Classic Chevy Medium Duty Trucks – (C40, C50, C60, and C70)
In honor of our new Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair Department, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some medium duty truck history. Today we feature Chevy – the C40, C50, C60, and C70. These trucks were sold as cab and chassis for many different bodies, but they all had similar cabs and front ends.
Many different engines were used, ranging from a small block 366ci V-8, to a 427ci big block V-8. Detroit diesels were an option in C60s and C70s (6-71 in the early years and 8.2 liter in later years). It’s sad that so many of these trucks are suffering a slow and painful death by rust and corrosion because they have been left out in someone’s field and completely forgotten.
Do you know your powertrain and transmission system transmits engine power to the vehicle’s wheels and multiples engine torque to accelerate the vehicle? Nearly 100 years ago cars had two- or three-speed manual transmissions that required an expert hand to operate smoothly. They were noisy, rudimentary systems compared to today’s modern powertrain and transmission systems. The vehicle’s powertrain and transmission system transmits engine power to the vehicle wheels.
When your vehicle needs maintenance, your first instinct may be to look for the cheapest mechanic around. This is especially true if you’re on a very strict budget and can’t afford to spend a lot of money on car repairs. However, picking the cheapest mechanic or buying the cheapest parts to use may not always be the best thing to do. While there might not always be a reason to buy the most expensive items or go to the most expensive mechanic, don’t always go with the cheapest.