Trying to find someone who may have run say 1968-1972 Chevvy "C" trucks and may still remember a bit about them. Yeah, I know, getting on 50 odd years ago now, hopefully someone may have an old parts book kicking around.
I recently picked up an Australian Chevvy original (GMH publication) parts manual, goes up as far as the C50 and C60 models, (strange how they only came out with 292 cu-in sixes???) yet transmissions were either 4 speed with two speed diff, five speed with/without two speed diff (what? No V8's??).
Haven't got the listings I want for the lighter C10/20/30 transmissions I'm after, either 3 on the tree, SM465 or auto slosh boxes. No listings whatsoever for the versions that came out with the New Process 4 speed trans. (1968-1972)
Overseas forums, although trying to be helpful, having a tough time nailing them down as well.
Seems to be some conjecture as to whether we ever even used them over here. Seems also Chevvy /GMC over in the states used the earlier SM420 transmission for many years across the range, used the NP435 for the period 1968-1972 ONLY, reverted back to their own later SM465 for the next 20 odd years.
Also found that we were sometimes 12-18 months behind them (US/Canada) when it came to year models, also a lot of stuff coming in here for local assembley was often considered obsolete, making us a bit of a dumping ground. (and anyone who bought a VK Holden with that mongrel half electronic fuel injection system with the ugliest looking intake manifold devised by man, could attest to!).
But I digress, was after someone who may recall these early Chevvy's I mentioned.
Small carrier worked for mid 70's had C60 in the fleet. On gas.
Never drove it, remember motor small in proportion to the truck.
Gave good service on a daily country run. More economical than
the 318 V8 Dodge on the same run.
Happy hunting, Paul.
i remember quite few of them had the 250 motor,quite hard to get parts for........I also remember they were worth very little because they had a different cab and guards to the C10 ute.........The 292 s were just a glorified red motor and couldnt hack it in a Bedford ,not a patch on the proper 300 petrol.....dont recall the 4 sp box,the Bedfords had the 5 speed Turner.
If you have an Aussie parts book they won't be in there as they were never sold here.
GMH didn't sell Chev commercials here from roughly 1959 until the mid 70's.
Apparently the last of them near 1980ish did have a V8 option.
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Just removed a Three Saginaw from a 1970 C10, Aussie models were limited to NP 4SPD AND 5SPD boxes although near the end the Silverados came out with the 350 ci engine and turbo 350, if you want parts The filling station Lebanon Oregon or Tim Tygarts Obselete parts
My ol man bought a new C60 Luton peak furniture pan back in 77, (think I might have tracked it down to country Victoria) I can remember the 292 and 4 speed as it looked like an oversized Holden 202 he had in the HX around the same time.
I think the wind was its greatest enemy.
Still have the price list he gave me.
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