Cost of Ownership: Working on tuning since new engine, I have reached 16 mpg once or twice. I had 600 lbs in the bed and 5600 lbs loaded trailer, 600 lbs tounge weight. Kick Ass Truck — it's not done but it would be a prize after in done already fast and it is just unique and pretty much awesome. I'll make the first couple points. The Cheyenne package added extra sound insulation, custom vinyl or nylon-and-vinyl upholstery, cargo lamp and custom interior trim. Custom Deluxe was the basic trim level, Scottsdale was next up the food chain, and Silverado continued to rule the roost as the top-of-the-line trim. I have towed 14k with a half ton, braking is the only limiting factor worth noting.
Long beds are more stable than a shorter wheel base. Check out these underbody walkaround videos and. The issue is in traffic when I was testing a new electric fan and relay kit with that weight it burned up my brakes. I have an open car hauler with brakes so I plan to be pulling 4-5000 pounds. Iit Can Be Worth A Lot Of Money. What are the specs on that cam? With that hitch and a good set or electric trailer brakes you should be good.
Because on a C-10 I would think that is a lot of weight for a normal bumper pull trailer I mean even if you have a hitch installed. Refurbished by the seller, extensive bodywork is detailed at length in several dozen restoration process photos. Good Solid Truck, Just Know Its Slow And Old And Loud And Bad On Gas. They start from a staight 6 all the way up to a big block v-8. What do you guys think?? I am sure it will tow it but that would put a lot of stress on springs and rear frame.
A three-speed synchromesh manual was the standard transmission, while a four-speed manual and a three-speed automatic were options. Many people are under the impression that if it will pull it it can tow it, and that is far from true. They have different types of motors and customs. Not much at l this was when stuff was built right. You can only tow equal to gvw if you have a plain hitch without equalizing bars. This is the only thing i dont like now in days is gas mileage, well the v-8's, but the small block v-8's aint that bad.
Finally, a fuel-injected diesel V-8 displacing 379 cubic inches, or 6. Those could be a good investment if you are in a hot climate. The route you will be taking is also a factor in how fast and how heavy you can tow. I pulled 6200 plus with mine on the hiway. I have a K10 with a 305 and 3. For 1973, the C10 had a Salisbury rear-end and rear leaf spring suspension. What do you guys think?? It was slow but It got it done.
Once my new truck is done it will tow my 4500-4800 camper with ease. This glovebox door decal indicates the truck was factory optioned with a 402ci big block though they called it a 400 here and on the fenders. Build Quality: Unmatched in 39 years! It's hard to do that when you love the sound of a good 4-bbl! I may end up putting about 1000 pounds in the bed 2 motorcycles also. Looking for advice on how well this truck would tow. Work appears to have been of a very high quality, and the seller notes that it is now entirely free of rust. Obviously the lower the gear the more the truck was capable of towing.
Next up the chain of prestige was the Custom Deluxe, which featured vinyl upholstery, padded arm rests, chrome trim and a special Custom Deluxe emblem. They tie into the rear brakes at the master cylinder, and that allows your pedal pressure to dictate how hard your trailer brakes apply. The C10 with a wheelbase of 117. Original springs are included, and the seller says that no irreversible modifications have been made. Coil springs were used in front.
With timed brakes, they lag behind and roll on the voltage slowly or really fast, depending on your settings, as soon as the brake lights are triggered. The third option was a 307-cubic-inch, V8 engine with a compression ratio of 8. The two-door truck rode on a wheelbase of 117. Eight-cylinder options began with a 305-cubic-inch 5. Many other restoration process photos are visible in the gallery and help illustrate the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into this build.