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Power Wagon 11-13-2013 10:49 AM

A toy bought new in '74......

Rooting around in my old pics and I found this. My bought new 1974 Dodge Power Wagon with the factory snow plow package called a "Sno-Fiter" and a 318 and 4 speed (NP435 with 6.68 : 1 first gear). I used to live in the Southern-tier of Western New York State and the "Sno-Fiters" were extremely popular there. They were like tanks and could push an amazing amount of snow around. Bought it new in '74 and added 15x8 Jackman 8 spoke rims and 11x15 tires (hey, those were state of the art 40 years ago). Gotta' love that hood and gun racks in the rear window ! Honestly, in retrospect, this truck was one of my all time favorites. Nothing ever broke and it would give me 18 mpg all day long (3:55 sure-grip rear axle). Put a 160k miles on it and traded it for an identical 1980 version! :smiley_thumbs_up:

gonefishin776 11-13-2013 10:52 AM

that thing is AWESOME!

hydrex 11-13-2013 10:55 AM

I remember those! Unfortunately, in Maine, we had so much road salt, 99% of them lost the battle with salt. I bought a 1974 Mazda Rotary PU then, before I made the final payment, it failed inspection from salt corrosion.

gcscott 11-13-2013 11:18 AM

I had a 1978 Dodge Ram Charger with a 318 motor and automatic transmission. The 318 motor was way under powered and the thing rattled from day one and drove me crazy. I did love the factory white spoked wheels.

I traded it in after 1 year and got a 1979 Chevy 4x4 3/4 ton and Moded that to the max.

LowUFO 11-15-2013 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by gonefishin776 (Post 1244537)
that thing is AWESOME!

I agree. So cool. I wonder if it's still around..

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