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#350202 - Tue Dec 18 2007 06:12 PM 1966 GMC School Bus
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Just bought a near mint condition 1966 GMC School Bus.Was wondering what the factory engine is.I,m told its a split shift 350,...is it a small block or big,...? Not sure.Thanx guys !
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#350208 - Tue Dec 18 2007 06:37 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: IsolationRide]
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IsolationRide,

I don't know the answer but do have a comment. In my limited knowledge, there is no such thing as a 350 big block. This 'small block' 'big block' thing came on the same train as 'billet' this or that!!

Using the term "350 small block" is akin to saying "female woman". 265's, 283's, 327's and 350's (there are others) ARE small block engines. If you ever find a 350 big block, you better buy it, because it must have slipped through GM quality control.

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#350221 - Tue Dec 18 2007 07:21 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: atomarc]
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Welcome to Stovebolt.com. It's the place to get your answers. But you only need to post the question in one forum. Posting multiple times won't get better answers.

If it was US manufacture it probably came with a V-6. I don't know about Canadian manufactured busses.

A 40 year old bus could have any engine in it by now. Without some numbers or other ID, it could be a 390 Ford engine for all we know.

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#350247 - Tue Dec 18 2007 09:01 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: cletis]
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Could it be a 305 v-6 engine ?
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#350510 - Wed Dec 19 2007 03:24 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: bowtietim]
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Probably a 351 V6. Check out Jolly's site www.6066gmcguy.org for lots of useful GMC V6 info. I think the serial number stamped across the pad or lip on top of the block in front of the intake manifold starts with the C.I.D. It could also be almost any Chevy V8 from that era: 350, 366, 396, etc. Good luck.
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#350639 - Wed Dec 19 2007 10:21 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: Frank50]
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How many passengers does it hold? If it has more than 10 seats (20 pass) it would have to have a fairly potent power plant. When full they are pulling a lot of weight.
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#351197 - Fri Dec 21 2007 04:03 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600]
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Thank You Very Much for the info.I,ll do the homework and get back to everyone with a case o beer on that one.You guys rock in this forum.Cheerz!
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#351200 - Fri Dec 21 2007 04:06 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600]
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It is a 32 footer.Heard its a 350 so I,ll have to do more homework to see for sure.See I,ve been a Ford guy all my life so,,,,lol.I feel like a rookie here.
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#351315 - Fri Dec 21 2007 09:58 PM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: IsolationRide]
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All mini buses Chevy produced (little bus body on a van chassis) that I have owned including the 80s diesels were 350 blocks with 4 bolt mains. A 35 foot bus built in the late 60s probably would also run a 350.
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into dinosaurs.
Makes perfect sense.


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#369532 - Sat Feb 02 2008 02:00 AM Re: 1966 GMC School Bus [Re: cletis]
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Thanx your right. I need to stay more organized. Happy Motoring ! Cheerz.
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