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Old 05-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Another newbie here. From a big GM/Delphi family. Grew up in Ohio in the land of rust but live in the rust-free, high desert of Idaho now. Love cars and electronics. I've got a Class 2 radio project about which I will post.
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Rust free is great, and looks like you have some nice well kept rides!
Which one is your favorite or daily driver?
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Welcome to the forums!
Rust free is great, and looks like you have some nice well kept rides!
Which one is your favorite or daily driver?
The Caprice is my daily driver and my favorite by default. It was my first new car. The wife has the 'new' ('96 Century) with all its noises and quirks which aggravate me to death, even with religious and fanatical maintenance. The '92 Century we bought for our daughter from an elderly friend. It is a far more 'solid feeling' and pleasurable to drive car (and quick!) than the '96, though the 3300 can never idle imperceptibly like a 3100.

The pickup is an oddity we bought after moving to Idaho, just looking for a truck as new homeowners. Delivered new in Nebraska and obviously a special order. A heavy duty combination that only an old man would have put together, thinking it would be tough and economical back in '78 with a 55 MPH speed limit. The mandatory 4.11 axle kept the economical part from happening (if a 292 could have ever been economical), but it will pull like a tractor. Never seen another one quite like it, Turbo 400, gauges, factory A/C and every heavy duty option that could be put with the 292.
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Welcome to the forum and you're lucky to be living in Idaho. Although I now live in SC I spent most of my years in eastern Wa. state. Idaho is a great state with so much to offer but we'll keep that to ourselves as you don't want undue migration there. Whatever you do, hold onto that 292 chevy p/u, the 292 was a thirsty motor yes, but if I remember right they hit their peak torque of around 275 ft/lbs at a low 1800 or so rpm. That motor can pull stumps all day but still fly down the highway. Anecdotal story from many years ago, my Ford loving cousin and I both worked for a farmer that had a 65 chevy p/u with the 292, well my Ford loving cousin had to make a quick parts run into town for a combine part and on his return he remarked that chevy flys! And my response, not bad for a 6-banger, eh? His jaw dropped and the blue oval completely drained from his face.
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Welcome to the forum mate, i am also looking forward to that class radio 2 project!
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The pickup is an oddity we bought after moving to Idaho, just looking for a truck as new homeowners. Delivered new in Nebraska and obviously a special order. A heavy duty combination that only an old man would have put together, thinking it would be tough and economical back in '78 with a 55 MPH speed limit. The mandatory 4.11 axle kept the economical part from happening (if a 292 could have ever been economical), but it will pull like a tractor. Never seen another one quite like it, Turbo 400, gauges, factory A/C and every heavy duty option that could be put with the 292.
Wow! Especially interesting to me because:

I have an `85 C30 crewcab single-rear-wheel 350/THM400/4.56:1 . My parents bought it from the original owner then about a decade later I bought it from them. An older gent, friend of the family, had custom ordered it for towing a fifth-wheel trailer back and forth from Van Nuys, CA to somewhere in SD. He ordered the 350 for economy and the 4:56 rear end for pulling power. What I have is a truck with the fuel economy of a 454 and the pulling power of a 350. Well better than a 4.11 or a 3.73 but still no 454. It'* always been a good truck and hasn't had any of the big pieces out of it except for the heads off once for a burned intake valve at 100,000 miles. Now it sits with over 200,00 miles and is still my most-reliable vehicle.

Oh, and top-of-the-line Silverado package including those horrific (to my eye) brushed full-wheel covers and push bars on the bumper and . . . NO electric windows and locks.

I had only heard of the I6-292 in 3/4 and 1-ton trucks in specifications guides and manuals. Yours is the first I've heard of in real life, and I'm surprised it has an automatic. If you ever want to sell it I may be interested . . . just to preserve it for the novelty of it.
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