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Capable Slant 6?

Postby Brudog » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:30 am

Hello all.

I have not found much info on towing capacities, etc. With a Slant 6 in my W200 Crew Cab, is there any hope of ever pulling a camper, or a tractor / car on a trailer?

If my pipedream is to use the truck for these truck-like activities, what would you recommend? :thinking

Thanks,

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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Brudog » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:02 am

How much does it depend on the capacity of the rear axle? (Rear Axle is a 4.10 Ratio Dana / Spicer 60; Capacity = 5500 from the tag)

I apologize for the "dumb" questions, as I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to these things. Haven't really pulled anything with a truck before. My Silverado was used for loads of dirt, mulch and sand only.
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Hobcobble » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:55 am

Brudog wrote:Hello all.

I have not found much info on towing capacities, etc. With a Slant 6 in my W200 Crew Cab, is there any hope of ever pulling a camper, or a tractor / car on a trailer?

If my pipedream is to use the truck for these truck-like activities, what would you recommend? :thinking

Thanks,

Jim


There is hope.... but with 127hp at your disposal and a 4.10 gear, you'll probably have
a slow journey. I'm sure some here can help you out with GVW / GCVW information.
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Brudog » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:36 pm

If upgrading is the recommended suggestion, I would like to hear folks' opinions on what power plant I should upgrade to. We will start by ruling out a diesel conversion at this point, as I know nothing about diesel engines and the conversion would probably be light years beyond my expertise level.

Are there any sufficiently-sized engines that would mount up directly to my New Process 435 transmission? Or no matter what, I will need to change transmissions as well? (And I probably know less about transmissions than I do diesel engines :banghead ) It will all be a learning experience...

Any advice is greatly appreciated. :salut

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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Hobcobble » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:34 pm

Brudog wrote:If upgrading is the recommended suggestion, I would like to hear folks' opinions on what power plant I should upgrade to. We will start by ruling out a diesel conversion at this point, as I know nothing about diesel engines and the conversion would probably be light years beyond my expertise level.

Are there any sufficiently-sized engines that would mount up directly to my New Process 435 transmission? Or no matter what, I will need to change transmissions as well? (And I probably know less about transmissions than I do diesel engines :banghead ) It will all be a learning experience...

Any advice is greatly appreciated. :salut

Jim


Jim,
An A318 or LA318 would bolt right up to your current bell housing.
You would need the correct flywheel and probably a better radiator
to cool a V8 down. That would be the easiest option and it would
get you sufficient power/torque to do what you need to do. :2cents
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Macros » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:06 am

I apologize for the "dumb" questions, as I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to these things. Haven't really pulled anything with a truck before. My Silverado was used for loads of dirt, mulch and sand only.
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby abodyjoe » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:05 am

Brudog wrote:Hello all.

I have not found much info on towing capacities, etc. With a Slant 6 in my W200 Crew Cab, is there any hope of ever pulling a camper, or a tractor / car on a trailer?

If my pipedream is to use the truck for these truck-like activities, what would you recommend? :thinking

Thanks,

Jim



sure the slant can tow... just may only do 45mph doing it..:)
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Jim100 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:01 am

As Mentioned above look for a good LA 318. I had a slant six and went with a 318 and it was a pretty noticeable increase in performance and it was a bone stock mild LA 318.
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Hobcobble » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:16 pm

Macros wrote:I apologize for the "dumb" questions, as I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to these things. Haven't really pulled anything with a truck before. My Silverado was used for loads of dirt, mulch and sand only.
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Where is your question? :thinking

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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby PwrWgnDrvr » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:22 pm

Hobcobble wrote:
Macros wrote:I apologize for the "dumb" questions, as I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to these things. Haven't really pulled anything with a truck before. My Silverado was used for loads of dirt, mulch and sand only.
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Where is your question? :thinking

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John, Macros quoted the OP.....
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby soopernaut » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:08 am

Hobcobble wrote:
Macros wrote:I apologize for the "dumb" questions, as I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to these things. Haven't really pulled anything with a truck before. My Silverado was used for loads of dirt, mulch and sand only.
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Where is your question? :thinking

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Macros is a spammer.
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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby Hobcobble » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:43 am

Thanks for the heads up you two. :Thumbsup

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Re: Capable Slant 6?

Postby riffraff » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:24 pm

Brudog wrote:Hello all.

I have not found much info on towing capacities, etc. With a Slant 6 in my W200 Crew Cab, is there any hope of ever pulling a camper, or a tractor / car on a trailer?

If my pipedream is to use the truck for these truck-like activities, what would you recommend? :thinking

Thanks,

Jim


As far as official Dodge specs, the below links to the 1969 Dodge Truck brochures I scanned should answer your questions. Not sure how well the specs work out in the real world, but I think Dodge put out honest info:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=37948

Let me know it the links are dead, as I know Dropbox recently made some changes that may have impacted the links.
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