Chris, thanks for the info on the engine. I havn't heard of a stick on the steering column before.
Absolutely NO disrespect to you Ryan, but the fact that you younger folks about to enter the world of driving never heard of a "3 on the tree" makes me feel really OLD!
My grandfather had a 1970 C10 Chevy with a 3-speed column shift and a 250 straight 6 in it. He had that truck until about 3 years ago and it would ALWAYS start on the first try and never let you down. Had over 260,000 on it and nothing was ever done to the engine and it still ran like a fine watch. Only problem with the old column shift was if you tried going into reverse too quickly from another gear. The shift linkages under the hood would jamb and try and put the truck in 2 gears at once. Hadda shut it off and get out, open the hood and jiggle the linkage to free it, get back in and you were ready to go. It was flat out on the road at 60 MPH but man was it a FUN truck to drive!
Good luck with the S10. My parents bought a 91 brand new and kept it till 2003. That truck was well over 150,000 and still ran great when they traded it. Their's was a 4WD automatic tranny crewcab with a 4.3 V6. That little truck was tough as nails and I once helped my dad pull one of our neighbors out of a ditch. He slid off the road on a patch of ice with his 3/4 ton chevy with a full trailer load of coal behind him. The little S10 never even thought twice about it on the slick snowy road. I bet when you get it fixed up it'll be raring to go, plus you can't beat the price either.
Edited by IHCubGuy, March 07, 2012 - 11:27 PM.