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Old 10-29-2017, 01:11 PM
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As you see in my signature, I have a 99 s10 now. Once my grandads, after he passed I inherited it. The worst part however, came 2 weeks later when the safety latch on the hood failed going 40 down the road. Needless to say, the windshield needs replacing, and the hood. Luckily I have a hood from a good friend of mine.

The plans with this truck is to repaint it the original color and add the pinstripe back. This truck literally had caught fire in the middle of the road when I was 13, and all we did was put the fire out and drove it back home. The motor is semi-solid. Top end was rebuilt but I fear with it sitting the better part of 2 years, it's gonna start slowly going downhill. I try to drive it atleast once every couple of weeks now, but you can tell it doesn't have the power it did have. Hills are this 2.2's most notorious enemy.

Got some work to do, but nothing like my blazer. This is gonna be the "original" truck. Just want it back to its old glory like my grandad had it. My blazer I can make it the badass truck with a lift kit and 32" tires and all that, but this is just gonna be the grandpa truck that it is.










 
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:00 AM
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I just wanted to update with an apology it's taking so long. There's so much to do but it seems like so little time.
The Blazer is my main build, but I might scrounge the money up for a catback exhaust on this one while I'm working on my main build. Something that rumbles to make my grandad proud. He had a 70 Olds 442 4 speed that was apparently so loud it made my mom (as a kid, mind you) cry constantly. I know I won't be able to mimic that sound, but it would be nice to just get a good rumble out of her.

Most importantly, I have to figure out the start issue. I was working at Raben's for a while (ugh) and when I went to work, it wouldn't start. But when I got home in the afternoon, she would start right up. After the weather went from 40-65 or so, she would be happy to start.

I'm thinking throttle body is stuck, causing it to do it. It's not choking it thus causing the issue. Some other people think so as well, but there's another theory people agree on too, coil packs.

So if anyone reads this that has had this problem, let me know which it is. I'm almost sure it's one of those two problems, about 95% sure.

Anyway, that's all for now. Probably gonna order a new grill insert for it as well soon. I can't repaint it yet, I don't have $1800 to spend on it. But one day, probably NEXT tax season 😂
 
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