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Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331339 Sat Oct 26 2019 11:06 PM
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Bud wheels have tapered nuts and seats in the wheel. Motor rim and wheel have nuts with captive washers, nothing tapered.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331358 Sun Oct 27 2019 01:31 AM
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Alex Arrow Offline OP
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Tried looking at at the engine again, but didn't see anything. Could it be hiding behind grease and dirt? Attached a photo.

The glove box tag, would it have been a sticker/decal type of tag? If so, it has since pealed off.

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Alexander's Automotive Assortment
  • 1953 GMC 9700 (9783 HD)
  • 1989 GMC Vandura 1500
  • 1991 GMC S10 Jimmy 4x4
  • 1978 Plymouth Arrow
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331367 Sun Oct 27 2019 02:46 AM
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On machined pad behind distributor.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331436 Sun Oct 27 2019 09:58 PM
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The glove box tag would have been attached by two small phillips screws.


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1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331633 Mon Oct 28 2019 10:11 PM
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Alex Arrow Offline OP
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ExPress: Nut and washer.
Attached a photo of what I found by the distributor.

Spanky: Two holes by the corner(as seen in photo) but no tag.

All I got is the tags on the door frame. Attached a photo of it.
I found explanations of the truck serial, but what about the engine code?

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Alexander's Automotive Assortment
  • 1953 GMC 9700 (9783 HD)
  • 1989 GMC Vandura 1500
  • 1991 GMC S10 Jimmy 4x4
  • 1978 Plymouth Arrow
Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331720 Tue Oct 29 2019 10:55 AM
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Looks to be a 248 engine.


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1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
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1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
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Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331744 Tue Oct 29 2019 02:20 PM
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Hy Alex Arrow, In my experience Canadian GMC engines which have serial numbers that begin with the letter "G" as on the serial number plate picture you posted are 248 engines. I believe the fact that your engine only has the numbers 248 indicates that the engine was replaced at some point in the trucks life, hope that helps.

Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331855 Wed Oct 30 2019 02:12 AM
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Tanner Offline
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Nice looking truck!

My grandfather had a truck like that - it was sold in the early Eighties. I'd like to find another one for use on our small farm.

Bryan

Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331866 Wed Oct 30 2019 03:18 AM
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2ManyTrucks Offline
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you probably have a Chevy engine, Canadian GMCs in those years come with Chevy engines when new and the truck frame would need to be modified to accept a GMC engine if someone had managed to fine one to put in there

give us a better view of the overall engine or the block casting number, but from what i see in the photos you have a replacement 235 with non factory stamped numbers (number physical size is too small)
-stan

Re: My '53 9700 is home now [Re: Alex Arrow] #1331904 Wed Oct 30 2019 02:09 PM
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EdPruss Offline
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The stamped 248 most likely denotes a replacement GMC block as mentioned above, that never had the additional numbers stamped from the original engine, Chevy never had a 248 engine.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
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