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Username Post: 53 Chevy 210 project        (Topic#331020)
postalcop 
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postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
12-14-17 06:28 AM - Post#2717881    
    In response to postalcop

Not much to report. Monday I drove to a salvage yard to look for an engine. Found a 2002 Yukon Denali with 197,000 miles on it with the 6.0L. They wanted $1,000 for it and $300 for a transmission. It's a lot of miles but it was clean and sounded really good. Still looking though.
I got the other door wire brushed and for a small spot that is rusted through. Not a big deal. I got the fuel door and a couple other pieces sandblasted and primered.







53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
postalcop 
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postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
12-26-17 08:43 AM - Post#2719032    
    In response to postalcop

Ok, got a few more things done last week. Nothing too exciting. I got the insides of the doors primered with the epoxy primer. I also got the steering column pulled out of the car as well as the Rebel wiring harness I had installed a couple years ago. I'm going to be buying a new wire harness as the one I got doesn't have everything I wanted. That's what I get for trying to save a few dollars.







I also calked the seams on the floor.



And now for the moment you all have been waiting for, I finally got a motor. This is a 6.0L LQ4 out of an 04 Chevy van with 158,000 miles. This engine is rated at 300hp and 360 lbs. ft of torque. We bought it for $1575 and it came with everything, including the rear O2 sensors. I am not rebuilding it. If money allows I might get a different set of heads, and possibly a cam but as of right now I am planning on leaving the engine stock and see how the car handles it with the stock width leaf springs and S-10 rear end. I am planning on getting a set of headers for it which will get me a few more HP.



If anybody ever has any questions, comments or concerns about what I am doing or why I did something the way I did, please feel free to ask. I can take criticism pretty well too. I am by no means a professional on restoring cars. This a hobby for me.

53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
postalcop 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 129
postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
12-28-17 05:10 PM - Post#2719255    
    In response to postalcop

Went to the shop on Tuesday and removed the wiring harness from the engine with a little help from my 12 year old. I took the harness home since I have a ping pong table that will serve well while I customize the harness.



Looks much nicer without all the wires.





53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
postalcop 
"3rd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 129
postalcop
Loc: MO
Reg: 06-01-12
01-05-18 05:04 PM - Post#2720148    
    In response to postalcop

I started tearing apart the wire harness this week. I hurt my back on Tuesday so that really slowed me down this week. I did manage to get almost all the wire eliminated that I don't need. There are a few I want to double check before I take them off that go to the AC compressor.



This plug is inside the fuse box that sits under the hood. The ink wires are 12v+ that go to various things like the O2 sensors and injectors. The other colors go to things like relays. The big purple wire will go from the battery to the starter.



This is what I pulled out.



And this is where I am at right now. I need to wrap a few areas with electrical tape to hold it together. I will then need to get the motor mounted in the car so I can figure out how I am going to route the wires and where I will mount the PCM.



53 Chevy 210
350 engine / 350 trans
3.42 chevy s-10 rear axle


 
nightliner 
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Age: 33
Loc: Germay Hannover
Reg: 08-23-16
01-09-18 01:24 AM - Post#2720530    
    In response to postalcop

thats crank, this is my personal nightmare. great that you are do this in silent hours.
cool project

Enjoy every ride, every day


 
Dean50 
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Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
01-31-18 01:53 AM - Post#2722817    
    In response to postalcop

Coming together very nicely. Gonna be a nice driving car.

Dean50



 
1953 Chevy 210 4-dr 
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Reg: 06-11-18
06-11-18 12:55 AM - Post#2736564    
    In response to postalcop

Hi

I like your car in black!

Any idea where I can find a new replacement set of quarter panel & mid + lower door chrome fender strips for a 1953 210 4-dr?

There are incomplete sets on Ebay occasionally but I would like to try a get a complete set if possible.

Can you advise? Where did you get yours from, I see you have a complete set on your car albeit in 2-door variation.



 
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