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Offline 73micrys83

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Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« on: November 28, 2009, 12:46:18 PM »
We finally got a new camera and here is a picture of it. It was originally a diesel powered truck, but someone (previous owner) yanked the diesel and put in a 383. engine runs and sounds great, but Tranny is slipping bad.. 
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 12:51:58 PM »
Here are two more images...
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 02:20:40 PM »
Looks pretty straight. Why the Budweiser racing sticker?
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 02:39:07 PM »
Sticker was on it when we bought it ($2000.00, by the way) Crystal prefers MGD, me, toss up between Lost Coast Great White pale ale or Eel River California Blonde! Body is really straight, some cancer on passenger side fender.

Since this was (is? registered as) a diesel, the brake and power steering systems are different than a gas powered, right? I mean there is no brake booster behind the Master cylinder. Would anyone recommend a swap and is it fairly straight forward to do?
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 02:51:46 PM »
There's a brake booster, it's just not vacuum operated. It should have a hydro-boost system. If it works, leave it alone.
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 03:15:47 PM »
Yep, when it's operating correctly hydroboost is excellent.  I actually converted my truck from vacuum booster to hydroboost, and it's the only modification I've done that I'm 100% satisfied with.  Keep your PS fluid clean and keep that hydroboost. ;)
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009, 04:00:29 PM »
Got it, Hydro-boost stays...Sure alot of leaks in the power steering system, and the steering is as sloppy as I've ever felt on any vehicle...So, I guess we'll start with a tranny and rebuilding the steering system!
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 03:20:32 PM »
looks good however i think i would do somethin 'bout that it exhaust...looks pretty funny comin out the back like that haha.
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 09:51:17 PM »
That exhaust is definitely gonna be addressed!
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 04:54:22 PM »
yeah the power steering in my truck and my grandfathers 86 GMC K20 both seen soft so i dont know if this is just a charactist of these trucks, or if theyre just old? when my buyys drives my truck from his 85 ford he comments on how soft is is also. idk?

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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2009, 04:48:23 PM »
Sweet.  :)

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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2010, 09:05:27 AM »
Been a while since I posted in here...This week we took Crystal's Truck up to a buddy's house to get the paint redone. (Nice when taxes come back :D) We got the boogers sanded out, sealed it, and primed it yesterday. The primer showed us a few dings to touch up. Hopefully, if it's not raining today, we'll get those dings and rock chips addressed, and be ready for body color. Would've took some pics, but crystal took the camera with her to Sacramento yesterday. Will be posting pics soon if any are interested. I still haven't  taken those goofy exhaust tips off yet, my buddy cussed me hard yesterday when he got his knee with one of them as he was spraying on the sealer!   
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2010, 11:53:27 AM »
We like pics.  pics are good.  real good.
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2010, 10:04:23 AM »
There's a brake booster, it's just not vacuum operated. It should have a hydro-boost system. If it works, leave it alone.
Got it, Hydro-boost stays...Sure alot of leaks in the power steering system, and the steering is as sloppy as I've ever felt on any vehicle...So, I guess we'll start with a tranny and rebuilding the steering system!


That is a major vice in the early hydro boost systems, I agree with Vile, if it works leave it, but once it start messing up, junk it. I've never had good luck with hydro boost set ups
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Re: Crystal's 83 Silverado K10
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2010, 11:43:25 AM »
There's a brake booster, it's just not vacuum operated. It should have a hydro-boost system. If it works, leave it alone.
Got it, Hydro-boost stays...Sure alot of leaks in the power steering system, and the steering is as sloppy as I've ever felt on any vehicle...So, I guess we'll start with a tranny and rebuilding the steering system!


That is a major vice in the early hydro boost systems, I agree with Vile, if it works leave it, but once it start messing up, junk it. I've never had good luck with hydro boost set ups
My truck has a stock hydro boost set -up, even though it came with a gas motor, and It seems to have a little issue..  when at stop lights in gear, just holding her there for a minute or so..  it creeps forward and pulls through, requiring slightly more pressure to stay still.....
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