WC43, ½ ton truck, 1942, T215 Telephone Installation (Maintenance)
without winch (370 built)
The telephone body was assembled from plain steel frame members
and galvanized sheet steel; corrugated panels were used under
the roof to provide additional strength, as men were required
to climb onto the roof.
6 Volt electrics
Gearbox: 4 speed + back
Single speed transfer box with front axle disconnect
Clutch: dry plate
Rigid axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs
Axle gear ratio: 4,89 : 1
Maximum trailed load (road/cross country): 1000 lb (WC12)
Maximal speed: 55 mph (WC12)
Tyres: 7,50x16 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 25 gallon
T215: own T215 output 99hp/3000rpm, 145 ft.-lbs. torque at 1400
Straight 6 - cyl SV, 230,2 cid
Bore = 3 1/4"
Stroke = 4 5/8"
Compression ratio = 6.7 to 1
Compression ratio: ? : 1
Designed and built by the Dodge Division of Chrysler
Corporation in Mound Park Michigan, 1942.