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Updated on Apr 13, 2013
1983 Chevrolet C/K Pick-Up
So it's been a long time since I have updated my truck so here we go. I pull the top end apart. Everything looks good. I covered the block up with two heavy duty trash bags to keep the moisture out. So far it has worked. He's a pic of what it looks like.
I know it looks weird but works. I hope this coming snow storm won't mess it up but so far its been good. Just afraid this storm may do some damage. Sounds like a really bad one. Anyways I ordered parts for it. New gasket set and umbrealla seals. Summit said it would be here by monday. We'll see. Wish me luck. Hopefully this spring I will have her running again. The problem was I didn't use thread sealer on the head bolts and these fucking engines don't have a closed deck so the threads go right into the coolant passages. Unlike my 351w that has a bottom in the bolt holes. Oh well. Catch it before I had too much damage. So, spring time bring it.
Alright, so I was thinking about dropping in a 6.2 diesel but after looking up parts I just don't like the prices. Yeah I know diesel is better but I just can't swing that price tag so here's the deal. I am going to tear this engine down and put a 335 stroker kit in it. Yes you read that right. Also I am putting on Trickflow Aluminum heads and a bigger cam. .420/.442 should wake it up pretty good and I am also adding Nitrous and Edelbrock's Pro-Flo XT sequential fuel injection too so I should get some decent numbers. Yeah, it's a lot of money but worth it. Not many people do this to these engines. There not bad engines. So it should add up to about 5 grand. The stroker kit is 675 and the EFI system is 3,500+ add the nos for like 300-600. Good numbers. Better then my honda. But that's whats first. Just wait till you get a new update on that. Your gonna break your jaw lol.
Well my truck has started blowing white smoke. Yep, coolant getting in to cylinders and there's water droplets on the dip stick. So, shes dead. I'm done fighting this engine. Engine swap is in the process now. Only one way to go. Diesel. Makes since to put a diesel in it since I went to college for diesel technology. Don't get me wrong I still will mess with gassers but only on a small scale like my accord. I still have another engine to build and drop into a mustang. That should go better. Better engine. So I guess it's time to look for a 6.2 diesel and take parts off of my 305. (carb, headers, intake since they will work on a 350.)
I have taken new pictures of my truck.
Here's the new pictures.
Here's the pics of my new set up. Runs fine. I am still burning oil. Not leaking oil but burning it so I have narrowed it down to the valves. I remember I didn't put valve seals in when I rebuilt this engine so yeah. What can I say, I was under a lot of pressure and was pissed at the college. Oh well. Spring time I will put them in.
I have had this truck for 4 years. A lot of time and money has gone into this truck since I got it. It's a never ending project. I like the idea of this truck being a street/track truck. My biggest problem is the weight but just like muscle cars, I can make it handle just as well. Thinking about doing a Full coilover suspension, disc brakes, Front and rear sway bar.
Feel free to leave any comments or ideas. Please rate my truck also. I will return the favor.
Page 2 : Engine (updated)
Page 3 : Interior
Page 4 : Car show/Random pics
Page 5: Body/Chassis
Page 6: New pics
Page 7: transmission swap
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On that ride License Plate Hide Kit is a MUST ►► 007LicensePlate.com
slick truck there are so many things that can be done to these body style trucks
Looking good man
cool truck man its ganna be bad once its all done
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