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Old 04-09-2009, 12:36 PM
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8.3 Liter Cummins

Ok.. this might seem a little far fetched.. i have seen a lot of 5.9 conversions.. but i didnt know if anyone has ever done an 8.3 liter conversion.. im sure it would be a really tight fit.. and alot of mods would need to be done.. but just curious..
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:42 PM
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Interesting that you brought this up. I did a search for this a long time ago and found that there was 1 guy who did it in an OBS. He had to fully box the frame and add extra crossmembers if i remember right. The engine was putting out monster torque. He had pics, but they were taken down when i tried to look at them. Maybe someone else has done this since i looked. 8.3's are good engines.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:44 PM
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Yeah they are.. i would love to have to money and the skills to install one in my '03.. but it just seems like one of those projects that would never get finished..
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:45 PM
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If you won the powerball it would be the perfect project. I would like to try it with a C7 cat and a 6v53 2 stroke detroit. I have seen the detroit mod done in a 1977 F250. It was on e-bay. It was one clean looking truck. I think if you google that one you can sitll find pics of it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:51 PM
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Yeah.. i've put a lot of thought in the 7.7 CAT as well.. i never thought about the 2 stroke DD.. i've rebuilt 2 8.3's and worked with some series 60 DD's.. but never the 2 strokes.. i did put a DDEC III head on a DDEC II block though.. i would say as far as the 8.3 and the 7.7 go though.. you would run into a lot of the same issues.. since they are so similar..
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yeah i always thought about if i could put all the engines named above in a ford one day ands even maybe a dt466
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Yeah the DT466 is anothe solid engine. The newer ones seem to have some more issues though, kinda like most other new diesels do.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:10 PM
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Yeah there are quite a few engines that would work really well.. i mean yeah the 5.9 is a great engine.. but i just think if your gonna put the time and money into that.. be original and make it knock and rock a lot more.. if i spend all that time and money then i just wouldnt wanna go down in displacement.. regardless of the power you can get out of em..
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yeah i gotta agree alot of ppl have done the 5.9 i only seen one dt466 and one 8.3l in a light duty and they were specifically made for pulling
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:40 PM
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I brought up a while back about putting an 8V92 Detroit in an '84 Chevy Scottsdale!
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