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1967 WM300 Dodge Power Wagon
Resto-mod of former Tri-County Rural Electric truck from Tioga County PA.  Serial #2461736841  Originally equipped with dual vacuum brake boosters, windshield washers, seat belt mounts.  I did partial restoration and added rear shocks and centered rear axle.  Dan Mininger installed 318-3 premium engine, power steering, Mico brake lock, Chelsea PTO, ARB locker, etc.  Gary Pavlovich ground cam at 262/.460 degrees.  Greg Smith built custom flat bed. Plans for disk brakes next.
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View of truck as purchased.  Winch was long gone.  No running boards.  Fenders welded to cab.

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At home in the garage next to the 1950 Power Wagon.

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Truck was stripped to the bare frame, sandblasted and repainted.  An old repair to the frame had to be re-welded and plate moved to inside of frame.

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Shot of front axle during rebuild.

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Here's a shot of the drag link and pitman arm with rebuild components from Vintage Power Wagons.

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Centered rear differential and rear shocks in place.  Would like to add locking differential someday.

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Transfer case in place with new pinion seals from VPWs and brake drum relined.

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Dual vacuum brake boosters rebuilt by Power Brake X-Change in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Brake line junction block with stop signal switches.

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The engine was running, but had a cracked water pump and the wrong fuel pump.  I initially planned to just clean and paint it.

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Close up of engine block.  Exhaust manifold was cracked and will be replaced.

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After getting the truck home, I decided to pull the head.  Engine had been rebuilt with original pistons.  Head was warped and water had fouled #1 exhaust valve so that it was stuck open.

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Head resurfaced and new valves, guides and springs ready for installation.

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I wasn't happy with the job I did on the valve seats, and the top of the cylinders had ridges.  I decided to check the rest of the engine.  Half of the piston rings were broken so the engine needed a total rebuild.

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Ring gear worn in a few spots.  My rebuilder, Harvey Bush, said not to worry.

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Flywheel will be resurfaced, clutch replaced, and pressure plate rebuilt.  Will get a new clutch throw-out bearing and pilot bushing too.

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Crank and cam shaft removed for inspection and machining.

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Water distribution tube removed for cleaning.  Looks good.

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Very Nice!
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Clark, Sun, 21 Apr 2013 8:04PM
Nice looking headers!
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MoparNorm | DodgeSweptline.org, Thu, 27 Dec 2012 7:39PM
Truck on!
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Frances, Sat, 27 Aug 2005 3:15PM
 
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