Tinwoodsman wrote:I am new to this forum and have a couple of questions on the WC51. First, do the WC51 and the M37 share the same type of engine, tranny and transfer case? Second, does anyone have a source for WC51 canvas?
The M-37 & WC-51 share the same style engine, an inline 6 cylinder, 230 cid Dodge truck engine. However, the correct one for a WC has an engine number starting with T-214, while it is a different number for M-37
Trannys are different
WC-51 has a Single Speed transfer case: M-37 has a two speed, based on the WC-63 transfer case, so they are not the same: Also, the output for the rear driveshaft on the WC is CENTERED, so the differential center member is in the middle. The M-37 has its rear output OFFSET to the right, which also offsets the rear differential, so they are not interchangable.
Source for WC canvas: (Don't know where you are) In the USA, (they do ship overseas) The VERY BEST source for canvas is Beachwood Canvas Inc., in NJ. Excellent quality, good workmanship, and well worth the money. And a full set for the WC is in the $2-3k range, based on needs... I HIGHLY recommend them- In my(and many other's )opinion, They are THE BEST.
Have you been to the Dodge Forum?http://forum.ww2dodge.com/index.php
Great website, lots of dodge knowledgeable people.