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Lwiddis

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Posted: 01/08/21 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When spending plenty of money, take plenty of time.


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JoeChiOhki wrote:

burningman wrote:

Why wouldn’t you put in a 6BT Cummins? Same no-electronics deal, better power, and it bolts right in


More readily available, sadly. Folks want a mint for a Cummins, out this way.


Lol. Old relics that haven’t been in production since before I was born are more readily avaiLbe?
It’s ok to say that’s what you “want” to do, but let’s not pretend those are in any way shape or form a great choice, or even a good choice.
Whereas 12V Cummins are comparably dime a dozen.


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ppine wrote:

If you spend the money and buy a diesel you don't have to this conversation.


Unless it's a Ford...


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Grit dog wrote:

JoeChiOhki wrote:

burningman wrote:

Why wouldn’t you put in a 6BT Cummins? Same no-electronics deal, better power, and it bolts right in


More readily available, sadly. Folks want a mint for a Cummins, out this way.


Lol. Old relics that haven’t been in production since before I was born are more readily avaiLbe?
It’s ok to say that’s what you “want” to do, but let’s not pretend those are in any way shape or form a great choice, or even a good choice.
Whereas 12V Cummins are comparably dime a dozen.


Unless you weren't born in the 90s, which are the fuso turbo diesels I'm talking about, they're very common medium duty cabover truck. On the west coast light duty 12 valve turbo diesels for dodges go used for $10,000 or more run into the ground and have dodges weaker a618 transmissions to deal with.

The fuso's were built for heavy work and can easily be mated to an np205 transfer case.

That's part of the reason I'm looking at putting a fuso drive train as a possible plan.

My truck is already a weird marriage of grafted on parts as her rear end is out an old winnebago, plus bits and pieces from Chevys and fords


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Lol, born in the 70s. I like Mopar motors and to each their own. Good luck with your engine swap!

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