The New Project - 1991 C1500

1991 Chevrolet C1500, the day I bought it

  • Year: 1991
  • Engine: 4.3 liter TBI
  • 262 cubic inches
  • Horsepower: 160
  • Torque: 235 lb-ft
  • Trim: ? (Mystery trim)
  • 2-wheel drive
  • Tires:
  • Wheels: Stock 1991 GM 1500 2wd wheels, 5x5 lug, 15 inch x 7 inch
  • Miles when purchased: ~140k (maybe? speedometer is off by a lot)
  • Current miles: ~140k

It has been just over a year since I bought the 1990 Chevrolet K2500, so obviously I needed more to work on, right? Not really, but I couldn’t pass this one up. I’ve been on the hunt for a very cheap short-wheel-base to fix up. I had a 1990 short-wheel-base Chevy C1500 in high school and it was one of those vehicles you say you should have never sold. This new one is a 1991 with a V6 and 5-speed manual transmission just like my old one. I paid $1,200 for it.

It had a rod knock and extremely low oil pressure at running temps when I got it, so I started tearing down the engine for a rebuild: Rebuilding a GM 4.3 Liter V6 Part 1.