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cat diesel power

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by boz42, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the problem:
    i have a '03 turd super duty diesel i want to replace. i have not been happy w/ the truck.

    the solution:
    i want to replace the turd w/ a '90 or '91 4x4 crew cab dually. i want a diesel, but i don't want a 6.2. i was thinking of putting a 3116 or 3126 cat diesel or possible the newer c7 diesel. our family buisness is dirt work so i am very familiar w/ the 3116 engines we have 3 of them in varuois equipment

    so the question is do any of yall know someone that has done it? if u do & u got a link or a pic please send it my way.
     
  2. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    that'd be cool and all. a baby Cat in a 1 ton.

    but why don't ya just drop a Cummins into the super duty? Theres basically bolt in kits for the 5.9 to S-duty.
     
  3. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    never seen a bolt in kit for a cummins in a super duty,, u got a link?

    i really don't want to keep my ford, i am not a ford guy. i want to get back into a chevy i miss my 88 i had, tons more room in the cab than a SD. i like the cummins but i love the cat! ( who doesn't right)
     
  4. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    wow sounds like you've been "branded"

    Cats aren't the Cat's ass


    They got their problems just like every other make.


    The cummins s-duty swap is getting very common now. I'll try to find a link. I just sold a bud my '95 cummins (just engine) and he dropped in his F450. hopped it up a little put a nv5600 behind it. It hauls ass. but you can use the FZ thats already there.
     
  5. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i wouldn't say that i am branded. i can see how i came across that way. i do like both engines, & i know all engines have problems. i just made my mind up that i wanted to go w/ the cat + i already have a line on the cat & i can buy it much cheaper than a cummins.

    my SD is a 4r100 not a zf.

    i miss my 88 chevy & wish i never sold it, i am wanting to get back into something similiar to it, but i still need a tow rig.
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    which Cat engine you got a line on? I'd use a 3126E before any 3116.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The Cats are generally a little more torquey than the Cummins, but are expensive to work on compared to the Cummins.

    I got real interested in a 3126 a while back, it weighs within 100 lbs or so of an ISB and should work well. The only problem I could see is getting it to rev higher, as most are governed at 2600RPM. That likely could be changed in the ECM.

    Don't get dicouraged, a Cat/Allison combo is not that much harder, if any, than doing a Cummins swap.
     
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