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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #120 on: January 22, 2014, 08:41:56 PM »
Did you figure out the headlights?  It's wiring should be separate than the rest.  Are you getting power to the lights?

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #121 on: January 22, 2014, 10:52:14 PM »
I did not, Every thing works except the headlights. Any ideas?

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #122 on: January 27, 2014, 10:08:04 PM »
Are you getting power to them?

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #123 on: March 04, 2014, 03:02:37 PM »
So I bought a new Steering column, wheels, tires and other misc things needed. The truck is pretty much just short tags and fluids of driving down the road. I've decided to grind the body down to a brushed look then clear. I'm gonna run 20" Dodge Ram spare steelies. They are a 5x5.5 lug so i bought 1.5" thick adapters. should make it look better, I hate the tucked look the stock wheels have. The steering column is all good except the wiper controls do not have the delay feature. I'll have to swap the controls, hopefully its not too tedious of a task. here are some pics of what I got done before the dang blizzard hit.


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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #124 on: March 04, 2014, 04:26:53 PM »
I like the big steelies.
Cecil: 1987 V20, TBI 350, TH400, 4:10's, 7" lift, 37" H1 beadlocked runflats. Cummins swap someday.

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #125 on: March 04, 2014, 08:04:17 PM »

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #126 on: March 04, 2014, 11:23:30 PM »
With the factory caps? Oh yeah, sign me up!
Cecil: 1987 V20, TBI 350, TH400, 4:10's, 7" lift, 37" H1 beadlocked runflats. Cummins swap someday.

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
Why did you put low pros on them without a lowering kit? Not a fan of that. I was considering the caps but decided against it.

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #128 on: March 05, 2014, 04:55:46 PM »
I am guessing he did it that way as he hadn't lowered it yet.  Check the thread:

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #129 on: March 05, 2014, 07:33:21 PM »
He lowered it, looks MUCH better. Cool to see another C10 those steelies.

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #130 on: March 08, 2014, 11:52:33 PM »
Cold weather has been keeping me from doing much on the truck, But it hasn't been all bad.


I did get the new wheels, spacers, headlights on.



Made a list of everything i need to do to get on the road, getting real close!

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #131 on: March 15, 2014, 01:51:47 PM »
Well I finished up most everything on the truck. I was going to take it out for a test drive today but, Looks like my trans has a bad pump. Wont engage in gear at all.

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Re: Vortec 5.3 install on my 84 C10
« Reply #132 on: December 13, 2014, 01:59:53 AM »
preciate all the knowledge and pics throughout the thread. I've read every page and post of this one as I'm planning to retire this 305 HO in switch for more than likely, an lq4.