Author Topic: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper  (Read 26111 times)

Offline Keyblazer

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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 12:23:14 PM »
I had to take a break from the build, but im back.

NP205 was resealed and rebuilt.
Trying to clarify my direction.

Had a lot of probs with the carb... both the QJ and an Edelbrock .
Just got a deal on a near complete 350 TBI setup.
Wonder what people think about that conversion?
Power/reliability etc?
Should I use the original cast iron TBI intake, or an Edelbrock performer I have already with an adapter...
Opinions?

Offline VileZambonie

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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2021, 04:24:49 PM »
I have used TBI adapters on performance manifolds but always used an optimized tune. If you go that route, get a chip made. The GM TBI was pretty stout and reliable. With the tune you can delete EGR and knock retard.
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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2021, 07:25:45 PM »
I love your 73 Blazer!

I think your paint job came out amazing.


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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2021, 08:01:19 PM »
Thanks.
Well, I picked up the TBI Setup today for a Hundy.
Feel good about that.
Got the intake, Throttle body, ECU, and a bunch of wiring attached.
Distributor, two coils, Fuel pump relay, and a lots of other parts.
First surprise was the intake is Aluminum.
Iíve only dealt with BBC TBIs before and their intakes are cast iron unless you spend $500 onnthe Edelbrock.
Gotta figure out how to post pics directly rather than via that POS Photobucket.

Offline mrghostwalker

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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2021, 06:36:48 PM »
Great looking truck! How about some pictures of the inside?

Great Forum!
Here is my "Old Faithfull" 1973 K10 that I bought cheap, not running.




And its updated look!




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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2021, 09:42:24 AM »
Thanks!
I will be doing interior pics soon.
Currently there is an aftermarket grey dash pad, and two black leather bucket seats. I sold off the bench seat years ago but now kinda wish I hadnít.
I do like the space between the seats for my dogs to sit tho, but just lost one on Friday to a brain tumor. Kinda knocked me on my ass this week. Will grieve and rescue another in time.
Need to redo the roof liner too as itís sagging.

Things I did do this week...
I spotted an OEM GM NOS camper wiring harness for a 73-74 pickup.
Snapped that up and will take a closer look at it today when it arrives. I figure itís a good way to get 12v to the shell area, but donít understand fully what it does.

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Re: 1973 K10 DD/Wilderness Camper
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2021, 12:10:41 PM »
I have scanned the Documents that came with is camper harness...
Might be helpful to peeps, and also maybe someone understands what it is about...