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  1979 dodge power wagon specs - Posted: 09-25-2007, 07:31 PM
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hi everyone this is my 1st post. does anyone have specs on the wagon in 79? if so post it up! thanks
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 Posted: 09-25-2007, 08:53 PM
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hi everyone this is my 1st post. does anyone have specs on the wagon in 79? if so post it up! thanks
Hey there 79Pwagon ... Welcome to Dodge Heaven

I happen to have a 79' PW... Exactly what kind of 'specs' are you looking for?
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 Posted: 09-25-2007, 09:06 PM
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mostly like dimensions, engine specs (power available engines) etc. thanks in advance
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Do you not know what engine your's has? They were available w/ everything from a 225 Slant 6 to a 440 big block. Power Wagon means it's 4x4. Was avcailable as a Reg cab shortbed, Reg cab longbed, Club Cab shortbed, Club Cab longbed, and Crew Cab (4-dr) longbed. Also possibbly as a Crew Cab shortbed on special order (Gov't issue, Military, Civilian special order etc). Also possibly available w/ a diesel.
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 07:49 AM
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yes of course i know what mine has (318) but what i want to know is the dimensions of the truck, the power ratings, and everything else about the 1979 and no other years. all i care about is 79. thanks again
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 10:24 AM
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Buy a factory service manual (fsm) for your truck. It will have everything you want to know and more.
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 03:49 PM
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why cant someone on here tell me? i dont have 50 bucks or more to throw around just for two simple questions. most forums the people just tell you......
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For one thing you're asking someone to write out a full manual-length answer to your question b/c your question is so vague.
The fsm will do much more than tell you the specs. It's probably the single most important tool you can own if you work on your own vehicle (any vehicle). It's so much better than a Haynes or Chilton manual, they aren't even in the same league as to quality and quantity of material.
Also, you come across as not really caring about the truck and we here are rather passionate about them. You sound like someone we'll hear from a couple of times, then be gone once you get what you need. As per this example.."and everything else about the 1979 and no other years. all i care about is 79."
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 06:21 PM
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Ok do ya have a 1/2 ton, 3/4ton or 1 ton. Auto or stick. You talk alot but give nothing on the truck. Like fal308 states (you only care about yourself and not others). We do this to help each other out! After all we are DODGE owners!!
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 07:03 PM
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One point, the '78 was the last year for big blocks in trucks so the biggest motor you can get in a '79 is the 360 4BBL.
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 07:04 PM
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honestly i probably wont be on much, but i doubt id just pick up and leave. if i need more answers (if i even get any) or can answer someone elses questions id gladly do so, but isnt it a bit "for yourself" to say this stuff to me and be all offensive without even knowing me? and so what if i do leave? is that anyone elses business but mine? no. also i asked two questions, not for the whole manual pictures and all. also i found out today that my dad has a service manual (factory) but i still dont see hp and tq specs for it, though i didnt go through it all yet. and yes right now all i care about is my 79 because thats all i own. thanks anyway
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For one thing you're asking someone to write out a full manual-length answer to your question b/c your question is so vague.
The fsm will do much more than tell you the specs. It's probably the single most important tool you can own if you work on your own vehicle (any vehicle). It's so much better than a Haynes or Chilton manual, they aren't even in the same league as to quality and quantity of material.
Also, you come across as not really caring about the truck and we here are rather passionate about them. You sound like someone we'll hear from a couple of times, then be gone once you get what you need. As per this example.."and everything else about the 1979 and no other years. all i care about is 79."
I gotta agree with fal 100%.... Your questions are very vauge (As in, "I have a 79' PW with a 318") ... Well, when you say, and I quote, "i want to know is the dimensions of the truck, the power ratings, and everything else about the 1979"... You SAY you're asking "two simple questions"... But what you're asking is for one of us to spend two HOURS typing, hoping we have covered all the bases.

Dimensions? Get your tape measure out. We have NO idea what you have.
Power ratings? Look it up on the net or try the library..
"And everything about the 79'"?? WTF dude?

You plan on keeping your rig? But don't want to spend $50.00 on the most valuable tool you could possibly have? (FSM)??

Anyway, fal308 is right.. We ARE very passionate about our ol' trucks. There is a reason for this. Anybody can go buy a new truck. It takes a lot of TLC to keep our 30 year-old rigs going/primo ... It's a 'labor of love'... It really is.

Also, nobody is getting 'offensive' with you... We don't need to 'know' you (Although it helps) ... Lemme' put it this way...
There are those of us who have been here quite a while. It's "family"... We do our VERY best to help one another out. We go waaaay out of the way at times to try and help the other guy out. I know for fact that at times we stay up way past our bed times, and pour through whatever litature we may have to help someone out. It's what we do. And when you get the post from someone that says "Yeah!! It's FIXED!! THANKS GUYS!" Very cool stuff.

Anyway, if you want some help and/or answers, you gotta' give a little to get what you want (As in info and precise questions) Is, what it is, m'man
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 09:59 PM
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again i get told to look up the power ratings for the 318 instead of just being told (sigh) and when i said "everything else u can tell me" it meant basically "w/e else u want to add after the dimensions and power ratings". the truck is a regular cab w100 or 150 (i believe 100) but idk for sure cause my dad took those badges off years ago. weve had this thing for 10 years and it never really left us stranded. either way my only question now is what was the 318 rated at in 79?
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 Posted: 09-26-2007, 10:00 PM
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o and the 360 power rating for that year too. we might put the 360 we have from another wagon in it later this year
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 Posted: 09-27-2007, 08:22 AM
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Well okay, don't everybody get riled up now I asked if you didn't know what engine it had, cause you asked for specs w/o telling us what it was. Also you didn't specify if it was a 1/2, 3/4, or 1-ton. If you want general dimensions and hp ratings, they're easy enough to find w/ a bit of searching. For instance, I found all this in 15 mins:

225 Slant 6 145
318 2bbl V8 135hp
318 4bbl V8 155hp
360 2bbl V8 190hp
360 4bbl V8 195hp

Wheelbases
Reg Cab Short Bed 115"
Reg Cab Long Bed 133"
Club Cab Short Bed 133"
Club Cab Long Bed 149"

Dana 44 axles for 1/2-tons, 44hd front and 60 rear for 3/4-tons, 60's both ends for 1-tons, Dana 70 rear available on 1-tons

Actually I already knew the axles The point is, you came across as too lazy to search on your own, which most people here don't like. Ask us a question, and we'll answer to the best of our ability. Ask us to do your work for you, and well you get the picture lol.

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Great job there Speed Dragon. Cartoons picts are GREAT too.
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 Posted: 09-30-2007, 02:30 PM
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thanks for the answer. what about torque numbers?
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Slant 6 110 lbs-ft
318 245 lbs-ft
360 270lbs-ft
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 Posted: 10-01-2007, 03:53 PM
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thanks man
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No problem
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