New Tow Pig

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  1. CanadianC10

    CanadianC10 Member

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    All, I thought I would show you my toy hauler I got last week.

    71 C20 Longhorn Edition with the 4 speed
     

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    WELL, .... It's a good beginning?? :)

    Are you going to leave it stock or have fun with it?

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  3. CanadianC10

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    its going to stay stock.. just something I can hop in and go to the lumber yard with - or haul my truck 100 miles to the track and back
     
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    very nice, working on a 71 right now myself. C10 longbed
     
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    I have had two C-20s with the extra long wheelbase. Yours have the older "punkin'" rear [HO52 or HO72], or a Dana 60?

    Dave
     
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    The C-10 is my favorite pick up truck. Its the first truck i ever wrenched on. My best friend in high school had a 68 before he rolled after sinking 6k into the truck. just 3 weeks after he was done. It was dwwp burgundy with high gloss black top. Ive always wanted an early 70-72 model and a 2nd gen trans am.
    To have a 4 speed 350 would be a dream. Great find. They cost an arm and leg with 3k to boot.
     
  7. CanadianC10

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    It has th HO72 dave
     
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    Finished the cab repair on one side
     

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    HO72 = Bolt with locknut adjustment on side, brass puck on support screw rides against ring gear, prevents deflection. Both of mine had the lesser HO52 [same, except no support screw] 4.11, 4.57 and 5.14 only options! Truck pullers give good money for those HO72s.

    Is yours leaf or coil? Both of mine were coil. Afaik, in US, leaf was std on GMC, coil was std on chev. but leaf could be ordered on chevy.

    Afaik, DANA 60 was std on all GMC, and chev with big block, but could be ordered on sb chev powered chev trucks. I've seen several coil spring D60 rears in chev, and several leaf D60s in GMCs. I've seen only one D60 in a sb powered chec, but it was special ordered, and had leaf springs too! I have read that chev used the D60 in the 396/402 powered automatic trucks with the 3.54-1 gears to keep the rpm down.
     
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    mine is leaf - and I seen the adjustment on the pumpkin - now I know why it is there.

    The rear ratio is gonna hurt me for highway towing - Im gonna try and slap big tires on it to help. Im sure the 350 thats in there now will keep the truck and trailer moving at 60mph on a flat surface - I can always gear down on the hills.
     
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    It was between buying this truck - or financing a new [email protected],000 dollars.. im really glad I stuck with my heart and picked it up. I would like a four wheel drive, and perhaps this will see a solid axle up front with either a cummins or a 4-71 detroit. I really love those old detroit motors, all though they are kinda low on power.
     
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    if you want to lower rpm , you could do like 235-85s. I have them on my 2wd C3500, tall but not too wide. Although, with a 350, you might need the deep gear on the hill.

    I like those old 2 strokes too. Prettiest sound.
     
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    Make that three of us who like the 2 stroke Detroit Diesels.
    I remember the first time I heard one being winged from idle to higher (for them) RPMs.

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    One of the first motors I (dads supervision) ever put together was a 6v53 N/A (blower) out of our Michigan 175 payloader.

    Dave, not sure if I got a chance to thank you but the trans brake I got of you worked awesome!
     

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