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1974 Chevrolet C10 Stepside Build....

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by Jason Reed, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Jason Reed

    Jason Reed Full Access Member

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    Except with fuel injection. That pic is from the builder. Need to make a few changes.

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    Live somewhere that doesnt get rain???
     
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    Bakersfield, Ca, Yup.
     
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    7” a year. US average 38”. Pretty dry out here.

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    Wiperless wouldnt cut it out here... Lol your in the same town my favorite nascar driver is from, nice!
     
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    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    That engine looks nice
     
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    Ugh... I work for the RR and take trips to desertfield. It is indeed dry there. And hot.
     
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    Got back on the C-10. We are officially down to the frame. Got the mock up done and the rear end is C-notched and the flip kit was installed for clearance issues and tore back down. Frame and parts going to powder coaters next week. With the 383 stroker and 700r Trans. I had to remove the 3.08 gears and go with the 4.10’s for some nice torque and smooth highway driving at 65mph at 2300 rpm. Should work nicely.

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    Harvick Country !!!!!
     
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    I like those numbers... that's the way to gear a 700. You have plenty of room for taller tires as well. Expect traction issues off the line :burnout:
     
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    Been off the C10 for a couple weeks. During that time, sent the frame off for powder coating. American Fab in town did a great job on the (Semi Gloss) powder coating. The frame was the last “dirty” part. This is a turning point in restorations (or at least to me). From here on out, it’s all clean work and assembly begins.

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    Front end coming together nicely......

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