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pcase1060
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1984 Chevrolet Silverado

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Big Block chevy Reply with quote

I have a 84 chevy one ton with a big block in it, it has been sitting for four years, I was wondering what do I need to do to be able to start it again? (It was running when it parked in the garage failed rebuild attempt by a buddy)
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the least it should get a tune up, change the oil and filter, drain the gas out and put some fresh fuel in, and change the fuel filter. Also it would be a good idea to check all the hoses.

What do you mean by a failed rebuild attempt?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well to start out a little info on the truck it is a 84 ton body on a 79 one ton frame, a 79 454, Edelbrock 750, Comp cam extreme 4x4 cam (not sure on the lift or duration), T350, a NP205 transfer case (I think not sure still at the farm), Dana 40 in front, Dana 60 in back, all sitting on 33 1250R 16.5 BFG a/ts. I decided to sell the truck to a buddy, I had it in high school and beginning of college and decided that 4 mpg wasn't the best way to spend my little bit of money. I decided to let him make payments to me instead of a bank (HUGE mistake). He then cracked the tail shaft of the transmission, parked it and was going to rebuild/restore it. He then bought a new truck and let me leave it parked in his barn for four years. I have since gotten it back, and plan to pull, machine (so anyone in the Chicago land area want to help teach me how to machine these bad boys let me know, even just watching) and rebuild the engine, find a better transmission and transfer case. Not sure what its going into yet (still looking).

Thanks for the help,

Phil
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1979 Chevrolet Blazer

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think before you spend a dime you should go and look at the truck. Find out what it exactly has. Dana 40? Probably a 44 maybe a 60 front you did say its a one ton. Dana 60 rear? Probably a 14 bolt.
I would look into getting it running before starting to change parts. At least you can drive it (beat it up a few) before you change something thats not broken.
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pcase1060
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1984 Chevrolet Silverado

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drove it more like beat it, for about three years (when it wasnt in the shop), before trying to sell it, ill take pictures of the axels if someone would help me to figure out what they are. I would drive it now but its not in any condition to drive (holes in the frame at the leaf spring mounts, on both side) and needs a new transmission. That and I cant afford to drive or insure it right now. So im going to store the important parts.

Thanks

Phil

Here is a picture of the front,

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 bolt front. From the pic.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

certainly looks like an average 1/2 ton front axle. have any pics of the rear diff ? how do you know its a 1 ton ? 6 lug wheels doesnt make it a 1 ton. you should have full floating axles in the rear if it is.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Dana Reply with quote

That's definitely a Dana axle housing. I don't know whether it's a 44 or 60 by looking.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a dana 44.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

take a pic of your rear axle, and the side of your frame where the shackels are of the front springs. And just for kicks the pics of the holes in the frame.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What part of the 10 bolt did you miss?
1/2 ton is my guess!
6 bolt rims are another guess?
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well ill try to get more pictures thursday after work. If I remeber correctly they are 8 lug but im not sure ill pop one of the hub caps off and get a picture of that too.

Phil
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