Gray Pearl Videos

The complete collection of any video affiliated with what used to be a plain old C10 pickup truck and its evolution into the amazingness of what it is today.  

The Jank-E-cycle – Our First Ebike

“The gas bikes are cool, but its time to start janking the way into electric propulsion.” said Matt right before he bought a kit to build his first ebike. True story: I was shopping in some obscure category on the internet late at night and came across this electric bicycle kit so I ordered it […]

Gray Pearl 5.3 Swap Parts List

Here is a list of everything I bought to do the 5.3 Swap into the Gray Pearl.  This list includes a wideband and HPTuners which could save you $700 if you already have access to something equivalent, but also includes the $500 I got for selling my old power train, so the ~$2000 swap cost […]

Magic Metal Stick

I’ve been talking about camshafts and researching them for years, but the cost of an LS cam is usually $400 not including the mandatory valve springs and special tool required.  I was hesitant to pull the trigger before because people say “You have to do lifters and timing chain.” That requires removing the heads – […]

Nitrous Oxide Bicycle

What is better than having a bicycle with an engine on it that you don’t have to pedal? A bicycle with an engine and a nitrous kit.  Even though as the engine started to break in it gained speed and power, after watching the new Fast and Furious movie, who would say no to the […]

The Steel Pony Awakens

Late in the night, a creature lurks the internet from end to end searching for ridiculous vehicles to purchase for lulz and attention as he has an idea different from any he has had previously.  With the new found power of addition, thoughts of joining a $20 chainsaw from a garage sale and a mountain […]

How To: LS Swap Fuel System – Return Style

I am going to be basing this on my 2003 5.3 swap into a 1985 C10, but this should be very similar for any return style fuel rail setup that is going into a vehicle that was originally carbureted. The stock fuel rail already has the fuel pressure regulator on it, so basically all you […]

Gray Pearl sings “Somebody that I used to know”

Once the 5.3 was in a safe space away from the evils of the world, it was time for the pearl to get a hair cut. The kind of haircut that involves a reciprocating saw and loss of some major components.  We started with the hood, then moved to the front bumper, fenders, grille, and […]


There aren’t enough performance stickers or cool points on the planet to get the pearl to break its mind bending top speed of 71 mph. I mean sure, I could have rebuilt the tired old 350 a third time and spent more than $60 like last time, but where is the fun in that? The 3 […]

The Gray Pearl – $5 Word Art

Back at the Janky Shack headquarters, secretly located in suburbia, the Gray Pearl was looking a bit boring. So obviously, the best decision was for Zenkor to throw $3 worth of spray paint at the door. For those of you building a rat rod, lemon’s car or junkyard spaceship, follow this guide to make your […]