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White smoke/no hose pressure after radiator and new v belt bracket swap.

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by K10eddie, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. K10eddie

    K10eddie Junior Member

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    Truck Year:
    1979
    Truck Model:
    K10
    Engine Size:
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    Hey folks,

    So I swapped in a bbc style radiator after my sbc style radiator gave up the ghost. I also swapped from a march performance alt/wp/crank setup to a standard alt/wp/ps/crank v belt setup from summit racing. They had me mount part of the alt bracket onto the intake manifold, so I pulled out the bolt closest to the front of the engine, mounted the engine bracket, put thread sealant on the bolt and put it back in. So what am I missing? Maybe the bolt isn't long enough now?

    Pardon my engine bay, I'm still working on and cleaning up stuff.

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  2. K10eddie

    K10eddie Junior Member

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    Truck Year:
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    Truck Model:
    K10
    Engine Size:
    383
    Please disregard, I figured out my problems. The "smoke" was from me forgetting to shut off my homemade water/meth injection for cleaning out the engine, and I didn't give the engine long enough to burp air from the cooling system (plus it still took me too long to remember that I added quite a bit of volume to the system from the much bigger radiator). Everything is right as rain, and I'm laughing off my noob mistakes.
     

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