The Patton Van Restoration : The Engine
CCKW Engine Power Plant
In World War Two the Engine compartment below the hood was referred to as a Power Plant of a CCKW Dodge.
The manual gives the above specifications for the engine.
The Patton van restoration would not have been complete without the restoration of the components that make up the power plant. We consulted the original manuals
Since our Patton Van came back from Europe, maintenance has been maintained at a high level. Since its European stay has some engine maintenance, the engine was painted gray, and was not the painted original factory color.
When working on the paint scheme we were fortunate that Brent Mullins was just finishing his CCKW Engine and we used it as a paint guide. If you are unfamiliar with Brent Mullins, he is the President and CEO of the Museum of the American GI, located in College Station, Texas. He is world known for his restoration work.
Here are several images of his CCKW Engine after its completion.