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Old 12-21-2016, 09:10 AM   #1
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71 c/10 454

Hello from central Texas. I've had this truck march of this year but just now got it running. Still a few things to take care of before it's truly roadworthy.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: 71 c/10 454

Hello from Mississippi and Welcome to the forum,
Now that is a clean looking truck, you mentioned you had just got it running what were your issues? What was done with the engine, is it still stock? I like the serpentine setup, what color is the truck?
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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Beautiful truck!
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:14 PM   #4
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Beautiful truck!
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
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Hello from Mississippi and Welcome to the forum,
Now that is a clean looking truck, you mentioned you had just got it running what were your issues? What was done with the engine, is it still stock? I like the serpentine setup, what color is the truck?
Thanks, that's a march performance serpentine belt set up. It's black and sort of tan in the middle. Really looks sharp. I actually bought this truck sight unseen from my dealer in Nashville. Needless to say I'll never do that again. What I saw in the pictures and what I was told were two very different things. Below is just a short list of the things that I had to change or fix in addition to literally the bed being held on about two bolts rear bumper barely hanging on only two bolts on the transmission crossmember had to bolt in it, I could go on anon, it was literally a hack job. The truck look great in the pictures and of course the dealer reported it to be near perfect it, was not.
Seat belts installed.
Headlights not working properly
Turn signals not working
License plate light not working
Horn not working
Emergency brake not working
Temperature gauge not working
Tac light flashes with the turn signal
Install Wiper arms
Antenna-Needed.
Tune-timing way off
Carburetor kit
Spark Plug wires
Spark plug shields
Spark plug wire looms
PS Gear
Brake hoses
Brake booster & master cylinder.
Panard bar
Sanderson Headers
Exhaust -Needed. Flow masters
Carter electric Fuel pump
Aluminum water pump
Valve cover-powder coated
Valve cover studs
Valve cover gaskets
Valve cover breathers X 2
Power steering pump
Power steering hoses
Power steering fitting
March pulley system and belts
Throttle cables and brackets
Lockdown cable
Upper and lower hoses
Fuel line-pressure gauge at the carb
-8 Fuel filter
-8 Braided line from the fuel pump
Fuel pressure gauge
Thermostat housing
Fuel Pressure regulator
Second fan thermostat
Second fan mounting kit and relay kit
Oil change
Air cleaner
Turn signal switch
Front calipers
Front wheel studs replaced
Front 1/8 in wheel spacers installed
Exhaust port adapters installed
Exhaust installed
Transmission replaced
Torque converter replaced
Transmission pan replaced
Distributor advanced curve kit.
Three new u~joints, center support bearing and add three inches to the driveshaft
50cc accelerator pump.
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:42 PM   #6
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Dang! It's still a beautiful truck!
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:00 PM   #7
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Re: 71 c/10 454

WOW, you've been busy. What are the specs on your motor?
Cam carb, torque converter, trans (You know, the go fast parts)
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:53 AM   #8
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Sorry for being long winded I have time on my hands right now lol.
That's pretty much a list that you would need to make it road worthy alright lol, what else are your plans to make it that way?
Yeah sight unseen vehicles are tough ones to buy, you go with the intensions of a vehicle turn key and go, I go with a trailer in hand and usually you don't want to leave empty handed. But as you also experienced how luring a salesman with properly placed pictures and a sliver tongue can real in the right person.
Now we loose faith in them for the way they handled the sale, but if everything worked, we would be bored. Hence why you were looking for a old truck to play with. I was sitting in a room waiting for tire dealer to install a set on my daily driver and came across a Hot Rod mag, haven't bought one in years browse them on occasion if I see one at the store but came across this article that made me laugh and It hit me to a tea.
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hot-r...ving-problems/ took a bit to find, in the mag the title read if everything worked, I'd be bored.
As Mark also asked about specs. I'm curious to what the inside looks like now?

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Re: 71 c/10 454

Welcome to the Forum from So Cal lower desert

Well from first glance you could say you would probably win a Trophy for Best Looking Truck. Some times good looking is only skin deep as most of us can contest to. I Do feel your pain brother.

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