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|#846 - Cummins Swap
|Author: andy1canada (Show all albums)
Going to give this another try as my first attempt didn't go so well on the 'Diner-conversion' thread (Will update/edit that soon).
Started my Cummins swap by pulling off the bumper; only took better part of an hour. That sucker is HEAVY! Better part of a 100 lbs I bet. Will be looking to knock substantial weight off that baby while still retaining a 5000 lb towing standard.
This will take a while as it will unfold as time and resources permit, so please be patient.
More pics and hopefully some videos (FMC-TV) to follow.
The Yammy EF-6000 is now some closer to the engine house ceiling than I'd prefer, but a small fan strategically placed to vent the genset heat out of the area when it's running is easily doable.
Raised mounts tacked in place for a test fit.
After marking out the target cooler elevation so as not to infringe on my rear departure-angle, now I need to raise the genset mount bars upwards a few inches.
After much deliberation I decided to follow Lenny's lead and delegate space beneath the genset as the 'Cooler-corner'. The only change I'll make is to place the fan on top, pushing air downwards so as not to suck road-dust etc up into the engine house. Here you can see this cooler is going to take every inch of space to make it fit. Yes, tongue-in-cheek going forward.
On to the intercooler. I really went out on a limb with my choice to go with a Dodge 6.7 intercooler. It may or may not fit but will be close.
With test fit underway this where I discover my EMCM clearance was insufficient. I'll need to raise the engine about an inch as the power steering pump is almost resting on the mount. I failed to take into account the amount the engine would 'sag' downwards onto the rubber mount bushings. Nearly 1/2" it appears.
Back to updating the swap pics after my diff-diversion. Here the trans x-member and engine mount cross member (EMCM) are ready to go in ahead of the test-fit of the engine and trans. Again, I'm thinking I may beef-up the EMCM later.
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