Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] M37 engine swaps
Re: [MV] M37 engine swaps
Front Line Military Vehicles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 14 Jun 1997 10:56:39 -0400
Gil Huguley wrote:
> Hello the List:
> My recently acquired '53 M37 came complete with a blown engine (and
> not even the correct original one either). I am considering continuing this
> nefarious tradition and installing a more modern engine.
> Now I realize that the above statement will offend some of the more
> sensitive purists, and to you I offer my humble apologies, but after all it is
> MY truck. Hey, I'm a sensitive guy too, so if I can, I'd like to put a Dodge
> engine in it. Maybe a 318 cu in? I would like to hear from anyone willing
> to share their experiences and recommendations with regard to engine
> swaps. I will listen to lmost any ideas except the ones that begin "First
> thing you do is get a cutting torch...."
> Y'know Paul Caudell at MARS has an interesting solution with the
> Hercules 3.7 liter turbo diesel, but I plugged the numbers into a
> spreadsheet and an engine that turns only 2800 rpm will not give decent
> highway speeds even with the 4.89 gears.
NOT SURE WHAT YOU CALL DECENT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, RE-GEARED/RE-POWERED
W/DIESEL I'VE BEEN TOLD THE M37 WILL DO 60-65. WITH THE FACTS OF HIGH
CENTER OF GRAVITY, POOR DODGE BRAKES, ETC., THAT SEEMS PREETY FAST FOR
AS AN ASIDE, I HAVE A M37 WITH SMALL BLOCK CHEVY AND CHEVY 4 SPEED TRUCK
TRANS THAT I GOT IN A WHILE BACK. IT WILL DO EVERY BIT OF 65 WITH STOCK
GEARS, PROBABLY WILL KILL THE TRANSFER CASE AT THOSE SPEEDS THO, AND IT
STILL WON'T STOP TO SAVE IT'S LIFE.
JUST MY 2 CENTS WORHT..
> Can we get a discussion started on this subject? Thanks much.
> Gil Huguley
> '53 M37
> Methow, WA USA
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