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Re: [oletrucks] 6 volt TF GMC

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 6 volt TF GMC
From: MarkNoakes@aol.com
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:44:36 EDT

6 cyl or V8 and 55 TF?

There is only one precedent that I can think of. . .

The 53/54 Corvettes were all 6 cyl 235ci with 6vdc electrics.  For 55, the 
265ci V8 was introduced and it used 12vdc electrics; however the 6 cyl 
version continued thru 55. . .with the old design 6vdc electrics.  I would 
suspect that in the vette case that it was a matter of using up parts already 
on hand for a design that was phasing out as 55 was the last year for the 6 
cyl version.

Maybe GMC was also just using up existing stock?  They also didn't seem to be 
too bound by model years either from what I've heard from you and others on 
this list.

Mark Noakes
58/56 Chevy Suburban
66 Corvair Monza Turbo
86 Chevy Silverado
86 Corvette Indy convertible
Knoxville, TN

In a message dated 05/16/2000 6:50:37 AM, Advdesign1@aol.com writes:

<< Has anyone seen or heard of a facotry GMC of Task Force design but still 
using 6 volts?  I just pulled in a totally rotted out GMC 300 TF that had an 
old 6V battery in the tray. A tail light bulb was 1154, the 6 volt equivalent 
of 1157.  The inspection sticker says 1969, and son of original owner says 
his dad got out of farming then, so parked a good running truck.  I'm 
baffled. Can't be a retrofit.
Bob ADler >>

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