My 1979 (3rd Generation) Chevy C10 SWB Stepside Pick-up
Got the truck with no MOT but it passed with just headlight adjustment needed.
Got a small rip in the seat that I hope to get fixed also dash board needs a upgrade.
Better than a cloth head liner, just a wipe over with a damp cloth will clean this.
The engine seems to run fine but it has loads of crank pressure and possible head gasket blown!
A member of our local American car club has a spare Olds 350 that he is fully re building for me. Here is a few photos.
Valves re seated and new seals fitted
Valves ready to go back in
Engine all cleaned
My Radiator has some damage but not leaking but decided to get a aluminum one with fans. May need a set of brackets making as this one is for 67-72 model Gen 3 is 73-87.
I fitted some new wheels today, I did not like the ride with the low profile tyres.
I also cut down and moved the rear number plate to the side.
I need a spare steering column to cut up to add EPS. Anyone got one?
Got a big list of jobs to get done. Not sure if I want to keep it ratty looking of go for a change, only time will tell.
Jobs to be done:
Fit electric power steering using Corsa EPS unit
Fix the gear box problem "not going into 3rd" "DONE"
Fit new crystal headlight units with HID bulbs.
Get some sort of interior lights
Limo black the rear window "DONE"
Fit a decent music system
Nothing on the dash works! So need to work out how to fit speedo cable to the newer gearbox, fit some sort of fuel sender to the beer barrel, add oil pressure and rev counter.
Sort out some engine problems "presure in crank case"
I have found a Oldsmobile 350 5.7 ltr engine to replace the 307 lump. Its a good known unit that's had a strip down and valves re seated ETC. It will be re built in the next few weeks for me then I need to find someone to help do the engine swap.
Would like some normal profile wheels "not into low profile" "SORTED"
My 1979 C10 Ratted Truck
Do you know any history of this truck? BOL116T
Back in 2015 is was black and in Scotland
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