I just bought a 1975 dodge power wagon from my parents. I have not
yet recieved the truck due to it not having a radiator and being so
far away, half of the us. It has a rebuilt 350 in it, that is all my
parents have been able to tell me they don't know much about it other
than that. Is this enough information to determine what kind of
radiator to place in it, I am just starting to build and am learning
as I go. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:02:56 -0800, j1obscure wrote:
alright to answer your questions to the best of my ability,
you have a year and model 75 power wagon
you need to know if 4wd or 2wd most likely (although i see no real reason
for a differance in that year truck as far as the radiator)
and you need to know if its an automatic or standard shift (the automatic
trans radiator will have a transmission cooler in it)
along with engine size, you need to make sure your other post about it
being a 318 is right...should be, the 318 is a common truck motor as is
the 360. hopefully no one has put the chevrolet 350 (mentioned in the
post i replied to) in that truck, it will just complicate things if they
that should be all you need to know about the truck to order the radiator.
any GOOD parts house should be able to handle this request, you may also
want to put the upper and lower hose on while you are there along with
new clamps. couldnt hurt.
Sorry it is a 318 as stated in my latest of posts... it is also a 4wd
I am hoping that it is a W200 now, still not too sure... It has a wood
bed, and flared rear fenders.... checking pictures people have posted
though I can not find any W200's matching mine. Soon when I am
granted leave I hope to go to Nebr. and put a new radiator in it and
drive it to my duty station in Cali.
Thanks for the help
Thats the thing... the only badging it has is power wagon on the
hood... I have only seen it a few times... never been alowed near it
too much it was my mothers baby... I finally talked her into selling
if you go
here... that is what it looks like minus the fire equipment and the
pic is only of a 4x2, mine is a 4x4.
The photo shows it has a full-floating rear axle. It's a 3/4 ton (W200)
When I had issues with a boiling-over radiator in my '77 D200, I learned
from Performance radiator (http://www.performanceradiator.com /) that it
should have had a 3-row radiator in it (someone prior to me owning it had
apparently swapped in a 2-row radiator). Performance radiator had a 4-row
unit available, and it while it wasn't cheap, it was within budget. Once I
had the new unit swapped in and started the engine (it was stone cold) with
the radiator cap off, I noticed the coolant was rushing thru it but
shouldn't have been, if the thermostat was there and working properly. In
fact, there was NO thermostat!
The OP should go with as much radiator he you can fit, with a NEW cap and
thermostat, and he'll be fine. While he's in there, it'd be a darned good
idea to take a close look at the fan drive and water pump to be sure they're
in good shape. Either of those items letting go will ruin your day (along
with the new & expensive radiator).
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