.
     

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  29. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
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    from Browns, IL

    How's the truck coming? Thought I might see ya at the Rust Revival, but saw you aren't going to make it this year.
     
  30. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
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    Sorry for the long delay in updates. The truth is not much has happened with the Chevy since December. That's all started to change in just the past few weeks.

    It's been a long hard winter. But the truck is about to hit the streets. I'm taking vacation this week to get it wrapped up. A good friend built this engine for me in 1990. We promised each other then that he would be there when I fired it up. He's making the trip from Springfield, MO on Wednesday. The plan is to fire it up, tune a bit and drive it to Red's muffler shop to have the full custom dual exhaust with Porter mufflers installed.

    All I have to do before then is charge the battery and dump some gas in it. I'll post some pics of the glorious event, maybe a video too.


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