Search results

  1. silverbackreef

    Connect phone to factory AM radio

    Or use bone conduction headphones like these https://shokz.com/products/openrun Ears are open so you have situational awareness, sound is good, mic has good noise cancellation. Work well for me. Good in the shop too....
  2. silverbackreef

    2001 Ladder racks for my '86

    Racks and toolbox installed. Took a lot of adaptation.
  3. silverbackreef

    First time replacing intake manifold gaskets

    Make sure you mark cylinder 1 wire on the cap and you know the firing order so the wires go back on in the right places. Rotor turns clockwise. I got a couple wires swapped on mine recently. Motor ran, but ugly. I'm always amazed at the resilience of these motors when I make a mistake like...
  4. silverbackreef

    Tool tip: Retired medical suction unit for vacuum testing and liquids

    Hey Folks, Just a quick note on something that has proven really helpful for me: A portable medical suction unit. I got this one because it has some issues that prevent it from being used for medical purposes any more. It has a dial control for the amount of suction (in mmHg) and tops out...
  5. silverbackreef

    86 C10 H-code needs a new distributor, recommendations? anything to avoid at all cost?

    Update: * New Proform distributor arrived * Pulled old one and compared (photos attached) - All the parts of the old one are beefier but I don't see anything too objectionable * Looked deeper into the old one and discovered the vac advance wasn't working either... * Installed new one, set...
  6. silverbackreef

    86 C10 H-code needs a new distributor, recommendations? anything to avoid at all cost?

    Thanks guys. I ordered the extra weights and springs kit in case adjustments are necessary. $7, hard to say no. Planning to run off ported vacuum so not too worried. Will get a stop kit if I need to change to manifold vac. Appreciate the input, -M PS: this is all pre-work for a carb...
  7. silverbackreef

    86 C10 H-code needs a new distributor, recommendations? anything to avoid at all cost?

    Appreciate the input! I started down that path and managed to lose a couple of small parts, dagnabbit! Ordered a Proform from summit. I don't have a lot of $$$ in this truck and can afford some new parts for reliability. Based on what I've read, I'll have a good look at the new one...
  8. silverbackreef

    86 C10 H-code needs a new distributor, recommendations? anything to avoid at all cost?

    More sorting out the truck's situation. While trying to set base timing I noticed some odd behavior. Each time I tested it (before setting), I'd get something different (vac advance disconnected). The an old Mallory 8548201 that they don't seem to acknowledge any more. A look under the cap...
  9. silverbackreef

    86 C10 LE9 w/ YDR emissions sticker, need help to ID 2 items

    PO has changed a bunch of stuff on my truck and I'm trying to make sure I have my head wrapped around how it was originally. I've found descriptions of everything on this sticker except: the H and J carb ports. Both route to the EGR/PURGE/TCC TVS and I'm unclear what those ports are. My guess...
  10. silverbackreef

    Please ID this part of the throttle linkage - [Solved, many thanks]

    Thank you! Found it in the docs too.
  11. silverbackreef

    Please ID this part of the throttle linkage - [Solved, many thanks]

    Feel like I should've known this. Reviewed all my books and dug around here and on the 'net. Guess I'm using the wrong search keys. It's clear that it affects the throttle closing but I'm not sure which (if not multiple) systems it works with: AC, Emissions, and/or run quality. The vacuum...
  12. silverbackreef

    2001 Ladder racks for my '86

    I bought some ladder racks from a 2001 GMC ("GM" molded into the endcaps of the load bars) to use on my '86. The purchase was semi-sight-unseen and I misunderstood that the rails mount vertically _inside_ the bed. After a bit of teeth-grinding and noodling, I realized I like this setup. It is...
  13. silverbackreef

    What have you done to your square lately??

    Replaced the right side headlights (one dead, one working but with moisture inside), cleaned everything (dirt, wasps nests, etc.), T9'd the connectors and greased the contacts. Keeping the bezel out (and the left side too) for sand/prime/paint. Didn't realize how filthy they were. Haven't...
  14. silverbackreef

    1986 C10 on the Space Coast of FL

    Hi Folks, I've had the truck for a bit and the discussions in these forums have already been a huge help. Many Thanks. Looking to make this truck a long term driver. It's been a fun bit of investigation figuring out what's been (not) done to it. So far: - Transmission is from an '84...

Forum statistics

Threads
42,013
Posts
907,438
Members
33,510
Latest member
dstack12
Top