Drive Type: 4X4
Model: Power Wagon
Number of Cylinders: 8
Elizabeth, Colorado, United States
Up for sale is a 1968 3/4 ton 4-speed vintage Power Wagon with factory LU2 Braden PTO winch. The truck is equipped with Dana 44 front axle and Dana 60 rear. I bought this truck from the 2nd owner. They bought the truck in 1970 and was used on their ranch in Elbert, Colorado. When they bought the truck, they had Dodge install the Braden winch. The truck was originally a 318 V8 but was replaced with a big block 400 in the 80's. The truck had been sitting for quite a few years before I purchased it. I put in a new starter and the engine runs very good; does not smoke and holds great oil pressure ( 80 psi). Obviously, it will need tune-up parts, gas tank and lines flushed. The engine has an old school Offenhauser intake manifold and Holley 4-barrel carb. Brakes and hydraulic clutch will need work (I can bleed brakes and clutch to move the truck). Unfortunately, when the big block 400 was put in the truck, they did not put the pto drive shaft for the winch back on the truck and was miss-placed a few years later and was lost. I do have the drive unit that mounts to the transfer case but no pto shaft and no lever to engage the drive unit (see pics). The pto drive shaft can be made along with the lever. This Power Wagon has the usual cab rust that these trucks have. The rockers, floor boards and three of the cab mounts (driver's side, rear cab mount is good and solid) have rust - nothing to extreme. The fenders, doors, cowl, firewall, radiator support and frame rails are all rust free. For the trucks age the body is nice and straight. The only sizable damage is the passenger fender and is definitely repairable. All glass is remarkably in very good condition for its age. This truck had an old flatbed on it that I took off and scrapped. So as you can see in the pics, there is no bed. There are still plenty of 2-wheel drive D100's and D200's parts trucks out there, and a bed can be obtained. This is a very good foundation for a nice restoration project on a truck that is getting very hard to find. I hate to sell this truck, but I have to finish another project that is close to completion. I will be answering any emails in the evening. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Please don't ask what the reserve is; it is very reasonable. If you like the truck, please just bid. I will accept Pay Pal only if the buyer agrees to pay the Pay Pal fees; otherwise cash on pickup. $200. deposit due within 48-hours after end of auction. Thanks for looking.
In 2011, Chrysler announced a $72-million investment in its Toledo Machining Plant to modernize production of the eight- and nine-speed torque-converters for automatic transmissions made there. That upgrade work won't be finished until Q3 of this year, but Chrysler has already announced a further $19.6-million investment to increase production capacity for the nine-speeders.
The extra units will be necessary because the nine-speed transmission they'll be mated to is going into three popular models: it will debut on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, then go into the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. The company predicted that this year alone it would sell 200,000 units equipped with the nine-speed tranny, and it is spending some $374 million in addition to the investment in Toledo to upgrade production capacity for it.
The work attached to this new investment won't begin until Q3 of 2014, and it will be finished by the end of that year. There's a press release below with all the details.
So far, whenever we've seen the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with its 707-horsepower, supercharged Hellcat V8, the muscle car has been smoking its tires. Dodge is finally proving that the SRT can do more than ruin perfectly good sets of rubber, though. In it's latest video, company CEO Tim Kuniskis hands the Hellcat off to the guys from Gas Monkey Garage to show how quickly the automaker's most powerful model can make it down the drag strip.
Of course, the only fitting contender to race against Dodge's latest top muscle car is its grandpa - a Hemi-powered 1971 Challenger, in this case. Before getting to the main event, the hosts also show off some of the SRT's unique features like the blanks in the grille that feed the intercoolers. We'll go ahead and spoil that the Hellcat makes its pass in the 10-second range, and the video admits the tires on the production version would take just a touch longer to cover the quarter-mile. However, you have to watch film to see just how quick it actually goes. Scroll down to see a classic example of American muscle drag racing against its modern legacy.
Chrysler has announced that it will issue three separate recalls that will cover as many as 1.2 million Ram pickup trucks for "steering-system tie rods that may have been misaligned during assembly or steering-system service." The vast majority of these trucks were sold in the United States, though some trucks in Mexico, Canada or overseas will be called in, as well.
The largest of the three recalls covers an estimated 842,400 model-year 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks. Two smaller campaigns will bring 294,000 model-year 2008-2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, chassis cabs and 2008 Ram 1500 4x4 Mega Cabs; plus 43,500 model-year 2008-2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 4x4 chassis cabs into the dealer to be checked and repaired if necessary.
This is a very large recall, and Chrysler says it is "casting the net wider than necessary to identify those vehicles that require repair." The automaker estimates that "as many as 726,000 may not need repair."