Lifting the cab on a Ford-Cummins-swap project will make your life a whole lot easier, although it's not required. Lifting the cab on a Ford-Cummins-swap project will make your life a whole lot easier, alt '07 1/2 to '10 Type: 6.7L (24-valve) I-6 with Bosch common-rail injection Weight: 1,150 pounds Pros and cons: With more displacement, a super-strong bottom end, and a 24-valve head, these engines have the most performance potential. The VGT turbo offers more control of the air when trying to match the fuel curve. The engine's external dimensions are the same as the 5.9L. So anywhere a 5.9L fits, a 6.7L should go, too. But with new technology also comes complexity. The 6.7L's EGR system and electronic controls make some people long for the simple, mechanically controlled engines. Price we'd pay for an engine: $3,000 to $12,000 '83 to '98 Type: 3.9L (8-valve) I-4 (4BT) Weight: 760 pounds Pro and cons: This engine is compact and able to produce good torque at a low rpm. Parts are readily available, and donor engines are plentiful at the moment. They are available with mechanical injection systems (both a rotary and inline pump system were offered), like the 5.9L. You'll get 105 to 130 hp and 265 to 300 lb-ft (stock), and nearly 700 hp when highly modified. This is a simple engine to swap into just about any vehicle, but it tends to run rougher than its six-cylinder, 5.9L big brother. Price we'd pay for an engine: Free to $6,000 '98 to '10 Type: 3.9L (16-valve) I-4 (4BTA) Weight: 773 pounds Pros and cons: This is the newer version of the four-cylinder 4BT diesel ready to go into numerous rigs. This engine makes 170 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Swapping it in requires more initial effort in wiring and programming compared to mechanically injected diesels. Price we'd pay for an engine: $3,000 to $12,000 Custom Engine Mounts Since its first Cummins conversion in 1997, Avalanche Engineering has developed a full line of Cummins conversion engine crossmembers that make installing any Cummins engine a bolt-in procedure. All kits are CNC-cut from mild steel plate and jigwelded for a precise fit. The mounts are fully adjustable-both up and down and fore and aft-allowing for a custom fit. Applications Include: '67 to '72 four-wheel-drive Chevy and GMC pickups, Blazers, and Suburbans (I-6) '73 to '87 four-wheel-drive Chevy and GMC pickups, Blazers, and Suburbans (I-6) '88 to '91 four-wheel-drive Chevy and GMC Crew Cab pickups, Blazers, and Suburbans (I-6) '91 to '97 Toyota FJ/FZJ 80 Land Cruiser (I-4) (I-6) Cummins Universal (I-4) Cummins Universal '88 to '00 four-wheel-drive Chevy and GMC IFS pickups and SUVs (coming soon) '67 to '87 two-wheel-drive Chevy and GMC pickups, Blazers, and Suburbans (coming soon) Diesel Conversion Specialists Diesel Conversion Specialists offers motor mounts to repower Ford and some Chevy pickups with a Cummins engine. Its mounts feature insulators and pre-drilled mounting holes, which place the engine right where it needs to be to run an engine-driven fan. Diesel Conversion Specialists also offers billet-aluminum transmission adapters to bolt Cummins engines to Ford and Chevy transmissions with your choice of starter. For adapting automatics, its custom, steel flexplate uses the stock torque converter dimensions, making a custom-dimensioned torque converter unnecessary. Diesel Conversion Specialists offers wiring and tuning support for its customers using automatic transmission controllers. It sells installation manuals, specific wiring instructions, and even gauge adapters. Painless Performance offers a complete wiring harness for wiring your '03 to '05 common-rail Cummins. Painless Performance offers a complete wiring harness for wiring your '03 to '05 common-ra Destroked offers this Zeus stand-alone engine control module (ECM) for common-rail Cummins owners looking for complete control over their engines. The computer simply plugs into the factory wiring harness and works with all the stock sensors and the stock cam gear. A full-manual mode allows end users to tweak pulse width, injection timing, and injection pump duty cycle-all in real time. Other key features are a built-in data logger, unlimited rpm range, and five on-the-fly adjustability settings for tuning. The price is $3,800. Destroked offers this Zeus stand-alone engine control module (ECM) for common-rail Cummins Jacob Marc is in the process of building this diesel-powered '47 Dodge panel truck. The diesel swap included an intercooler and a 5.9l cummins from a '92 dodge pickup. This mount from Destroked is for '99 to '07 Fords that want Cummins power. Engine-to-transmission adapters from Destroked are made from billet aluminum and come in many different combinations. Engine-to-transmission adapters from Destroked are made from billet aluminum and come in m Diesel Conversion Specialists adapters. Mike Bon switched over to 4BT diesel power for his '03 Wrangler and now turns heads wherever he goes. Mike Bon switched over to 4BT diesel power for his '03 Wrangler and now turns heads wherev Bon told us the swap wasn't too difficult, and the added weight of the 4BT isn't that noticeable. Bon told us the swap wasn't too difficult, and the added weight of the 4BT isn't that noti SOURCES Performance Automotive and Transmission Center 2134-A East Texas Street Bossier City LA 888-877-1008 http://www.transmissioncenter.org Screamin Seeman Off Road 18476 Eiler Ave Faribault MN 55021 507-330-3567 www.screaminseeman.com P-Ayr 719 Delaware Leavenworth KS 66048 913-651-5543 http://www.payr.com 4BT Swaps www.4btswaps.com Destroked 4860 Van Gordon St. Unit A Wheat Ridge CO 80033 720-897-7477 http://www.destroked.com Avalanche Engineering 40039 Hwy 160 Bayfield CO 81122 970-759-2595 http://www.avalancheengineering.com Painless Performance 2501 Ludelle Street Fort Worth TX 76105 817-244-6212 www.painlessperformance.com Prindle Manufacturing and Performance 101 Cerise Road Billings MT 59101 406-208-9129 www.prindlemfg.com Diesel Conversion Specialists 220 Lost Creek Dr Kalispell MT 59901 406-755-8878 www.dieselconversion.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Jason Thompson Enjoyed this Post? 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