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72' dump

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kgillyk5, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. kgillyk5

    kgillyk5 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have any experience with this configuration? What would the top speed be?...want to haul stone for a driveway and pull a race car.

    Thanks guys.:D

    1972 CHEVROLET C60 dump truck, 366, 5spd, 26,000gvw, non CDL, runs good, air lines need work, new carb and battery.





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  2. diesel4me

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    not speedy...

    I drove 2 seventies vintage GMC C-6500's we had at the junkyard,one was a "box" truck,the other had a flatbed...both had 366 motors,not sure what gears they had,probably 6.17's or something close..they had govenors on them,and 60-65 mph was "flat out" top speed..more like 50-55 uphill though,loaded...

    You could coax them up to 70 mph down a hill,but the engines were winding pretty high..but they could carry anything you could pile in the back without a problem..they didn't accelerate very quick though...the flatbed one was easier to drive,only had a 18' bed..the box truck was a 24 footer,was very difficult to turn around in tight places..

    The box truck had a 5 speed with a 3 speed auxilary tranny,that I never tried using,all it did was make it crawl slower!.. the other truck had a 5 speed and a 2 speed rear end..I never did get the hang of shifting the axle right..always sounded like gears grinding to death every time I shifted it!..my co-worker could shift it without a whimper though!..:doah: ..I'd say such a truck would be OK for what you want to use it for,for shorter trips,not the hot setup for a cross country jaunt ,IMO..:crazy:
     
  3. kgillyk5

    kgillyk5 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks. That would do for what I need it for. Mainly the dump to put in and maintain the new driveway to my shop...quarry wants like $75 a load delivery fee. :doah:
    I could use my blazer to get the car to the track but it would be less strain on the dump, track is only 2 miles away. Really wish I could afford something in a 7.3L diesel to recover cars and trucks from a distance.:(
     

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