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post #1 of 22 Old 09-12-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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I want to put a diesel in a 1979 F100 4x4

Hey everyone my uncle has this F100 4x4 Automatic (i think) that is very well stored... blown engine or tranny. I would like to buy it ($800) from him with the intent of dropping a 7.3 or 12 valve Cummins in it. Any suggestions or comments? Has anyone done this conversion? Thanks in advance!

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i did a 7.3 into a 95 F150 so i could help a little, otherwise check out fummins.com

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I havent done it but the PSD would be sweet. Everyone seems to do the Cummins!

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that would be an awesome setup. id imagine the cummins would be easier and cheaper as you can find a 1st gen dodge complete fairly cheep
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i did a 7.3 into a 95 F150 so i could help a little, otherwise check out fummins.com
I have a 95 F150 just waiting for me to give some love to. I would love to make her a PSD. how did the swap go?? pretty simple?
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Yeah ...... I would like to throw in the PSD ..... but like you all said, Cummins is a little more common and more available, atleast around my area. I will post the pic of the truck soon. If i dont buy it maybe u can have dibs on it.

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Be carefull with california and their smog requirements if you plan to drive it on the road. I believe if the vehicle came with a gas motor in it then you have to meet the requirements which might be dificult with a diesel.

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that would be awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
deff. do a 7.3 and mod it all out! there is way more 12 valve conversions than there is 7.3. i say go with the 7.3
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The suspension won't hold it in stock form.

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I am thinking also it is to much weight for the stock suspension. I think the 4bt cummins would be alright though, they mod pretty well too.
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