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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2022, 08:55:05 PM »
WOW!  I haven't seen that much Chevy orange since the early 70s!   ;D

It's coming along.  Are you getting anxious to hear it run?
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2022, 09:01:54 PM »
Thx bd!

I got inspired by something VZ said about being "period correct"...

So yeah, I am twitterpating about hearing her run.

Bit of a way to go, but since her heart will be in place, should go much faster.
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #107 on: January 20, 2022, 08:08:31 AM »
Digging them valve covers Johnny!  ;)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #108 on: January 20, 2022, 12:54:45 PM »
Looks good, you should get those manifolds ceramic coated before you drop it in.
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2022, 06:42:15 PM »
Ahhhh….I have missed so much of my  obsession! Looks really good J.P. And the valve covers remain to be my personal favorite valve covers that I have ever seen!


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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2022, 06:44:25 PM »
Thanks darlin! More to go…


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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #111 on: March 10, 2022, 06:52:21 PM »
Yes! finish it all!!! and then it will be mine!!!!


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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #112 on: February 25, 2023, 08:13:04 PM »
Well back on track with completing this baby.

The 383's all socked in, under carriage work complete sans electrical.

I have thought of running the wiring to the passenger side inside the hollow area behind the firewall, out of the way of the wiper mechanism.

Has anyone seen that done?
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #113 on: February 26, 2023, 06:02:46 AM »
I would say drop the harness over the bellhousing if you are trying to do a wire hide but that usually makes more sense if you've gone the smoothed firewall route. Personally, I would just keep the stock setup for what you have there.
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #114 on: February 26, 2023, 03:00:59 PM »
I thought about the bell housing route, unfortunately after the motor was in. Perhaps I can still make it happen without too much wrangling.

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #115 on: October 18, 2023, 01:01:52 AM »
Awesome!  I like the attention to detail!   8)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #116 on: October 23, 2023, 10:13:21 PM »
Thanks man, I'm finally in a position to complete it  :)
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1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction