page-1 leaf spring/steering talk
page-3 flat tops and tire balancing, Lift, D44 powr lok, leaf spring link
page-6 7747 ECM talk, fender cutting
page-12 5215 bilstein shocks
page-17 hidden winch mount
page-22 14BSF ARB, Start of TBI installation
page -30 Drive line stuff
page -33 sliders
page-37 HP perch build
page-45 hand throttle
page-48 rear bumper build
page-52. CB, TBI airflow and distasteful trolling
page-54 rear diff guard
page-56 finally more HP info, air cleaner mods
page-60 HP build stuff
page-66 HP pictures, engine cam and compression discussion
page-68 XJ steering shaft
page-69 high pinion pictures
page-73 Safety Harness and seat cover link
Page-99 of fuel tanks, injection, and doublers (10 pages of fun)
page-108 Doubler talk
page-125 tcase fluid discussions
page-151 Doubler cross members link
page-211 Engine swap talk (9 more pages of fun)
So a little back story. This truck came to me in the summer of 1996, owned this old pickup continuous since, used as a DD up until about 5 years ago. Quite a few engines parts already upgraded (we will get to that later in the thread)
Going to take the 1977 K10 and "upgrade" it. Going to try building with as much used/beg/borrow/acquired parts and pieces as possible.
Going with fuel injection to replace the carb
Use existing 465/205 and at least for now the GM12 & D44 w/ 3.73
Other than an Eaton posi in the D44 (acquired) truck is mostly stock
Running closed chambered 461 heads on the engine with an aluminum intake off a crate motor.
Looking at shackle flip rear and Furd 58" springs. Up front I will use the factory rear 52s. 33s are planned up from whatever metric sizes are on it now (I lied, got 35s instead!).
Looking to do axle part upgrades in the spring.
Input, suggestions, criticism, and sarcasm all welcomed.
This is and old photo right after the Krylon dried circa 2002.
Much less paint and much more rust these days