The Forums Home | Tech Tips | Gallery | FAQ | Events | Features | Search
Fixing the old truck

Are you one?

Where is it?? The Shop Area

continues to pull in the most views on the Stovebolt. In August alone there were over 36,294 views in those 12 forums.

Searching the Site

Get info about how to search the entire Stovebolt site here. To do a search for just the forums, get those details in the IT Shortbus fourm.
Who's Online Now
10 members (Guitplayer, Hotrod Lincoln, hokiecarpenter, Bill Trotter, JoeDude, 2 invisible), 388 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
The Zone
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Step-by-step instructions for pictures in the forums
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4
Ferris Bueller #1467621 Wed Sep 21 2022 10:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,978
Bang for the buck?
Buy an entire big block car for the engine, and leave it alone

Ferris Bueller #1467899 Fri Sep 23 2022 05:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 889
Well I plunged in with both feet. I have gone back and forth on so many things, crunched numbers every which way to Sunday and tried to factor my time into the equation as well. I searched local bone yards for used stuff, looked into the LS swap at bone yards and clist, buying things individually etc etc etc.

Long story short the cost of buying a turn key is less than buying everything individually, almost the same as buying used stuff, and refreshing. Less if you buy a wrecked or used rig (LS or no LS), but then there is the headache of R+R, computers, etc.

I ended up going in deep with a traditional SB engine and 5 speed trans package. I am planning on keeping the 283 4speed together and selling as a pair or keeping with the truck if I ever sell it.

Cost was up there, I didn't need it, but I am having a ball with this restoration. There was a 10% discount for some promo I didn't know about. I do think it is going to solve many headaches before they present themselves. Should be getting here for Christmas!!!!

Here is the package. Pics shown are for a auto. I am very excited for this to start going back together this winter.

1966 C-10 Step Side
A Project Journal
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Fibonachu, KCMongo 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5