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does this truck have a SM465??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OffRoad, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    i friend of mine has a 1990 Chev 1/2 ton 2x4 with a 4.3 v6 in it and a (we think) sm465 tranny.

    great tranny but the thing is super slow. like after 75kph the power just drops right off. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif i took it to 125kph once and i'll never do that again. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gifit was really loud.

    it's 4 speed with bull low.

    i wish it had another gear on top to cruise with (nv4500).

    how can i find out?
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If the shifter is marked L-1-2-3 then it's most likely a SM465...it was offered in those years before the NV4500 was intro'd. The 'standard' tranny would have been the light duty 5 speed Getrag...

    Rene
     
  3. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    It sure is. The nv4500 didnt show up untill '92.
     

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