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Everything posted by Dozerman51

  1. B3B suspension frightful experience

    I cruise around 55-60 in my ‘41 WC 1/2 ton Military 4x4. With the IND-7, ‘41 Spitfire head, high duration cam, 900-16 NDT’s vs the original 750-16’s and 4.30’s vs the original 4.89’s, I’m taching around 2440 RPM’s. The brakes are adjusted and function well, but still, I tend to keep a very safe distance between myself and the vehicle in front of me. I will be changing out the third members to 4.10 ratio’s and returning to the 750-16 NDT’s. Should give me a bit more acceleration at the cost of about 100 more RPM’s at 60 MPH. This should be fine for the IND-7(236.6) as one book I read said you shouldn’t run them at more than 70-75% of max RPM for sustained periods. Don’t know if this is correct or not, but that’s what I’m running the motor at.
  2. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    I installed an IND-7(236.6) in my WC -12 to replace the 230 that was in it. I installed a 241 ”Spitfire” head on the IND-7. Since the bore of the 236.6 is 3&7/16” vs the 3&3/8” bore of the 241 I supposedly increased the compression ratio. To what I don’t know. I also had the head shaved just a smidgen to clean up some minor rust spots on it. The motor was rebuilt and balanced. It is a real smooth runner and I like it’s performance a lot. The 230 I had in the truck before had a later higher compression 1957 Plymouth 8:1 head on it. When I switched out the old head for this head, I could immediately tell the difference in power.
  3. Petronix part number ?

    What is your Distributor Model Number. IGS-, IGC- etc.
  4. 218 engine oil capacity

    I guess we all make mistakes sometimes Mr. Oil Soup man. Thing is, most adults would use adult langauge and not resort to name calling such as you have done. By the way how much experience do you have working on old Mopar products. Have a nice day.
  5. 218 engine oil capacity

    5 quarts including a filter change, 4 quarts without a filter change.
  6. ggdad1951 truck project montage: FEF!

    Nice looking 1 ton you have there ggdad1951. I see your pic of the dash and it looks like the flathead is turning at about 2500 RPM's or so. What third member ratio do you have? Do you still have the 230 in it or have you re-engined it with a 25" motor. Again nice looking rig.
  7. Carter B&B E7T2 downdraft for my IND251 engine.

    Fernando, Just order the gasket with the slots from Mike Carburetor or any other well regarded Carb. Shop on the web. Make sure the gasket has the 2&11/16" diameter hole and not the 2&9/16" diameter hole which is for the 23" motor manifold.
  8. Carter B&B E7T2 downdraft for my IND251 engine.

    Hello Fernando. Just be aware that that carburetor to intake manifold gasket they sent you is for a carburetor that has a governor. If you don't have a governor, you need the gasket that has the slots, not the holes.
  9. The 4.1 ratio on 1 ton PH trucks not available until 1952 or 53 I believe.
  10. 4,3 is the axle ratio. My WC 1/2 ton Military has the same type build card and in the axle ratio box 4.8 is written there. The ratio on my truck was originally 4.89. Guess CC just used abbreviations in some instances.
  11. 1950 B-2-D

    Your doing well on getting the truck back on the road. I see you have the Semi-Synchro. 4 speed tranny. That's the same tranny I am going to install in my '41 Military 1/2 ton closed cab pick up. After 30 years of DC'ing the tranny on the truck, it will be nice to have 3rd and 4th gear synchronized with the added feature of them having Helical cut gears so they will be quiet and not have that whine to them like the straight cut gears. Keep up the good work.
  12. distributor without a vaacum advance?

    1 ton Dodge trucks whether they be the WD model, the Pilothouse 1 ton model, the Functional Design model or the Power Giant model were factory installed with 23" motors not 25" motors.
  13. 951 a 1952 shop manual

    The "Pilothouse Knowledge" site has a 1953 B-4 series Dodge shop manual you can download. Don't see why that manual would be all that different than what you are looking for.
  14. That sure looks like the eastern sierra mountains of Califonia north of say Ridgecrest/China Lake. Perhaps closer to Bridgeport and Mammoth mountain.
  15. Look online, e-pay, craigslist etc for, a suitable interchange. some that should interchange would be an MZ-4115, MAW-4029, MAW-4030 etc. By the way, the 1942 Dodge WC 1/2 ton 4x2's bought by the US Gov. for the Army were spec. out with MZ-4115 starters as OEM units. The main differences between the MZ starters and the MAW starters are a slightly larger starter and hench, more powerful. As far as installing a correctly numbered part for your truck, yes if you are into a complete restoration. If not, IMO, the MZ-4115 and MAW-4029 are for sure CC tagged starters along with the MAW-4030 which is a later production unit made by Presotile which at that time was owned by CC. Vintage Power Wagons sells rebuilt and NOS starters I believe that would work on your truck also. Hope this info helps.
  16. The main thing I would look for is to make sure you are purchasing one that has a throttle bore of 1&11/16" not 1& 9/16". An E7T1, E7T2 or an ETT1 are all good choices for the 251or for that matter, any 25" long motor IMO. I am running an E7T1 in my IND-7(236) with no problems at all. The motor is smooth as silk with good acceleration and no "Flat spots". I'm sure the very last model carbs installed on the 251 powdered WM-300's were probably the best, you just have to see if they are able to be installed on an earlier manifold. Hope this info helps.
  17. 52 not a 53

    I guess the seller should have thought long and hard then, before sinking all that money into the truck with no assurances of getting a good chunk of it back.
  18. Stock 5 speeds?

    If you have enough $ to spend, I'm sure you could install a NP 5 speed into a smaller truck. Problem is, the modifications to the frame , cab and drilveline would be extensive. Would it be worth it? Probably not. I have a 1941 military WC 1/2 ton closed cab, and have thought of installing a 5 speed in it. I have access to a non-synchro. Direct 5 speed trans. and bellhousing set up which I could make work in my truck. Did some research and found out that all the cutting, removal, welding etc to make it work is just not worth it.
  19. 52 not a 53

    As always, seller is just trying to recoup and then some, his investment. Bottom line for me is, no matter how much you spend on restoring older vehicles, it's a 50-50% proposition. Very nice truck, but to me I wouldn't give more than $18,000-20,000 for it. It's not even a 5 window cab. Looks like they installed a Jeep Cherokee axle under it also. What else is not original to the truck.
  20. Dodge Army truck M37

    The M-37 model was probably Dodge's best military engineered truck. IMO. Looks like a real clean, striaght truck.
  21. Hello All, What was the factory standard third member ratio for both the 1952 and 1953 1 ton pilothouse model trucks. I have heard some people say that 4.3 was standard and others say4.10 was standard. Anyone know for sure? Thanks for any info.
  22. Thanks P15-D24 Webmaster and Brent. Hope you both have a nice weekend.
  23. Hi Brent, Thanks for the info, but I don't know how to open up the pdf. If it the pdf is the "Pilothouse Knowledge" site, I have gone there and looked at the parts book for the Pilothouse "D" model trucks. Only lists the ratios available for the given model, not whether they were standard equipment or not.
  24. Does anyone have the Dwell Angle for an Autolite IGC-4721 Distributor. It is installed on my IND-7(237) which powers My WC-12. Thanks in advance for help.
  25. Autolite Distributor Specs needed

    Hi Greg, Thanks for all the great advice. At idle on the vacuum gauge, the needle reads 18" and is somewhat steady with the needle flickering less than 1/16 of a degree. I have checked for Vacum leaks around the carb, intake manifold and the vacum wiper connections. Thinking of drilling out a spare main metering jet I have and seeing if that helps. Will take the carb apart and re-clean it again. Other than slight miss at higher RPM's, the 237 runs like a champ. I am happy that I installed it in the truck. It is a real smooth runner and I can tell it has noticeable more torque on hills than the 230 had even with the late 1957 head installed in it.