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1979 K10 - Need info.
I've posted 3 seperate topics over the past few months asking for information about different trucks.
The prior two have fallen through, so it's on to #3.
This time it's a 1979 K10 for $1450.
It has a 350 in it, but according to the VECI label under the hood, it originally had a 400ci in it.
Anyway, the pertinent stuff:
5.7L 350ci V8
12 bolt rear axle
Dana 44(?) front axle
Unknown what the trasnsfer case is (Has 4Lo Lock, 4 Lo, Neutral, Hi, and 4 Hi Lock on the t-case shifter).
Dash is pretty cracked but all original and intact.
Door panels are in good condition.
Engine runs almost flawlessly.
Has no catalytic converters and has some generic glasspack mufflers (sounds pretty nice for a 350).
A small (50 cent piece) rust hole on the lower edge of the passenger fender by the door.
Front disc / rear drum brakes.
Gooseneck hitch in the bed.
And finally the questions.....
1) What transfer case should this have in it?
2) How reliable would the TH350 be under moderate (unmaintained forest roads, some mudding, etc) wheeling conditions?
3) What would be the largest tires I could fit with nothing more than a 4" suspension lift?
4) How strong are the front and rear axles?