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Old 07-05-2007, 10:32 PM
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any potential?

ok, so I have a pre-66 gmc pick up, 4 speed, with the v6 in it.. its been seitting for 20+ years and I recently hooked a battery to it and it turns over!

so now im just working on trying to get it to fire up..

do there old v6's have any power to them at all? or are they pigs?

all I can really tell you is it looks stock w/ a 2 barrle holly carb.

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Old 07-05-2007, 10:53 PM
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Great torque lousy fuel mileage and hardly any parts available for those..best off to swap in a 350..If it runs tho you can get some good use out of it till you round up something better..Just my opinion..

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Old 07-06-2007, 01:05 AM
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ah ok, what exacly is lousy mpg? cant be worse then a 1 ton crew cab dually with a 454!!!

really... its a nice rig and all... but the thing would be STRIPPED and built into a tube buggy if I could get the bugger to start

after 20+ years of sitting, im pretty sure all the ign' related parts need a good cleaning or replaced.
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send JAKE 68 GMC a pm about the gmc 6s he knows quite a bit about them
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You'd be better off to sell the GMC to someone who would restore it, rather than build it into a tube buggy. Some people pay big bucks for those V6's. take a 73-87 and build a buggy from it or something.

As for potential lol, you aren't gonna win many street races with one. They're just low-rpm torque monsters. Throw on a Holley 500 2bbl. and that will wake them up alot, but even then they are still just dogs. I pulled mine to put in a 350.
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I didnt see the tube buggy part .......... dont use a 87 back chevy pickup please 88 up are better cantidates frames are smaller and the transfercase are tucked up in better.
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this may be of some use http://www.6066gmcguy.org/305V6.htm
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I didnt see the tube buggy part .......... dont use a 87 back chevy pickup please 88 up are better cantidates frames are smaller and the transfercase are tucked up in better.
Shane
no thanks, ifs sucks for mud boggin... id much perfer just having a dana 60 or so up front.

aahh no one would want this truck, rocker panles are rusty... even to an alaskans standerds and the bed is litterly falling off.. lol

but my plans are changing, probley getting a 71 burban with a 350/350/205 dana60rear/10 bolt front with a 68 front end on it... now THAT is a sweet rig.

however, it would be nice to get this rig running so I could get it out of the woods.
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How about some pics .......and rockers and bedsiedes aint a big deal
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Got pics.. but I have NO clue where the cord to my cam went
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Found it last night, here are some pics..





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I'm waitin for the sea monsters to come crawlin out!!!!!

It just cries WORK to me with no potential. IMHO

Pressure wash it, get it to run and sell it to buy something worth the effort.

Hope that wasn't too harsh,
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It would be neat to get cleaned up and running but man that does look like a lot of work. Maybe it isn't as bad as it looks in the pictures. Pull it out in the open and clean everything off then see what you've got. If those 20+ years of sitting have been out in the weather then it's probably got a lot of rust in a lot of bad places. Look to see if the frame rails are rusted out...
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its a 60-61 gmc. is the v6 in it the BB 305? the bed is junk, floor is rusty and needs replaced, rocker pannles are there and seem decint, Im 240 and can stand on them withought it flexxing hardly at all, would probley be good with new floors and possibley braces on the under side? fenders and everything seem good and are not rusted out, body is straight other then the bed, all glass is perfect other then front windshield (damn tree fell on it!!) Need to cut down ALOT of small trees and move some things before I even consider taking my silverado back there to pull it out haha. but I will for sure be getting it moved before the snow hits.
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the bed floor was probabally wood which rusted out the cross braces and let the bed drop down .......might not be as bad as it looks.
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