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Old 02-14-2010, 05:37 PM
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Hello everyone maybe some of you can help me out.

have a 1990 f350 with a 7.3L Non-turbo engine in it with just over 1,000,000 miles on it. It ran when I went in to the Military but has been parked in a building for almost 10 years. Now that I am out I am trying to start a towing company and want to get this one running but I am not sure if it would be worth it to rebuild this engine or put a crate engine in it. The mileage is very high and I don't want to have it nickel and dime me later on so I am leaning towards a new engine anyone know a good place to get a well built one or if you think it would be fine to get this one rebuilt?
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:42 PM
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i think i would replace the motor friend. 1,000,000 miles is going to cost over time and everytime you have to stop and fix it you are losing wages as well as parts and labor You could also get a used 94-98 powerstroke too
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I dont know that is a ton of miles. I would put it in a Museum.

Try international and see if they do crates.
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i wouldn't even mess with a crate or a reman i am smelling a fummins conversion imo that would be the best way to go
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:53 PM
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i think i would replace the motor friend. 1,000,000 miles is going to cost over time and everytime you have to stop and fix it you are losing wages as well as parts and labor You could also get a used 94-98 powerstroke too
That's Kind of what I thought the truck had alot on it when I got it and I put 400,000 on it my self. It was very well maintained, but a million miles... good maintenance can only go so far. I was thinking of put a powerstroke in it but I was not sure of the trouble I was looking at in doing so.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:55 PM
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cummins conversion would be alot cheaper than putting a powerstroke in it as much as i would love to see another stroke on the road the best bet and bang for your money would be a cummins conversion
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:11 PM
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cummins conversion would be alot cheaper than putting a powerstroke in it as much as i would love to see another stroke on the road the best bet and bang for your money would be a cummins conversion
I have an Cummins ISO B series engine out of a Komatsu not sure if that would work or not, I would think there would need to be a ton of modifications to get it to work.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:13 PM
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fordcummins.com - Increase Horsepower with Ford Cummins Diesel conversion kits not as hard as you would think
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:42 AM
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Going the Cummins Conversion route would not be hard and you would be happy with the results I am sure.
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