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Well, you know the first thing to go......
We were in "Rod and Custom magazine on page 49.
http://backissues.com/issue/Rod-and-Custom-July-1970
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Matt, nice 71! Wish I could find a power bulge hood... 71 is my fave, love the flush side markers. My 71 Sebring Plus is wearing a 72 rear bumper and lower valance, love those tailights! Never cared for the 71 tailights, don't look right. I have the rear window louvers, looking for a chin spoiler.
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I'm still wanting to see pics of the slant six powered generator set.
This has broken down into a Mopar love fest.
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...71 is my fave, love the flush side markers. My 71 Sebring Plus is wearing a 72 rear bumper and lower valance, love those tailights!...
ARRRGH...I am the opposite, to me the 71 bumper and lights are preferable. I kept some rear parts just in case I find a 72.

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Now I did make a earlier comment about the Dodge brand but to be fair a Friend of mine from when I was in high school had a 1970 something Plymouth Volare. Was his dads winter car for going to work at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant. Had a slant 6 in it. We could not kill that thing and as teenagers we tried. The car had no floors in the rear left. Rusted away they did. We loved that car cause we go beer touring the back roads of Huron and Bruce county.
Would get pulled over by the cops......we lift the rear carpet set beer case on the ground and flip carpet back. Subsequent search would not produce any open booze. Many years ago this was.
Loved that car we did.
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Haha John thats what happens when somebody says Mopar. All the Mopar guys come out of the wood work. When your a Mopar guy theres just nothing else.
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I'm still wanting to see pics of the slant six powered generator set.
This has broken down into a Mopar love fest.
See post #1 in this thread!
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It was a MOPAR weekend for me, the Dart in post #2 hasn't been started in 19 years, I pulled the distributor and drive gear, put in tool and primed the oil syst., reinstalled all, hooked up electric fuel pump and the 340 fired off real quick and the lifters pumped up after just a few minutes.
The 2001 RAM has not been started in a little over a year and a half, Hit the key a few times to let the fuel pump pressurizr the syst. and it took less than a full revolution of the engine to crack off. Cleaned major thick dust off while warming it up and drove it around for an hour run time, tucked it back in the barn.
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Well it was a bit of a Mopar weekend for me also but not automobiles. I purchased a 250cfm rotary screw air compressor with a wide block 318 for power. It supposedly runs alright but I'll change it over to a Detroit Diesel I have as I will need to depend on the compressor for my operation.
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Is the red/black 77? W100 a factory Sno-fiter? Nice crew W300, 79/80? Hard to tell, metal "Power Wagon" emblems were phased out mid '78, hood says 79+.

Love the 77-80 PWs, hence my screen name... Current project: The Pnishr- '78 D code 440 W150, 85k original miles, #'s matching, factory badged SE AND Power Wagon, Forrest green metallic/black interior with woodgrain, tilt/cruise. Supposedly only 74 W150 440's made in 78, mine carries a production date of 8-25, none know to have a later production date. Currently wearing 4.88 D60's F/R, 80 quad light nose, a short '86 metal bottom stepside and 4" susp/3" body lifts. Bought it in 98 as a parts truck!

Before I knew what it was I decided to build a (better) clone of the 79 W150 Warlock I owned/drove in high school. Just missed buying it back of Craigslist several years ago by 1hr. I really loved that truck, Black /Black, HOT 360 4bbl / stick, 6" suspension lift, 4.56s and 33's. LOVED u-joints, had to carry spare f/r d-lines...
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The 1977 is not a snow fighter but it is a Power wagon. W14BD7S serial # as your's is a factory 440, W150. Ii had a build sheet in the glove box when I got it. The bad, is the normal MOPAR leaking windshield. The floor boards are shot and the L. rear cab mount is kind of rough.

The 1980 is a W200 Crew. So the "Power Wagon W200" emblems on the front fenders are not origional? It's a 360 4-speed. The floor boards are in great shape!
I had a 1978 Crew Cab that was a factory 440 but, sold it a while ago. A couple years ago I sold two more Crew Cabs I had, a 77 and a 81.

OK, so now I understand what the PW is in your user name.

I have had the 1977 W150 since 2007 and bought the 1981 W200 in 2005

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Yep, W14BD8S. I'm the third owner, second owner had it 10ish yrs and "it never did run right" - drove it maybe 10 miles. Original owner did mod it some, feels like 9:1+ squeeze, fair bit o' cam, Torquer intake/Holley DP, intake/exhaust ported (I've changed the intake/1 exh manifold, both were cracked), windage tray, MP dist.

Installed a Performer intake/Holley 855 vacuum, MSD 6AL/ coil, and a gooood dyno tune - and the P(u)nish(e)r was born... Even on 37s it's damn fast, on 33s it's a rocket.

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I sure love the sound of a well tuned 440, those pics make me miss my 78 Ramcharger equipped with same. Turned the AC on going to work one morning and the ammeter briefly flickered way over toward "discharge". Stopped to look under the hood, and 10 seconds later the passenger side dash/heater box erupted in flames which I was unable to control.
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Wow Wayne, major bummer!!! What a helpless feeling that must have been.

My old 440 is bone stock, maybe a little tired and doubt that is has more than 7.5 -1 compression.
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The 80 crew cab power wagon is sweet. Looks to be in good shape rust wise. Lots of rusty ones in PA.
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Yup, lots of rusty Dodges here n Colorado as well.
The cab is pretty much rust free, there is some surface rust under the lower side moundings.
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