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M-Series Dodge M37, M42, M43, V41, M601 M37 3/4 ton cargo truck, M42 command truck, M43 ambulance, V41 telephone maintenance truck, M601, and any variants

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Old 10-03-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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V8 conversion kit?

Does anybody make a V8 conversion kit for the M37/43? Helitool no longer sells there kit. Anyone else produce one? I would like to put a 318 v8 with a 5 speed manual trans. in a M43. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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455 Olds in an M 43

30 years ago I installed a 455 Olds out of my 68 Oldsmobile into my M 43
it was a lot of work but lots of fun... I just moved it back to Ohio from
were it was parked in California for 18 years... now to get it running again
need a pass side door any out there...
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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30 years ago I installed a 455 Olds out of my 68 Oldsmobile into my M 43
it was a lot of work but lots of fun... I just moved it back to Ohio from
were it was parked in California for 18 years... now to get it running again
need a pass side door any out there...
Now I understand your user name.

I was interested in Oldsmobiles even before I was interested in Power Wagons, which was a long time ago, of course.

I have two 425's I have kept all these years for just such a purpose. Nothing like the exhaust sound of one of those engines.

It would be interesting to learn more about how you did your conversion.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:53 AM   #4
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M 43 With a Olds Rocket engine

When I get my M 43 running again after being parked for 18 years... Ill
get some picture off to you If you check out my website www.rocketfest.com you will see why I used a Oldsmobile engine in the first place... A few Military Guys in california didn't like that I put a olds
in it 30 years ago... but when I found it it was stripped down but thats
what I was looking for.. And now I need a higher Gear for the Rear and
Ill be cruzing again but Not in CA in Ohio..
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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My M 43 Ambulance Olds powered

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30 years ago I installed a 455 Olds out of my 68 Oldsmobile into my M 43
it was a lot of work but lots of fun... I just moved it back to Ohio from
were it was parked in California for 18 years... now to get it running again
need a pass side door any out there...
Just to let everyone know
that I found a door for my truck... Thank You Sam Winer Akron Ohio
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #6
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Try this Company for a V8 Conversion Kit.
http://www.uglytruckling.com/
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