My Dad's next-door neighbor had a Chevy pick up with the 292. I remember him
saying it had tons of torque, but it was hard on gas. Of course, he had two
speeds-fast and faster!! Bob K in PHX.
----- Original Message -----
From: "DON" <email@example.com>
To: "Tom Lovejoy" <Tom_Lovejoy@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 292 question
> I have a 292 in a 65 GMC 1/2 ton here in Canada and it goes like a scared
> rabbit. Climbs steep long hills and accelerates at same time. Cruises
> leisurely at 60 mph.
> All original with a 3 speed. Not great on gas though. I have never tuned
> up, that might help, but due to health, am selling it and will leave that
> the next owner.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Lovejoy" <Tom_Lovejoy@hotmail.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 10:03 PM
> Subject: [oletrucks] 292 question
> > Howdy folks, I have a 47 2 ton COE with a later 292cu inch straight
> > speed and a granny 4 speed hooked to that and a 2 speed rear end. Would
> > happen to know what would be a good max cruising rpm for the engine? I
> > use the freeway very often, when I do it will cruise at 52 mph at about
> > rpm's. I can cruise faster but at 3,000 rpm's it's sounds like it really
> > screming.
> > I dont want to hurt anything and I was wondering what was about the
> > cruising rpm recomeneded. I think I am ok at 52 - 55 mph but wanted to
> > some opinions on it, thanks Tom.
> > Tom Lovejoy
> > 47 2 ton COE
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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