I was trying to look up the article printed in your magazine on the hidden treasures. It said to look up Chris Couto's truck online.
I was unable to find anything on him. Is there anyway to have you send a link so I can try to get some parts for a '66 C10 pickup I'm working on getting ready to be put in your mag, hopefully one day? I am attaching photos of it as well.
Dear Mr. T,
The parts you seek for your fine '66 Chevy can be ordered through many of the companies featured in the classic truck buyer's guide in this very issue. And if you want to see photos online of Chris Couto's Chevy, may we suggest checking out any of the many shows he's attended with it. A good source for online show coverage is www.sporttruck.com and also www.streetsourcemag.com.
How Do I...?
I'm not sure if I am e-mailing the correct department, but I was wondering how I can go about trying to get my truck published in Sport Truck. Sorry, if I have e-mailed the wrong department. If you could forward it to the correct person, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Don't be sorry, and you've definitely gone about this the correct way. Now that we know you'd like to have your truck published, all we have to do is get a good look at it. This is the part where we tell you to either mail photos of your truck and/or any eligible hot female family members and a complete description of your truck to Sport Truck Magazine, Readers' Rides, 2400 E. Katella Ave, Ste. 1100, Anaheim, CA 92806. You can also use the information super-highway and e-mail everything to email@example.com. (Contacts updated on 12-17-08).
At the ever-rising prices for gasoline, I hate to waste any of it, but my '03 GMC Sonoma Crew Cab doesn't seem to care about spilled gas. The truck has the nasty habit of spitting gas out of the filler neck. I don't want to slowly nurse the gas in, but I'd like to stop the spitting. Is there something that can be done to fix this problem?
Grand Island, Nebraska
You need a new fuel tank filler pipe assembly. GM has a filler pipe with an improved check valve designed to stop fuel spitting in '03 Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma Crew Cab pickups. Ask your service department to refer to technical service bulletin 03-06-04-058.
I have a '92 Chevy S-10 pickup with a V-8 conversion. I bought the engine on eBay and had it shipped to me. The engine came with most of the receipts and paperwork detailing the work that had been done to it.
The engine is a 350 small-block that was bored out 0.060 inches. The main bearings and rods were turned 0.010-inch under. The cam has 0.450-inch lift and 274 degrees of lift.
The engine really moves the little S-10 along, but it tends to overheat (230-plus degrees) at stoplights and when I'm stuck in congested traffic. It isn't bad out on the open highway. Everything about the cooling system is brand-new and heavy-duty. The radiator is for a V-8. I installed a flex-style fan and a 160-degree thermostat. Can you suggest ways to keep the engine from overheating?
You have an inherent heat problem due to the large overbore of your engine. The overbore made the cylinder walls thinner, so there's less cast iron to absorb heat. That extra heat gets transferred to the water jacket. If the temperature stays at or below 230 degrees, you should be OK, but we understand your desire to run cooler.