I have a 1984 Chevy s10 with a 2.8 V6 2 bbl carb and a 5 speed manual. It has 98,000 miles on it and the engine only has 60,000. It has a regular cab and an 8 foot bed. It is my first vehicle and I plan to give it a nice restore and keep it for a long time. I live where a lot of salt is used in the winter however. and will miss driving it then.
It ran OK when I got it, but needed a lot of work (still does). I have done the plugs and wires, radiator, water pump and pulley. Tuned carb. Fixed/replaced front inner fender skirts, replaced the blower motor, got a new windshield, and a nice seat cover.
I have done a lot of body work on it, and plan to get it professionally repainted in the very near future. I will be also fixing the bed and getting a rhino lining. And cleaning off and spraying the underneath and frame with a thick, black enamel. I also want 15 inch rims, as it has 14's, which aren't much to look at.
I have a '84 S-10 LWB 2.8L V6 and I love it. So far I've replaced the battery, and completely installed new rear brakes. My next step is to replace the exhaust donut, and lower it to 2/3. Since I will be driving it to Auto Tech school, I gotta make it "city-friendly", LOL.
Chevy's are the best!
I have owned my S-10 2.8 V6 for 25 yrs. It still runs great except I have no A/C. It had 8000 miles on it when I purchased it. It's not worth much to anyone else but me.
I just got this 84 S10 pickup. It's pretty beat, but I've been putting about 50 miles a day on it for the past few months, driving it to school, and I have absolutely no complaints, a very comfy and reliable commuter.
The only problem is recently the stock tape deck keeps blowing fuses on me. Is there a wiring problem in there, or should I just invest in a new deck?
I own a 1984 S10 4x4 that I got as my first vehicle. It was treated like crap before I had it, & was on its second 2.8 V6, which blew up. I replaced it with a 3.4L V6 out of a 1993 Camaro (it hooks right up to the same wiring harness that comes stock in the S10 trucks with the 2.8) & put the 2bbl Verajet intake on it. Ever since then, it's been about the strongest running small truck I've ever sat in, & it has great power, as it will do around 100mph in 4th gear, & it's a 5 speed. I would recommend the switch to a 3.4 from a 2.8 if you are having any problems with it.
I have an 84 Blazer, and am having clutch issues. When I pulled the old one out, the friction plate was in backwards... I had my flywheel turned and put a new clutch in, and made certain (3 times remove and reinstall) that my throwout bearing was installed properly... but it won't quite release enough to get it in gear... So ideas are appreciated... SadisticSlim@hotmail.com.