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Username Post: Hello! 1982 C10 Owner Here        (Topic#353780)
AlabamaDan 
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11-05-18 03:52 PM - Post#2750541    

Hi everyone. I'm restoring my granddaddy's 1982 Chevy C10 Silverado with a 350. It's all OEM. He bought it new and we've done some things to it over the years, it's got relatively fresh paint (maybe 10 years old,) and mechanically not much has been done over the years besides regular maintenance. I could use a shop manual. Anyone have one in PDF?

It has been sitting for about 10 years and needs to TLC now. The first thing is tires. The ones on it are dry rotted and I'm afraid to drive it anywhere, except the tire store. Stock height and all. What is the biggest tire size that will fit with no rubbing or any negative side effects? The tires we have in there now look so small.

Thanks ahead of time.



 
AlabamaDan 
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11-05-18 04:01 PM - Post#2750542    
    In response to AlabamaDan

I found this. The GMC should be the same right?

http://www.73-87chevytrucks.com/techinfo/7387CKMan...





 
Liberty Valance 
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Loc: Euless,Texas
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11-05-18 04:30 PM - Post#2750545    
    In response to AlabamaDan

Welcome

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
AlabamaDan 
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11-06-18 06:05 AM - Post#2750592    
    In response to Liberty Valance

  • Liberty Valance Said:
Welcome



Thanks. I appreciate it.



 
gchemist 
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11-06-18 07:48 AM - Post#2750605    
    In response to AlabamaDan

Welcome to the site. Does it have 8" wide wheels? If so go, 275/60R15. Google "275/60r15 on a C10". You'll find tons of pics. If it has Electronic Spark Control, delete it. You can find info here: http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/garage_dri vetrain....

Yes, the GMC PDF file is the same.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
AlabamaDan 
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11-06-18 01:47 PM - Post#2750628    
    In response to gchemist

I'll have to check the exact wheel size when I get to the farm next time. It is the OE wheels.

Interesting that you mention the water pump. I think my water pump is weeping a little. Looks like something that needs to be done there. Not sure on the other.

Honestly, it has always just cranked and ran so I haven't had to do much under the hood. It needs a good detailed tune up.

* general engine bay cleaning
* drain and refill all fluids with synthetic or something high quality,
* inspect (and replace as needed) all hoses,
* new plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor,
* new belts, new tires, new brakes,
* grease all the zerk fittings
* air filter
* pvc filter/valve
* fuel filter
* spray carb cleaner in carb
* seafoam in tank and oil before oil change/new filter


and.... and.... anything else? I like checklists.




Edited by AlabamaDan on 11-06-18 01:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gchemist 
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11-06-18 01:53 PM - Post#2750629    
    In response to AlabamaDan

Clean all the grounds. Battery to frame, engine to cab, frame to engine, and clean the battery posts.
Castrol 10-30W and a good filter will do. If you go brakes, replace the rear cylinders. Front calipers should be fine unless they stick. Bleed out all the oil brake fluid. New fluid does wonders for brakes.

Send me a pic. I'll post it for you.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
AlabamaDan 
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11-06-18 04:27 PM - Post#2750640    
    In response to gchemist

Cleaning the grounds is a good idea and battery maintenance is always a good idea. About the rear brakes, I'm not sure I follow.



 
100 CHEVY 
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100 CHEVY
Loc: Helena,Missippi,U.S.A.
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11-06-18 07:39 PM - Post#2750646    
    In response to AlabamaDan

Welcome!
Are you sure it's a 350 engine? I ask because I bought mine new in 82 and in Texas at the time,I couldn't get one with a 350 engine unless I bought a 3/4 ton truck.Might have been different in other states though.
Mine was a 305/700-R4 trans.
I got rid of the ESC by changing to non-ESC distributor and leaving the old harness plug for the ESC loose.
I think the square bodies are the best trucks GM has made yet!
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
http://www.picturetrail.com/100chevy


 
gchemist 
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gchemist
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11-07-18 04:32 AM - Post#2750656    
    In response to AlabamaDan

  • AlabamaDan Said:
Cleaning the grounds is a good idea and battery maintenance is always a good idea. About the rear brakes, I'm not sure I follow.


Replace the brake rear wheel cylinders. Cheap and easy to do. If you see any kind of oil on the brake shoes or plate, the cylinders are bad. Replaced the rear end oil too.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Keith Seymore 
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Loc: Southeast Michigan
Reg: 09-17-08
11-07-18 09:41 AM - Post#2750675    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

Here's the generic info packet for a '82 Chevy, from the GM Heritage Center archive.

It shows the available option content and basic technical detail.

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-...

It covers GMC as well (they were built down the same assembly line).


  • 100 CHEVY Said:
Welcome!
Are you sure it's a 350 engine? I ask because I bought mine new in 82 and in Texas at the time,I couldn't get one with a 350 engine unless I bought a 3/4 ton truck.Might have been different in other states though.



The powertrain charts in the attached (pages 10 and 11) show a 350 available in a K10 (California only) but, other than that, support what you are saying.

K



Chevelle Intro: http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_...
My Pontiacs: http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthr...
Pickup: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?...


Edited by Keith Seymore on 11-07-18 09:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
100 CHEVY 
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11-07-18 02:51 PM - Post#2750694    
    In response to Keith Seymore

Yep,and mine is a K-10 I bought in Texas.
I looked all over for one with a 350.Didn't happen!
I even tried A.J.Foyt Chevrolet in Houston.
At the time I was told it was because of EPA regulations.
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
http://www.picturetrail.com/100chevy


 
AlabamaDan 
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11-07-18 05:48 PM - Post#2750710    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

Well.....let me check next time I go down to the farm. I thought it was a 350. Maybe it's a 305 and I've been told wrong all these years.



 
100 CHEVY 
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100 CHEVY
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11-07-18 07:34 PM - Post#2750722    
    In response to AlabamaDan

I have several 305's.
They are good engines and are made of the same parts as any other small block Chevy.
Plus,someone may have slipped in a 350 for you!Won't know until you check the numbers on it.
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
http://www.picturetrail.com/100chevy


 
Bad56Sedan 
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11-10-18 11:14 AM - Post#2751000    
    In response to AlabamaDan

The brake hoses to the front calipers,
The hose went through a metal clamp,
The clamp was mounted to the upper a-frame,
This clamp was prone to rust,
It would rust just enough to compress the caliper brake hose,
Just a thought,
Welcome to CT,
Someone here HAS the answer,
Glad you found us!

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 38 Years



 
Bad56Sedan 
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11-10-18 11:17 AM - Post#2751001    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

My '81 was so easy to work on, times change
Post pics , love to see what ya got


VC56S 2 door Sedan, 38 Years



 
AlabamaDan 
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11-10-18 01:22 PM - Post#2751008    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Thanks guys. I'll snap some pics in the next couple of weeks when I go back to the farm. First thing I need to do is buy some tires and do the brakes. That's first.

The tires I have right now are Remington. How long has it been since they made tires???



 
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