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Water distributer tube

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Gunnar Gallis, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Gunnar Gallis

    Gunnar Gallis Junior Member
    from Norway
    Messages: 3

    I am having trouble with my 1945 Dodge truck. It is constantly overheating, boiling even whitout any load. Is the water distributer tube necessary for cooling the engine properly, or should i look for the answer elsewhere?
    I just cleaned the block for rust, but I am not able to enter the distributer tube all the way inn.
    What is the best way to clean the radiator? Can the radiator be open and still not cooling properly?
    I am desperate, have worked on this truck on and off for 12 years, at last finished, but unable to use it due to overheating.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Nice, I had a 46, power wagon, WM300 . L32 engine?

    Yes, a good water distributer tube is a must, I know. but they are necessary,

    I'll look up a link to http://www.vintagepowerwagons.com/help.htm

    Try them, but after 12 years of working on old iron you must have some connections?
    There are a few forums devoted to the restoration of these old trucks.

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2006