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Re: Engines to stay clear of?
Babaganush #1341218 Thu Jan 09 2020 05:23 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,432
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The 4-speed with granny is fine for me especially since I replaced the 4.57 with a 4.10 rear. I don't go faster than my ability to stop.

The granny gear makes a good parking brake since my original is not working.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: Engines to stay clear of?
Babaganush #1341953 Mon Jan 13 2020 08:55 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 190
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Last fall I bought a ranch with a lot of sagebrush, some of it too close to the house for fire safety. With 25 ft. of chain wrapped around each bush and the SM420 in first they don't stand a chance. Eventually, I put the wife in the cab to work the clutch pedal while I worked the chain. Two days later we had a huge pile of sagebrush.

51 3800 PU, 55 235 (w/cam, headers, 2 carbs, MSD ign.), SM420 & Brown-Lipe 6231A 3spd aux. trans, stock axles & brakes. Owned since 1971.
Re: Engines to stay clear of?
Babaganush #1342500 Thu Jan 16 2020 10:45 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 179
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He must be talking about a fast parade......

I drive 261 with a 1940 4 speed crash box.....hooked to a 2 speed transfer 4th gear low range is about 20 mph with the engine screaming.

Never did figure out how slow it goes in first low range but I can walk out the truck..... walk around it and get in again no sweat........ amuses people at truck shows...

so I double clutch a lot and shift with my non - synchronized left hand........... the truck is RHD.....

........ahhhhh....... I don't use major highways......

Bob C.
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