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Old New Guy from Ohio

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Sixy GMC, Oct 17, 2020 at 12:27 AM.

  1. Sixy GMC

    Sixy GMC Junior Member

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    DSCF2488.jpg Hey, I'm old and I'm new at the same time. My name is Alex and I live in the Columbus OH metro area. I'm 62, retired from the US Navy, and have owned many, many classics over the years, including a couple of Squarebody Sooberbuns. I have a 7 yr-old son from my much younger wife, and life ain't too damned shabby.

    I have an '83 GMC shortbed stepside that I'm changing from a 350 SBC with a TH-350 tranny to a 250 six with a 3-speed manual (its original drivetrain). I'll post up pics of the changeover in the appropriate section of this forum, as well as explain to you why I would do something that strange, when everyone else is swapping their sixes for V8s.

    It's nice to be on here and I chose this over the other forums because this seemed the least restrictive (their lists of restrictions and rules were entirely too long to read). DSCF1637.jpg
     
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  2. AuroraGirl

    AuroraGirl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    WELCOME. I LOVE YOUR TRUCK
     
  3. AuroraGirl

    AuroraGirl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    a v8 to l6 is natural as
    SIX IN A ROW, READY TO TOW

    EIGHT IN A V, YOUR OLD LADY IS COMING HOME WITH ME

    250 sounds perfect. literally, and wil work great. I recommend a sm465 tho.. forgo the complicated column shifting and swap for trans that are okay
     
  4. Shorty81

    Shorty81 Baby Boomer

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    Welcome fellow Buckeye. I'm Northwest of you near Wapakoneta. Nice truck. Love the 250 with Saginaw 3 speed.
     
  5. 86 SCOTTSDALE

    86 SCOTTSDALE Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Mass, nice project, and thank you for your service from a fellow veteran.
     
  6. CorvairGeek

    CorvairGeek Full Access Member

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    292 Front.jpg Welcome from a native Buckeye (Columbus area no less) and a fellow 6cyl owner.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Howdy neighbor! I'm just a little bit SW of you. Well, not right now or much of the year, but that's where home is, lol.
     
  8. Sixy GMC

    Sixy GMC Junior Member

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    Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful replies. Nice '78, Corvair...it has the much-less complicated 6 (and a powerful 292 with factory A/C is icing on the cake). The 250 going back in mine has a helluva lot of emissions junk on it...GM's desperate attempt to get another few years out of the old Stovebolt. I prefer the 1-barrel 6 to the 2-barrel version...better running and better gas mileage.

    And for anyone around Columbus or central Ohio (Darren or Andy), I'd enjoy meeting you for coffee at Bob Evans or Ihop...just drop me a line.
     
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    Welcome from another veteran . greetings from florida
     
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    :welcome:
     
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    :welcome:nice truck !
     
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    animal Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome form NE Georgia!

    I can't wait to see this change over you're planning.
    Nice truck you have there! welcome.gif Cheers (2).gif
     
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