Hi there,I am looking at a nice 1973 Chevy C20. It looks great but has an 88 Camaro 305 V8 in it. I am wondering if this is a sufficient engine for this big heavy truck. What do you guys think?Here's the truck: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/3853992538.htmlThanks!
4 grand... might be a little high for that year.. it does look like a nice truck...best selling point.. never need to smog it... it did not say which fuel system is on it..88 camaros came with a few with feed back carbs.. those were usually left over 87 models..they also came with throttle body fuel injection TBI..they also came with Tuned port fuel injection TPI.. or did it get the intake and carb off the original 73 motor...the 73 C20's came with a straight six 250, 292 a 307 v8 small block.. 2 different 350s and a 400.. you will get the best fuel economy out of it with the 305.. with the over drive transmission. don't forget that year truck was recalled by GM for side impact issues.. where if you turn one when buying a new gm truck.. they will knock off a grand.. i don't know if they still have that offer going.. in my personal opinion.. 73 thru 87 chevy trucks were some of the best ever made..only rivaling 67 to 78 ford pickups in durability..
what was the rear end gear ration in those 73 chevys stock, & what transmission is in the truck?
73 chevy trucks could come with a TH350 transmission or a TH400...depending on which one you got C10, C20, C30, k5 blazer and which motor...250, 307, 350, 400 small block.. 454 big block.gear ratios also varied depending on engine. body, transmission combo..
Nothing works on my 1974 chevy c10 truck dash. Looks like there is a circuit ribbonbehind the dash. Any thoughts?
I have a 1974 chevy c10 truck. The das instruments and lights do not work. Any suggestions?
nx05915:Nothing works on my 1974 chevy c10 truck dash. Looks like there is a circuit ribbonbehind the dash. Any thoughts?lets start with the dash illumination circuit.... take a test light.. hook it to ground.. find the fuse box under the dash board... there are various fuses in there.. look for the SHORTEST fuse..thats for the cluster illumination ...turn the headlights on.. probe both ends of that short fuse... do you get power at either end of the fuse.. or either of the fuse holder clips... rotate the headlight knob.. with the headlights on.. the brightness of the test light when touching the ends of that fuse should change...if you get no power at the short fuse.. check the TAIL light fuse for power...if you GET variable power at the short fuse... then you might have a ground connection problem.. at the cluster...please post what you get... it takes me about an hour to research the printed circuit and colorize the connections to make it easy to understand.. post what you find...you could also need a new ignition switch... the electrical part.. they are under 20 bucks and please be sure to release the string that moves the PRND2l needle from the shifter bowl on the steering column before you drop the column to replace the ignition switch.. or you will break your dash board.. making you unhappy..
please also note which type of cluster you have..one with oil pressure lights, temp lights.. alternator light.. or...oil pressure gauge.. temp gauge.. amp meter gauge...printed circuits are available for either..the CLUSTERS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE... without swapping wires.. around...