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Username Post: Reata's Build Thread        (Topic#348824)
Reata 
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Reata
Loc: Texas
Reg: 12-22-17
12-23-17 07:18 AM - Post#2718837    

Gents,

I am a new member of this forum but have been involved with a number of other forums in the past. On them, there has always been a number of "Geeks" like me that do their best to document the improvements made to their vehicles over time.

This will be the beginning, and I will strive to include many photos (a failure of mine in the past), and to document and help out whenever I can other members seeking answers to various problems. I am by no means an expert, but have some buddies who are experts and they will be assisting me in many of the tasks.

So, here goes. Attached are a few shots of the new 20 footer, a white 1966 C-10 with no frills. Previous owners installed the current 350, not sure of its vintage. I am still contemplating additions and modifications to the truck as I am typically a purist. However, I bought this one to make it into a good driver. First order of business will be to replace the fuel pump which is leaking, check the brakes over (discs in front, non-power), add a power booster to the front discs, replace the tires from 1999, recover the seat in leather, arm rests on doors, and sun visors (2). I was told this truck had the factory hazard light option which is pretty cool if it is original. I will be adding air-conditioning as well at some point. Not sure if I will replace the motor yet or not. It seems to run well, but the Holley 650 either needs work by my buddy the pro, John F., or it will need to be replaced.

I have attached a few pics as well. Go ahead and subscribe now!!

Thanks,

John











 
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Reata 
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Reata
Loc: Texas
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12-23-17 07:21 PM - Post#2718895    
    In response to Reata

Picked up the replacement fuel pump today from NAPA. Found a leak that is not acceptable in the top seam of the pump. It will certainly give me something fun to do this week beside work!!





 
Sparkywax 
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12-24-17 03:34 PM - Post#2718938    
    In response to Reata

Nice truck. Keep the pics and updates coming......

1955 Belair 2dr
1955 Belair 4dr (parts car)
1957 Belair 2dr
1964 Impala SS
1966 Chevrolet Truck
1968 Chevrolet Truck
1968 Impala SS 396 (Survivor)


 
Reata 
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Reata
Loc: Texas
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01-05-19 08:01 PM - Post#2756669    
    In response to Sparkywax

Been a while since my last post. I have pulled the motor and transmission, seats are being recovered, brake lines all replaced, new motor (ZZ6) and 700R4 transmission, in the shop and ready to go in. We are working on the transmission linkage as I am converting from 3 on the tree to auto. Also working on the indicator for the auto gear shift. Don't have a good picture of the other lines from the booster, but will add later.
See photos











Edited by Reata on 01-05-19 08:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Reata 
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Reata
Loc: Texas
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01-11-19 07:53 PM - Post#2757161    
    In response to Reata

HOWDY FOLKS! ALL NEW BRAKE LINES AKL AROuND NOW IN PLACE!!!

Any one have any idea of the spindles on the steering column? I do have the old school power steering. I think the Flaming River part # FR 21100P1 will work but i was curious of the spindle count and also the length need. 30" or 36"?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,



 
Reata 
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Reata
Loc: Texas
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01-13-19 04:43 PM - Post#2757293    
    In response to Reata

OK, sorry guys for the questionable question. What I azm trying to find out is: will my original steering wheel fit the flaming river column I have proposed above? That is my original question and then what length steering column is needed? Hopefully this is a little better question.



 
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