CK5 Network
Become a member of the largest online community for Chevy K5 Blazer, Suburban and C/K series truck owners!

86 c10 SWB aka Blue By You

86c10, period correct mild custom from the 90’s

Overview

This is technically the wife’s truck, I traded the 78 k5 that was too rusty to mess with.

Well I’ve been collecting parts for awhile, but the project got accelerated because a buddy needed the 305/350 setup for a customers classic truck and I couldn’t turn down 1500.00 for the engine trans and since nothing would work on the blazer (Vortec headed 355 and SM465) it didn’t make any sense to take up space in garage or barn.

I scored a freshly rebuilt long block from a guy whose family owns a shop, they had it rebuilt and put it in a plumbing truck for a customer and the truck was wrecked about 20k later. It’s a 97 7.4 Vortec 7400, stock rebuild by a very reputable local okc machine shop. It was a odd mix of gen6 with gen5 tbi heads and intake. Got it for 800.00

I disassembled it down to a long block and did some cleaning and then wrapped it up for the winter.

Over that time I was directed by virtually every bbc guy to Straub Technologies in Tenn for a custom cam. Not many people seem to build the gen 6 even though it’s a full roller one piece seal engine.

I got a Reground billet core, to his specs some Harland Sharp roller rockers and 3/8 valve springs, scored a set of fresh L29 heads with comp cams valvesprings, stainless stock sized valves and retainers etc fresh from machine shop for 150.00
Can’t afford aluminum heads, maybe later but I doubt it.

The rest was collecting used headers, a quadrajet 800 that’s almost brand new for 100.00, ordering a electric fuel pump since the gen 6 has no provision for mechanical. Cheap Ebay valvecovers, sprung for a Air gap intake since you can’t buy em used anywhere.

Pulled the engine on Friday evening, going to do some cleanup today. Got a th400 for 50.00 but it’s been sitting outside, not sure what it will need.

Specs

Year
1986
Make
Chevy
Model
C10
Trim Level
Silverado
Interior
Blue
Factory Options
Everything available except the 350
Engine
454 getting swapped
Transmission
Th400
Transfer Case
Na
Steering
Factory
Suspension
Static 4/3 drop
Axles
10 bolt
Wheels
Billet specialties staggered
Tires
Bfg
Paint
Le Mans Blue?

More from RubberFloorMat

Well here it is, picked it up two months ago. 78 K5, 6" lift decent Interco's on decent wheels. looks like a low mile engine, Th350 and Np205 10 bolt rear, 44 front.originally was black with red interior. Hadnt been tagged since 2013, got it for less than asking price. its actually quite straight, minor rust on floors and rockers under doors, nothing at all elsewhere, original sheetmetal everywhere, original bumpers. There's some pretty bad wiring to include stereo and gauges etc, and the...

Item information

Added by
RubberFloorMat
Views
732
Last update

More in Pickup

Top Bottom