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You put what in a what???

Discussion in 'Diesel Conversion Forum' started by Mike, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Mike

    Mike Stroker Supporting Member

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    After much brow beating cookoo I have added the Conversions Forum, use it for all your questions, tips, tricks etc etc that you have or are willing to share.


    So come on, get to posting and bragging about your Goat powered Ford or your Cat in a Sub or whatever it is..........we want pics, gory details and sucesses and failures all.
     
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    I rode in a prius tonight does that count?;Really
     
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    cookoo :backoff :puke:

    Some weird chyrsler Nissian 3 cylinder industrial engine in an early 70's Ford F300 or something like that. I can get it for free, I'm thinking an IDI or a 6v53 TA DD ;Sweet

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    h2odrx Anti-O

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    I'd just fix it up!
     
  5. 69dieselfreak

    69dieselfreak well that nice

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    ya run with it i woulnt idi it fix it get it running that would be :thumbsup:
    i hope to get on this form soon because im thinking of putting a diesel into my 4x4 ranger and im having a hard time deciding on what toput in it
    4bt is out of the price range i think so any other suggestions would be :thumbsup:
     
  6. FordGuy100

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    Thing is with that motor being so weird and rare, it will be really hard, and expensive to find an overhaul kit for it.

    Maybe a DD 4-53 TA ;Sweet, nothing like the sound of a stroke diesel :hail
     
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    Why not consider a 3 cyl Kobota tractor eng or the 3 cyl from a small Ford tractor. Look at the 3 cyl in a 1720 or 1920 model Ford tractor. Perfect size and not heavy. Also check the web site www.shadetreeconversions.com. He is about 40 miles from me and I have seen his mods. He has used a Massey-Fergerson which is a Perkins engine and gets about 60 mpg. Also look into the SAE bellhousing catalogue that is used to convert in stationary power units.
     
  8. 69dieselfreak

    69dieselfreak well that nice

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    ya a 4-53 would be ok but there a little on the heavy side of what im looking for im looking for something light
     
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    Lets go crazy

    Input needed ! I have a 77 350 with a New Process 4sp followed by 16" driveshaft into a Brownie 3 way and 4.10 rear. Need thoughts concerning putting a 4 cyl Perkins diesel in this unit. I am also toying with the idea that a 3 cyl from a Ford tractor (3600 or 4600 ) might be a choice. This is not to be a daily driver as currently planned but if it turns out to be a "sweet ride" then who knows. whatcha think ??????:: :dunno
     
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    subway be nice to the admin :D

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    do you have any more info on these guys, they dont talk about what they are doing to justify 50. a brief overview of the engines or technical info would eb nice. maybe a few sample pages........
     
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    I woulnt go for a 3cylinder Kubota, I just dont think they have enough grunt. We have a Kubota, forget which model, with a 4cylinder diesel, and let me tell ya it is kinda gutless. Dont get me wrong put that puppy in low range it it'll pull out a 100' fallen fir tree, but still I dont think they have enough grunt for a daily driver. But our tractor is early 80's, so that may be part of it :D

    I forgot all about Perkins motors, they have some good units from what I hear.

    I really am thinking about doing something with that ford that I can get. It has an auxillary overdrive, which is nice, gotta figure out which kinda. I dont think the turbo on it came with that motor, so it should be pumping out a little more juice than its rated at (101hp and something like 280ft lbs of torque). It hasnt been registered in like 20+years, dont know if it will be hard to do, but it is registered as a diesel ;Sweet
     
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    If you pull it, how much do you want for it? What transmission does it have?
     
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    Well there were Rangers that were availaible with diesels from 83 until 85. There were 2 engines; first 2.2 n/a Perkins built by mazda, later was a Mitsubishi 4d55 Turbo diesel. The Mitsu was alaso available in the little Dodge D50. So if you can find a Mitsu 4D55 and your ranger is an 80's variant, it wouldn't be too hard.
     
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    I have no idea, we will have to see if I even start on this project. I think it has a C6, its a 3spd auto, havent gone under and looked at it, to much crap under the truck.
     
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    69dieselfreak well that nice

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    ya my buddy in high school had a diesel ranger and it got like 40 mile to the gallon:hail and id like to run wmo in that thing ive been looking around ebay but im not able to find a used one at all and i want to get an engine at a reasonable price
     

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