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Thread: New Member here, 83 C10 5.3/4l60e Full Build Thread (ongoing)

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    New Member here, 83 C10 5.3/4l60e Full Build Thread (ongoing)

    So heres progress in order of my project, first picture is what it started out as, and how it came to be. Enjoy!

    Very first time ive ever pulled an engine or anything, first project ive ever taken on. I am a 22year old from Canada, with big dreams!
    I am very close to completion and have only started this whole swap roughly 2nd Week of November 2014, and on a a low buck budget (those dont exist by the way) I am currently including price of me selling old engine and parts from truck and the initial $900 into it, and all the parts am roughly $4450 into the entire build (canadian money... or I guess monopoly money to you americans haha)

    Any questions just ask.
    Here is my Story!

    Started out with me purchasing a 1975 Chrysler Newport at beginning of summer for $900. had a 400 Big Block and tons of power. but just didnt have that wow factor for me.. so at end of summer (2014) I found a guy who wanted the car and offered me his 83 C10 with 166,000 original kilometers on it and $400 cash for my car. so I took it!.

    This is a story of what happens when you give me a Square body and I find a low mileage LS for cheap!

    ENJOY!
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    Last edited by BigBFiveThree; 02-03-2015 at 08:17 PM.
    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    this was day 2.
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    day 4 or 5, got transmission back from trans shop, and while waiting I tore engine apart put new gaskets and seals in, and cleaned up the frame a bit
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    couple weeks in, made big progress, got motor and trans put together, when i got trans back i had the shop rebuild it and add corvette servos and beef up the pump, factory stall converter for now.
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    got tuned ecu from a friend in the states, and headers the same day. put headers on later that evening
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    fuel tank kit came from rock auto (1987 EFI tank) with airtex 90 psi 98 Silverado fuel pump, and had to modify the factory shift rods to work with 4l60e, so took a shifter linkage bracket from a th400, cut the tab off and she worked flawlessly. got the headers to fit with minor modification, and by modification i mean hammering the 2nd tube on the drivers side to clear the frame ever so "gently". got it to fit. and got that all hooked up. trans and engine in truck and bolted to factory 700r4 cross member. drive shaft is stock but i ordered a longer slip yoke for it for that added length.
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    got the fuel line which is -6 braided and all the fittings in now, so i decided to add the ends cut to length and plumb it all, fit like a glove with minimal effort.
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    and as of today Feb 03/2015, All I have left to do is hook up, tranny cooler and lines, figure the wiring out, I ordered a custom harness from S&S Performance which just arrived last night, and put fluids in the damn thing! I am excited and will keep you all updated!

    Any questions feel free to ask, I am sure i missed A TON of stuff. first time using a Forum so bare with me!
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    1983 C10 RCLB 5.3L/4L60E Swapped 2wd.
    2000 GMC Sierra 5.3L/4l60E 2wd on 24" Devino Concepts

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    A lot of info and pics. Thx for post

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    nice little project you got going!! thanks for sharing
    Simple: 408 on steroids!
    single digits coming soon!

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