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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 12:11:05 PM »
Believe that valve cover should be on the other side.

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2020, 07:19:15 PM »
Or turned 180 degrees...  ::)
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Offline Ox350

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2020, 09:56:15 PM »
Alright guys here it goes i got the valve covers on, new carb is next !!!!!!
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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 11:02:33 AM »
The valve cover on the right needs to be flipped around. The PCV Valve hole (driver Side) should be towards the front. The left (PS) one is OK.
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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 11:14:34 AM »
I guess the idea is to be able to read 'CHEVROLET' from each fender.
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Offline Ox350

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 07:06:56 PM »
Mike I tried flipping it the way you said but for some reason it gets caught on the rocker arms  so I could only do it that way
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Offline Geezer77GMC

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 09:34:13 PM »
GM spent good money designing oil seperators into the stock valve covers. The stock covers are not pretty, but quite functional. They also have a place to add oil into your engine, unlike those pretty covers, just saying. Also try a rag or blue painter's tape to keep anything from getting into those intake passages or manifold while the top end is apart.

Offline Mike81K10

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 11:30:45 PM »
Have you tried the swaping the two valve covers to the opposit sides? Look inside to see if there is an oil separator, they might be made for left and right side. The PCV valve should be at the front on the drivers side (not the back side of engine) and it appears swapping them to the other side might work.

Offline Ox350

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2020, 09:26:27 PM »
Mike Iím going to get new bolts for the valve covers so Iím going to flip them one more time and see if it works.For the next few days Iím going to be taking the front end off of the truck Iím 95% sure Iím going to pull the engine Im thinking of going all the way with this restoration
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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2020, 11:34:29 PM »
Alright so this how it happened, i was like ok i will just remove the the clutch fan and radiator and just take off everything on the front of the engine tomorrow.

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Then i was like man that really went too smooth what else can we get done lets just take all the pulleys of tonight

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Ok the water pump was easy, so im like ok, all thats left is the 6 bell housing bolts, 3 torque converter bolts, and two engine mount bolts i mean what could go wrong right

Lets just get it out!!!!!!!!!!!

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Then there it is, quick tips guys, dont forget to unbolt the trans dipstick it will leave a mess.....dont ask how i know also dont be lazy like me unbolt the starter

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Finally the end result of a one man job!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2020, 11:11:47 PM »
Guys Iím back!!!!!!!! So like I said my plan is to give  this truck some life the engine bay and engine it self are so dirty. Iíve been working on the truck just havenít had time to post.Iím doing a top end rebuild somewhat. Iím going to replace the lifters and install a mild camshaft, and install a new timing chain while Iím there.

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2020, 11:23:17 PM »
Looking good, so much easier to clean and upgrade out of the engine bay.
Quick tip, when you hoist that thing up again, put the largest washers you have at the end of the bolts in the heads, put some strain on it (don't lift it off the ground) then tighten the lifting bolts. It will be a rough day if that hook slips off the head of that tiny bolt. Keep up the good work.
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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2020, 01:46:01 PM »
Looking good, so much easier to clean and upgrade out of the engine bay.
Quick tip, when you hoist that thing up again, put the largest washers you have at the end of the bolts in the heads, put some strain on it (don't lift it off the ground) then tighten the lifting bolts. It will be a rough day if that hook slips off the head of that tiny bolt. Keep up the good work.

Lol yeah I didnít realize how shaky my setup was until someone else saw it and said I was very lucky nothing horrible happened
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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2020, 01:49:57 PM »
Now that I have it out and on a stand Iím going to clean it to get it ready so I can eventually paint it. Iíve done some reading online about using stove top cleaner for getting the funk off of these old engines. Itís working pretty good Iím just going to let it soak and then clean it off and see what we got letís to wire brush off.

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Re: 1980 C10 Restoration
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2020, 05:36:55 PM »
After removing the stove top cleaner from the engine it got most of the dirt and grime off the engine. I then proceeded to attack whatever was left with a gang of wire brushes and wire wheel attachments . Denatured Alcohol and wire brushes really got the engine pretty clean after a couple hours. Compared to the previous post I believe weíre headed in the right direction



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