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Old June 6th, 2020, 02:42 PM
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First project truck, going pretty well, but i can't for the life of me figure out what this is.... There truck is a 1964 GMC 1000 but has a 261 in it, three on the tree...

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Old June 6th, 2020, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: Any idea what this is?

Chrs:
Have you climbed underneath to see what it is attached to?

My guess is that the motor that was installed had a starter that used a foot pedal. Foot pedal levered the starter drive into flywheel and engaged battery voltage simultaneously. Was popular in cars and trucks in early 1950's.

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Old June 6th, 2020, 11:22 PM
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Chrs:
Have you climbed underneath to see what it is attached to?

My guess is that the motor that was installed had a starter that used a foot pedal. Foot pedal levered the starter drive into flywheel and engaged battery voltage simultaneously. Was popular in cars and trucks in early 1950's.

Hope that helps.
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Steve is probably right. Looks like the starter pedal my old '41 Chevy had. I'm guessing a previous owner hacked a hole in the floor to fit an older engine in your truck.
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Old June 7th, 2020, 03:46 AM
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Default Re: Any idea what this is?

stomp starter for sure.
You probably have the only 64 GMC with a 261 engine in it. This is a Chevrolet truck engine that was produced from 1954 to 1962 and usually put in heavy big trucks
This one is in my 1953 3100
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Old June 7th, 2020, 08:59 AM
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First project truck, going pretty well, but i can't for the life of me figure out what this is.... There truck is a 1964 GMC 1000 but has a 261 in it, three on the tree...
Definitely a starter pedal for a much earlier truck engine. Both Chevrolet and GMC used pedal actuated starters in the early 50's, although each used their own engines. Yours has a transplanted Chevy engine.
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