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Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Gord&Fran #1371500 Fri Jul 31 2020 04:36 PM
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A maintenance manual would be fantastic, though I have managed to download pages I need
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Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Stagerguy #1371558 Sat Aug 01 2020 12:13 AM
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Way back most of us tried to get our hands on Canadian built 265, 283's because they had thicker blocks. I ran C/Mp (C modified production), it was punched max. That was in the days when we could cheat a little. Were the six cylinder's from Canada thicker? By the way Stagerguy that is a beautiful truck, you win, the girl and the truck! Welcome to the greatest site anywhere. Doc.


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Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Stagerguy #1371631 Sat Aug 01 2020 03:49 PM
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I agree! It’s a beautiful 55-1st Series GMC Half Ton. Congrats!!

The chart below covers 47-54 but the model number scheme still applies to 55.

https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...-54%20Canadian%20GM%20truck%20series.png

Last edited by Frank50; Sat Aug 01 2020 03:58 PM.

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Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Frank50 #1372465 Fri Aug 07 2020 05:09 PM
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Thanks Doc.Hall
Thanks Frank50, pretty simple VIN de-coder smile

Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Stagerguy #1372502 Fri Aug 07 2020 11:11 PM
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You are welcome smile

Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Stagerguy #1372745 Mon Aug 10 2020 05:35 AM
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Did you find it?

Check your casting code. It should be on the right side of the block in front of the distributor. It will be raised. This will tell you if it’s a 216 or 235, as Kevinski said. I’d be surprised a truck like that has its original engine still. It simply isn’t crusty enough! Nice truck. Yes, CDN GMCs used Chev engines on the little trucks so we Canucks don’t have to worry as much about the dreaded frame differences our southern brothers do.

By the way, whatever happened to those links that were at the top of the Engine forum and had a bunch of those decoders listed?


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Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Stagerguy #1375430 Mon Aug 31 2020 08:27 PM
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Here is a pic, I'm pretty sure this is the casting number. This number is stamped in front of the fuel pump, there are no numbers in front of the distributor (nothing between dizzy and fuel pump)

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Re: 1954 GMC Canadian Spec
Stagerguy #1375433 Mon Aug 31 2020 09:23 PM
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searching the web seems to indicate this engine block is most likely a Canadian produced 1954 235, but there isn't much to go on.
if you take it apart plz let us know for certain
thanks
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