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4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500?


 
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Glenn FitzGerald
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 5:07 am    Post subject: 4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A good friend and I enjoy talking cars, trucks and tractors. We have completely different backgrounds. He is a died in the wool Volkswagen freak, and my background is Wisconsin dairy farming, CASE tractors and Chevies. He tells me a 4 cylinder Cummins diesel like they use in bread delivery and UPS trucks would be slick in my CHEVY 3500. He said the long stroke 110 hp Cummins would keep right up with my 190 hp V8...? Have any of you seen this done? The only reason I have my truck is for trailering. I will be pulling up to 1200K.

Glenn F.

 

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: 4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He may be right. I ran an IH 3/4 ton pickup with a 392 gas V8, good rig, but only 8 mpg. I repowered the pickup with a Detroit diesel 4-53, a 4 cyl 140 hp diesel engine. The pickup now made 20 mpg and had tremendous low rpm torque for pulling gooseneck grain/ cattle trailers over the next hill without shifting. years later I semi retired the pickup and decided I no longer wanted to deal with the noise and oil leaks of a Detroit diesel engine. I replaced the diesel with a ford 427 and later 460 engine running on propane. The big 427 and 460 propane engines had more high rpm hp than the little 212 ci diesel, but not nearly the hill climbing torque, and I am back to less than 10 mpg.

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: 4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glenn, if you are serious about this project, drop me an e-mail and I'll get you the phone number of a fella that has done this. I think he told me they are getting around 25 MPG just driving back and forth to work. oleblu

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: 4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Oops! Make that 12000K.

Glenn F.

 

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: 4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 3.9 4 cyl B would be same but easier on length than the 5.9 6 cyl. Around here we have Fords and Chevys running everywhere with the 5.9 Cummins B salvaged from the earlier and wrecked Dodges. They usually look for the 5 spds so they can swap tranny and all to not have any fit/adapter/clutch issues. I have a friend who is always buying dead gas duallys and good cummins engines, assembling them and selling for a tidy profit.

I just wanna be different... Thought about the 4-53 deal, but I've always wanted to put a DT360A International in my Chevy 4x4. I also think a 3126 Cat would be sweet, but alas, its all electronic, so it would be more than us shadetree'ers might want to tackle.

The most bizarre combo I've seen was a 3208 Caterpillar and Allison automatic shoehorned into a Chevy dually. They had to stretch the front end and raise the hood to get 'er in there.

 

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:05 am    Post subject: Re: 4 Cyl.. Cummins In A Chevy 3500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have done this in bread trucks, use to be a fleet mechanic for a bakery. Good engines. Pretty easy conversion as they made a kit to do it.

 
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