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Re: [oletrucks] 55 GMC 150 motor?

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 55 GMC 150 motor?
From: "Keith Breuer" <kbreuer@sgi.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 22:40:45 -0500
> Another dumb question: I just got my "new" GMC 55-1
> running, but was surprised to discover it is not a 235
> motor. I already have had to special order a valve
> cover gasket, and am wondering if a 235 would be
> better. What motor should be in this truck? How does
> it compare to the 235?

The only dumb question is the one not asked.... But you might get 
some dumb answers!

The 55-1 came standard with the GMC 248. It offered a little more 
horsepower than the Chevy 235 and hydraulic lifters. I believe the 
over all length of the Jimmy engine is longer than that of the Chevy 

Keith Breuer

My 1947 3/4 ton Chevy Web Site

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