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Old 06-04-2012, 12:37 AM
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HI,it's been a long while since I've posted.
I want to get 56 f600 and put a ldt465 mulitfuel engine out
of a Deuce and a half in it.
Does anyone think (know) if the engine will fit??
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:55 AM
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I'm not sure on the size of the ldt465 as it's new to me, but in comparison a 6BT Cummins is a tight fit height and length wise, but has been done. The ldt465 seems to weigh about a whole lot at ~1650#s, a rather large Cummins weighs 1000. It doesn't look any different that a Cummins in the pictures I've seen, so I imagine it's quite a bit bigger all the way around, which makes me think it might be pushing the limits of what can be done and still be useable. If it's much longer than a Cummins you would have to loose some foot room in the cab, and that can mean having the gas pedal at a really uncomfortable place to use daily.

It does seem you can get better mpg and power out of a newer diesel, but the mulitfuel is pretty awesome.

I'm currently looking into diesel engines for my truck, and people have put them in '56s, but I think that diesel might be way too big and require a whole lot of cutting and welding.
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Unless you have some experience with them and a special love for them...why bother with such an oddball?

Continental Multifuel LDT 465 1D engine woes - Page 2 - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

More info than you can shake a stick at:

TM's for the Deuce - Steel Soldiers::Military Vehicles Supersite

I remember someone saying mean things about them, don't know why....

48 to 50+ inches long:

Data Application

vs. 40" for the Cummins:

what are the dimensions of 6bt cummins - TheDieselGarage.com

There ain't much foot room in those to begin with, and I don't think you want it sticking out the front....you could put a propeller on it I suppose...
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Hi
You guys are great!
Great info, thanks. I'll have to rethink this.
I'm not opposed to a little fab work

Thanks again!
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You guys are great!
Great info, thanks. I'll have to rethink this.
I'm not opposed to a little fab work

Thanks again!

Yeah, you're talking about a 1600lb engine that is only capable of about 200HP on a good day!!


I might go for a well built 300 cu-in inline 6 over that!
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Yea, a 300 would work, heck it would be a joy compared to caring and feeding an old 272 with the external oiling bandaid.

Besides, you don't really want to get one of those going very fast anyway, especially with a load.
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