About Chevrolet C10
The 1975 Chevrolet truck line was the best-selling model of the year, with the automaker moving 750,000 units. the Chevy C10 was available as both a Fleetside and a Stepside model and offered in four trim levels and two wheelbase lengths. The base model was unnamed, while Scottsdale was the next rung up the ladder, adding wood-grain trim, cloth and vinyl seats and other simple creature comforts. The standard 1975 model came with the automaker's reliable 250-cubic-inch inline-six engine, along with an equally bulletproof 350-cubic-inch V8. But customers who wanted some muscle could also opt for the 454-cubic-inch V8 big block. According to the GM Heritage Center, the Chevrolet C10 with the 454 engine, when equipped with the correct parts, was the fastest accelerating car built by GM in the 1975 model year.
The Chevrolet C10 was a heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission for civilian use in a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment. It was also featured in military use till the 1980s. It was replaced by the Muncie SM465 transmission in 1968. The initial gear ratio was 7.05:1, which was one of the lowest gear ratios of among the transmissions produced. The weight was 135 pounds, 40 pounds less than that of the SM465, its predecessor. Despite the unusual design regarded by today's standards, they remain popular among off-road enthusiasts for their durability and easy shifting. As for the Powerglide transmissions, they were often equipped on Canadian models accompanied by Chevy packages. It was the first automatic transmission available in affordable cars.
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The 4.3L engine was upgraded to a Small Block V8 in 1986 and 1987, and the rear main shaft oil seal was reduced from two parts to one. Also, new valve covers with centering pins and hydraulic roller plugs were added to the vehicle in 1987. In 1992, the block was improved so that the a more balanced shaft could be installed. The position of the balance shaft is above the camshaft, and it passes through the center of the balancing chamber. Therefore, these balanced shafts should be accompanied by new gear. However, unlike unbalanced editions with a fixed cylinder head, they do not have a mechanical fuel pump.
GM currently owns a 1975 Chevrolet C10 at its Heritage Center, so this particular example painted in maple orange became the centerpiece of the automaker's in-depth video on the car. It is the Custom Deluxe Stepside with the base inline six-cylinder engine. As a classic Chevy model, the demand for the parts is large. We provide the Chevrolet C10 parts in our online shop, including windows, panels, and bumpers. Pleases view our website for more information.