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Thread: '52 Dodge Power Wagon. ... Caltex ??

  1. #21
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    I got an unregistered-permit & have been doing a bit of road testing,

    Eveything is nice but bleeding the brakes and getting pedal high enough has been a problem, I'm running a 40 Series brake booster and Master cylinder, swapped from a 1" bore to 1-1/8" and that has helped. Toyota don't go any larger, Original Dodge was 1.5" but I wanted a dual circuit.

    The truck is surprisingly rattle free, Ive used RRC body mounts instead of the original wooden blocks .

    Top speed was 45mph but I swapped the 5.83 diff gears for 4.3 aftermarket. The newly reco engine has loosened up a bit, now gets to 90kmh easy enough.
    Had some 17x9 rims made and running 10.5x35R17 tubeless . The old unobtanium Budd split rims were a bit cracked and rusty, so I have 5 new 900-16 bar treads if anyone needs.

    Carb floods on angles, need to lower float level and add fuel pressure regulator.

    couple of youtube test videos.

    first test drive


    Dodge vs Landy on bumps


    Testing Low range.

  2. #22
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    Such cool cars. Would love to see one of the swivel chassis ones in action

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    Quote Originally Posted by econti View Post
    Such cool cars. Would love to see one of the swivel chassis ones in action
    Theres actually a genuine Fargo Power Wagon Swivel Frame in Australia, Bought here from Canada by RedRu pipelines, first image back in the day, second photo as found by one lucky bastard, to be restored I hope.

    Giveaway for swivel frame is the short running boards , and big gap to front of tray , it is a confirmed Swivel.


    Theres some subtle differences between the two trucks, like one has Freewheel hubs and slightly different tool box, maybe there was 2 swivel frames here ?? Fargo PW are Rare as hens teeth . Swivel Frame like rocking horse ****.


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