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Re: [oletrucks] RE: oletrucks-digest V2 #2060

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] RE: oletrucks-digest V2 #2060
From: PeeWee <PWeee@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:02:27 -0700
Nope, it's not a 347.

PeeWee wrote:

> Maybe a 347 instead of 348? 1957 GMC's had the 347 V8 motors.
> Pee-Wee.
> Blaine & Maggie Dumkee wrote:
>> Well I can't answer all your questions but I will start with a couple.
>> Is the truck indeed a Chevrolet or is it a GMC? If a Chevy then the 
>> 348 is
>> not the original engine.
>> 6 cylinder trucks still had floor starters in 1958, but not V8's, 
>> this may
>> be another clue that it is not the original engine. But maybe the 
>> cabs all
>> had the hole!
>> But because it is not a 1/2 ton this may not be correct.
>> As for your plans, go for it! I do not think this list is the place that
>> some one will tell you to sell the truck and go down to you local 
>> dealer and
>> buy a new one. Unless of course they want to buy your truck!
>> Best of luck with your truck and keep us informed.
>> Blaine Dumkee
>> Fort Smith NT
>> Canada
>> http://photos.yahoo.com/bdumkee
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
>> [mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Cecil "Steve" Martin
>> Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 5:37 AM
>> To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
>> Subject: [oletrucks] RE: oletrucks-digest V2 #2060
>> Hi guys,
>>          I just took my 58 Apache 1 ton out for a drive last night. I
>> haven't had it long. I don't know much history on the truck, but I am
>> curious as to some of the things I found about it. Maybe some of you 
>> more
>> knowledgeable guys can let me know the story on some of the things 
>> about the
>> truck.
>> It has a 348 engine that I am not sure if it's original or not. 
>> Someone said
>> it probably wasn't because of how close the steering shaft came to the
>> exhaust manifold. It does have dual rear wheels, and the side emblem 
>> says
>> 3200.
>> It has a hole in the floor where the foot starter may have been? Did the
>> 58's still use those? It now has a starter switch on the dash.
>> Other than a SMALL area on the back of the cab, this baby seems 
>> pretty close
>> to rust free. It's also in great shape with little to no major body work
>> needed.
>> The tranny is a 4 speed with a granny first. I can't get above about 
>> 5mph
>> before I need to shift. Top speed seems to be about 50 mph.
>> The distributor is still points. If I decide on keeping the 348 in 
>> there for
>> a while I'd like to convert it to HEI, but not sure they make a 
>> distributor
>> for it. I understand they are unique?
>> Long range plans are to make it a reliable long distance car trailer tow
>> vehicle, and maybe more. Maybe a camper? Of course it will be great for
>> going down to the home improvement store and towing the boat to the 
>> lake,
>> and eventually car/truck shows.
>> Thinking about a 383 stroker for torque, a 4L80E automatic, front disk
>> brakes, adding power steering, and power brakes, Dually rear our of a 
>> junked
>> modern truck? Flaming River tilt column, and a nice modern bench seat 
>> among
>> other interior decorations.
>> Some of you might be saying "why don't you just buy a new truck?"  
>> Well I
>> think the 2003 Chevy trucks are the ugliest danged things ever made 
>> for one,
>> I love the looks on these older classics, and besides....it's kinda 
>> fun to
>> build it like I want one to be rather than check options on a paper 
>> at the
>> dealer. Besides, you get out of some legal hassles with smog 
>> requirements,
>> you can put together combinations not available at a dealer, 
>> insurance in
>> cheaper, and the value goes up in time, not down.
>> Anyone have any tips or observations?
>>                                       Steve
>> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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