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What are the correct years or series that these two similar but different gauge clusters were used?

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Are these part of your Freebies .... parts, parts, parts post in the Swap Meet?


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That I can’t answer, Peggy. Once I know the year of the truck this change was made I can then include the other in the Freebie list. Last I heard these were exceptionally highly valued and I would hope that the person who may get one of these as a free part, will contribute at least several grand to this site. It’s only fair. wink

Hint: these were used prior to 1950.

Last edited by tom moore; Sun Apr 23 2023 02:43 PM.
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Could it be that gasoline is American and fuel is Canadian?

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1956 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood (The Godfather)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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Did gmc ever produce a diesel for trucks in that era? Possibly fuel part is for diesel???? Shot in the dark!!

1949 gmc 1-ton
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1954 Chevy 3100 w. ‘59 235 - 261 project engine
1963 Chevy half ton stepside short box 230
1954 GMC 3 ton 302
And several more Chevy camper and work trucks 1979 1987 1996
1931 Packard car, 327 i 8 auto
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Not quite the answer you are looking for Tom, but:

part number 1565634 was used on series 100 through 370 from 1939 through 1946
part number 1500997 was used on series 100 through 370 from 1947 through 1950
part number 1581636 (which replaced 1581063) was used on series 100 through 350 from 1951 through 1953
Any numbers on the back side?

Which of these were marked "fuel" and which are "gasoline" I have no idea. I think all the diesel models had totally different dashes.

'57 GMC 102, Original 347 V8, HydraMatic, 3.08 rear gear, added A/C, disk front brakes, HEI, AFB carb, '98 Honda Black Currant paint. T-boned and totaled 10/13
'52 GMC 152 Stake Bed, Original 228, SM420, added A/C, disk front brakes, '67 Chev 3.55 rear gear. Gets used as a real truck.
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part number 1500997 was used on series 100 through 370 from 1947 through 1950 is the one marked gasoline

1947.2 GMC 1/2T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T long bed
1948 GMC 1/2T pick-up

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Very good. This is helpful. I recall from a dark place somewhere recessed in my mind though, that there was a change from the word Gasoline to Fuel. What year that happened is eluding me. Otto poses an interesting thought however, about Canadian GMC’s. But I sort of recall a word change in the lower 48 too.

We’ll keep this thread going. To be in the running for the enshrinement into the Stovebolt Hall of Infamous Lore (SHOIL) is something that a person can certainly perspire to.

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