Anyone here put a 12V in a 99 or newer SD? I just bought a 12V engine last week and having had over 20 of the 80-96 Ford trucks I kinda want to put it in a new super duty...I have the skills to do the swap being a dealer trained Cummins engine man and license truck mechanic but I'd like to see a conversion to see how well it all fits.....My daily driver is a 91 F250 4x4 with a 7.3 IDI, 435,000KM and it runs like a clock but I want more power and it's easy to make with a Cummins.
Last edited by Manwith3fords; 12-10-2009 at 09:36 PM.
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I've already been pricing stuff from both of those sites....I've seen the Excursion as well....Doesn't seem to be many 99+ with a 12v huh?
truck wise i have seen two maybe three guys on here that have put a cummins in a superduty. Then i have seen only one ford truck in person that has had a cummins installed.
So yeah it isn't as common practice due to the work that has to been done i bet, i believe most people would just buy a diesel truck (whether dodge, ford, chevy) and save themselves the labor and time of pulling the motor and trans (then the wiring) just to install another motor.
I have no fear of doing the swap, I'm just surprised I can't find pic's online of the 12v in a newer super duty.....I converted my 91 F250 from 2wd to 4wd, auto to 5spd and it has a divorced NP205 t-case in a custom cradle....Wicked setup with a 2wd ZF trans.....It's easy and reliable HP with a Cummins - the same can't be said for a PSD....I had a 97 F450 PSD, it worked good but it had way too much electrical to go wrong....My Cummins is going to be totally old school right down to a pull type fuel shut off.....I just need to find a cheap truck with a blown engine or trans to get me started.
It will fit, and from what i have heard its easier to swap over from gas to diesel, than from ford diesel to cummins. Its a cool swap. one I will consider when my truck gets tired...also 20+mpg on the highway would be great.
Go to this website: http://www.fordcummins.com/
If you search the net, ebay and craiglist -they are flooded with RV and automotive projects that sell for 10 cents on invested dollar.
OP is qualified for the job and has the engine for free (?) so he is well above the average at start. Still lot of work of love to come.
BTW I love inline engines like the diesel above and as the one I have in my sedan. Just to access turbo on V8 7.3 took a day of work.