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86 GMC squarebody, my introduction to bodywork.


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They put that 4.3 in forklifts too if I’m not mistaken.
Yes they did. Hyster and Yale used them in the 8k-15k forklifts... maybe more.
 

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Yes they did. Hyster and Yale used them in the 8k-15k forklifts... maybe more.
Not Hyster!!!!! Nooooooooo!!!!!!

My Hyster 50 has a gm 2.5. but I believe it's only a 5,000lb or 6,000lb... It is goes up?
 
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Not Hyster!!!!! Nooooooooo!!!!!!

My Hyster 50 has a gm 2.5. but I believe it's only a 5,000lb or 6,000lb... It is goes up?
If it’s a 50, it’s a 5k machine. The 2.5l is the smaller engine they used in that size machine. They also use a GM 3.0l 4cyl in the 4-6k range... at least in the xl and xm series.
 

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If it’s a 50, it’s a 5k machine. The 2.5l is the smaller engine they used in that size machine. They also use a GM 3.0l 4cyl in the 4-6k range... at least in the xl and xm series.
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We should go halfsies on this abandoned mattress warehouse I found in Neptune. You could store your nonsense and I could do science experiments away from the judgemental eyes of society.
A warehouse? That’s not going to be big enough to store ALL of my nonsense.
 

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The GM iron duke was popular in forklifts but never seen one with a 4.3. Any V engine was rare in forklifts because of the saddle space needed. A V6/V8 would be a massive waste of space. Forklifts favored anything inline... most industrial equipment did... Engines for that kinda stuff dont need horsepower or even torque, they just need to exist while the massive gear ratios do the work. Find an engine that's reliable and it'll do the job... Aka ford 300's, iron dukes, and 2.3's.
I double checked because I wasn't sure. GM did offer an industrial version of the Vortex 4.3, Gas, LPG, and CNG. I checked a couple of websites and it seems that they were at least used "in Toyota 7 series application prior to mid-2007"

A propane 4.3 would be a cool swap...
 

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Nylabone had a factory in Neptune, this abandoned warehouse smell like old dog food?
 


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