bought this girl about 25 years ago , the old girl used to be a tandem axel winch tractor, she has a brand new 409 block probably changed out in the late 80s, ive had it partially apart just to check stuff
definitely not this one, no green on the block heads or intake or oil pan, was that a GMC or Chevy thing, or could it be a Canadian thing. That's why these forums help with info, im to young to remember all the details of this stuff, only fifty.
Don's right, that being a 64,5 or 6, it should have a 305 or 351. I don't remember if the Toro-flow was still available then or not. I don't know if I have any sales brochures on GMC's, just Chevy's like mine. I'm pretty sure whoever put the 409 in it probably painted it orange
the 09 is original to the truck its listed on the tag on the kick along with the transmission and axels, I thought the motor must have been redone because when I pulled the pan the crosshatch was visible, the block number matches the serial number on the truck.
If you by chance have the owners manual, it lists the paint colors for each available engine. That's how I knew the gray- green was correct for mine. Since you still have the kick panel tag and the numbers match, it must be original. It has to be a Canadian thing.
Out of curiosity, what does the horsepower read for the 409, mine shows 252.
we are just weird up here , could be the nine months of cold ,makes people more fussy about keeping track of stuff, just went to double check and there is a partial vin on the block plus my air breaks and clutch seized up over winter
I have a 1964 C-80 Chevy that I will be pulling the 09 out of in the near future, all truck engines that I know of had the high torque decals I will check to see if the vin is stamped and I think mine is a 252 HP.