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backwoods72 12-19-2012 02:45 PM

cummins conversion
 
ok newby here, and maybe this came up some time ago, i have not looked back too far, but has anyone done this conversion, i have a 1978 F250 crew cab w/ 460 C6 auto trans, wondering what is all envolved in the conversion to a 12V cummins, i live in alaska so i know the cost will be more then you fellas in the lower paid to have this done , but just wondering.
thanks

vic_v8 12-19-2012 02:56 PM

yes, done many times, I can't remember the user on here, but it has a built thread. Also look at the 4btswaps.com page and google fummins

backwoods72 12-19-2012 03:11 PM

right on thanks i will look for it

crrnchris 12-19-2012 08:13 PM

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Done millions of times...

asweetroy 12-19-2012 08:15 PM

P pump or stay home on all cummins swaps

1972RedNeck 12-19-2012 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asweetroy (Post 12618190)
P pump or stay home on all cummins swaps

Ya, 400+ horsepower out of a rotary VE pump just doesn't cut the mustard.

ChaseTruck754 12-20-2012 11:46 AM

Lots of cummins swaps going on down in the "motor swap" forum on here including mine.

jimlj 12-22-2012 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by backwoods72 (Post 12616979)
ok newby here, and maybe this came up some time ago, i have not looked back too far, but has anyone done this conversion, i have a 1978 F250 crew cab w/ 460 C6 auto trans, wondering what is all envolved in the conversion to a 12V cummins, i live in alaska so i know the cost will be more then you fellas in the lower paid to have this done , but just wondering.
thanks

Is your truck a 2 wheel drive? If so I have heard there is a problem with oil pan and steering linkage. You may be able to find a pan that won't get in the way.

If you have a 4X4, you have to cut about half of the front cross member out and box it back in. You will have to fab your own motor mounts, transmission mount, lengthen front and shorten rear drive lines.... Don't get me started.

If you can fab/weld/visualize, and look on line at others pictures and description of how they did their swap, it is not that hard, and at least for me a good diversion from the job that puts food on the table.


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