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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 10 Jul 2019 18:54 #201623

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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.
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 10 Jul 2019 19:49 #201624

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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.
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 10 Jul 2019 21:16 #201628

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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.
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 11 Jul 2019 05:56 #201630

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What do you neef to know
Had a C60 and C50

Both rubbish and guttless
C50 was a lot lighter than the C60 thinner rails, banjo housing, 5 stud front axle and smaller brakes

C60 had a 5 speed and some had a 2 speed diff, depending on what one you had

They couldn't carry full load very well, or as well as IH or Dodge of similar size as the springs were very soft and there was lots of body roll

Or at least that's what I found

Paul
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 11 Jul 2019 08:53 #201632

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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.

Jarrod.
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 11 Jul 2019 12:41 #201634

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Jarrod,
Yep, that ties in with what the bloke who got me the book said, not age or model specific but would seem to cover from about 1972-73 on, definitely a GMH publication, Thanks.
Dave
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Pre 1970 Chev Trucks 13 Jul 2019 17:07 #201685

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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
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