Originally Posted by Egmonster
Nothing wrong with planning for the future. My plan is to get a used engine somewhere and then spend my evenings building it up. I think that would be cool.
If you have the tools and ability, that's the way to go
It would likely be cheaper and in the long run, more productive as you'll know every nut and bolt, evey performance part and every clearance in that motor and you'll know it was put together well (if done correctly).
Otherwise, I'd save my cash and take it to a trusted (performance) diesel engine builder and have it done the way you want
As for the cummins swap? There's those that apparently swear by it from what I read, and others that have made the switch from Dodge to Ford for a reason. I guess it's all about what you believe and what you want.
Either way, I like the way you think. Planning is everything.