Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] M37 engine swaps

Re: [MV] M37 engine swaps

Steven P. Allen (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 08:58:41 -0500

At 05:03 PM 6/13/97 -0700, you 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.
>Can we get a discussion started on this subject? Thanks much.
>Gil Huguley
>'53 M37
>Methow, WA USA
I've been thinking about this issue. Question for discussion: will the
Dodge/Cummins In-line 6 turbo-diesel fit?

Steve Allen, Rolla, MO, USA

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