Modifications done by a toyota -
And modifications done by a rain storm -
This is a discussion on 1994 GMC Sierra C/1500 SL within the Projects, Builds & Restorations. forums, part of the General Discussion category; I've been a member for almost a year, and haven't done this yet. On January 16, 2007 I became the ...
I've been a member for almost a year, and haven't done this yet.
On January 16, 2007 I became the owner of this truck. Its my first vehicle. Because I wasn't 16 yet, I paid for the truck. For my my 16th birthday, my dad gave me my $1500 back. So far, its still stock. List of mods -
painted rims with Dupli Color Metal Cast Ground Coat, 67-72 style beauty rings, replaced center caps, BFG A/Ts in stock size - 235/75R15, smoked LMC euro tails,
35% tint on the glass, black diamond plate bed rails, aluminum diamond plate tool box, Cool Blue headlights
JVC CD player, Polk front speakers, removed cloth headliner, switched to the plastic used for trucks with vinyl headliner, painted speaker covers black, painted the pad on the drivers side black
Engine- 262 V6
Jegs air tube, modified V8 air cleaner, K&N air filter, Powercharger, pod spacer, throttle body spacer, MSD coil, MSD plug wires, AC platinum plugs, dual 2 1/4 pipes, dual Thunderbolt cats, dual Flowmaster 40s, Royal Purple 10w30
Transmission - 4L60E
stock, with the exception of B&M fluid
Rearend - 10 bolt
stock, with the exception of Redline gear oil and a chrome cover
It was recently in a minor wreck, so its getting a new grille, filler panel, bumper, headlight, and a reflector.
In October, I'm getting it repainted. I'm getting the grille colormatched. Its getting clear parking lights, LMC clear/amber reflectors, new fender trim, new cab emblems, new door emblems, and a new 3rd brake light lens. If I can find one cheap enough, I'm getting a sunvisor. Hopefully one with lights.
By this time next year, I'd like to have headers, an H pipe, do the "ultimate TBI mods", flow matched injectors, adjustable regulator, Performance Distributor's module, a tune - thats also gonna remove the EGR and and the speed limiter
In the very, very distant future, I'd like to bore the engine .040 over, Brodix heads, and a crossram. I want to run around 10.5 compression. I'm undecided about the cam. I'd also like to get a T56 and regear the rearend with 4.56s and also get a Truetrac. I'd like to find a Bowtie block that can be bored to 4.155 and I'd like to find a 3.75 crank, but I don't know if I can find those parts.
This truck has 130 HP at the wheels. The engine has a 4%-6% leakdown and has 150-155 psi compression. The truck currently has 190,000 miles.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 05-24-2010 at 03:22 PM.
Modifications done by a toyota -
And modifications done by a rain storm -
Fixed the headlight and pulled the grille to where its not overlapped any more.
In class today (driveability class) he wanted us to learn how to flash codes. I already knew how, and had to explain to it to everyone in my group. My truck didn't have an engine light on, so I thought I'd get code 12. Well, I also also got code 38. The 3rd brake light worked, but the other 2 didn't. Spent about an hour with this. The connectors weren't in the best of condition, but I wasn't getting voltage to them anyways. The bulbs were fine. The fuse was fine. The tail lights, turn signals, and the back up lights all worked. I looked around under the dash. I didn't see anything wrong. But I decided to check the wiring for the trailer brake controller. Turns out, they cut a wire to splice a wire for the controller. Then they spliced the other half of that wire back to it. Well, it came undone.
That guy's insurance isn't paying to fix my truck. They decided its a no fault situation. The cop didn't give him a ticket, there is no proof what I said really happened, and the guy didn't admit to it.
And I finally fixed the radio on Sunday. A connecter was getting loose. It was an adapter that you didn't have to mess with the wiring, you just plugged it in. I couldn't find another to replace it, so I used a regular adapter. Tomorrow I'm buying new speakers for the back.
The MSD coil went out yesterday. It was 9 months old with less then 7,000 miles on it. I put an autozone coil that is 3 years old and has been sitting in my toolbox for the last 9 months. I put it on, it works.
And a little update on my plans for the truck.
I've decided to not build this motor unless I don't have another option. When it goes, its getting pulled and left out. I'm gonna try to get something a bit different.
I'm considering lifting it later. I haven't decided on that yet.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 06-22-2010 at 11:53 AM.
Today in the junkyard I got the 2 filler panels I needed. Also got what looks to be a new 3rd brake light lense. I still can't find a grille. I know where I should be able to get one, but I know they will want atleast $100 for one.
If everything goes right, my truck will be on an 1/8 mile track next friday during test and tune. Atleast one of my friends is going with me in a '77 Hornet. I'm going to try and get more people to go.
I'm trying to find a brush guard and a visor for this truck.
Thursday I'm washing it and hopefully I can get the paint scuff from that POS off of my bumper.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 06-29-2010 at 09:44 AM.
It has been decided, the only thing keeping me from taking it to the track next friday is rain. I already have posted my modifications. My friend's car is a '77 Hornet 4 door. It has a 258 and its an automatic. I don't know the rearend ratio and it has (I think) 205s on it. It is completely stock. I'm hoping to have a better time then him, but I'm not sure if I will. He thinks I will win.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 06-30-2010 at 08:46 PM.
I got the paint scuff off of the bumper. It has a low place there, I wouldn't even call it a dent.
I washed the truck. I waxed the rims, polished the center caps, and polished the beauty rings. I waxed the hood where the clear coat came off. Looks somewhat better, almost can't tell it doesn't have a clear coat from a distance.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 07-01-2010 at 11:50 AM.
I didn't get to race. The one day it rained while on was on summer break was friday.
Thursday it got to go offroad a little. Drove it down a hillside to a pond. Played guitar in the bed with a couple friends. Friday I got it aligned.
It has 193,000 miles on it now, the oil pan started leaking. The drain plug threads in the oil pan are stripped. I tightened it up, and last week it started leaking again. I tried to tighten it up, couldn't even get it finger tight before it loosened up. For a quick fix I took the drain plug out and wrapped it with teflon tape. I got it snug and the leak almost stopped. Saturday I'm changing the oil pan.
And now I'm seriously considering changing my plans for this truck. I'm sure I have years before I got to worry about rebuilding the engine or changing it, but I like to have things planned. I had wanted to build an 8-71 blown 540, then because I bought a Jeep I changed my mind and was wanting to build a stout 90 degree V6, then I decided on a big block V6, but now I'm thinking about rebuilding the 262 in it. But its not going to happen untill the motor locks up or the rings go bad, hopefully a long time from now. Instead of a bunch of somewhat exotic parts that would be required to do a badass V6 I wanted, I'm keeping most of the stock parts. The main reason for my latest change of plans is I already have a couple projects and I'm looking to buy a car soon. I don't really want to have alot of money tied up in this truck.
So, future mods -
port the throttle body, 305 injectors, make the regulator adjustable, phenolic spacer, worked stock intake, 2.02 and 1.60 valves, port the factory CPI heads, .502 bronze guides, Comp Pro Magnum rockers, beehive springs, zero deck the block, bronze lifter bores, .040 over bore with a plateau hone, 10:1 compression, knife edge the crank, and I'm still undecided about the cam. I still want to get headers and an H pipe. I plan on just doing a basic rebuild of the transmission but using V8 parts and a Corvette servo. The rearend will get 3.73 gears and a truetrac. If I go with 30x9.50s on the back, I will get 4.10 gears instead
So basically a rebuild with some trick parts and blue printing the motor. And a simple rearend and transmission rebuild.
I still plan to get it painted in October. Its getting a new grille and it will be colormatched. It will eventually get new cab and door emblems. I'm going to try to do something different with a the reflectors.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 07-29-2010 at 09:43 PM.
I had a problem with a lug nut and a stud last month. I got another lug nut from the junkyard and today I bought a new stud. Put them on. Went to put the tire back on, and 2 of the lug nuts wouldn't go on. Not even with an impact. During break, went and bought 2 new studs and 2 new lug nuts. I also balanced the tires on a road force machine. All of them were out of balance, the worst being 2 3/4 ounces. I fixed the spare tire. It had been flat for atleast 1 1/2 years. It was leaking around the bead. Took the tire off and wire brushed the the rim. Mounted the tire back on the rim, and then realized the valvestem is also leaking. Bought a new valvestem. Now I have a spare that I can actually use.
The coil went out last week. I had thought it was the fuel pump. I had just filled the gas tank up and drove a mile and it quit. I tried restarting it while I moving, but it wouldn't fire up. I coasted up a hill almost into a truck stop parking lot. Luckily a guy I kinda know was there. His Sonoma pulled my truck the rest of the way into the lot. The injectors weren't spraying any fuel. I get it hauled back to my apartment. I have to take a taxi to and from school that day. The next day I change the relay, didn't help. Then I get a friend to take me to school and a taxi back to my apartment. Next day my friend took me to school and my parents took me to my apartment afterwards. Each cab ride was $12. Saturday we start to change the fuel pump. We siphon about a half tank out. But my dad decides to make sure its the fuel pump and not something else. He puts gas in the throttle body and I try to start it, it doesn't start. So he unhooks the coil wire and shorts it out. As soon as I crank the engine over, the injectors spray. He puts the coil wire back on, and they don't spray. I moved the coil a little and noticed it was loose around its metal frame. I messed with it a little and got it start. I then got a new coil.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 09-20-2010 at 11:22 PM.
Your truck reminds me of my truck. I've thought about taking the black and chrome trim off of mine but I never could picture how it would look. Do you have any other pictures of your truck?
Here is mine. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3843443
Last edited by Keith5; 09-26-2010 at 12:19 PM.
Last edited by 94_c/1500; 09-26-2010 at 04:47 PM.
Pulled the driveshaft out today and put anti sieze on the splines. Made a big difference.
Glad to see someone else wants to build up a 4.3 like I do. It's going to be a fun truck when your done.
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