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07-29-2013 07:40 AM
lakeroadster
10-28-2012 07:46 AM
Valkyrie5.7
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66GMC View Post
Thanks Valkyrie.

It's a 454 block out of a 1979 C20 (TH400 trans out of same donor)
which I bought for $800.00 and drove it home.

Bored .030 & Balanced
Forged Flat-tops Clevite (Mfr'd by Probe, IIRC) 224-2519.030
Comp Cams XE284H camshaft
Reconditioned (stock) 781 heads
3/8" pushrods and guideplates
Roller Rockers
New Scat 9000 Crankshaft
Pioneer Rod bolts
HV / HP oil pump & screen
Edelbrock RPM Air Gap
Holley 3310 (750 CFM)
Hedman headers
Lots of chrome

Overhauled the TH400 and installed shift kit
B&M Nitrous Holeshot 2400 RPM stall convertor

I had the engine built with an underdriven 6-71 blower in mind, but that seems like just a dream at this stage of the game.
Suffice it to say that life has been getting in the way ...
I hear you there. I got my 455 weeks ago and haven't gotten a chance to pop a head on the thing. Just collecting dust at this point. Either way, that's a killer deal you got on the 454 and th400.
10-27-2012 09:35 PM
66GMC Thanks Valkyrie.

It's a 454 block out of a 1979 C20 (TH400 trans out of same donor)
which I bought for $800.00 and drove it home.

Bored .030 & Balanced
Forged Flat-tops Clevite (Mfr'd by Probe, IIRC) 224-2519.030
Comp Cams XE284H camshaft
Reconditioned (stock) 781 heads
3/8" pushrods and guideplates
Roller Rockers
New Scat 9000 Crankshaft
Pioneer Rod bolts
HV / HP oil pump & screen
Edelbrock RPM Air Gap
Holley 3310 (750 CFM)
Hedman headers
Lots of chrome

Overhauled the TH400 and installed shift kit
B&M Nitrous Holeshot 2400 RPM stall convertor

I had the engine built with an underdriven 6-71 blower in mind, but that seems like just a dream at this stage of the game.
Suffice it to say that life has been getting in the way ...
10-25-2012 05:23 PM
Valkyrie5.7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ogre View Post
some people should be taken out side and shot
at least it's not sitting outside getting more patina...
I'm guilty of that with mine for quite a few years. Thankfully being in AZ it just fried the already ugly paint job someone put on it before me. She's resting safely in the garage now, driving the misses crazy anytime she has to go out there

Oh well, she's got the rest of the house

BTW, 66GMC that's a beautiful job you got going so far. Specs on the engine?
10-25-2012 10:13 AM
ogre
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66GMC View Post
I'm embarassed to say that I've been stuck at the "rolling chassis" stage for WAY too long. (Feb 2006!)
some people should be taken out side and shot
at least it's not sitting outside getting more patina...
10-24-2012 09:02 PM
66GMC


Here's my 66 as it looked the last time it was driven (2005?)
I'm embarassed to say that I've been stuck at the "rolling chassis" stage for WAY too long. (Feb 2006!)


The date stamp on the pic is wrong, but still ...
10-24-2012 11:00 AM
Valkyrie5.7 Yours is looking great. I've got rid of the 350 chevy with a 70-72 455 olds that's sitting on an engine stand right now. C heads, Torker intake, matching q-jet... came out of a boat. I also got rid of the fleetside bed and now it has a lwb stepside off a 62 GMC. Not a lot of time with a new baby. Looking for a good st-10 or muncie and a hydroboost system. Hoping I can find an olds diesel-powered 73-87 and kill two birds with one stone. Clip should swap in with very little work.
10-24-2012 10:54 AM
ogre excuse my salute, it's the only pic i have of mine
traded this for a 59 truck

10-24-2012 05:13 AM
lakeroadster BTT. I guess there aren't many 60-66 owners here?



12-11-2011 06:14 AM
lakeroadster
Quote:
Originally Posted by willowbilly3
Hmm, I thought 63 was still torsion arm guess I was wrong, I stopped and looked it over and it's coil springs.
60-62's C-10's had the torsion bar and x-frame set-up.

'63-66's C-10's had the ladder style frames with coils.

So, 63's are kind of a one year only deal, wrap around windshield knee knocker cab with the updated suspension.

Got any photos of your new aquisition?
12-04-2011 09:53 PM
willowbilly3
Quote:
Originally Posted by willowbilly3
I just bought a 63 long bed with a 283. Don't have it home yet.
Hmm, I thought 63 was still torsion arm guess I was wrong, I stopped and looked it over and it's coil springs.
11-30-2011 07:00 PM
Valkyrie5.7 1965 long bed with bench seat, smogger 350 and 3 spd. Not much right now. Waiting for the better half to give birth to my first child before I incur any "unnecessary" expenses
11-30-2011 06:00 PM
willowbilly3 I just bought a 63 long bed with a 283. Don't have it home yet.
11-30-2011 10:47 AM
hrlys4evr Hey the truck nuts.

`65 C20

-383 CUIN / Turbo 350
-Dana 60 / 4.10 rear end
-Oak bedwood / Stainless strips / Rear roll pan
-Relocated gas tank, modified 21 gallon to 17 gallon to fit
-2000 Silverado bucket seats with center console/seat

-Body work is in progress
-Color to be is Classic orange w/ gold pearl (Exterior)
1991 Jaguar silver (Interior)
Both colors on engine already....
-Disc brake kit on order
-Need to hash out the rear suspension.

A never ending project, just don't tell the wife.

http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/sh...0&ppuser=67120

Chris
11-30-2011 09:49 AM
Rendus My 66 the day we pulled it out of the tobacco barn when I bought it for $1500. I replaced both rockers and patched the floor. It's in grey epoxy primer now, waiting for spring and some spi black epoxy for the top coat.
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