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Cummins swap, yee ha

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by tacoma, May 28, 2006.

  1. tacoma

    tacoma 1/2 ton status

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    Next week I get my Cummins, it's going to rock. Stem to stern, everything included all the way back to the t-case.

    maiden voyage????

    trip to UT with the family.YYEEEEE HA!! hahahahha
     
  2. tarussell

    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    Congrats !!!
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    4 or 6?
     
  4. tacoma

    tacoma 1/2 ton status

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    full on 6bt, 1st gen, VE pump, w/a 47RE OD trans, all the wiring, Banks intercooler, etc. Still need to pick up a 205 for it, since the sweet 241HD is the wrong side drop (so no sweet 2.72:1). Bummer!

    Hopefully I can get it to fit without any trouble.
     
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    What do you have for a front axle right now? Why not just pickup a 78-79 Ford high pinion D60 (78-79 Ford D44 if you have to get by for a while will work too) for the front and keep all the good parts your getting with the Cummins?
     
  6. tacoma

    tacoma 1/2 ton status

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    Because a Ford 60 is like, 8 trillion dollars in UT (or like, $2500 LOL ), whereas the 205 is $300.

    Since last post I have decided to go with a new input gear for a Chevy 241 and make an adapter. The 241HD was a plow upgrade for the 3/4t Cummins trucks, which is what the trans/Tcase ended up being out of. We both thought it was out of a one ton, but I counted splines.... 23. :( but that's ok, it's not going to use the 4wd much anyway, mostly a tow rig/hauler... that might get stuck in mud or something and need more wheels pulling LOL

    if it wasn't so much more money, hell yeah, I'd get a Furd 60. But it is, so I get a new input gear instead. LOL
     
  7. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The truck didn't neccessarely need to be a plow truck, at least on models a few years newer than what your VE 6bt came out of, 3/4t came with both cases.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You say it's coming with a 47RE...did that come out of a later truck? That engine should have a 518 behind it, far as I know, which is nearly the same trans without some upgrades and is full mechanical.
     
  9. CrewCab59

    CrewCab59 1/2 ton status

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    518 were until 93 ,In 94-96 cummins had 47rh, In late 96 cumiins had 47re and so on ..

    CrewCab59
     
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    Are your motor and trans from the same truck? If you have a 47RE from a 96 Cummins then you should have a P7100 pump cummins not a VE pump. The P7100 is all mechanical and is the best pump they had sofar.

    Harley
     

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