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Anyone ever converted over to a Cummin's Diesel in the old Power Wagon's or any thing for that matter? I used to work on Cummin's when I was in the military (2 years in the Coast Guard, got out last March), and love the power and dependability of the diesel engines.

And would the current tranny/transfer case be able to handle all that power? Or would I have to swap out for a Allison tranny or something real HD?

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-Chris
 

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In my opinion? I feel that if you can take a V-10 from a truck and put it into an 70's Challenger - hell, you can do just about anything! (and ironiclly it had a Diesel radiator for keeping cool!) I think the Diesel would be god in a Power Wagon, I just would wonder about the motor mounts and fuel delivery system. Are you running a 727 or a 904? Or manual perhaps? I would think the manual tranny would be best for putting the torque to the ground!
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Try this site if you dont have it already:
http://www.dodgeram.org <---Home Page (This has the info on specs and things relating to the Diesel and Gas engines!)
http://www.dodgeram.org/links/ram_links.html
(The above link takes you to Alot of good info, possible some that might help!)
I actually found PAVEMENTSUCKS from this Links site!


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I've got the 3 speed w/ low gear, and a NPG203 transfer case. The 203 could probably take the diesel, however I'd wanna get an much stronget tranny to handle the 500ft lbs of torque <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"> I agree a diesel would just rock, the truck would be unstoppable.

I asked the other guys at work what they thought today, and I'd want to run two fuel cells mounted between the frame rails each with a Barry Grant fuel pump. Run bigger fuel lines from the pumps to the engine, a BE COOL radiator (had one on my old Z-28 and loved it!) to keep things cool, a nice ol' jake brake and air horn <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"> Watch out little cars here comes the BIG truck <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">

I found a Dana 60 rear axle (8 lug) from what I think was a 1 ton truck in the local junk yard. And would have to strengthen up the chasis to handle the power. Got a couple of other things I gotta work out like a) finding a reasonably priced old diesel and b) work out the finer details of the swap over.

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That sounds like a train puller not a stump puller!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_eek.gif">
Did you happen to check out or already knew about that website?
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I'm gonna go up to the bank on monday. I want to refinance my motorcycle (http://www.geocities.com/ninja_zx6r2001/), but instead of getting an auto loan I might get try to get a personal loan for 2-3K more than the bike loan so that I can do the diesel thing all at once <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif"> Gonna go up and see what the bank will offer me before I get to ahead of myself.

Thanks BTW Luv24By <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"> My truck is pretty sweet right the stock axles (9.25 rear and Dana 44 front), but I want something stronger for the rear. I think if I went with a diesel or a built 440 I'd be truely happy. There is a group of guys at work that all go muddin, and they got like 3" lifts and 31's and swear that they're trucks are unstopable. I wanna be prepared so that when we find a monster hole they're afraid to go thru I'll just steam right thru it <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">

Also what I wanna do is get/make/find some watertight metal boxes that I can put all of the wiring and stuff in, then waterproof the dist. cap and stuff. So that I can go swimmin with the truck <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif"> Hook a snorkel up and off I'd go.

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On 2001-10-05 00:10, 79_W-150 wrote:
Anyone ever converted over to a Cummin's Diesel in the old Power Wagon's or any thing for that matter? I used to work on Cummin's when I was in the military (2 years in the Coast Guard, got out last March), and love the power and dependability of the diesel engines.

And would the current tranny/transfer case be able to handle all that power? Or would I have to swap out for a Allison tranny or something real HD?

Thanks,

-Chris

Well they put the CTD in the old style Rams(93 and older)
Shouldnt be much of an issue getting one dropped in especially if you run a 12 valve. As for the tranny, not sure if a v8 tranny will bolt up. The old style Rams had a 3 speed non OD auto as an option.
 
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