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Old Today, 01:10 AM   #151
Pvmt-Pndr
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Re: 69 c50

I figured I'll see if I can get the gauges working before I buy new. If I can't save them for a decent price then I'll make a custom dash. I'm going to run a set of headers to a set of 40 series flowmasters with the tips as far back as I can run. I'll wrap the headers and pipes to the mufflers to help with heat.

There's only one 72. The color we painted it really changes depending on the light hitting it. Right now it's a crap 366. We've beat the ever loving snot out of it and it just keeps going! We're trying to grenade it so we have a good reason to upgrade to a different engine. It's backed up to a th400, SCS transfer case, 2.5 ton Rockwells sitting on 14.9/24s (50" or so) tires. Nothing crazy. My wife has some plans for it and my back screwed up our plans for the next year or so.
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Old Today, 02:44 AM   #152
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Re: 69 c50

The 366 was the best of the big block Chevrolet engines in terms of durability. Hard to kill it!
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Old Today, 08:07 AM   #153
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Re: 69 c50

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The 366 was the best of the big block Chevrolet engines in terms of durability. Hard to kill it!
I'm happy with mine. I have a friend with a chipper truck and his 366 has over 200k and still runs strong. Never had more than a tune up.
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Old Today, 02:30 PM   #154
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It's no power monster that's for sure. It'll get a 454 or a 496 one day. The truck really needs about 6/700 hp but it's on the back burner since it runs and we can have reliable fun with it the way it is.

I've already been offered $600 more for my C60 then I paid for it! It's not going anywhere.

Onto the next thing. The rear end... I haven't really looked into this I'll admit. Its a 24k gvw if that helps. How can I tell what rear end I have and what gears are in it? I want to look at potential gear swaps and see what that will run vs an OD trans. The current trans shifts like a dream and I'm not completely convinced that the nv4500 will live a long happy life in it.

If you guys haven't noticed I'm trying to take in as much as I can about the truck before I make a solid decision on the direction I'm going to take for sure. I've found without a solid plan going into something is usually why people loose interest.
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Old Today, 02:42 PM   #155
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Re: 69 c50

Why not keep your trans and rear end and add a gear vendor overdrive?
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