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Old 02-15-2012, 08:08 PM
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motor swap

how hard is it to put a 7.3l into gas burner truck?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:15 PM
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idk but your prob be better off usin a 12v 1st gen cummins. its all mechanical the only wiring is for gauges,start and charging pretty much.

however as long as you did your research and got a 100% uncut engine harness and match ecu with your engine....i cant see you having that much trouble getting her going. get your head under the hood of an obs and look at what has to be done, the junction plug for the engine harness is on the driver side fender. get an idea of what youd be getting into with a powerstroke.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:26 PM
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well see heres the thing i got ext cab 96 7.3 been siting for awhile. but i want a crew cab so didnt know if there was alot to it or not
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:27 PM
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oh also might be able to get my hands on a 92 w250 dodge 12v cummings
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:11 PM
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what exactly is wrong with the ex cab? kause you could just go find a crew cab with a psd that needs a motor or a tranny and then swap it all, easy as pie that way
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:57 PM
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A lot depends on what truck you are trying to drop the engine in. Another OBS that originally had a 460, or something else?
If you have an entire donor truck (which it sounds like you do), shouldn't be too hard as long as the drivetrain configuation is the same. Without knowing more, I'd guess at a engine, tranny, and computer swap, as well as some lengthening/shortening oF drivelines to account for EC to CC.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:56 PM
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well see heres the thing i got ext cab 96 7.3 been siting for awhile. but i want a crew cab so didnt know if there was alot to it or not
sooo you have a complete running truck and you want to swamp it into an crew cab? **** than i say go for it! just take the COMPLETE engine and dash harness and swap it all over. then swap fuel tanks,lines....etc
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:41 PM
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its not to bad with a complete doner just keep in mind the fuel tanks are different between short beds and long beds and the gas pickups will not work with the diesel and you will need the complete wiring harness the fuel was the hardest part of mine I had to build my pickups and fuel lines but it wasnt to bad
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:44 AM
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Why not sell running truck and buy a crew cab? That sounds a lot easier than swapping motors.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:10 AM
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i have a regular cab and wish i had extended cab no room!!!!!
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