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    Thanks so much for the link. It is truly an...

    Thanks so much for the link. It is truly an informative article. Now, just need to purchase the components and swap them in. Will I have to get new heads or will my stock heads work?
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    1. It's a Chevy. 2. It's PAID FOR!!!!! 3. It's...

    1. It's a Chevy.
    2. It's PAID FOR!!!!!
    3. It's a Chevy.
  3. not trying to thread jack here, but I am thinking...

    not trying to thread jack here, but I am thinking about lowering the front of my 84 1/2 ton about an inch or two. Can I take a sawzall and cut a coil off and then shim the control arms, or would...
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    I know this is a few months old, but I have an 84...

    I know this is a few months old, but I have an 84 Chevy half ton with factory air. I need to replace the compressor and I was wondering if the Ford orifice tube will work in mine as well. If it...
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    you can probably drill a new hole and install a...

    you can probably drill a new hole and install a rubber grommet for this. Usually, there aren't any spare holes in the firewall. Just be sure that you make sure there is nothing in the way when you...
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    If I am remembering correctly, if you go to 350...

    If I am remembering correctly, if you go to 350 heads, you will lose power. I think that the combustion chambers in the heads are larger in the 350 heads vs the 305 heads. I know an old hot rod...
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    Does it sound rough when it runs like it is...

    Does it sound rough when it runs like it is internal or is the noise coming from the front of the compressor? If it is coming from the front, it could very well be the coil behind the pulley, or the...
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    Fuel injection on an 84 1/2 ton

    Ok, here's another situation on my truck. I have a rebuilt 350 that I really dont want to replace. I have found a complete tbi intake and wiring for a ls1 motor. Will the intake work with my heads...
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    Help in Texas!!!

    I was wondering if any of the Texas members here have or know of anyone that has some decent rims for my 84 half ton. I have searched and searched Craigslist and cant find any decent ones. I am...
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    Thanks for the info Jimmiee. I am looking at a...

    Thanks for the info Jimmiee. I am looking at a shop that has a rebuilt 700R4 for 250 bucks. Where do I get the lock up kit and what does it do?
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    Is it a job that a shadetree mechanic can tackle,...

    Is it a job that a shadetree mechanic can tackle, or just take it to a shop? What do i need besides the tranny?
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    Overdrive trans swap

    Alright guys, here's the deal. I have an 84 SWB step side half ton. It has a rebuilt 350. I know that it still doesn't have the factory 2.78 rear end like the sticker says, and I want to turn this...
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    Yeah, Maybe you're right. Tire shop probably...

    Yeah, Maybe you're right. Tire shop probably over inflated them. That was back in my younger years when I was gullible, lol
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    I don't know of any roll or spray in bed liner...

    I don't know of any roll or spray in bed liner that is glossy. Usually rough in texture.
  15. I am shooting from the hip here on what I think I...

    I am shooting from the hip here on what I think I know, so bear with me. I believe that 87 was the first year for fuel injection on it's half ton pick ups, hence the centerbolt heads on it. The...
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    I would think the 12.50s would be too wide for...

    I would think the 12.50s would be too wide for the stock 8 inch rims. I had 275/60/15 tires on 8 inch rims and wore out the center of the tires due to the tires being too wide and the center of the...
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    Well, Got back last night at about 12:30 with my...

    Well, Got back last night at about 12:30 with my project in tow. The truck performed well, considering it has a 2.78 rear end (I think that is the right ratio). The only problem I had was a tire...
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    New member and toy in Texas!

    Hey all. Long time Chevy owner, but just recently acquired a new toy. Let me explain.

    I have a good friend of mine that lives up by Fort Worth. He recently acquired a 1977 Corvette from his dad...
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