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48 thoughts on “Fun Facts and Tips About Chevy Dump Trucks – Roadkill Extra”
  1. You said it was the same stroke as 396. It's most likely a steel crank so rob the steel crank for a 396 block and you said rods were same so that gives you the spinning parts for a 396 or 402 big block. Just saying! Anyone know if a 396 crank can be used in a 454?

  2. But I thought back in the day the 427 or the tall deck 427 was the thing. I was under the assumption that the 454 and 427 were practically the same block but the 427 was more heavy duty.

  3. My grandad had 3 of these 366 big blocks and he had a 427 tall deck. I want to try and dig it out to build a race stroker engine with it. I knew a guy who bored his 60 over and put a longer stroke crank and it was a monster

  4. Yo Guys. I need your help, My 95 ford 460 4×4 needs a motor , for real, it,s done. I,m too old to pull this on my own. do you have anyone in So. Fla that can help me with this oil blowin cow !. thanks. JP. AT

  5. what are the measurement of a single rear differential for its original four wheel dually differential? I always see these as four wheel dually differential trucks and I would like it only in a single differential set up. I what to buy one only if I can convert it into single rear differential truck.

  6. Oooor… You're like me and fkn love old GMC dump trucks and are not into speed. 🙂
    One day i'll have a few, and a Brigadier with a Detroit 671 oohhhh baby!

  7. 366 and 427 tall decks were truck engines, built heavy duty for heavy duty work. You can't make them fast, but you can make them haul a mountain around the world and never break a sweat.

  8. I ran a c60 1972 short dump this mil ran great .my dad bought a new g.m.c long wheel base ,same mil . we over loaded then many times. the 366 would out live the 427 truck engine also. my son bought a 1984 454 h.d engine out of a motor home ,does any one know of this one?

  9. 366 was an interesting engine, their biggest down fall was using very small exhaust valves so they were notorious for burning exhaust valves when pulling long hills when the EGTs would shoot up. But they got way better fuel mileage than the equivalent Ford model. My family has been doing dirt circle track racing since 1960, big block modified division. Back in the late 90s my uncle got a couple 366 blocks figuring they would be a good heavy in expensive alternative to finding early 427/454 blocks. After the aggravation of finding performance parts because they're completely different from other Chevy big blocks, we were disappointed to find that after only a few nights they were cracking at the crank webbing in the block, so needless to say those blocks are now just weight on the plow. I had an old 1969 C60 dump when I was doing construction I got it cheap with burned valves. I ended up swapping it with a tbi 454 never had an issue after that

  10. Those 366 engines are nearly indestructible. I was servicing a fleet of 15 or so if them, and the way that lot was ordered made the highway cruising rpm about 4000. All of them had in excess of 250000kms on them most with factory engines.

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