Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Oregon Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Oregon Chapter Join Chapter, Leader: Fabmandelux

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-09-2012, 09:24 PM
1978FDSW 1978FDSW is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
1978FDSW is starting off with a positive reputation.
Smile DIESEL ADVISE PLEASE

Hey, oregon people! I really need some help here. I got a real nice 1978 Ford Shortwide. Of course with gas they are not cheap to drive. SO I am going to swap in a diesel. I really need some help with what options are out there for a truck like this. I know the cummins 4bt is the way to go, however they are extremely hard to find, and with my redneck approach to cool projects like this, I am not join do drop 4k on a van, then another 2k to go thru the engine and make sure its in good running order. I, like many ford nuts, prefer to network, barter, and get what your looking for. So I am looking to get a good deal on a used 4 cylinder diesel that I can go thru in my garage over the winter and do the swap. FYI as far as some trading I got a really cool stick that goes "bang" worth about a grand, and oh I got a 3/4 ton front end converted to fit the 1/2 body. 70's model. Guys, let me know what out there thanks!

Bob
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 PM
1978FDSW 1978FDSW is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
1978FDSW is starting off with a positive reputation.
Questions to be answered:
1. List of possible 4 cylinder Diesel engines to swap into a 1978 Ford SW 4x4. (feel free to rank from best to worst)

2. Anyone got an old tired one they are looking to sell or trade?

Thanks guys!

Bob
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-12-2012, 12:10 AM
54Hydro 54Hydro is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 104
54Hydro is starting off with a positive reputation.
The most common is the 4BT Cummins. Since it is basically 2/3 of the Cummins found in Dodge pickups everything you can do to the 5.9L 12 valve 6BT, you can do to the 4BT.

I have read articals on John Deere engine swaps.

I have also seen on another forum a 50s Chevy with a Massey Ferguson combine diesel.

You could try finding a small CAT or a Detroit 2 stroker.

I would stick with the Cummins because of the aftermarket support.
__________________
Oregon chapter member
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-22-2012, 11:08 PM
The Woodhauler's Avatar
The Woodhauler The Woodhauler is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: La Pine Oregon
Posts: 248
The Woodhauler has a good reputation on FTE.The Woodhauler has a good reputation on FTE.
The Woodhauler The Woodhauler The Woodhauler
Izuzu engine swap, this was popular in Dodges,chevs, and fords back in the 70s and 80s Overview
__________________
My name's Mike, and I'm a young man trapped in an old body. 2007 F 350 4X4 6.0 Automatic. 4:11 Axles GV overdrive.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2013, 12:09 AM
SasquatchZilla's Avatar
SasquatchZilla SasquatchZilla is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Brownsville, OR
Posts: 886
SasquatchZilla is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.SasquatchZilla is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Derek Garletts
Find an izuzu box van or even a mercedes diesel car with a turbo. Heard you can get a lot of performance out of the mercedes car engines.

Or, a gear vendor overdrive kit.They're about 2K I think.
__________________
If it's unbreakable, I can find a way to break it.
Derek aka "Sasquatch"
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 12:09 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1978 F250 Supercab cummins swap. KoltonFuller 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 01-23-2014 09:14 PM
need some advice on a diesel swap John Isaacson 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 05-22-2013 08:13 PM
Help diagnosing issue 01 F250 7.3ltr 144k original miles Deirdre 0414 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 87 10-20-2012 04:21 PM
How to Buy a New Ford Truck??? GeoDaddy Super Duty & Heavy Duty 33 07-28-2009 07:24 PM
6.9L power upgrades?? Mr. Bob Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 5 07-18-2006 02:32 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Western Region > Oregon Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup