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APOLILLO

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Hello

Came here looking for some info sourcing an ignition issue on one of my 79 C10's. Figured I should join and participate

I have had different c10s for the last few, maybe 5, years. I currently have two 1979 Shortbed c10s. one custom deluxe and one Silverado.

Silverado has a 307 from an olds in it. It looks rough on the outside, but the interior is rehabbed significantly, and the engine bay is nice and clean. 5/8 drop kit. Got from a lovely guy in Wisconsin

Custom deluxe I got stock with a 6cyl and manual trans. I converted to an TH350 auto and replaced the engine. I had a 350 out of another car project that I had rebuilt and overbored +.033. The exterior of this one is in much better shape, (personally, I prefer the silverado) and the interior is all new, too. 3/5 drop kit

I love working on them and wish I had a lift to do everything. I had a great shop down here in Woodland Hills, but that guy has decided, like much of California, to move to Texas. If anyone has a good recommendation for a good speed shop in this neck of the woods (north of Los Angeles, about an hour), I'd greatly appreciate it.

That Silverado is getting a new motor this year, and I'd like to find someone who has as much fun with these trucks as I do.
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Welcome from the other side of the country; NC. Two 79 C10's is enough to keep you busy. They look like great trucks.

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Rebump here, I am looking to move the custom deluxe (white one) on to a new home and blow use the money to upgrade the mechanical aspects of the Silverado!

if anyone is looking, send me a note and happy to chat
 

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Hey APOLILLO, I'll bookmark this thread. I work up near Santa Clarita, my go-to shop is in Hollywood but the north end of the Valley is the best place left on Earth to find old-school mechanics and machine shops. (If you personally speak functional Spanish that's a big help, I don't :-(. )

I know a good transmission shop and Caesar there is who I ask for recs of other shops.

This area is also the mother lode of squarebodys and car dudez with parts for sale on CL.

BRetty
 

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I found some great recommendations in my search these last few weeks. Most are backed up since the amount of Hot Rod shops is dwindling but the ones i spoke to were awesome.

I went with Jason at Doc's Garage in Chatsworth and am super happy ive met him. He will be my go to for larger work
 

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