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Well for years me and my dad have been building his uncles 66 Chevy step side c10 pickup. Truck started out in the early 90s where it was painted for a show truck but slowly turned into a street racer. Truck had a built big block Chevy about 600hp on pump gas. Drove it often and skinned some tail on the weekends. Over the last year or so we have gotten big into the diesels so the time has come to have a twin turbo 12v with 600-700hp converted to this truck and have the big block sit in the corner. All work will be done our selves except for the trans

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Truck use to run low 7s in the 8th mile. Plan is to have it do the same. I will get more pictures of the truck later. Now here is the start, the sonar truck was is a 94 1ton dully.


Plans are to have the truck running in the next couple weeks then the actual performance will come into play.

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Got the motor out of the donor truck this evening.plans are to get it washed down and start taking stuff off this week, get the trans over to Darren Morrison at pro street diesel. Hopefully have her in and running very soon!


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Worked a little on The truck this evening got the old motor mounts cut out, old trans out and motor sitting in place. Trying to figure out whether or not I'll be able to mount it where it is or cut the firewall and move it back. The fan is in the exact location the radiator will sit.




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okay decided to eliminate the fan and run electric fans. started putting the front end on and start test fitting. everything is turning out well except for the inter cooler. problem is there isnt much room available.



also got my stack today, haven't decided if ill offset it or center it.(don't mind our shop isn't finished yet)


 

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The radiator support can be cut to accept a first gen intercooler, I am working on one now.
I will post pics of it you would like.
PS how much room between the rear valve cover and the fire wall?
Yes I would love some pics! Is there much difference in the 1st and second gen cooler? If not I have the one from the donor truck.
Also motor has about 2.1/2" from the firewall. Only thing needed was moving the cross member. I'll get a picture this evening

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The first gen intercooler is smaller and so fits in the chevy grill shell, the second would require rebuilding the shell and alot of trimming to fit behind the grill, it will require a differnt hood latch and may also interfere with the head light buckets, I don't remember for sure now.


 

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For this: I put a 4bt in it in 2000 and am still tinkering with it. I also have a NV5600 that I may install but it will require new mounts and lots of changes so leave it alone or install the NV or just do it all over again and use the NV and a 6BT tha I also have in the garage.
PS. I would put the stack outside the bed on the passenger side and about cab high and run the exhaust out side the frame.
 

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Awesome! Subscribed. I am thinking about trying a CR into a 66 suburban.
 

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Subscribed…..Whats the price tag on the 600horse big block??
Not sure I can ask my dad, that one is his motor. Its a all roller motor with lunati parts.it has a almost 700 lift cam. port & polished, gasket matched heads. Son remember the compression but it is almost to far for pump gas although that's what we ran. Had a 1100 dominator fueling it.I have a video of it running I'll try and find.

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Okay here is the progress that I have made. I built my fass mount and also motor mounts. Had to cut the tunnel in the floor for the trans to clear where it needs to be. Gauges are wired and also received my full cut delivery valves and springs. Should be getting my htb soon to start the twins


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Well with college and work being slow my funds haven't permitted to buy any parts for the truck. Im at that point on the truck that without parts its kinda at a stop.So tonight I go started on some painting. Started my valve covers and also the compressor cover on the wh1c.


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I just bought a late '63 C10 with 454, turbo 400, power disc brakes and I can sell the engine & trans for very good money so I thought I'd put a 12 valve with p-pump from a 97 truck with 102k and it has a '94 47RH trans in it. I really got lucky. I've never put in a different engine (conversation) before so I'm really glad your a few steps ahead of me. Here's my truck. Land vehicle Vehicle Car Pickup truck Motor vehicle
we got it from Arizona two months ago.


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I just bought a late '63 C10 with 454, turbo 400, power disc brakes and I can sell the engine & trans for very good money so I thought I'd put a 12 valve with p-pump from a 97 truck with 102k and it has a '94 47RH trans in it. I really got lucky. I've never put in a different engine (conversation) before so I'm really glad your a few steps ahead of me. Here's my truck. View attachment 147338 we got it from Arizona two months ago.

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The swap is actually pretty easy the motor actually sat in without really any adjustment. The hardest part is probably centering the motor for motor mounts and also having to cut the transmission hump in the cab. The intercooler can also be kind of tricky, you can either run the first intercooler or buy one pre made to the size you need which is what I am doing for around a $125. Also I'm not 100 percent sure how the motor with do on the stock front end as for we have a front end out of 70s model truck . I will be more than happy to help you through any questions you have as I might of already ran across them you can PM me and call anytime you'd like

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