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Username Post: PERMANENT: CANADIAN CHEVROLET THREAD 1912-28        (Topic#116487)
Anonymous 

11-09-05 11:29 PM - Post#813227    

I am starting a new discussion Thread here in the 'Pioneer' forum!
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<br />Please feel free to contribute.

David Hayward



Edited by David Hayward on 03-31-07 01:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Anonymous 

1928 K Body mystery
11-09-05 11:43 PM - Post#813228    
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In 1928 GM of Canada had a substantial body plant in Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant but although the Fisher of Canada company did not actually exist, there was still a myth put forward on body plates that there was!

The serial number was on a plate such as:

GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA
LIMITED.
MADE IN CANADA OSHAWA ONT.
MODEL NATIONAL SERIAL NO.1234567
ENGINE NO. 31234567

BUT the body plate said

FISHER BODY
BUILT BY
GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA LTD., OSHAWA
CORRESPONDENCE PERTAINING TO THE
BODY MUST BEAR THE NUMBERS
JOB NO-8180 [2-DOOR COUPE]
BODY NO K 405

Note the 'K' prefix, not for Kansas City. MI...but what for? 'Kanada'? 'Klosed Body'? We do not know, and yet not al closed bodies had this prefix! Apart from Oshawa there was also a truck cab plant in Walkerville, ONT just down the road from the Canadian Products Division plant in Walker Road.



 
Truck'26 
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Re: 1928 K Body mystery
11-12-05 09:46 AM - Post#813229    
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Hi David,
I would love to help you, but anything I can find about that era has your name as a writer or as a co-writer on it. I'll keep searching, but I don't think I'll be of any use.

Richard

The Bald A$$ Prairie Farm ® How sweet is the roar of a Chevy four (Thanks Chipper) I rather see them rolling then rusting [url=http://users.shockware.com/rosielle/bolts4sale.html]


 
Anonymous 

Re: 1928 K Body mystery
11-12-05 08:50 PM - Post#813230    
    In response to Truck'26

Thanks!



 
Anonymous 

X-files
11-12-05 08:50 PM - Post#813231    
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Quote:
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EXPORT MOTORS:

An example of an export motor is that installed in a 4-door Sedan assembled in NZ, # R3,999,684 with the # 348532 Block, Bow-tie symbol, then 16, and Date Code A-19-8 for January 19th, 1928 [this would have been delivered to Oshawa, and is of course a Right-hand drive motor consequently the dates do not tally with U.S. l.h.d. motors]. However, in Australia, G.M. (Australia) Pty. Ltd installed cast iron pistons in the truck motors so that the smaller radiator could cope with the derating to 31 b.h.p. @ 2,200 r.p.m. In the UK, a need to uprate to a more competitive 25 cwt. Capacity and the more temperate climate allowed the use of alloy pistons and the full 35 b.h.p. motor was installed with the smaller radiator. With the change to Series LO/L.O. truck chassis, the export right-hand drive



 
Truck'26 
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Truck'26
Age: 66
Loc: Rural South East Alberta ...
Reg: 10-23-05
Re: 1928 K Body mystery
11-18-05 03:47 AM - Post#813232    
    In response to Truck'26

Hi David,
it may be nothing, but searching for info on my '26 I ran in to this: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/chevytalk/canadiangmc.html and you aren't mentioned in there so maybe this is new to you. And in there the truck models start with the K of ?
I hope this helps

Richard

The Bald A$$ Prairie Farm ® How sweet is the roar of a Chevy four (Thanks Chipper) I rather see them rolling then rusting [url=http://users.shockware.com/rosielle/bolts4sale.html]


 
Anonymous 

Re: 1928 K Body mystery
11-19-05 12:08 AM - Post#813233    
    In response to Truck'26

Thanks Richard, yes you've guessed it I wrote it and posted it! The GMC 'K-' model prefix seems to have started around post-WW1 and then was used until about 1928 MY when 'T-' was used.



 


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