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Old 09-12-2010, 07:02 PM
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Race truck project

So I've kinda started thinking about a race truck project. It's going to be a 1967 f250 4x4. I want to swap ether a 6.0 or 6.4 haven't decided yet. the 6.0 is what I know and I know I would have a set of compounds and very large injectors... But what about a 6.4 swap? What do you guys think stick with the 6.0 or go 6.4? I'm looking for a wrecked truck for a donor but I haven decided what one so it's kinds hard.... Discucss
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:11 PM
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The 6.4 would scream in a '67. Especially if you made it in to a lightweight 4x2. I personally think the 6.0 would be an easier swap and provide plenty of power for a race truck. All that being said, I love the '58 through early '70 body styles. And FWIW, here's a 62 with a powerstroke...
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:14 PM
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i think that would be bada$$ haha well i say go with wat you know best and maybe easier to find
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:22 PM
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That is what I'm thinking. I know the 6.0 and know how to make the power with one and it's been done befor. But how many 6.4 swaps do you see out there? I don't know this is where I'm at. It might come down to what truck I find.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:32 PM
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It would be ALOT cheaper to build and make consistant power out of a 6.0 than a 6.4. Plus the 6.4 has more wiring and sensors so..... I did a bit of searching and found a few dealers with vt365's laying around. So finding the engine and wiring it as needed should be decently easy.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:36 PM
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So what do you think find a wrecked truck or just get a crate engine?
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:44 PM
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It depends on if the crate engine comes with the ECM/FICM, etc. You might have all the parts from a wrecked truck, but in what shape? Where as a crate engine should be tested and basically new. Also avoid the international ecm/ficm as they are de-rated compared to the powerstroke units. Also, if you want diesel, but dare to be different, you could drop in the smaller and lighter VT275, which is the v6 version of the VT365.
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We'll I'm looking for 800+hp so 8 vs 6 would be a no brainer. The reason I like the truck Idea is there would be everything there and also u could use the front axle if it was a 4x4. Cuz my Dana 44 wouldn't take it. I would only get one that didn't have damage to the engine.
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I personally think the 6.0 would be an easier swap and provide plenty of power for a race truck.
And the 6.4 engine is built very big so fitting the 6.4 eng would be harder compared to a 6.0
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Well there is alot of room under the hood of the truck so i don't think that's a problem.

Any more opinions?
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