Gas to diesel - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Ford Gassers A Place for Diesel nuts to discuss Ford Gasoline powered vehicles!!!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dsljnky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 631
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dsljnky
Gas to diesel

Ok, as some of you might already know, my '98 F150 was stolen out of my driveway on sunday the 19th along with almost all of my tools and a tool box. It was recovered that evening but up in the woods sitting on creek stone bc the rims and tires were taken off along with the sat radio, HD radio and anything else they could get their hands on. We are in limbo with the insurance company right now bc they arent sure if they are going to total it or not. If they do total it, the check is going towards a diesel, if they decide to fix it and return it i would like to put a diesel in it this summer. Ive posted on here before playing with this idea with mixed thoughts. Here is what i think i would need to do:
Ford 3/4-1 ton axles with springs and whatnot
obviously new fuel tank and lines
wire it for the diesel

Here is where im not sure, i know im gonna catch hell for this but here goes

12v with 5 speed and t case- i figure would have to do a body lift to make it fit
OR
7.3 with 5 or 6 speed and t case. My worry about the 7.3 is it fitting side to side.

I figure one of these two engines because they are easy to find cheap donor vehicles.

I know there are a few guys who have done the conversions on here and would love to hear their thoughts on it. Also other stuff that i would need to do. I know i didnt list it all so adds would be helpful.

I also toyed with the idea of buying an ext cab short bed psd that was rolled and put my body on its frame. I know this would be a TON of work but i dearly love my truck. If i knew how to post pics i would so you guys could see my truck and how clean it was.

Post any thoughts, good or bad and why. Thanks guys!

02 lb7
97 7.3

Last edited by dsljnky; 05-07-2009 at 06:29 PM.
dsljnky is offline  
post #2 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sldghamr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,026
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the problem with going Cummins is that the Ford engine compartment isn't designed to have such a long engine.

if you see a light at the end of the tunnel, it's probably just a photon torpedo
sldghamr is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dsljnky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 631
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dsljnky
Quote:
Originally Posted by sldghamr View Post
the problem with going Cummins is that the Ford engine compartment isn't designed to have such a long engine.
True, but i was planning on fire wall work either way

02 lb7
97 7.3
dsljnky is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jamstoyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,241
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
just sell it and get a superduty. less headache

05 Single Cab Short Bed
*03 Turbo*Stroked Injectors*AFE Stage 2*Small mouth Intake*SCT With Eric's Extreme Race*4.30 Gear*Best ET 13.5@99MPH*
jamstoyz is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dzchey21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah jams is right dude you'll be way better off selling it when its all done and buy something with a diesel in it. It can be done but by the time you get everything its going to be a SD anyway pretty much... and its still a half ton frame no matter what...

single turbo'd 6.4
dzchey21 is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dsljnky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 631
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dsljnky
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamstoyz View Post
just sell it and get a superduty. less headache
i know, it will most likely get totaled anyway then ill buy my SD, but im just thinkin options. Ive had one hell of a time trying to sell it before.

02 lb7
97 7.3
dsljnky is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: America
Posts: 6,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Don't even bother. Its gonna be way cheaper and faster to buy a truck with a diesel in it. If you have attachments to this F150 then as soon as you get a diesel you'll forget all about the F150.
2005F250 is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:46 PM
Premium Member
 
06F250FX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Posts: 380
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It would be even harder for him to sell, because most stolen vehicle recoveries end up with a salvaged title. This would then lower the value of the vehicle. Just fight with the insurance company tooth and nail to get them to total it. That is what I had to do with my 2006 Expedition EB. Mentioned the word lawyer, and they changed there tune pretty quick. My agent also helped too.

06 F-250XLT FX4. AccuFab Elbow, MBRP 4" exhaust w/ no kitty, AMSOIL/Injen Intake, IssPro Gauges in overhead mount, SCT X3 Tuned by Innovative, Edge Insight in dash pod, BYPASS OIL FILTER, ZooDad mod,

06F250FX4 is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dzchey21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i dont know if they have a salvage title unless its considered totalled, and then someone buys it back from insurance and fixes it to drive.

single turbo'd 6.4
dzchey21 is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 05-07-2009, 06:52 PM
Premium Member
 
06F250FX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Posts: 380
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Guess it really all depends on the state.

06 F-250XLT FX4. AccuFab Elbow, MBRP 4" exhaust w/ no kitty, AMSOIL/Injen Intake, IssPro Gauges in overhead mount, SCT X3 Tuned by Innovative, Edge Insight in dash pod, BYPASS OIL FILTER, ZooDad mod,

06F250FX4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome