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Old April 30th, 2019, 01:07 AM
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Hello everyone. New guy here. Picked up a 1962 gmc half ton long box fleetside. Has the original 235 inline 6 and 3 speed transmission. Previous owners have done some stuff and I will do more. Plans are to go over brakes and steering to make sure it is safe for the road, then work on little things as I go along. Try it out for the summer and if all goes well and I like it, I have a 327 sbc and turbo 350 transmission I could swap in. No rush as I have plenty of projects to keep me busy.
Welcome to the forum, Pidder! As you may know, the Canadian GMCs of that era were more closely related to the US Chevy trucks than they were to the US GMC trucks. GMC light duty trucks sold in the US in 1962 came only with the 305 V6 engine. If someone in the US planned on replacing their V6 with a sbc 327 we'd give them a hard time. But since you're starting out with an inline 6, more power to you! Even better though would be to replace it with one of the V6s. Whatever you decide, keep us updated with more photos.
Ed Snyder
Medford, Oregon
1962 K1000 Suburban 401M & SM420
1965 2500 Suburban 351C & SM420 with Watson overdrive
1967 CM1500 pickup 351E & NP435
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