I was just wondering how many of you guys have a 69 GMC or Chevy S.W.B. 2 wheel drive with the original FACTORY 396 in it???
HMMMM mine is a 12 bolt 2 wheel.... i am actually going out to my dads house to start cleaning the house this week end to get it ready to sell, i will post up some pics of the old girl when i get back home Sunday....I know they had them just not that many.Think most were in 3/4 and 1 ton versions.
That's the game plan buddyI'd be driving that bad boy. ! !
The rear tires that are on it know are pretty dry rotted, so i plan on BURNING those baby's down to nothing before i install new rubber on her next summer. I think in the 2 short years i drove it in H.S. I had to buy 3 sets of rear tires...i can IMAGINE why anim_63Think I'd be buying rear tires on that one pretty regular.lol
Hi RickThat's the game plan buddy
Bye the way, was it you that said some of the 396's were actually 401's or something like that because the General actually bored them out to much from the factory?
Yes I did say that, it's actually tagged on the fender as a 400 however it would actually be a 402. Now some have heard that GM bored the 396 030 over which would be a 402. However the actual 402 that was built as a 402 in the early 70's. now the difference is you can't take 396 030 over pistons and use them in a specific built 402, and visa versa.
Remember the 71 Heavy Chevy ? Those were 402's
WELL!!!!No Rick, that big block will take 060 over with no issues, however you could try 040 which may only be 010 but enough to clean up any issues with the bore. If it didn't have a rough life, it may need very little attention. Are there any noises or smoke that you are concerned with ?
Rick I would do as little to it till it needs it. Maybe a mild freshen up. That being a short bed and a big block is a nice sot after truck. You don't see that combo every day....
My son just bought a 67 fleetside short bed with a 396, turbo 400 and a 12 bolt 411. Could any of that be OEM. It has original paint and absolutely no rust. It has a tilt column (cadilic), power steering (cadie also), Disk fronts. We put 2 1/2" dorpped spindles and1" coils, Lowered the back. 20" wheels all around. Someone drilled some holes in the top of the bed sides, but other than that maby a couple bruses about the size of 50 cent pieces and that's it. He paid 6K for it. I thought it was a great buy.
I would think that is a O.E.M. truck, my fathers has the same package 396/Turbo 400 & 4:11's, i believe it was considered a towing package.
Can you still read the spec sheet on the inside of the glove box door??