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Old 07-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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|PROJECT| 1985 S-Dime, TPI, T5

Hello S-Series Forum, I would like to start this thread with some pictures of what use to be a working s-10, followed by some pictures of my progress. Hope you all enjoy.

This is how she looked the day I brought her home. 305 engine w/stock manifolds, 700R4 trans, open diff 3.08, junk roll cage, extreme rims with new rubber!



Picture of the engine bay. This poor 305 was so beat it would leak/burn more oil then it would fuel. Yes, it leaked fuel.


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Old 07-07-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site, hope to see more of your project, the paint scheme is close to my heart.

What're your plans w/ the drivetrain?
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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No more then a few hours later I started taking her apart.

Front clip removed



Does anyone recognize the blue S-10 in the background?
I use to own it before I sold it to Kap10
http://www.s-seriesforum.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=86578



Here is a picture of the crap roll cage. I was going to keep it in for looks but turns out the only seats that will fit between the cage rails are Summit Pro Racing Polly seats. Not Comfy! Also looks like the cage was build out of fence posts. NOT SAFE!


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Old 07-07-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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A few days later I had most of the truck appart. Attached it to a car tilter ( you can kind of see it in these pictures.) and blasted the frame, floor of the cab and firewall. Threw on some epoxy primer to boot.



Picture of the back half all painted up.


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Old 07-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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HotWire | The truck is going to be 355 mouse motor with TPI fuel injection and a World Class T5 tranny. The motor orginaly came from a 79 van, the T5 from an 90's Camaro and the TPI setup off of the same 90's Camaro.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:39 PM   #7
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Here is the '79 350 I purchased for $250, mostly torn down.



The only thing from this motor that I kept was the block and crank.



I had the block hot tanked and clean up by a local engine shop, Precision Performance Motors. They also zero decked the block, spun the crank 10/10 for me and bore it .030 over. Cost $450




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Old 07-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #8
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Here is the motor partly assembled. I'm running a stock bottom end and rods with forged Speed Pro flattops, 305 HO heads.



Motor all done!



Put on a Summit alternator bracket with aluminum under-drive pulleys.


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Old 07-07-2011, 03:05 PM   #9
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Put the Motor and T5 in the truck. Very tight fit with the Moroso oil pan, had to cut out some of the frame. You can kind of see my Griffin radiator and Flex-a-lite dual fans.



You can see how low the oil pan is in this picture.


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