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Hy Guys, GMC used Pontiac V8s in up to the 500 series or GMC inline sixes, the larger series used Oldsmobile V8s or GMC inline sixes that is the U.S. produced trucks built from 55"B" or 2nd series to 59. The Canadian produced GMC trucks are a different and much more complicated story,hope that clarifies.

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"Prior to developing their own engines, GMC used the Chevrolet Straight-6 engine and Pontiac V8 engine.

Partially true. GMC did use Pontiac OHV V-8's in th emid 50's as has been stated but they never used Chevrolet inline 6's in the 40's-50's. There are many differences in the two brands as most all here are aware.

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My 55 GMC has a 287 Pontiac V8.....although GMC called it a 288. Perhaps they thought people would think it was a different engine.


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Anyone out there have an 1957 or 58 Olds 370, 371 or a 59-60 Olds 394 CID, just laying around they don't need? ;-)

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1948 GMC FC101 1/2t Pickup w/270 and SM420
1948 GMC FC253 1t Factory 80"x9' Flatbed Dually
1948 Chevy COE 2 Ton 8'x15' Flatbed
1950 GMC 354-24 2 Ton 8'X12' Flatbed w/Dump Hoist
1953 GMC 454-30 3 Ton 8'x14' Flatbed w/Dump Hoist
1953 GMC 454-30 3 Ton Cab and Chassis
1942 Clarkator 6 MILL-44 Heavy Aircraft Tug
1942 Ford (9N) Moto Tug with 1/2 yard Loader
1947 Oliver OC3 HG-42 Tract-Crawler Bull Dozier w/6' Blade
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Is this for a G.M.C.:)? Replacement engine?? Wish I knew of one. Try Jeff Bradshaw,in Selma Or. He specializes in T.F. trucks,mostly 1/2-1-tons. He does part out big trucks,as well."Redneck Restorations:This Old Truck". I bought parts from him before,and the prices and shipping are reasonable. Hope this helps. Wouldn't hurt to post an ad in "Parts Wanted". Reach a bigger audience!

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