Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] Engine Swaps and Such

Re: [MV] Engine Swaps and Such
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 19:38:44 -0400 (EDT)

Dave -

I think you had better go back and look at your manuals. The M-37 came out
in the early 1950's. It was used into the 1970's, with a few lingering on in
National Guard units into the 1980's.

The Dodges that were used by the military in the 1940's (WW2) were the
WC-series. A completely different beast. The M-37's were stouter and more
heavy-duty. In addition, the M-37's have a 24-volt electrical system as
oppsed to either a 6-volt or a 12-volt system as in the WC's. M-37's also
have suppressed ignition for radio use. THe WC's generally did not (as a
factory option).

The Dodges that were used by the military in the 1930's were usually
converted from civillian use at the time. Dodge did not start designing for
the military market until approximately 1941. Most of the four wheel drive
units on the early (1930's) Dodges were Marmon-Herrington or similar
aftermarket builders.

Just trying to set the record straight on when the vehicles first appeared.
It helps in your arguments. BTW, what are the three wars the M-37's fought
in? I can only think of two: Korea and Viet Nam. What's the third?

Robert Ratliff
Denton, Texas

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