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Icon14 Cummin not Strokin Ranger?

Ok so this has been in my head for about 5 years now. We all see guys putting Cummins inline 6 (5.9L??) turbo Diesel engines into Ford trucks. Well I want to find a 4 Cylinder Cummins Turbo and stuff it into a Ranger. I know where to find the motors (skid steer) but I don't know if anyone would know what tranz plates they make, things of that matter. I can handle the motor mounts and wires, and computer. I just cant fabricate a tranz plate. Anyone ever think or do this before?
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tranz plate? are you talking about an adapter for the tranny?
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Yeah adapter, Tranz plate. I have always called it a trans plate. I know Cummins makes plates for just about every tranz for 5.9 idk about there little turbo 4 cyl.
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You mean a 4bt? That has been done a lot as well.
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What transmission are you using? there are multiple that can be used and that came on them.
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I don't have the motor yet, I was just asking if anyone knew if it was done. I'm still researching this, I was looking for the right Ranger first, and now I am going after a motor. Lol if I only had the money just like every project. Money money money. What tranz would you suggest? And transfer case??
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just buy a 3/4 ton dodge cummins
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If I just bought a Dodge that would defeat the purpose of what I'm doing. Lol beside I don't have 50k for a truck, if I did it wouldn't be a problem. Lol
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there are chubby, dodge, and the illusive ford adapters. no computer it is a mechanical engine, 4 wires 1 for fuel solenoid 1 for altenator and 2 for the starter plus your grounds. the starter will not fit unless you chop a section of frame out. Also mounts you will need to fabricate yourself, or contace tennessee diesel conversions, he maybe able to make you something $$$. the linky link

check with your state on emission laws, most will say if it didnt come with a diesel option then you will fail an inspection...along with, if its older than the truck your putting it into, and if the engine displacement is larger than the factory option. i dk how Texas operates, and i know a few people from there that have conversions done to various vehicles.

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Thanks man! That's a big help! Sweet trucks lol like your choice of motor.
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Thanks man! That's a big help! Sweet trucks lol like your choice of motor.
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A 5.9 has been put into a Ranger before. Go for it
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5.9 is way to much work. Would be cool but to much work.
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Power Block/Spike did that, didn’t they in an older Ford ?
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Power Block/Spike did that, didn’t they in an older Ford ?
Yes, in a 73-79 Ford, that's been done a lot. It's easy since the engine bays are so big. Plus they used the older generation 5.9, with less electronics

There are companys that make kits for the swap.

The only person I know that put a 5.9 in a Ranger had to extend the front end 2 inches because the engine is so long
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