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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2023, 06:51:23 AM »
Diesel...the main item with the black and red electrical lead is the fuel pump. The extra item mounted is a float type of fuel level indicator. Then the black bolted on thing is just the fill neck.
This is correct.

The regulator is on the output side of the throttle body. The pressure gauge is on the input side.

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2023, 07:23:13 AM »
I still need a passenger front fender and a new bumper.
Maybe one day I'll get my transmission fixed.  :-\

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2023, 08:36:16 AM »
Fender looks fine to me, but I'm probably biased...
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2023, 01:51:23 PM »
Can't speak to the TV cable being maladjusted.

How long since the trans was serviced?

Sounds like your filter is plugged and the oil overheated, losing pressure to shift all gears.

I would change the filter and oil a couple of times to see if it comes back to life.
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2023, 06:39:33 AM »
Can't speak to the TV cable being maladjusted.

How long since the trans was serviced?

Sounds like your filter is plugged and the oil overheated, losing pressure to shift all gears.

I would change the filter and oil a couple of times to see if it comes back to life.
It got a new filter and gasket 4-5 years ago.
I'm thinking about swapping it out for a 4l60e with a stand alone controller like the US Shift Quick 4.
It's just money, right?  ;D

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2023, 06:49:44 PM »
That sounds like fun  ;)

In the meantime, servicing might get you back on the road for very little money

4-5 years- daily? That would be like 50 to 60K miles since then. If that is true she needs a bath in that area.

Meant to ask: have you driven her at all since the 'burning'? If it is a clogged/heat issue, when she is cold she should shift through the gears till she heats up again. Is the pump whining?
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1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2023, 08:54:26 AM »
Nice to see your son helping with Grandpas truck. Don't suppose you still have the fill tube for the valve cover? I'm interested in one

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2023, 06:47:25 AM »
Nice to see your son helping with Grandpas truck. Don't suppose you still have the fill tube for the valve cover? I'm interested in one
I do not.  :P

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2023, 07:20:53 AM »
Hey guys, A little update on my latest project.
I got the 4l60e and I got it installed. I added a trans fluid cooler and one of those double hump crossmembers from ebay.
I also decided to replace my trans fluid cooler lines with braided an-6 lines and fittings. I already replaced the fuel lines with the same so, why not?
My US Shift Quick4 controller is on it's way as we speak.
I got a new speedo wire for my Dakota Digital Dash.
I still have some things to do to get her back on the road but I'm getting there inch by inch.

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2023, 11:12:07 AM »
Looks like you should have some decent clearance with that crossmember!
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2023, 12:21:26 PM »
Curious about the xmember- is it cutaway to make room for exhaust?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2023, 06:04:08 AM »
Yeah Johnny,
My stock crossmember was made for a Y-Pipe and a single pipe out the back.
With dual exhaust you have to do one under and one over pretty much.
My truck is not low or anything but this thing certainly does give you more clearance.

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2023, 06:08:07 AM »
I also got a couple of other things done this weekend.
I got the Quick4 Controller in place and mostly wired up, transmission fluid cooler in place, I also replaced my fluid lines with an6 braided hose and fittings.
Hopefully I can wrap it up this week.  8)

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #73 on: May 08, 2023, 11:43:45 AM »
Super sweet!  8)
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2023, 01:32:18 PM »
Very nice! Inspiring!
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction