1989 Chevy Flatbed w/454
I just bought a 89 Chevy flatbed (12'6"x 8') with a 454 in it's running dullies on the rear. It had 89,300 on it. The body shows wear of 20 years, but the vehicle is very, very sound. The guy I got it from bought it new with 312 miles on it. He had the original record books and his mechanic is the one I use so when I took it by to have him check it out he took one look he said..."keep your inspection money this truck runs great. I know, I do all the work on it".
Since then it has run great. I have stacked it full and no problems with power or being able to carry the weight. (course with a 454 would you expect there to be a power problem?)
I also have a 80 Chevy truck with a 350 in it that I use for plowing. Not sure how many miles on it, prob about 200+ k but it runs like a top and I abuse the heck out of it.
I would get it checked out by someone who really knows engines and also check the tranny and clutch, two things that with time will need replaced and are prob. going to be the most expensive fixes with an older vehicle.
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