Dickety-M715: This Kaiser Has Stolen My Heart

I'm cold, and there are wolves after me!

“Now, my story begins in 19-dickety-two. We had to say “dickety” cause that Kaiser had stolen our word “twenty”. I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles …” – Abraham Simpson.
You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if Abe’s story was true … with extensive (and contradictory, temporally impossible) participation in both world wars, perhaps he spent some time in a M715 on his way to try assassinating Hitler with a sniper rifle, at least until Montgomery Burns got in the way and threw off his shot.

Clean install for the Buick V8

During its service life, this truck was probably flogged to within a hair’s breadth of its life, then unceremoniously offloaded to some farmer or other working dude who continued to flog the Flying Hellfish out of it, until somehow it landed in the hands of the seller, who summoned up some sort of superhuman courage and an indecent amount of moolah to make every surface on this goddamn thing clean enough to perform open-heart surgery on. It took him five years, and that shows. Plus, the Buick V8 nestled under the hood to replace the warlord-grade inline six is both an unusual and semi-factory upgrade. They never went into any M715s, from what I can tell, but some Jeep trucks? Hell if I know – you want answers, go to Allpar. You want lazy research and pictures of hot trucks, come to us. We’re probably not wearing any pants, so don’t literally come over. Just go to the site.
eBay Motors ad, where the photos were yanked from. Also see BAT.com’s listing of this same truck.

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25 responses to “Dickety-M715: This Kaiser Has Stolen My Heart”

  1. Maymar Avatar

    But does it get 40 rods (or the double Dickety, if you prefer) to the hogshead?

    1. LTDScott Avatar

      Yes, and that's the way we likes it.

  2. dragon951 Avatar

    Now that is zombiepocalypse transport. Even comes with axes!

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Even comes with Axes.
      No, it was used by the Allies.

      1. Alex Kierstein Avatar
        Alex Kierstein

        "Axes of Evil" – I think Bruce Cambell needs to star in a movie with this title.

        1. OA5599 Avatar

          The p0rno version will be called "Asses of Evil."

          1. Deartháir Avatar

            I think they've already made that one…
            …uh… not that I'd know…
            /goes back to his corner.

        2. muthalovin Avatar

          The sequel, "Chainsaws of Evil" has already been done, I do believe.

  3. P161911 Avatar

    My Wikipedia wanderings lead me to discover that this Buick V-8 is the bored and stroked all cast iron version of the aluminum Buick/Rover V-8, not a Nailhead V-8.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      That Buick V8 (350/400/430/455) debuted in '67, replacing the nailhead. My brother had a '68 Electra 225 with a 430, and it was a torque monster. This one appears to have an HEI distributor, probably from a '75 or '76 Buick.

  4. Black Steelies Avatar

    The tornado 6 was the only US built OHC engine in its time. And in a JEEP!
    To my knowledge Jeep never used Buick V8's but the Jeep Dauntless V6 came from AMC's direct buyout of GM's tooling to make the Buick Fireball V6.

    1. tonyola Avatar
      1. Black Steelies Avatar

        The Tornado came out earlier in '62. Sorry, 'in its time' was incorrect.

        1. AteUpWithMotor Avatar

          Yup. The Pontiac Cammer was in development by the time the Tornado appeared, but it didn't see the light of day until the 1966 model year.

          1. dukeisduke Avatar

            Yeah, great work by Malcolm McKellar, including the fiberglass-reinforced timing belt, which was used because it was quieter than a chain. That picture is of the 207-hp Sprint 6, which used a 390cfm Quadrajet and cast iron long runner manifolds. Sweet.

          2. tonyola Avatar

            Sadly, there were problems with the camshafts and valves that were unrelated to the timing belt. These troubles on top of the fact that the OHC Six shared little with other GM sixes eventually sealed its fate and a promising engine was gone after 1969.

    2. Stumack Avatar

      The Buick 350 was available in the Jeep Gladiator and Wagoneer from ’68-’71.

      1. Black Steelies Avatar

        Dang, right out of the Wikipedia page I even scanned before hitting "Submit".

  5. Black Steelies Avatar

    The guy I bought the hearse from was a car collector. And by car collector I mean he had a field behind his house full of old semi's, military vehicles, trucks and a few cars. Anyway before he showed me his 'show' jeep with a deactivated 50 cal mounted in the back he asked me if I was 'gun crazy'.
    I dunno if he thought the gun would freak me out or thought I would clamber up there and try to shoot it. I never really understood what he meant by that but the way he said it did creep me out a little.

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      I want everyone to plus this comment, since it is filled with such awesomeness.
      Seriously, you bought a hearse from this guy? God, these jokes, they just write themselves.

      1. Black Steelies Avatar

        He was 'rough'.
        I took my friends to see it before it came home. He cruises up in his jeep in a cloud of dust and says "ya here to see the death wagon!?!". We laughed all the way home.

      2. Black Steelies Avatar

        Gee thanks, I think that comment singlehandedly put another notch in my Intense Debate belt.

  6. muthalovin Avatar

    Don't forget about the Buick-powered paramilitary vehicles! 2 whole things I need to know. Crossing it off my list of ultimate places to visit before I die or join a cult.

  7. facelvega Avatar

    I've seen M715 rebuilds at $15k with stronger engines, equally good mechanical attention, and less poncey MASH-set fakery. That said, who am I kidding, I'd take this thing in a heartbeat. He certainly spent the twenty five grand on it. And thank goodness it has power steering, that was a killer with these– watch your thumbs on rough terrain.

  8. joshuman Avatar

    I lived near Snohomish for the first 19 years of my life. My parents still live close by. It is a nice enough small town within easy commuting distance of Seattle.