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cummins conversion???

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by klinger_2003, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. klinger_2003

    klinger_2003 Newbie

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    I own a 1995 chevy 2500 with a 6.5L. I want to put a 24v cummins in my truck, and wonder if its possible, who makes conversion kits, who does this kind of thing, and any any other useful information. Thanks guys.

    Kevin
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    SO what will you be doing with your engine?
     
  4. BlueBlazer

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    Its very possible, but I would not use a 24 valve. They are capable of less power, not as reliable, more expensive, and most of all they are not easy to wire up ( ECM and such ). Your best bet would be a 12 valve and motor mounts from Randy Bleuth of Reliable Diesel as you see in one of the TDR posts that Laketex linked. Ive talked to him a couple times and he is very willing to answer questions and let you know what needs to be done for the conversion.
     
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    where is reliable diesel located, and if they have a website that would be excellent also...... Would it be easier to swap the motor trans and transfer, or would i be better off finding an adapter plate.
     
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    No website, youll have to call him. The easiest thing would be to get the whole drivetrain out of a Dodge and swap it in. The best setup is the Cummins engine, NV4500 from a Dodge, and an NP205 from a first gen Dodge.
     
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    is the engine compartment long enough on those chevies to do that? You may have to carve the firewall. Never done one so I don't know. I have a Cummins in my Dodge 3500 and it just looks like it would be a squeeze.

    John
     
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    If no body lift, about 1/2" of clearance needs to be made where last valve cover ends up. This allows the use of the stock engine driven fan.
     
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    I have a blazer with a perkins 5.9l diesel, and it was a tight fit, they had to remove the engine driven fan, and I put dual electric fans on the sides of the pulley which is 1" away from the radiator.
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    As for top clearance they cut a hole in the hood to clear the turbo return pipe, but I will be putting a 2" lift which should clear without cutting.
     

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