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Old 11-30-2006, 06:07 PM   #51
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Re: Best diesel setup

one good place to get a doner truck would be if you have a ups or frieto lay out let near you that sells there old truck . most of them ether have the 6bt in them or a 4bt in them and most are backed by a allison auto . i hear that you can pick them up for around 2k running and then sell off the rest of the truck for scrap and make back around 1k .
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:27 PM   #52
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Hey TP from Cntl PA, You sure know alot about diesel motors. Stealing a thread here, but On the cummins 5.9 TD, I was told you don't have to bore these motors when rebuilt. I was told that they have replacable sleeves??? Do you know if this is true.
That was one reason way I bought my truck because I am planning on keeping it along time. Other than the weak transmission NV4500 I have had no trouble so far. 178,000
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:28 PM   #53
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Hey TP from Cntl PA, You sure know alot about diesel motors. Stealing a thread here, but On the cummins 5.9 TD, I was told you don't have to bore these motors when rebuilt. I was told that they have replacable sleeves??? Do you know if this is true.
They are such good engines I was never inside of one I almost bought one with 300K on it and it ran like a swiss watch..........Owner couldn't give me a price so I said forget it. I believe, and don't hold me to it, because I am not 100% sure, that they are sleeveless and are run in the block. And if they are sleeved, they are dry sleeve.........But I am fairly sure that are sleeveless and pistons run in the block.

Only small Cummins I get to play with is mine. Most of the other small Diesels are IH, Case(Pre CDC), Perkins. Being around large Cat, Detroits, and Cummins the most. I am not a diesel expert by any stretch of the imagination, just a stupid farmer who was brought up smelling Diesel smoke, Maybe that is what effected my memory
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:30 PM   #54
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Does anyone have a picture of one of these diesels actually in their truck?
I'd like to see what it looks like.
What type do you want to see? I got a small Cummins in mine, its in the Mock up/Use mode right now so it isn't pretty.............But I am going to start on the final repaint/finish mode this spring.

I could post one if you'd want?
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:47 PM   #55
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Here is a great conversion IMO. I couldn't imagine a 6BT with a REAL transmission! That must a great thing to pull with!http://users.frii.com/cybrrngr/coolwheels/ronsavage/
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:49 PM   #56
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WOW!! Nice truck you posted TP from Cntl PA
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:04 PM   #57
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WOW!! Nice truck you posted TP from Cntl PA
Tell me about it...........Wish that beast were mine.
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:18 AM   #58
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HHMMMMMMMM.........I'd prefer a Duramax just because its associated with Chevy from the factory but it sounds like the 5.9 Cummins is more plentiful in the boneyards and has huge aftermarket support. A 5.9 into a mid 70's 3/4 or one ton Chevy=
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:57 PM   #59
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I,am Putting A 4bta In My 1971 C10 Now. I Got One For Sale For 875.00 But It Need A O.h.
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