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#839527 - Thu Mar 29 2012 03:16 AM 1966 GMC truck  
Doug 57  Offline
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I saw a very clean original 1966 GMC today. It has a V6 and a 3 speed on the column. I have a friend that may be interested, but I am unfamiliar with the V6 in these trucks

How good or bad are these engines?




#839562 - Thu Mar 29 2012 06:10 AM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: Doug 57]  
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This site will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the GMC V6 engines:

www.6066gmcguy.org


Tony Smith
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501 Scott Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
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#839609 - Thu Mar 29 2012 01:53 PM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks]  
jon1963  Offline
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The engine was grossly overbuilt. Will probably outlast the truck


http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae197/jon63c10
1963 c-10 shortbed stepside 427 BBC T16 HD 3 speed
1963 c-10 shortbed fleetside 348 "w" 1st gen big block & powerglide

#840293 - Sun Apr 01 2012 03:17 AM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: jon1963]  
R-Bo  Offline
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Only problem I have with them are some of the parts can be harder to find than more common engines. Other than that they are cool engines that you don't see every day.


R-Bo

1959 Apache 1/2 ton Big Window, Short bed Fleetside (under reconstruction)
1966 GMC 305V6 in the family

#840905 - Tue Apr 03 2012 07:09 PM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: R-Bo]  
oem4me  Offline
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burbank ca
I'm no expert, but those v-6's are well known for both durability and gas consumption. lots of gas consumption.


#840934 - Tue Apr 03 2012 09:59 PM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: oem4me]  
Mearl  Offline
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Dad bought a new GMC 2 ton in 63 with the 305, for a log truck. He drove it until 67 and never touched the engine, other than regular tune-ups; they were very tough. The only problem was that a 292 in a similar Chevy would out pull it with a load. In 67 he bought a new Chevy with a 327, the motor lasted about 50,000 miles before needing rebuilt. After the 2nd rebuild he replaced it with a 350 which had about the same life span.


'65 C-10, 65 L-60, 65 C-80, 72 C-60 & and a bunch of old Chevy cars.
Never time to do it right, always time to do it over.

#841556 - Fri Apr 06 2012 12:43 AM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: Mearl]  
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The truck was sold before my friend had a chance to look at it.

It was in decent condition, and the asking price was reasonable.


#841688 - Fri Apr 06 2012 01:46 PM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: Doug 57]  
Mearl  Offline
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A 66 GMC 4X4 short step side sold at Barret-Jackson yesterday. It still had the 305 but it had dual flowmasters and tailpipes out the back. I wondered what it would sound like; I've never liked the sound of a 6cylinder, straight or V-6.


'65 C-10, 65 L-60, 65 C-80, 72 C-60 & and a bunch of old Chevy cars.
Never time to do it right, always time to do it over.

#841862 - Sat Apr 07 2012 03:34 AM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: Mearl]  
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No one makes headers for them so I guess the flowmasters were with the cast stock manifolds.


R-Bo

1959 Apache 1/2 ton Big Window, Short bed Fleetside (under reconstruction)
1966 GMC 305V6 in the family

#841919 - Sat Apr 07 2012 01:25 PM Re: 1966 GMC truck [Re: Mearl]  
Hot Rod John  Offline
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Originally Posted By Mearl
A 66 GMC 4X4 short step side sold at Barret-Jackson yesterday. It still had the 305 but it had dual flowmasters and tailpipes out the back. I wondered what it would sound like; I've never liked the sound of a 6cylinder, straight or V-6.


Tiny photo of the truck can be found here, type in lot number "60"

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/applicati...p;ed=04/07/2012


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