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Username Post: 1980 Chevy C10 Restoration Beginning        (Topic#364421)
AlabamaDan 
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Reg: 11-05-18
02-21-21 08:56 PM - Post#2814841    

Hey y'all! Hi everyone. After a few false starts, I'm finally restoring my granddaddy's 1982 Chevy C10 Silverado with a 350. It's pretty much stock and has been sitting since he passed about 15 years ago. I put a new battery in it in 2014 and new tires a few months ago. That's the extent of it's maintenance the last decade. That being said, I'm about to pull it into the workshop and start on it.

The water pump is leaking from the weep hole, so I thought I'd start there replacing the following:

Water Pump and gasket
Upper and Lower Radiator Hoses
Thermostat and gasket
PS and Alt belts

Do I need gasket sealant/maker stuff or just the gasket itself?

Air Conditioning doesn't work. Should I just leave that belt off?

Thanks ahead of time. I haven't worked on an old school 350 in about 35-40 years!



Edited by AlabamaDan on 02-21-21 09:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gchemist 
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gchemist
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
Reg: 05-09-00
02-22-21 12:01 PM - Post#2814884    
    In response to AlabamaDan

Water pumps use gaskets. You can use a little tacky form a seal on it. Put a vacuum on the A/C system. If it holds vacuum, charge it up. Sitting for so long will cause it to leak somewhere. If it does hold vacuum, replace the valve stem seals. If R12 leaked, it leaked out at the valve stems.
Flush the radiator, heater core, and engine with water. It probably has a lot of rust in there. Is the radiator copper?
Fresh oil will be good too.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles
'08 GMC Acadia 3.6L SLE


 
AlabamaDan 
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Posts: 16

Reg: 11-05-18
02-22-21 07:57 PM - Post#2814913    
    In response to gchemist

Thanks. I'll change the oil and plugs too.



 
gchemist 
Member #271 Senior Chevytalk Moderator
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gchemist
Loc: Austin, TX 78748
Reg: 05-09-00
02-23-21 04:05 AM - Post#2814923    
    In response to AlabamaDan

Next, bleed out all the brake fluid. Check for leaks. Use fresh Dot 3 fluid. Check the transmission pan for oil leaks.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles
'08 GMC Acadia 3.6L SLE


 
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