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Old 08-26-2011, 10:58 PM
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Power stroke install in non ford truck?

Wasnt sure where to put this so ill start here,feel free to move to appropiate area.
Anyway here it goes how hard is it to install a powerstroke diesel in a non computerized vehicle,do they make an aftermarket wiring harness or am i stuck finding everything out of a complete truck?
Is there a particular year of motor to look for? Most of my experiance has been around the 99-early 2000s with 550 trucks,i was very impressed with them to say the least!
And before you ask its going in my 69 chevy 1t 4x4 flatbed im currently building,yeah i know its a chevy but its been in family for 20 years and everything else on it is being updated/custom built as i go!
Ive allready got a mid 60s unibody f100 spotted for my next daily driver,so go easy on me here guys!
Ive never had any luck with anything from dodge so a cummins is out of the picture,and ive seen enough dura maxes get there boost gauges handed to them by power stroke diesels!
My goal for this truck is to be able to pull a car trailer or possibly a dragboat for long distances without having to beat a gas engine to death every time i try climbing a hill,or having to stop for fuel everytime i see a gas station.
Any ideas?
I have a really spunky 427 i was thinking about putting in there,but id rather get more than 8 mpg traveling across country if i get the sudden urge for a road trip
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:33 PM
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Unless you go with something mechanical like a 12 valve cummins (not a dodge engine) or an IDI 6.9 or 7.3, you are going to have to get a wiring harness and computer out of a truck to go along with the engine.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:38 PM
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Ive had issues with getting parts for a cummins diesel in the past,not to mention that damn killer knock pin.that and theyre so noisy!
I wonder if painless wiring makes a kit for a diesel conversion?
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:45 PM
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The KDP is a pretty easy fix from what i understand. Of course there is always the dreaded 53 blocks. Noisy is good though! If i wanted quiet i'da bought a gasser.

Not sure about aftermarket wiring kits. If you were really good you could buy a PCM cheap and make your own.
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12v cummins would be easier, and better.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:01 AM
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I wired and plumbed and did hvac work for 30 years before hanging it up,ive wired houses/buildings/trucks/old cars/motorcycles and just about everything imaginable.
I can weld,better than most at metal working,but
computers scare the hell out of me !
Id either have to find a complete harness or buy an aftermarket one,no way do i want to deal with all those sensors myself!
Ill sub out that part of the build once i get to it!
heres a couple shots of one of my other projects
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:12 AM
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Heres one of my ford projects ive been playing around with on/off for a few years.
29 ford coupe with 3" chop/filled roof/handmade lower quarters and patch panels,all steel.
this one will get a hot rodded 409 chevy some day
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:17 AM
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12v cummins would be easier, and better.
Easier goes against my hard headed nature!
Besides i want to be differant,ive stuffed enough small block chevys in fords over the years its time to return the favor!
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Heres one of my ford projects ive been playing around with on/off for a few years.
29 ford coupe with 3" chop/filled roof/handmade lower quarters and patch panels,all steel.
this one will get a hot rodded 409 chevy some day
SWEET!

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