Baby Moons on the S10

After a bit of fiddling about with some duct tape the Baby Moon caps are now tightly in place and hopefully won’t fall off!

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2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 3

Last lap for the coil replacement.

Cleaned out the river holes with a drill and bolted the new coil onto the frame using the bolts provided. Once the unit was complete it was bolted back on the truck. After a good road test all seems well, so let’s wait and see 🙂

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Not only a new coil, a good clean followed!

Clean S10 Xtreme

2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 2

Due to the horrible weather the coil change is taking longer than I’d like, but it’s getting there!

To fit the aftermarket NAPA coil the factory rivets needed to be ground down to facilitate the removal of the old unit

Once removed I tidied the ground areas up and applied some paint to stop things from rusting and make things look a little better.

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2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 1

If you’ve been reading the blog you’ll know that the S10 has been having some breakdown issues which appear to have been corrected by the replacement of the ignition coil. Now the coil I have is an aftermarket unit from NAPA.(kindly bought in the States by a relative :))

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To remove the coil you need to remove the throttle cable bracket and then remove the bracket that contains the coil and the ignition module. As you can see the original coil is riveted to the bracket. The NAPA coil comes with a little fitting kit. To remove the original coil I think the rivets will need to be ground or drilled out.

More next time!

100 Years Of Chevy Trucks, GM Celebrate The Centennial With The Old And The New

Chevrolet are celebrating 100 years of the Chevy Pickup Truck, by producing a Centennial Edition on the Colorado and Silverado platforms

Model year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet truck. A century and more than 85 million trucks later, Chevrolet has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. To celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial, the brand is honoring the owners who have made Chevy Trucks a part of their lives for the past century with a 100-day celebration featuring two new Special Edition trucks, the national rollout of the Truck Legends customer loyalty program and more.

2018 Centennial Edition Silverado alongside a 1972 Chevy C10.

You can find all the details and a look back at the 100 years here and  here

Along with the Centennial Edition Chevrolet also built a special Centennial C10, (below), as part of the celebrations

Chevrolet revealed the 1967 C-10 pickup alongside the 2018 Silverado Centennial Edition and the 2o18 Colorado Centennial Edition at the Texas State Fair. Details are scarce, but we know the throwback pickup truck was  present at the 2017 SEMA Show

Read more: here

The brand simply noted the 1967 C-10 has been customized to feature many of the same elements found on the 2018 Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado. Like the new trucks, the 1967 C-10 boasts the same “Centennial Blue” exterior color and wears the heritage-inspired bowtie badge. Mechanical bits and other modifications were not discussed at its reveal.

Read more: here
You can also find a really good interview with Rich Downing of GM about the building of the Cenntential C10 by Ronnie Wetch of  C10 Nation on his C10 Talk podcast here
Sources GM, GM Authority, C10 Nation

C10 Nation, Yellowstone and the One That Got Away

I started listening to Ronnie Wetch’s C10 Talk Podcast a while back and it’s very informative and enjoyable.

As a result I looked up Ronnie’s brilliant custom 1973 C20 Cheyenne Super 3+3 crew cab long bed, with the camper installed this thing is enormous!

Ronnie Wetch C10

1973 C20 Cheyenne Super 3+3 crew cab long bed

There is a great article on the truck here from the RideTech website here

All this stuff reminds me of a few years ago when we were visiting Country Classics in Staunton IL during one of our US visits, as you can see the truck was really nice and the price probably even nicer at $5950! Sadly I didn’t pull the trigger….

As you can also see there was a nice red 78 Silverado at $9350

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GM Heritage Center S10 Pickup Restoration Kit Online Documentation

The excellent GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights Michigan,  (which I have been lucky enough to visit see previous post here), has excellent online documentation to assist with restoration or anything else you’d like to know about your GM product.

Chevy S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme New Rims

My Chevy S10

 

Obviously my interest is around the S10 for which the documentation can be found here

GM Vehicle Information Kits

GM Vehicle Information Kits

You can search the whole of the GM vehicle information kit range  here

 

Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Speedo Accuracy, Meet the SCU2000

After fitting the new rims speedo accuracy has proved to be an issue.

When I bought the truck it had the 20’s fitted as opposed to the standard 16’s and I noticed the  Jet SCU2000 fitted to adjust for the rim change effect on the speedo and no doubt remove the top speed limitation.

Jet SCU2000

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

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Constant changes in computer technology of today’s cars and trucks demand that the JET engineering staff be the best. Automotive computer systems progress daily, just like every form of technology. The folks at Jet Performance Products are dedicated to providing you with the latest in performance tuning technology possible. Extensive research and development, dyno testing and constant fine tuning ensures the most power from each part they make.

I’ve now got to RTFM to see how to set things for the new rim configuration, watch this space!