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Episode 11 – Work Starts on the Engine

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Here’s What’s Next on Project C10

Episode 11 – From adjusting the panhard bar and working the rear suspension to installing new brakes and starting work on the engine, the Project C10 crew is making strong headway on our Chevy C10 restomod. They remove the upper intake manifold and old value covers, adding new performance parts. And the brakes install like a dream YASS, they’re ready for the fun part. Stay tuned.

Episode 11 – Video Transcript

Rick Drewry: We just got done adjusting the panhard bar. One of the things we ran into, a lot of the panhard bars have a slot you can put a wrench on, so you can adjust it. For some reason this one doesn’t have one, so you have to kind of pull the rear end to the side, adjust it, put it back up, it’s a little bit of a pain in the butt. Once it’s on and it’s adjusted, we’re good.

Andrew: Well, we just removed the upper intake manifold and the old valve covers. We’ve got some performance stuff getting ready to go into it. New performer intake and then some nice dressed up valve covers and everything we’re gonna be putting on it. Right now, we’re getting ready to start scraping and cleaning, getting all the old gasket material off, everything spotless. That way everything seals good when we put it back together. We won’t have no leaks, no issues, and nothing we have to worry about.

Paul: These brakes are cross drilled and vented rotors with really good pads in them. This is going to make the truck stop way better, be a lot safer on the road, and again they were a really, really a pleasure to install because they went together real easy. There wasn’t much fighting and there wasn’t much trial and error with it. They were designed well for the application. It went right on and they look great. I mean, who doesn’t like a set of red calipers sitting behind some nice, big wheels?

Rick: We’re making some strong headway. Just adjusted the panhard bar so we got the rear end as close as possible before it would go to the alignment shop. So, we’ve got the rear suspension for the most part done and we’re moving on to the engine and we’re getting ready to put the intake on and we’re just gonna keep on plugging things in and then putting things together for the last time, which is always exciting. So once the things go on this chassis, they’re not coming back off, fingers crossed.

Drew Yagodnik: All right, so we made a lot of progress today, substantial work on the chassis, the motor, suspension. Kind of walk us through where we are right now.
Rick: Well the guys got us all set up, we’ve got the engine and transmission in place. Now this is the fun part.
Drew: Yeah.
Rick: You actually get to see some of the stuff that we’re putting on with the headers, the valve covers, the Sniper Holley Intake.
Drew: Yeah, it looks awesome.
Rick: Love that intake. And then the 700 dollar four test to the back and then all the suspension being done. So, we’re kind of at a stopping point right now. We’re going to the next thing is going to be running the brake lines and fuel lines down the frame before we put any more onto the chassis.
Drew: Okay.
Rick: That way we’ve got a lot of room to play with and get that all buttoned up and then once that’s done, we’ll come back to the engine. Finish everything, the water pump, the pulleys, the A/C compressor, all that good stuff.
Drew: Right.

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