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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Solar Charging for the S10 Xtreme

As I don’t use the S10 an awful lot it used to suffer a lot from the battery running down.

To get around this issue I went with a solar panel solution from Photonic Universe, initially starting with a single solar panel and then adding a second panel.

5A 12V solar charge controller / regulator for vehicles, boats and off-grid solar systems with solar panels up to 60W

5W 12V Photonic Universe solar panel for trickle charging 12V battery in a motorhome, caravan, camper, car, boat or any other off-grid system

 

 

10W Photonic Universe solar panel for motorhome, caravan, boat or any other 12V off-grid system

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

My Chevy S10 Xtreme

This is my Chevy S10 Xtreme that I’ve now had for a couple of years, not imported by me, purchased from a nice couple in Penzance.

I’ve changed out the Lexus style rear lights for a set of LED based units with side marker lights from LMC Truck in the States.

The load bed has also been coated with Line-X which I think has improved the look as the bed was pretty scratched.

I’ve got the original invoice for the vehicle which I obtained via the excellent GM Heritage Centre. The truck was originally supplied to a dealer called Schramm & Cox in Wentzville Missouri, you can see the options in the picture gallery. Some of the options that you would perhaps expect aren’t present such as, power windows and locking.

The previous owner had installed 20″ rims with spacers, I’m trying to locate a set of the original alloys to put it back to stock, These I think will have to come from the States.

As you can see it’s in pretty good nick, I eventually purchased a good quality cover imported from the States to protect it as it lives outside, the cheap covers just fell to pieces!

The cover was purchased from Ultimate Finish here in the UK, and the truck is featured here on their website,

Sarah at Ultimate was very helpful with the sourcing and supply of the cover.

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