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Old 10-28-2015, 07:52 AM   #71
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I ordered an adapter plate, flex plate and motor mounts from Performance Auto in Bossier, La. They tell me I need a Ford 6.0 diesel starter and will need to grind the engine block off for starter clearance.

Kota, it's got 200000 on it. Was a farm truck for sure, cause the radiator and intercooler are full of wheat chat. I will do the valve lash after I get the head back on. W/new head gasket and re-torque would need to anyway.

I measured the opening to engine and the head must come off. Thanks Keyair for the reminded about the push rods. Yes, the Cummins weighs more that my engine (1000#) hoist will keep up. May have to get a bigger hoist.

Got to figure out how much of the wiring harness can be removed. Got a couple or three relays on the driver side of the dog house that I have no idea if needed or not.
Better wait and see if I can get enough WD-40 to squeeze this thing in before I go wild removing the gas'r parts.

All that's left to do this week is wait for the UPS truck.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:09 AM   #72
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Mel,

Why the 6.0L starter? Something getting changed on flex plate?

I've installed several clutches on 12V, 24V and HPCR Cummins all used grade 12.9 bolts for flywheels. Be careful.

I have pics from my old '97 and can double check but pretty darn sure you have dowels on both sides of the engine to trans adaptor plate. Please check.

The manual will have full wiring diagrams for you to figure it out.

KDP inspection, excellent suggestion.

Engine oil analysis? Or was it previously running?
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Assume this is the adaptor you are using, and the Ford starter fits that change.

4BT and 6BT Cummins Adapter, Chevy 4L80E TH400 700R4 4L60E
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Found this fun video too...

Cummins Diesel Swap | Xtreme Off-Road | PowerNation TV - Full Episodes
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:03 AM   #75
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Here's a link to a swap my brother just completed. I swapped a 5.0 HO and ZF 5 speed into my 83 Bronco about 15 years. I gave it to my brother. He did a nose dive into a creek that was about 4 feet deeper than he thought. Hydro locked the engine. He just completed the Cummins 4bt swap.
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Mel,

Why the 6.0L starter? Something getting changed on flex plate?

I've installed several clutches on 12V, 24V and HPCR Cummins all used grade 12.9 bolts for flywheels. Be careful.

I have pics from my old '97 and can double check but pretty darn sure you have dowels on both sides of the engine to trans adaptor plate. Please check.

The manual will have full wiring diagrams for you to figure it out.

KDP inspection, excellent suggestion.

Engine oil analysis? Or was it previously running?
The 6.0 starter is what they said to use. Don't know why.

Getting the flex plat and the bolts from them.

I need a wiring diagram for the Chevy part more than the Dodge part, but thanks:<)

Will see what the adapter plate looks like when I get it. Hope the pins are there.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:48 PM   #77
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Assume this is the adaptor you are using, and the Ford starter fits that change.

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Yep, that's the one.
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Here's a link to a swap my brother just completed. I swapped a 5.0 HO and ZF 5 speed into my 83 Bronco about 15 years. I gave it to my brother. He did a nose dive into a creek that was about 4 feet deeper than he thought. Hydro locked the engine. He just completed the Cummins 4bt swap.
Of all and forms I'm on, that's not one of them. Guess I need to join another to fry my brain in front of this laptop. One ting about it, there is a lot of swaps on the internet, but I haven't found one into a 34.5
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Started out to be something, but my east Germain internet ain't up to it. They never did get back the the 'rock crawler'

I did get the engine outside and power washed some of the farm dirt off it. Noticed the absence of the dipstick, no turbo down tube to start with.

Mind you I'm just a redneck with a chain hoist in the tree out back.
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Started out to be something, but my east Germain internet ain't up to it. They never did get back the the 'rock crawler'

I did get the engine outside and power washed some of the farm dirt off it. Noticed the absence of the dipstick, no turbo down tube to start with.

Mind you I'm just a redneck with a chain hoist in the tree out back.

When you figure out where your exhaust needs to go I can give you some recommendations on parts and sources. Keep in mind that there are several exhaust manifold options for the turbo location. Both on top of the manifold and bottom. There are some multi piece manifolds that help with stress and cracking. They are pretty reasonably priced.

If you think you might want an exhaust brake this is the time to install it. Keep in mind you will have to put 60 lb exhaust valve springs in it.
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Mel,

Going to post office this AM.

If the ring gear is going to be different than a 5.9L ringgear, then I don't expect the barring tool to match, but you're getting one anyway.
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Mel,
The video is interesting for a few reasons... Talks about engine mount fabrication and other stuff.
With the extra weight of the Cummins, are you planning to put stronger springs in the front end?
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Just got back from the PO, its in the mail as they say.

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Going to post office this AM.

If the ring gear is going to be different than a 5.9L ringgear, then I don't expect the barring tool to match, but you're getting one anyway.

I've got one and don't use it. Its harder to get to than turning the alternator pulley with a wrench.
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