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Old December 7th, 2016, 07:03 AM
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Ed, I totally screwed up I must have been suffering from dyslexia earlier, I really meant if you got the clock and Tach combo then the clock would be on the right and the Tach would be on the left
I wonder if any of the plants in any of the years 62-66 reversed them with the tach on the right and/or the clock on the left. Anybody have evidence of that?
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Old December 7th, 2016, 04:05 PM
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Man you guys are too cool. It's a lot to keep up with.

Somebody gave the advice to clean mine up and go with what I have there as my dash is about right and the tach is at least period correct. Will that tach need the box on the firewall to make it work?

Think that dash will clean up back to original?

Oh, I forgot to mention that truck had a "Motor Minder" vacuum gauge up on top of the dash to the left also. I bought a NOS or at least a nice one to replace it. Did GMC do any stuff like that?

Also a gentleman stated along the way I may actually have a 1 Ton, somebody painted over the kick panel tag. So he may be right? Is there any easy way to tell?

I don't speak in absolutes for a reason.

I am going to try to start posting some picks and I will need help with parts, please keep your eye open for that.

Thanks again for all the help.

Jay
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Old December 7th, 2016, 04:16 PM
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Man you guys are too cool. It's a lot to keep up with.

Also a gentleman stated along the way I may actually have a 1 Ton, somebody painted over the kick panel tag. So he may be right? Is there any easy way to tell?

I don't speak in absolutes for a reason.

Thanks again for all the help.

Jay
If your VIN starts with a "15", you've got a 3/4 ton. If it starts with a "25" you've got a one ton.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 02:54 AM
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I wonder if any of the plants in any of the years 62-66 reversed them with the tach on the right and/or the clock on the left. Anybody have evidence of that?
Maybe if the gauges were dealer installed that could have happened, never really saw them in opposite order. When my Father got his 62 K1000 which he special ordered the truck came from the factory with the clock on the right and the gauge pod was cut from the factory not exposing the chrome bezel on the clock which really gave it a factory appearance He had the dealer install the Bat-O-Meter to fill in the blank spot on the left.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 05:41 PM
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I think whether the tach was on the right or the left must have varied depending on which plant the truck came from. As you can see in this photo, the tach in the one ton Suburban my Dad bought new is mounted on the left with the clock on the right.
Sir,

What is the knob on the left side of the ignition switch?
I had a switch on mine but Nothing was connected to it.

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Old December 21st, 2016, 07:10 PM
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Sir,

What is the knob on the left side of the ignition switch?
I had a switch on mine but Nothing was connected to it.

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The knob on the left side of the ignition switch with the "T" on it is the hand throttle, an option from the factory. I usually use it in conjunction with or instead of the choke during engine warm-up. It's a quick way to adjust idle speed. The more common use, I'm sure, was for trucks with something driven by a PTO, such as a winch or a hydraulic hoist, to boost RPMs while the truck was not being driven down the road.

On a level road it could also be used as a poor man's cruise control.
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