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Picked up the new diesel builder today....

This was on the cover

http://dieselbuilder.com/ME2/Audienc...8C67E23&AudID=

Im deff looking at doin this to my truck.
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I build those cummins engines. They are pretty awesome little motors.

I love the look of that truck. I would lose the stacks behind the cab though
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I would rather some some custom long pipe headers and dump the exhaust on each side behind the cab... imagine the look spooling up with black smoke pouring out the sides in front of the rear tires
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there are videos of that truck on youtube. I wonder if he ever got the factory instrument panel to work. I have been looking at doing this for a while but finding a half decent motor without 1,000,000 miles or a lot of hours is really hard to do. i wish the kid had a post some where on the net logging his build. now that would be interesting
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there are videos of that truck on youtube.

links?


that is purely BA!!!!!
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here you go all. it was the longest vid he had

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGm7...eature=related
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oh man am i in love...

is it bad to get a hard on before going to church? geez that is hot
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nah hard ons are life lol. and this truck definately needs to be in our lives :)
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If you do it, I'll do it.
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there are videos of that truck on youtube. I wonder if he ever got the factory instrument panel to work. I have been looking at doing this for a while but finding a half decent motor without 1,000,000 miles or a lot of hours is really hard to do. i wish the kid had a post some where on the net logging his build. now that would be interesting
I would say this is kinda pricey any way so why not find one then rebuild it?

I have all the service manuals for the cummins engines and you can assemble one in less than 2.5 hrs

Only tricky part is the tourqe on the head bolts 3 stage with a 90 degree torque.

Setting the time is as easy as poping a pin from the rear front cover into the cam shaft then pulling it back out
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If you do it, I'll do it.
Theres a guy with a Cummins powered Ranger at the little car show in Boca every saturday, you should talk to him. Although I believe it was a 6 cylinder and not a 4, and it was a prostreet truck he might have some knowledge about swapping a Cummins into a Ranger.
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I may. I would consider the swap, but it seems very very expensive. Comparative to a v8.
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Shoot I think im doing this. Im looking in to getting a motor now.
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Shoot I think im doing this. Im looking in to getting a motor now.
If you need help getting parts let me know I can get them
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make sure your front end will support the wieght of the motor. it probably weighs 1.5 to two times what the 4.0s weigh. its just a thought
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make sure your front end will support the wieght of the motor. it probably weighs 1.5 to two times what the 4.0s weigh. its just a thought
3.9 cummins 745 pounds

I dont think a 5.9 would fit into the ranger. I think it would be to long
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Yea Im goin to go with the 3.9
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Sorry guys... that truck is ugly
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3.9 cummins 745 pounds

I dont think a 5.9 would fit into the ranger. I think it would be to long
the 5.9 has been done. twin turbo too.
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Like I said, something I'd highly consider...I could use the power!
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Its not a consideration for me anymore. Im doin this. Ricky check out this site 4btswaps.com Thats where im getting alot of my information at.
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This is the truck I saw last saturday at the Boca car show


12v Cummins powered (didn't look like this when I saw it, it was all done and cleaned up with a lot of chrome)


Another pic I found somewhere else
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"an impressive 115 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque" Isn't really worth it for me. Sure its got alot of low end torque but if I were to spend that kind of money I would swap in a faster gas engine.
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Thats stock. You can add performance parts to those like the other diesel motors
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