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  Owned by John Phillips
Edmonton, Alberta
11 October 2008 Update
# 2235

From John :

            Here is an update on my 1962 GMC truck. It's been one year since I first dragged this truck home.

            After a long winter of thinking about it, and looking at it, spring finally came. I got busy trying to get it running. I struggled with the original engine. It had the usual problems -- Ignition, fuel pump was shot, carb was shot.

            I got it all rigged together and it started, but it was obvious the this engine had its best days behind it.

            Then one day I was looking through some ads for parts and found a rebuilt 235 for sale. It had been rebuilt for a project, then the guy changed his mind and decided to put a v8 in his truck. I got the engine for $400. He also gave me a bunch of other good stuff including a perfect front bumper.

            I got the thing home, pulled the old engine, cleaned and painted the frame, etc. I installed the new engine with no problems. I had it running shortly after.

            I'm still having a small problem getting proper voltage at the coil. Any ideas anybody ?

            Total investment to date is about $700.

            Now winter approaches, and being a back alley mechanic, it's time to put the project to sleep. Will gather brake parts over the winter, and wait till spring when it should be on the road

            Check it some of the pictures on my Shaw photo account.

John Phillips

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20 February 2008
# 2235

From John :

            Hi. I thought you may be interested in my 1962 GMC 910. I had been searching for one for some time when a friend of mine told me about one he saw in a farmer's field about an hour east of Edmonton. So we drove out (in his 1964 GMC) and had a look.

           The guy that owned it told me he bought it new in 1962, and it never left the farm. It has 89,000 original miles on it. It is very complete, only missing the radio and one hubcap.

           This truck was exactly what I was looking for, and I couldn't believe it when he told me I could have it for free ! [ interior ]

           So a week later, I towed it back into the city and now it sits behind my house waiting for warmer weather. My intention was to build a hotrod out of it. Upon seeing how original it was, I have now changed my mind and decided to restore it back to stock. [ rear ]

           I don't see a lot of Canadian GMC's on your site. They seem to be slightly different from their American counterparts.


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