Dodge M37 Specifications (as supplied to US Armed Forces)

ton Cargo Truck (Cross Country Rating, 1 ton Highway Rating)

Engine

Model...T245 Dodge

Type..."L" Head, 6 Cylinder

Horsepower...BHP-78at 3200 RPM

Displacement...230.2 cu. in.

Bore...3 1/4" Stroke...4 5/8"

Oil Capacity...6 qt.

Radiator Capacity...25 qt.

Clutch

Borg & Beck...Model 11828 10"

Single Plate Dry Disc

Fuel System

Carter Carburetor...Model ETW-1 Down Draft

25 Gallon Tank (vented through engine air intake for fording purposes)

Electrical

Ignition, Starting, Lights, 24 volts

Transmission

New Process...Model 88950 (or NP420)

4 Speed, Synchro-Shift in 3rd and 4th gear

Transfer Case

New Process...88845 (or NP200)

Ratio...High 1:1, low 1.96:1

Twin lever operation, one for 4x4 or 4x2 selection, one for hi or low range

Drive Shaft

MFG...Universal Products

Axles

Dodge Full Floating (Hypoid) Ratio...5.83:1

Front Universal Drive...New Process (tracta joint)

Brakes

Wagner...Hydraulic drum

Parking- External Contracting Band...48 Sq. In

Steering

Gemmer Model B-60...Worm and Sector Type

Wheelbase

Cargo Model M37...112" Command Model M42...112"

Ambulance Model M43...126" Tele. Maint. Model V41...126"

Weight

M37 w/o Winch...5687 lbs., M37 w/w5987 lbs.

Tire Size

9.00 x 16 - 8 ply Non-Directional Military

Highway

Speed 55 MPH, Range 150 miles (6mpg)

Winch

Braden LU-4, PTO operated, 7500lb capacity (250’ 7/16" wire rope – 10’ chain w/hook)

Torque Specifications

(p124 of  TM 9-1840A, Ordnance Maintenance Engine (Dodge Model T-245) Clutch (Borg and Beck Model 11828)

main bearing cap screws, 80-85 lb-ft,
connecting rod hex nuts, 45-50 lb-ft
cylinder head bolts, 65-70 lb-ft
cranking jaw, 110 lb-ft minimum
intake and exhaust manifold stud nuts 15-20 lb-ft

 

1953 Dodge M37 Specifications (as Modified)

ton Cargo Truck (Cross Country Rating, 1 ton Highway Rating)

Engine

Model...4BT Cummins

Type: 4 stroke, 4 Cylinder turbo charged diesel

Horsepower...BHP-105at 2500 RPM, Torque… 286lb-ft at 1700 RPM

Displacement...239 cu. in. (3.9L)

Bore... 4.02" Stroke... 4.72" Compression Ratio… 17.5:1

Oil Capacity...10 qt. (oil pan sump cut down for installation, original capacity 12 qt.)

Radiator Capacity...25 qt.

Clutch

GM 11" Single Plate Dry Disc

Fuel System

Direct injection

Bosch VE rotary injection pump

25 Gallon Tank (vented through engine air intake for fording purposes)

Electrical

Ignition, Starting, Lights, Wipers, 12 volts

Transmission

Advance Adapters… Ranger III Overdrive (ratios 1:1 and 0.73:1)

New Process...Model 88950, 4 Speed, Synchro-Shift in 3rd and 4th gear

Transfer Case

New Process...NP200

Ratio...High 1:1, low 1.96:1

Twin lever operation, one for 4x4 or 4x2 selection, one for hi or low range

Drive Shaft

MFG...Universal Products

Axles

Dodge Full Floating (Hypoid) Ratio...4.88:1 with LockRite automatic lockers front and rear

Front Universal Drive...New Process (tracta joint)

Brakes

Wagner...rear Hydraulic drum

GM corporate…front hydraulic disc (from 1980 ton truck)

Parking- External Contracting Band...48 Sq. In

Steering

Gemmer Model B-60...Worm and Sector Type

Wheelbase

Cargo Model M37...112"

Weight

M37 w/w 6200lbs.

Tire Size

9.00 r 16 - Michelin XZL Radial  Non-Directional Military

Highway

Max speed 73 MPH, Range 425 miles (17mpg at 60mph empty without bed canvas installed, 15mpg at 73mph)

Winch

Braden LU-4, PTO operated, 7500lb capacity (150’ 7/16" wire rope – 10’ chain w/hook)

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