Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Arizona - Maricopa
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I searched local for a truck that had what I wanted in it for a drive train and had to make a couple compromises but in the end I believe I will be all right. I found a nice 1986 Chev Sub with a 350 th400 and 203 in it for a price I could not let by. I called my bud and took him with me and some cash to look at the burban. The seller had some receipts for the engine parts and other stuff. We decided that this truck would make a great donor. After getting the truck home my buddy and I were joking around about trading his long bed for the burban because he could use it for camping easier with his dogs. After a few of these jokes and a few beers we shook on the deal. I got a 1978 GMC K10 4x4 with a 350, TH400, and NP203. The engine has a performance cam, new hydraulic lifters, roller rockers, double roller timing chain. The tranny has a shift kit in it and has been rebuilt recently, the case for the tranny is a hard to find reinforced case. The x-fer case (NP203) has the part time kit installed.
Got the trucks ready for the transplant; I live in a neighborhood that has an hoa so we had to make sure that we did the swap all at once or at least find points to stop in that we could clean up and make it look like nothing too major was going on. Since the Scout had no drive train in it; we took one day to disconnect all electrical and other connections in the K10. This also included getting the front clip removed to work and then setting the clip back on the frame overnight.
Last edited by mut; 01-27-2013 at 04:42 AM.