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Converting a m1008 to gas.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crimescene, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. crimescene

    crimescene Registered Member

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    Has anyone done this already that can give me insight?
    Wanting to be 454/400/divorced 205/ a/c/ pw/ pl/ quad h/lamps.

    Do I just need a donor truck that had all this and swap all the wiring?
     
  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Any particular reason you want to convert from Diesel to Gas? Just curious I wish I would have bought the diesel I was looking at over my 350 but that is just me. It should be straight forward if you are putting a carbed 454 in there is minimal wiring involved. Distributor, starter and charging system.

    Ira
     
  3. crimescene

    crimescene Registered Member

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    The diesel is shot and I want to use it for mudracing, bogging, climbing whatever. I have a perfectly good 454 sitting around begging for a home.
     
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    Makes sense. I am pretty sure that it is straight forward. I dunno if those are 24V or not that might change somethings but I am not sure.

    Ira
     
  5. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Mine is now a truggy, but it started as an M1008 with a dead 6.2. Conversion is not bad. When I did it, I got a K5 tank to ditch the saddle tank for clearance, but you could run the diesel tank after cleaning. I also went to a TBI 350 and got the ECM and all the under hood wiring plus in cab. That got rid of the 24V stuff and made it pretty much a "bolt in" affair. The only other thing I did was replumb for the EFI, but on a carb, all you would need to do is rework the engine compartment tubing.
     
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    You may also need a new gauge cluster if you even use them. :D If you want look in my pics at the bottom and you may see something I am leaving out. I did the same thing awhile ago but I had a donor gas vehical, lots of pics.
     
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    Just finished the swap on a buddy's truck. Nothing too complicated, Just wire in the distributor, and alternator. I gutted my buddy's old harness to clean it up some.
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    New 4 Bolt Main 9.5:1 350
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    I just added the junction block where the water seperater was to make it easier to troubleshoot. I wish I had more than a few hours at a time to do this project. It was not complicated at all. We actually siphoned the tank as well as we could and topped off with gas, it fouled the plugs when we first ran it after a tank or two the smoking and fouling has gone away.
     

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