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Chevy & Bedford connection
#1373675 Sun Aug 16 2020 10:50 PM
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Hi Everyone Here is my rare 1938 Chevy truck in RHD partly made in Canada but sent to New Zealand to be finished. I imported it to the UK five years ago after it spent 77 years in the same family in NZ. I am trying to find the British Bedford Truck model it shared the engine with, can anyone help please. Thanks Gary

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38 NZ truck #1373695 Sun Aug 16 2020 11:50 PM
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Re: Chevy & Bedford connection
38 NZ truck #1373738 Mon Aug 17 2020 04:32 AM
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The Bedford truck had a 214 engine , full pressure oil system , not much like the 216 at all really .

I remember your truck from here . It looks like you have made a beautiful job of it .

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Re: Chevy & Bedford connection
38 NZ truck #1373755 Mon Aug 17 2020 01:57 PM
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Interesting. Learned something new...

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A large part of Bedford's original success in breaking into the UK and British Empire markets lay in the overhead-valve (OHV) six-cylinder Chevrolet engine, now known as Chevrolet Stove Bolt 6 – well ahead of its time, this smooth running inline six-cylinder engine formed the basis of Bedford and Vauxhall petrol engines almost until the marque ceased building trucks and buses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Vehicles


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Re: Chevy & Bedford connection
Gord&Fran #1374017 Wed Aug 19 2020 06:12 AM
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this smooth running inline six-cylinder engine formed the basis of Bedford and Vauxhall petrol engines almost until the marque ceased building trucks and buses.


"formed the basis of" . Yes, the engines looked similar , just like a Holden 6 looks similar , or a Buick looks similar , all definitely GM family product . But each individual to their own marque.


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