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GMC 305 V6, The baby of the series!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by revkev6, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. 6narow
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    You might want to think twice about that.
    The shop manager at the dealership my dad worked at had a new truck. short & wide but fitted wih 3.07 gears (which was an option in those days).
    Did fine on the freeway, but it could barely pull a load in the bed....and don't ask it to tow anything!
    There was a 3.54 gear option as well. With the SM420, first gear overall reduction is literally 25:1 and it should cruise @ 50-55 mph no problem.
    A friend had a '64 with the heavy duty 4-speed and a Dana 60 in the back with 4.11's. He put 33-12.50's on it and it would run about 50-55 about the same as my '65 would run at 45.
     
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  2. 6narow
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    Something tells me this has to do with counting links, but I'll ask anyway.......What was it that you weren't doing when trying to time the pump?
     
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  3. I simply wasn't on the power stroke at TDC. There was a series of gears and idler gears that drove the camshaft and injection pump. Someone had installed a idler wrong and when the marks lined up the pump was injecting too late. This was back in 1980. It was a former Tyson Chicken hauler truck. And the title stated it was a gas engine. I suppose Bill Tyson was not paying the road use taxes?
     
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  4. 6narow
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    Of course.
    That's cool that it didn't use a chain.
    The gear arrangement kinda sounds like a Detroit.
     
  5. The gas burner V6 used a real long timing chain. I once bought a V 6 bob truck At the County Surplus auction. It had a locked up 351 V6. I tore it down and it was a almost new long block. When it was installed someone had replaced the oil pump with a 305 pump and the pump drive was rubbing the block and wore in two. and it had bearings welded to the crank. I had a 305 I had pulled from a 62 pickup. So I put rings and bearings in it. used the oil pump that was incorrect for the 351 and the heads from the 351. installed a 6 yard dump bed. And when I tried to license it with the original certificate of origin. The revenue dept wanted me to pay the sales tax on what it cost new. I refused. Still had the county emblems on the doors. So when I used it I wore a shirt that I had left from when I worked for the County Road Dept. The one time when The law stopped me I told him to take it up with the county judge. I eventually sold it to a guy that ran a small gravel washing plant. He used it off road and never needed any title.
     

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