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Old 04-03-2006
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Engine swap is being set in motion...

I got a call today from work and they told me to call the local UPS automotive shop. I called them and they said that they will be swinging a 4bt out of a package car because of miles. Nothing wrong with it, just that it is due for an engine based on miles. I had expressed interest in getting one of the engines as a project for down the road to put in my Ranger. Welp, they said pay the core charge and it was all mine!!!

Cummins Ranger is well on its way. But I am going to rebuild it and modify it first. Not to mention I want to get the suspension done first.
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haha fawkn right dude..that would be a sick original project. good luck!
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Yeah. And for 1600 bucks, I can't beat the price either! It only has 150K miles on it too. Which really isn't anything for them.
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PICS PICS PICS PICS PICS PICS PICs..

oh yea did i tell ya i want pics pics pics
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dude nice, a friend of mine hopes to give me a 5.0
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thats sick, lets see some pics.
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The engine is sitting at work right now :) Gonna need some work. I have ordered an overhaul kit for it through work to have it there when I need it. It is really causing a stir at work as well. People know what I have planned for it too :)
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awesome. after the overhaul that thing will be mint. definetly gona be something to be proud of if it works out
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Yeah, I have to find a trans and transfer case for it though. This lil aluminum stuff aint gonna cut it behind this thing when I am done.
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Old 04-09-2006
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Ugh, pulled the crank out of this thing and the crank is shot, a bore is shot, and the cam is shot. This build just got spendy! The crank is going to be more than I paid for the whole engine rofl
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It shouldn't cost that much to have yours turned. Here, the main problem would be turnaround time from the machinist. Probably about three months.
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yea i would think there would be a cheaper way around that, if not, ouch on that price
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ouch on the bad parts of the engine...but that will be a sick ranger!! I want one, I want one!!
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That flicking truck is goin to be so f'n fast and sexy and orgasmic. MMMMMM, black smoke. Love the smell of burnt diesel.
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Yeah, not to mention the 370 marine injectors that I have sitting in the toolbox for it already.

I am going to continue working on this as time and money allows. Hopefully I will be able to get ahold of Sheid's Diesel and get a cam made up for it as well as oversize fuel lines and some pump work done.
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Sounds like a good project. You should do a NV3550 or something similar. As for the engine, list some details. Not overly familiar with this. What is the max torque, etc.. Electronically controlled or mechanical? Turbo charged I assume? Sounds like fun.

I had looked into putting an International Powerstroke 3.0L 4cyl (from SA Ranger) in my Ranger prior to the 351W, but it just got way too expensive way too fast for what I was getting.

Good luck, and yes - pictures please.
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