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PostSubject: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:18 am

It's a '96 with a '96 Vortec 350, Turbo 350 trans, stock, open rear axle w/3.73 gears. Not sure who did the conversion but the basic job was good it's just they didn't pay a lot of attention to details which totally drives me crazy.
I guess I'm just a picky old cuss but when something is done I like it to be done right, not half assed and there was a lot of half assed stuff in this truck. I've worked most of the bugs out and fixed a lot of things but like ya'll know, there's always more to do. Anyway, here's a couple pics.





I've been told time and time again that a single core radiator and a 15" flex fan won't cool this motor but if you look at the middle pic you'll see where the temp gauge runs all the time. It'll kick up a mark if I get into traffic but that's about it, I'd say it's staying plenty cool. Also, I'd like a different steering wheel and a floor shifter and I've got a bit more paint I'd like to do along with a roll in bed liner but all in good time.
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:38 am

I have been to TNFranks house twice and I have seen his truck. He owns a very nice V8 S10. I only want to say that it is red in color not orange like the pictures make it look.
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:42 am

nice clean build man i like it.
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:36 pm

Well, picked up another can of Duplicolor Graphite Wheel paint and did my wiper arms. Looks a lot better then red. Also installed a set of hood pins. I feel better with em' since I KNOW the hood won't come up with the pins in place.
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:47 pm

Well, after 2 days of putting it off I got the Blend Door Motor installed. Seems to be working too, glad that's over and done with. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:52 pm

i heard doing the blend door motors on those were a total PITA...
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:13 am

Actually once you pull all the extra plastic out of the under dash area it's not too bad. Basically you pull the panel that's under the steering wheel, the part with the lighter and power ports in it. Then you take off the two 15mm bolts that hold the steering wheel up and let it down. Then there's 4 screws that hold the dash in place, one behind each speaker cover and two in the defroster area and then the dash will tilt back so you can get to the blend door motor.
More a pain to think about doing then the actual job. cherry

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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:36 am

well hopefully you're good for quite some time to come!
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PostSubject: Re: My little ol' Hot Rod S-10   Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:42 am

Yep, the Dorman replacement part is suppose to be an upgrade to the factory Chevy part so I hope I'll not have to mess with it for the life of the truck.

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