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i want to swap out my 360 . i have no clue how much theese motors cost .the local bone yard told me $3500 plus a $500 core :(
 

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buy a early 90's dodge 2 wheel drive diesel. A freind of mine just bought a 91 and he got it for $2000, with a 158,000 miles. This would make your swap very easy.
 

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Do you have a 3/4 or 1-ton to put it in? That Cummins will twist a 1/2 ton frame in circles :eyes:

Look for the older 12 valve cummins, they are much easier to work on/modify (compared to the new ones) and will make more power. Of course, you have to give up an arm, leg, and your first born to buy it....

-SM
 

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73 power wagon ...3/4 camper special 60 rear 44 front
i heard that it only requiers one wire to run with a manual trans?
 

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I can't tell you how many times I've heard that the 1/2 ton frame would twist with a Cummins. It's absolutely false. First the 1/2 ton and one ton frames from the firewall, foward is virtually the same. The difference is past the firewall which the "C" channel becomes deeper and thats because the one tonners are designed to carry more weight in the bed.

Don't expect to buy a used Cummins for cheap. These things are highly prized and even Chebby and Furd fans are trying to swap them into ther junk. As mentioned, your best bet to get a cummins for cheap, is to buy a truck with one in it. Fortunately they were also used in many medium duty, class 5 trucks, RVs and buses.

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The Cummins/Ram guys look at these trucks in 3 groups; 1 Generation 1989-93, 2 Generation 1994-2002, 3 Generation 2003 and up. This engines are further dived by # of valves 1989-1998.5 = 12 valves, 1998.5 up = 24 valves. A rebuildable 12 valve out of a 1 Gen = $1000, running =$1800 or more and they go up from there. If you want more info go here:

http://www.turbodieselregister.com/forums/

almost 20,000 members and they know Dodge and Cummins, they even have a engine swap forum, where all kinds of vehicles get the Mighty Cummins!

PS According to the 89 FSM the only difference between the 3/4 ton frame and the RC frame is the 3/4 ton frame flange is 0.050" wider and the frame material is 0.054" thicker, so the RC should hold the Cummins just fine.
 

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saw an ad recently for a late 80's B-Series Cummins with an Allison trans for $3500 if I rememer right. Out of a meduim duty truck or such I'd guess.
 

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Paychk said:
The Cummins/Ram guys look at these trucks in 3 groups; 1 Generation 1989-93, 2 Generation 1994-2002, 3 Generation 2003 and up. This engines are further dived by # of valves 1989-1998.5 = 12 valves, 1998.5 up = 24 valves. A rebuildable 12 valve out of a 1 Gen = $1000, running =$1800 or more and they go up from there. If you want more info go here:

http://www.turbodieselregister.com/forums/

almost 20,000 members and they know Dodge and Cummins, they even have a engine swap forum, where all kinds of vehicles get the Mighty Cummins!

PS According to the 89 FSM the only difference between the 3/4 ton frame and the RC frame is the 3/4 ton frame flange is 0.050" wider and the frame material is 0.054" thicker, so the RC should hold the Cummins just fine.
Actually the generations run 89-93 for 1st gen motors. 93 to 98.5 for 2nd gen Both so far are 12V engines and differ by pump type the use of intercooler on 2nd gen engines, turbo and injector types. 98.5 to current are third gen motors. These are the 24V motors and use an electronic fuel pump. There is also the H.O. version which uses a high pressure common rail injection system and computer controlled injectors. The current Cummins 600 is such an engine.

The most valued engines are the 2nd gen motors. Because they are cheaper than 24V engines, do not have computer controlled fuel management and can still be turned up to obscene 600+ hp / 1500lb-ft+ power levels.

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I just saw a 1 ton 4x4 at www.autotrader.com auto truck with plow with 160k miles for $2000 in northern ohio.

I bought my 1 ton 4x4 for $1000 with 176K on it.

Deals on these trucks are out there you just have to look.
 
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