Tell me what you all think. A guy in my club sent this to me.
Here's Cummins' response to my inquiry about a possible replacement for the 1.3. Sounds promising. Can either of you tell me if the it'll fit to the tranny and what sort of gearing would be necessary for driveability given this engine's operating RMPs?
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From: [email protected]
Reply-to: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 13:10:30 -0500 (EST)
Summary: No Subject
Thanks for your email message. We apologize for any delay in our reply.
We do not have a program at Cummins for re-powers of small trucks/vehicles (less than 8600 GVWR). You would need to talk to one of our authorized service providers in your area for engine details, application and pricing. We do have a couple smaller diesel engines that could be used in smaller than 8600 GVWR vehicles, which are the Cummins B3.3 and B3.9 4-cylinder diesels.
You should be able to put an SAE #2 (17.63"ID) or SAE #3 (16.13" ID) flywheel housing on the 4B series engine. There are Cummins flywheel housings that will mate up with GM 4-speeds and automatics, Ford 4-speeds and automatics, as well as Dodge A518 and A727 automatics and some Dodge manual transmissions.
The B3.3 is the first in a new generation of small Cummins diesels. Designed with the same toughness, reliability and durability you've come to expect from Cummins. Now, we can meet all your power needs, from 60 horsepower to 2000 horsepower. For pricing information, please contact the nearest authorized Cummins dealer or distributor.
BIG POWER. SMALL PACKAGE.
The Cummins B3.3 easily handles jobs that used to require a 4-liter engine with up to 85 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque! And its in-line 4-cylinder package is lighter and less expensive than competitive diesels. Compact dimensions (28 in x 22 in x 31 in)* mean the B3.3 fits easily into your small equipment.
Naturally Aspirated Turbocharged
Displacement 3.3 liters (199 cu. in.) 3.3 liters (199 cu. in.)
No. cylinders 4 4
Bore and Stroke 3.74 in. x 4.53 in. 3.74 in. x 4.53 in.
Compression Ratio 18:1 17:1
Dry Weight 520 lbs 553 lbs
Length 28.1 in 28.1 in
Width 19.5 in 21.9 in
Height 27.6 in 31.4 in
Horsepower up to 65 hp up to 85 hp
RPM 60 @ 2200 80 @ 2200
65 @ 2600 85 @ 2600
Torque 158 lb-ft @ 1600 215 lb-ft @ 1600
Fuel consumption .351 lb/hp-hr @ 1400 rpm .341 lb/hp-hr @ 1400 rpm
Coolant Capacity 4.5 liters (4.8 U.S. qt.) 4.5 liters (4.8 U.S. qt.)
Oil System Capacity 7.5 liters (7.9 U.S. qt.) 8.0 liters (8.5 U.S. qt.)
Some customers and independent shops have also used the Cummins 4-cylinder 4B3.9 or 4BT3.9 engine for re-powers, which has less hp and torque than the 6-cylinder version. The Cummins 4BT3.9 is rated 130 hp with peak torque of 327 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm. The 4BT3.9 engine is rated at 2500 rpm with peak torque at 1700 rpm and weighs 570 pounds (dry). The 4BT3.9 engine dimensions are:
Total height: 35.6 inches
Total length: 30.1 inches
Total width: 22.9 inches
Also keep in mind that the Cummins engine operates in a slower rpm range than most gasoline engines, which will probably require a rear axle ratio change to make the truck more drive-able, depending on the application and intended use of the vehicle.
Cummins B5.9 engines are certified by the EPA as 'heavy duty' diesels (8600 GVWR and above), therefore, we could not recommend our engines be installed in a vehicle less than 8600 GVWR, since they would not be EPA-approved for on-highway use. We believe this also applies to the B3.9 engine as well.
Cummins has built the standard 6B5.9 engine series in various horsepower and torque ratings for many different customers for many years. The standard mechanical, 12 valve B5.9 automotive engines from Cummins are:
160 hp with 400 lb-ft torque
190 hp with 475 " "
210 hp with 520 " "
230 hp with 605 " "
There are also many other ratings that range from 100 to 300 horsepower for off-highway applications, such as construction, genset, industrial, marine, mining, etc.
If you buy an engine from one of our authorized dealers or distributors, the engine warranty is valid from Cummins. You need to discuss with them when the warranty period will start, because it usually starts on trucks when the vehicle is ready for the customer to use. If a date is not established, then the date of purchase would start the warranty clock.
We are aware of a dealer that specializes in high performance engines and products and may be able to supply you with an engine or information to meet your special needs, that sells some repower kits for GM/Chevy/Ford repowers:
PRF Fleet Supply
808 BLUE MOUND RD
FORT WORTH TX 76131-1023
General Information: Glenn Hudson / [email protected]
Sales: Michael SeChrist / [email protected]
Thank you for your interest in Cummins power or products. Please let us know if you need assistance in locating the nearest Cummins-authorized distributor or dealer. Please feel free to use our International Dealer Locator: (http://www.cummins.com/partserv/intro.html
) found on the Customer Assistance page of the Cummins website (www.cummins.com
I Work to Wheel, because I wheel, I work.