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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.
There, more panels off. Are you guys okay now? Rad drained today. Will pull the rad tomorrow and jack her up. Terry #846
Thought I'd include a pic of my alum dryer vent intake air hose (from the Donaldson to the carb) after a good thrashing when she tossed the power-steering hose on the way home from the rally. The buggered part hung right above the water pump. The double belt pulley (metal) on the water pump was also severely damaged when it let go. I'll show a better close pic of it when the engine is out.
Found some time to finally rip the rad grill section off today. I'm not at all happy with how long it took me to do this small task. Maybe I'll look at somehow rigging it so it basically 'snaps' back into place. Now to find some jugs to drain the coolant from that monster of a rad.
The 'Beast'! (1100-lbs. dry/36 1/2" long without fan; with fan - add 4")Will be bolting it to a 'Stubby' version of a rebuilt 47RE trans with an upgraded torque converter and valve body; this trans will measure about 26 1/2" long. From the center of the u-joint on the Rockwell to the rear inside face of the (OEM)rad-core measures approx. 76" +/- about 1/2". Add about another 5" or, 81 1/2" overall space between the center of the diff u-joint to the inside face of the rear wall alum/vented panel.
Sure was brilliant of me to 'fill' the tank right before I do my diesel swap! 'Live-learn'
Took the better part of an hour to get this bitch off! Will look to shave 50 lbs or so off of it if possible.
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