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Ok guys I need your help my old PLT Leader is looking at putting a diesel engine in his 77 Bronco, he wants to conserve on weight but wants a good amount of power. I suggested a 7.3 swap (did it in a 1979 F-250) I was wondering if anyone has done this with a 7.3 or anyother diesel as a matter of fact. Anyone have suggestions on other small diesels that are a little bit more light weight then a 7.3? Any Info on this kind of swap would be great!!! If anyone has ever done it also any little tips would be nice. He is very interested in doing this and is commited just wants a plan before jumping into a project this big!! THANKS!!!!

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No one has anything WOW I know we aint the first two to do this or thought about it!!

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Give it a little longer, may take a day or two but someone will have done somethin similar You just gotta wait till they login

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i have saw pics of a bronco with a 7.3 all i can say is sweet.
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I would say go with a 4bt cummins in it. Light weight, good torque and power for the wieght plenty of aftermarket parts... i think diesel power or petersons four wheel drive had an article on one that was done up super clean. I think they can make 300-400 horse pretty easy with awesome torque.

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Never even thought about a Cummins but arent we powerstroke guys here?????? LMAO Ill make that suggestion to him.

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I second the 4BT. 2/3 of a 5.9, lightweight, good power, WAY better fuel economy, and plenty of aftermarket support. And you can find them cheaper than a 7.3.

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Never even thought about a Cummins but arent we powerstroke guys here?????? LMAO Ill make that suggestion to him.
If it was a 77 Full size truck...like i have... i would suggest a 7.3... but a 4bt is awesome in jeeps, small broncos... hell even in big broncos... they are awesome engines...

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I brought it up to him about the 4bt he likes the idea IM just not sure its going to have the power to pull the steel body bruzer but Im sure you guys have been at it longer then me so i trust ya, Any one know where i can find the convertion kits for that tho???

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Don't know about the conversion kits, but they put the 4bt in all of the frito lay panel trucks around here, so they will pull around an old bronco. If he keeps is stock, it will be a dog, but hey, most of the mods for a 5.9 cummins will work for the 3.9 cummins (read cheap and readily available). Post up some pics of what he does with it when it done. I'm looking for a project like this.

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