The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


EVENTS

Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
2 members (2 invisible), 127 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums50
Topics119,015
Posts952,754
Members43,313
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1174745 Wed Jul 20 2016 03:19 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,417
Shop Shark
My suspicion is 250 was added later. Based on previous comment about transmission and column shift, I am Curious. I will look much closer at floor to discover if cab was modded. Thanks for interest.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1175829 Thu Jul 28 2016 07:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 114
O
Shop Shark
My wife has a 66 3/4 ton 292 4speed truck. her dad bought it new in dec 1965. I first drove it in 1972 and it was really nice low miles just like new. It has 456 gears and loves gas.

Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1176809 Fri Aug 05 2016 05:28 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 136
H
Shop Shark
Re dealer switching engines---
In 1967 one night a new yellow 427 Bel Air sedan donated its engine to the dealerships sponsored 396 Chevelle drag race car. It was back in the lot lineup the next morning with the 396 flags.
Please do not tell anyone.

What, not me. Howie


1 1955 Chev one ton. 261 engine

3 1962 Chev c-10 261 engine
4 1966 Plymouth VIP 5.7 GenIII Hemi
5 1966 Imperial Crown Coupe 440 engine
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1176931 Sat Aug 06 2016 04:47 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 786
P
Shop Shark
3 speeds were quite common with 4 wheel drive. they were cheaper than the 4 speed
you could get either a 250 or a 292 in 66.easy enough to tell which is which
ron

Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1176941 Sat Aug 06 2016 12:30 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,417
Shop Shark
Interesting. The three speed ratio is such that I am not pulling much from a stop with 1st gear where it is. Surprised a buyer in 66 would have liked that in his work truck. Knowing what I know now the 4 speed would have been my pick even with the extra cost. That being said the 3 speed drives great on the roads and is comfortable to highway speeds. The 4x4 helps to get the firewood out to the roads.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Hambone #1177147 Mon Aug 08 2016 01:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 786
P
Shop Shark
under normal driving I doubt many use 1st in the SM420. if you are gtoing to pul some stumps it will help.'
there were quite a few 4 x 4 suburbans with 3 speeds with a 4 x 4 you will have low range in the T?C to give you a lift if you need it. if you were on a farm or in the bush etc 1st would come in handy; not so much if it was always on pavement. now most 4 x 4 don't even go off pavement
ron

Last edited by padresag; Mon Aug 08 2016 01:27 AM.
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1180745 Thu Sep 01 2016 09:50 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 173
B
Shop Shark
Back on the 292 story, I spoke with an old school bus mechanic who stated they would be replacing the 292’s every other week because the drivers would over rev the engine. They would put the 250 in them because they have a shorter stroke and were less likely to blow.

I have a 292 with the 4 speed and 511 gears in the rear. Always feel I need another gear to shift to on the highway. Oh well… who needs to go fast in a classic truck.


1960 Chevy C10 Named: Ebony
1965 Chevy C30 Dump Truck Named: Little Mack
1966 Chevy C30 Tow Truck Named: TowMater
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Bornco #1180747 Thu Sep 01 2016 10:09 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 786
P
Shop Shark
I think with 5;11s you would feel like reaching for 2 more depending on the tire dia
ron

Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1361602 Sat May 23 2020 12:55 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,417
Shop Shark
May 2020 - Time for an update. Truck had to come off the road in late 2017. I was losing too much fender and floor while driving and I had suspicion problem up front somewhere. I had an offer to garage the truck while restoring/repairing so I made the decision it was time for safety sake. By then I had collected most of the bits and pieces needed to do a fairly substantial refresh - I dare say almost restoration. Over the course two years going pretty strong and with the help of the ODSS, I was able to get pieces off and new(er) pieces on a POR(ed) frame. I found the suspension problem along the way. Spring bushing on front hanger was wallowed and the spring had way too much free play. Found some significant other rust problems that were addressed along the way, which made the decision to take "Flappy" off the road the right decision in hindsight.
For those who have been through this process, the steps along the way and the time, $$, and frustrations are not captured in the write up or in the pictures. It rained. It was hot and cold some days. Pieces did not fit. The painter was not ready and when he said he was he really wasn't. When he had the truck he let it sit for most of a year. Discoveries and surprises which result in more $$ and frustration on some days. It is unfair to suggest surprises. Those that knew the truck, knew the condition under-neigh the skin. Suffice to say, most sheet metal was exported to China. Those bad days are mostly left out of the story and for the most part looking back they are mostly forgotten.
Build sheet in grove box indicated a 292, so one was found and the 250 came out. Rebuild of transfer case as an confidence builder. New suspension, brakes, brake lines, etc. As close to stock as we can get these days. Hopefully, the result is like it might have been in 1966.
Fast forward to fall / winter or 2020 when the painter was finally making progress. Goal had always been drive to Homecoming 2020 and deliver the truck to my son graduating from Virginia Tech. Neither event physically occurred, although my son did get his degree via the mail. Happy to report, the truck was ready to make the trip should either event occur.
Thanks to George for saving the truck from the field in WV and thanks for giving me the chance to improve the truck's situation. My son and I hope to drive and fix the truck for some years to come.

Attached Files
flappy teardown.jpg (169.63 KB, 72 downloads)
flappy teardown (5).jpg (302.15 KB, 76 downloads)
cab to china.jpeg (138.14 KB, 79 downloads)
frame resto (2).jpg (564.32 KB, 80 downloads)
292 (4).jpg (189.68 KB, 75 downloads)
20181021_172840.jpg (175.84 KB, 71 downloads)
20190218_124750.jpg (425.27 KB, 72 downloads)
66 K10.jpg (48.29 KB, 76 downloads)
66 K10_3.jpg (52.51 KB, 76 downloads)

HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: Just bought a '66 K10
Napco Man #1361647 Sat May 23 2020 11:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 113
P
Shop Shark
Thanks for the update Hambone,hope to see you and flappy soon,Pat66

Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Hambone 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4