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1969 Chevy C10 with a 454 ci V8 in the Bed

1969 Chevy C10 with a mid-engine 454 ci V8

John Szwarc built his 1969 Chevy C10 to be different. In the truck’s bed sits a 454 ci Chevy V8 with a Comp Cams Big Mutha’ Thumpr camshaft. The truck’s unique drivetrain features a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission connected to a Ace Champion V-drive. The V-drive sends power forward to a GM 12-bolt rear end turned backwards. To compensate for the change in weight, John installed air bags in front and helper leaf springs in back.

1969 Chevy C10 with a mid-engine 454 ci V8

1969 Chevy C10 with a mid-engine 454 ci V8

1969 Chevy C10 with a mid-engine 454 ci V8

1969 Chevy C10 with a mid-engine 454 ci V8

Source: John Szwarc

6 thoughts on “1969 Chevy C10 with a 454 ci V8 in the Bed”

  1. This is John szwarc
    I’m the one who built the rear engine C10 truck I like what you’ve done and appreciate the recognition you guys are awesome take it easy

    1. Great build, is the radiator behind the cab in the aluminum box or is it in the front of the truck like a normal setup?

      1. Ileft the radiator in the stock location with 2 electric fans side by side the box in front of the motor is hiding alternator – belts and pulleys

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