Notable changes to the Power Wagon 1946 - 1968
1949 - Tailgate changed
Early 4 stake pocket pickup bed 1946-50
1951 - Pickup box changed - 3 stakepocket pickup bed sloped sides 51-56
1951 - Gauges moved to dashboard center
- Mounting angle of transfer case revised to improve propeller shaft
- Addition of rubber engine mountings, front & rear.
- Addition of rubber insulators for cab & box mountings.
- 1,600 lb. Capacity front springs available as extra equipment.
- 3,000 lb. Capacity rear springs available as extra equipment.
- Pickup box side panels & fenders made similar to the one-ton
- Rear axle capacity increased from 5,500 to 6,500 lb.
- Front axle capacity increased from 3,500 to 3,750 lb.
- Instruments changed to style of B2 conventional trucks.
- New spark plug covers.
- Higher capacity fuel pump.
- More powerful starter.
- A quieter 4 blade radiator fan replaced the older 6 blade unit.
- The Power Wagon engine now used “Floating Power” engine mounts.
- Brakes changed to Cyclebond molded tapered linings and anodized brake
1952: Standard B-3-D carburetor and sandwich type governor became standard
equipment, superseding the internal type carburetor and governor.
1953: Compression ratio increased from 6.7:1 to 7.0:1.
1954: 230 ci engine power output boosted by increasing the compression
ratio from 7.0:1 to 7.25:1, by redesigning the manifold & by use of
a new camshaft for longer duration valve openings.
1955 - Synchromesh transmission
1955 - 12 volt electrical system
-Compression ratio boosted to 7.6:1. Among the features of this engine
where aluminum alloy pistons, chrome-plated top piston rings, floating
oil intake and exhaust valve inserts.
1956 - Power Steering available
- 11 inch clutch available
- Power steering available after serial no. 83949001 (believe this
is the beginning of the ’56 C-3-PW).
- Synchromesh tranny after serial no. 83949164 (changes DURING the
’56 C-3-PW model run).
-3 stakepocket pickup bed flat top 56 & later
1957 - Bendix drive starter (key start)
1958 - 10,000-Lb. winch
1958 - Alternator available
1961 - 251 cu. in. engine
1962 - Lock-out front hubs available
1967 - Dual master cylinder