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GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
#1162720 Thu Apr 28 2016 01:39 PM
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Grigg Offline OP
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I'm looking for some details and differences in the various 48-54 GMC maintenance manuals, particularly the wiring diagrams, if any difference.

I have what I thought was the right manual for my 51, it's a reprint (was listed as an original when I bought it) and "covers" 47-54 and models 100-400.
This is not where I bought it but it is the same manual
http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/...00-Repair-Shop-Manual-Reprint-P9815.aspx
They describe the manual:
Quote
This is the book GMC originally used to repair 1953 and 1954 models. It can be helpful for 1947-1952 models also


In my searching I see that GMC did offer a manual to cover the 1951/52 model trucks size 100-350, this is the exact manual that covers my particular GMC.
Here is a reprint, originals can also be found, they have "X-5111" in the upper right corner of the cover.
http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/...k-Repair-Shop-Manual-Reprint-P25248.aspx

I'll probably find and buy one of these originals in time.

Until then does anyone have this GMC 1951-1952 only manual and can you show me the wiring diagrams so I can compare to the diagrams in the 1953-1954 manual (the manual now sold as 47-54)?

Thanks,
Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
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Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1164256 Sat May 07 2016 04:31 PM
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Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1164263 Sat May 07 2016 05:58 PM
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There are no GMC Maintenance (Shop) Manuals at either of the links above. If I am incorrect, please post a link to a specific manual.

As Grigg posted, the "reproduction" GMC manuals are often multi-year, and the 1954/55 (Z-series) GMC wiring might be a little different, due to different dash. However, the type of gauges did not change, just the style and location of gauges. The GMC and Chevrolet Truck gauges were not at all similar in 1954/1955st trucks.

There is only a 55-59 GMC small truck Maintenance Manual at Keith Hardy's OLD ONLINE CHEVY MANUALS (no separate GMC wiring diagrams).

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/gmc/5559mm/index.html


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1164304 Sat May 07 2016 10:49 PM
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New Guy
How do you find the bold pattern of a 1954 chev 3/4 ton with 16 in wheels?


I have a 1954 3/4 on factory flatbed with a 4 speed with granny low. Cab needs some body work. It's just a shell. no glass. motor, trans and rear are all there and working. Recently overhauled and all new brakes. It is all original. It has the gauges and I bought a Painless Wire harness for it Got good gas tank behind seat. No original seat. I got 2 black leather power seats that will work well. First time doing something like this. I think I took on too much with this project.
Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1164305 Sat May 07 2016 10:56 PM
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Daniel,

You should post a new/different question as a New Topic (with a new title).

If GMC 3/4 ton was the same as 1954 Chevrolet, look at the various 3600 wheel specs.

How many bolt holes on your wheels? 8 bolts in a 6.5" circle?
6.50x16" with 5.50" rim width and 4 9/16" rear offset?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
tclederman #1166518 Sun May 22 2016 09:52 PM
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I think I found my manual on e-bay. I think. It was like yours. Went through several year models.


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Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Daniel Job #1166524 Sun May 22 2016 10:25 PM
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ace skiver
Originally Posted by Daniel Job
How do you find the bold pattern of a 1954 chev 3/4 ton with 16 in wheels?


http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/chevyresto/54159.htm

In the future, you might want to post/start a new/separate topic, when you have a question not related to the original post in a thread.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1166527 Sun May 22 2016 10:51 PM
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Grigg Offline OP
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Back to manuals,

If anyone has one of the earlier GMC manuals with X-5111 in the corner of the cover I'd like to see pictures/scans of the wiring diagrams.

I'm not really expecting any significant differences compared to the 53/54 wiring diagrams but I'd like to look and see just for my own curiosity.

Thanks,
Grigg


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
---All pictures [picasaweb.google.com]---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1166625 Mon May 23 2016 07:53 PM
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Grigg Offline OP
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I just ordered some original/used manuals.
A small 1951 GMC operators manual that should have a wiring diagram in it though not sure how detailed, hopefully fully.
Also a 1949 GMC maintenance manual, I can then at least compare the 49 diagram to the reprinted 53/54 diagram, and if no difference then likely 51 is also no difference.

In time I'll find a 51 maintenance manual at a better price. I do like old books and manuals...


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
---All pictures [picasaweb.google.com]---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: GMC 47-54 shop manual questions
Grigg #1166685 Tue May 24 2016 02:38 AM
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I have never seen an operators manual with a wiring diagram.


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