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Re: Making 64 highway ready [Re: dgrinnan] #1341463 Fri Jan 10 2020 11:08 PM
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Lugnutz Offline
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If you go with an overdrive transmission, make sure the OD gear is a good match for your rear axle gear. A good running inline six can handle the OD if the numbers are right but will bog the engine for lack of HP if you get it wrong.

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Re: Making 64 highway ready [Re: dgrinnan] #1341491 Sat Jan 11 2020 01:19 AM
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That is definitely a nice solid looking truck. Good luck this weekend and keep us posted if you strike a deal or not.

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Re: Making 64 highway ready [Re: dgrinnan] #1341574 Sat Jan 11 2020 03:50 PM
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My 66 GMC was stock, 6 cyl, 4 speed manual trans, 3.73 rear end and was driven cross country more than a few times. I drove it on the freeway at 60-75 mph often.

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Re: Making 64 highway ready [Re: dgrinnan] #1341597 Sat Jan 11 2020 08:35 PM
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Sorry, cannot be done. I think you need to sell it to me. smile

No, seriously I have driven a '63 and a 68 before that one for many years on the interstate daily. They've both been long gone for more than a couple decades, but the speed limits haven't changed any since then. As long as it's in good mechanical condition, I wouldn't worry one bit. Upgrades can always be done later.

Nice find. thumbs_up

John

Last edited by J Lucas; Sat Jan 11 2020 08:35 PM.

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