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Old 05-03-2011, 10:14 PM   #76
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Not sure what the weak link would be
The axle shaft, most likely. DAMHIK.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:17 PM   #77
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he likely did mean 800 instead of 8000. If the tires couldn't slip you'd have a mess with said 400 lb.ft engine and 100:1 crawl ratio gearing. Not sure what the weak link would be
"Some Specifications on the Dana 70:

Max gearing is a massive 7.17:1
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Max Torque Rating: 8,000 lb-ft or 8,800 lb-ft for the HD
Nodular Iron Housing"
-http://www.greatlakeoffroad.com/Dana-70-Disc-Brake-Swap.html
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #78
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I still say it will take a lot of fuel to offset the cost if the gasser is still strong.But honestly I do shit like this too and understand. I Usually wait till I blow the old one up though. If there is anthing you want to know about the chassis PM me the vin. I work for a Ford Dealer so I can get you the specs.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #79
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@NDebt: Thanks for the VIN check offer. I've already run it through and didn't find out much - not that I care. It was an unfinished body (whatever the actual term is) when it left Ford so the VIN isn't as helpful as on a regular truck.

On the way home tonight, right around the corner from my house I pass a wrecked F250 with a couple'a good old boys tearing it down. It has the 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel. It's been sitting there for a few days now with the front end totally wrecked. Apparently he hit some of those 'safety' barrels on the highway - you know: filled with sand. Anyway it wrecked the front axle, frame, front clip, etc. The long and short of it all is that he's pulling the engine & transmission to put in a 'new' truck he just bought. He's parting out the rest......

So on a hand shake deal I got dual tanks, all the fuel lines, the filler necks, fuel switching setup - the whole kit! The price was reasonable & I'm happy. If my original (gas) fuel tank is galvanized then I can't use diesel in it. Apparently diesel fuel will dissolve the coating and gum everything up.

The plan is to stop by on Thursday afternoon and strip it all out!

SWEET! Funny how things just work out sometimes!
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:30 PM   #80
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So on a hand shake deal I got dual tanks, all the fuel lines, the filler necks, fuel switching setup - the whole kit! The price was reasonable & I'm happy.
Nice!
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:20 AM   #81
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Just a quick note:
I stumbled upon this thread and am sitting here with my jaw on the desk in amazement of how much knowledge and wilingness to tackle amazing projects. You guys are unbelievable.



Keep it us Joz!
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:32 AM   #82
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Freakin awesome swap! The drivetrain will handle the 6bt no problem. Its set up for a 460 and a crap ton of weight. The cummins makes similar torque, just gets way better fuel economy that the big block.

Check the casting numbers on that 460. It may be the tall deck and you could get a 557 stroker kit for it and drop it into a t-bucket or rat rod. Just a thought.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:47 AM   #83
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Check the casting numbers on that 460. It may be the tall deck and you could get a 557 stroker kit for it and drop it into a t-bucket or rat rod. Just a thought.
Or, if for some reason the Cummins doesn't work out, he could put the stroked 460 back in. Probably wouldn't do much for his fuel economy, though.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #84
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Thats why I opted for dropping it in a rat rod. When your a cool kat then your not worried about fuel economy.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #85
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Thats why I opted for dropping it in a rat rod. When your a cool kat then your not worried about fuel economy.
How about zoomies on the motorhome? That move it toward the rat rod category?
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:48 PM   #86
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Some serious goodness came into my world today! I should have taken more photos of the F250 who surrendered her fuel tanks, fuel lines, filler necks and fuel switch to my greasy hands today, but this is about all I got:




A few hours, more than a few beers later this is the result:




It seems like half the neighborhood showed up to see what was going on. The guy with the F250 got visited by the neighborhood HOA, the city ordinance folks and even the sheriff! Seems like someone wanted him busted for trying to fix a busted truck. No matter. With enough friends (some old and some new) we got the engine/transmission/transfer case out of the wrecked truck and onto the bed of his 'new' truck. Then dropped the chassis onto a solid front axle and rolled/slid the remainder of the wreck into his driveway (had to get it off the public street by noon tomorrow). The original 7.3L PowerStroke (from the wrecked truck) has better than 500,000 miles and that's the good engine! That will go in his 'new' truck. Then engine in the 'new' truck sounds WAY worse than my Cummins when I got it.

Speaking of Cummins..... I got some Cummins goodies today:





Piston, rings, cylinder head bolts and full gasket kit! Whoo hoo! Guess what I'm doing this weekend????
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:55 PM   #87
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Some serious goodness came into my world today! I should have taken more photos of the F250 who surrendered her fuel tanks, fuel lines, filler necks and fuel switch to my greasy hands today, but this is about all I got:




A few hours, more than a few beers later this is the result:




It seems like half the neighborhood showed up to see what was going on. The guy with the F250 got visited by the neighborhood HOA, the city ordinance folks and even the sheriff! Seems like someone wanted him busted for trying to fix a busted truck. No matter. With enough friends (some old and some new) we got the engine/transmission/transfer case out of the wrecked truck and onto the bed of his 'new' truck. Then dropped the chassis onto a solid front axle and rolled/slid the remainder of the wreck into his driveway (had to get it off the public street by noon tomorrow). The original 7.3L PowerStroke (from the wrecked truck) has better than 500,000 miles and that's the good engine! That will go in his 'new' truck. Then engine in the 'new' truck sounds WAY worse than my Cummins when I got it.

Speaking of Cummins..... I got some Cummins goodies today:





Piston, rings, cylinder head bolts and full gasket kit! Whoo hoo! Guess what I'm doing this weekend????
Bah, bureaucracies. Idiots don't have anything actually important to do so they hassle regular honest citizens. Aren't there like, crack houses, and fences painted the wrong color these idiots can focus on?

This weekend will you be.... rebuilding a lawnmower engine?
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #88
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Well, after blowing off working on the engine last Saturday for an EPIC ride, then domestic bliss on Sunday, we went riding yesterday leaving....finally.....today to work on the engine:

New piston ready to go onto the connecting rod:


Cylinder honed and ready:





Cylinder all honed with piston installed:








Hopefully I'll carve out some time to get the rest done this week....
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #89
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:29 PM   #90
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found this today on criags list in my area..

http://southbend.craigslist.org/pts/2349673033.html
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