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Hello all, I'm very new here. Learned about running wmo in a mag about a year ago. Started doing some research and finally am here.

I purchased an electric motor on ebay that will spin 10k rpms today with a dial to adjust the speed as it sounds like 10k might be a bit excessive.

My question is has anyone built a CF without buying a bowl for simple CF? $500 seems a bit expensive for a piece of machined aluminum, and now I see that it comes as a two piece unit for $650.

I'm sure it would pay off quickly but was just wondering if anyone had built a CF without buying the bowl.

Also, I read someone running a 7.3 on wmo said they wouldn't ever do this in a 6.0, why?

I've got an 03 6.0, replaced all the injectors, thanks to ulsd, and then started using additives.

I'll add some pics of the truck tomorrow morning and dress up my account more as well.

Thanks for the help!

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im sure somebody else will chime in... but i think the reason people dont do it in 6.0s isnt because you CANT but more of they dont want to gernade a 40 grand truck....i also heard that the newer trucks have more electronics and emmisions crap to go wrong so when its getting different fuel with different viscosity,flash point, and btu's it might trip the computers out. i bought a 97 for 8 grand and a centrifuge for 1 grand...im running 70%blend of wmo now....and i do lots of driving so at this rate ill break even by christmas, if not sooner. if you do run it in the 6.0 post it and let everybody how it did....
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i dont have a full understanding of the 6.0 yet, but it seems the injectors are more sensitive than in the 7.3. given the difference, rightly so. i have also been told its the fuel pump getting tired and not providing proper pressure to the injectors. either way i assume the injector tolerances are tighter.

as for the bowl, check out wvodesigns. the bowls are made differently, cast i think, so i dont know if they are safe to spin that fast?? i wouldn't exceed 5k or 6k rpms. either way they are cheaper $250iirc. i dont know how well they clean compared to simplecf.

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[QUOTE=zappattack1800;2095917] dont want to gernade a 40 grand truck....QUOTE]

Well according to local Ford shop, which my old man was the head diesel mechanic at for 12 years, my truck was only worth 9k when diesel was at it peak a year or two ago. Needless to say, I kept the truck and told them to get real.

Also I replaced the fuel pump last summer, maybe I need one that'll pump more juice.

Also a bonus, no more cat on the truck and some computer work done to the motor.

I didn't want to be the one to pioneer this, but what the heck.

I've also got an idea for the bowl. Will post some pics once it starts coming together. Just bought a new house so please be patient.
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dont want to gernade a 40 grand truck....QUOTE]

Well according to local Ford shop, which my old man was the head diesel mechanic at for 12 years, my truck was only worth 9k when diesel was at it peak a year or two ago. Needless to say, I kept the truck and told them to get real.

Also I replaced the fuel pump last summer, maybe I need one that'll pump more juice.

Also a bonus, no more cat on the truck and some computer work done to the motor.

I didn't want to be the one to pioneer this, but what the heck.

I've also got an idea for the bowl. Will post some pics once it starts coming together. Just bought a new house so please be patient.

Be sure to get the bowl balanced when you are done, or take the money you save by not doing it and buy a FLACK JACKET!

3450 RPM of gernading aluminum would be scary. Bite the bullet on the rotor from whom ever you like. Go slow and do it as funds permit. Easier to do it correct the first time.....

Clay would be the one to ask about the 6-oh conversion. He had one for a long time running VO.

Seems to me you are doing things right so far. Get the sources lined up, build the CF, then convert. Next start counting the dough you are saving. Its easier to justify the mods to the little misses at home when you are saving some real CASH! (this has worked for me on a limited basis, see signature)

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My bad Clay

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He had one for a long time running VO.
Well I just realized you said Clay ran VO, whoops

Electric motor came last night.

Think I need a longer shaft on the motor though, seems too short for a bowl and an inclosure of some type.

Also picked up three 35 gallon plastic drums, now I just need a 300 gallon container!
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