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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2001, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all, Ive been going throught my head all the millions of possibilities of different trucks to build for work and play. Was wondering where I could get my hands on a Cummins 4BTA to put into a 66-77 Bronco or small wheelbase vehicle? I have seen them in Scouts and CJs, and they are basically the 5.9 liter in the Rams with 2 cylinders lopped off the front. Anyone know where i could yank one or even buy a complete engine, maybe even with a NV4500 slung on the back. Or any real inherent problems with a swap like this. thanks Dave

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A friend of mine and I talked about just such a swap (for a Toyota pickup) a while back. The mechanics of the swap wouldn't be a huge problem--no worse really than any other "unusual" swap. The hard part would be sourcing the engine--not a bunch of them readily available. Let us know what you find!

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Some commercial step van platforms used the 4bt. It was mostly used in generators, pumps, and construction equipment.

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I was very interested in this swap, but had a very hard time finding the necessary info. The ford step vans were the only viable candidate I could find. The local cummins reps were no help. I would be very intersted if any one on this board could poiny me in the right direction. My primary question is concerning transmission availability.

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Your best bet would probably be a commercial equipment auction. They can be found in construction equipment like forklifts (the boom type). I know of a 6BTA out of an agricultural application that's for sale right now. It's currently sitting in a '85 Chevy dually pickup that it has worn out. The old truck wasn't up to keeping up with that engine.

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is that Chevy up on Ebay by any chance, a crew cab dually, that is black and red.

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No, it's a regular cab, all black, and sitting at the end of a friend's driveway on a busy road. My buddy selling it probably has never heard of ebay.

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Try this link,
http://www.trucks.com/parts_inventor...NS&category=11
May not be the most economical route, but they do have the engines.

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Re: diesel mechanics or just smart guys in general

I have found that the most economical usually isnt by far the easiest or nearly as fun . Thanks for that link. And anyone think that you could shoe horn one of these into a XJ. Just another thought, i found a link with the dimensions just cant seem to find it.

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