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Chevy c60 truck w/366 engine?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lyube, May 9, 2013.

  1. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,598

    What's your experience with these trucks?

    I'm looking at one as an engine donor. Cooling system, wiring harness, etc all in one place.
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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    We had one. It was better than a 350 in the same truck but nothing to wow you. Whats it for?
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  3. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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    Engine donor for a military vehicle restoration project
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  4. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kinda dogs,,,,would rather have a diesel or the 7.0 or the 7.4
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  5. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd rather have a diesel also but the big blocks are pretty common and they will bolt right up to the transmission with no problems.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What trans tho? We have the cat motors in 4 and 366 in 3 and those are manuals. The cats are autos
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  7. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,017

    I have one in a C65 dump. You won't win any races but it is a tough engine and repairs are relatively inexpensive. I'm happy with the truck and the load it tows and carries. Gears are definitely your friend with these, the more the better.
     
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,646

    The 366 is a great engine and can withstand all kinds of abuse and tough service. They are not a powerhouse and they like gasoline. We still have 60 school buses with the 366, at the district I drive for. They are all around 17 years old. Many have just rolled over the 200,000 mile mark this school season. They just keep going and going.
     
  9. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Curious, what type of military vehicle are you putting the donor engine in?
     
  10. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    I am not a fan of the 366. However as far as GM engines they are not terrible.
     

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