1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks
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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??
Thanks for any and all response's.
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.
You guys are great!
Great info, thanks. I'll have to rethink this.
I'm not opposed to a little fab work
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!
1955 F-600/292Y/E4OD // D I S C L A I M E R: No animals were injured while test driving my F-600 except the ones I RAN OVER INTENTIONALLY!!!
2005 6.0L F-350 4x4
I have had my hands on Cessna, Northrup, Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas throttles. I still handle Boeing throttles.
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