Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Mat-Su Valley, Alaska
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Re: Diesel swap
When I was a kid, my dad and I dropped a Detroit 4-43 Silver T/A (turbocharged and aftercooled) in a '78 F-250 Crew Cab. Lots of torque, but way heavy for a jeep. Before that, we knew a guy in Washington state with a Chevy Elcamino with a Detroit 2-53 in it....weird looking set up. The engine was so tall, he built a hood scoop to clear the top of it, and the pan still looked awfully low to me!
I've heard rumblings about DC putting a 4cyl cummings in the Dakotas and Durangos. Basically their 6cyl Turbo diesel with 2 cylinders lopped off. Now THAT would be just about right.....