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Anyone on here have or had a ford superduty with a cummins swap of any other engine? Did you do it yourself? Did you like it when it was done? Did it make the truck more efficient? I have a 05 f250 with 150,000 on a stock 6.0 and the ford 6.0 problems are starting debating on bullet proofing the 6.0 or a whole different engine! I heard the dt360 is a good engine and can fit in the superduty but the 5.9 cummins sound easier! 

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Was a guy round here did that engine to transferccase was swapped, axles too if I recall, that was cummins conversions...

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There is a company  Diesel Conversion Specialists  they sell kits as complete as you need to swap Cummins engines into Ford superdutys and Chevys..  They have a website with lots of things to look at 

 

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Yeah there are 7 compaines (iirc) making kits.  Find some owners on forums to get info on what worked.

  Frankly from what i have seen locally "bullet proofing" seems to be a joke.  Just buys few miles for alot of money.  Imo

There was a guy in farmshow mag who said he liked the swap but wasnt sure it was worth the work vs just getting another truck.  What about a 471?  Be fun and dif. ;)

http://www.depco.com/engines/detroitdiesel-471rc-engines-item-13507/

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A 6v53 is about the right size to replace the Ford engine.

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The conversion kit I got from the company in Montana was about $1000 for motor mounts, trans mount, and instructions on what to do.  It took us about a week to get it done but worth the time and money.  I have 250K on mine now and still pulling strong.

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1 hour ago, TroyDairy said:

Yeah there are 7 compaines (iirc) making kits.  Find some owners on forums to get info on what worked.

  Frankly from what i have seen locally "bullet proofing" seems to be a joke.  Just buys few miles for alot of money.  Imo

There was a guy in farmshow mag who said he liked the swap but wasnt sure it was worth the work vs just getting another truck.  What about a 471?  Be fun and dif. ;)

http://www.depco.com/engines/detroitdiesel-471rc-engines-item-13507/

Years ago my truck sale buddy here bought a new 76 or 77 Chevy k 3500 4 wd. 350 chevy with 4 speed 4 wd. He took it brand new to Detroit diesel dealer and they swapped in the 4:53 Detroit they used in the medium duty chevy truck line. He used it on a flatbed trailer hauling tractors for resale and his cattle trailer. The engine never did work well he even changed gears front and rear. The Detroit blew up eventually with few miles he then put a 454 into it. I put a set of 427 heads on the 454 right before he sold out and moved to town. From what they say it was a slick outfit with the Detroit just not enough speeds. Seen another older 4 wd chevy with a Detroit and same guy had a 3208 cat in a late 70s chevy 

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30 minutes ago, bigequip said:

The conversion kit I got from the company in Montana was about $1000 for motor mounts, trans mount, and instructions on what to do.  It took us about a week to get it done but worth the time and money.  I have 250K on mine now and still pulling strong.

What year truck bigequip?  12v, man trans?

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1 hour ago, TroyDairy said:

What year truck bigequip?  12v, man trans?

Who made kit?

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My God what kind of exhaust system is that? Or should I say what exhaust system is it missing? 

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I am now beginning to find that a 2-stroke Detroit requires a turbo to make them pleasing to my ears.  My NA Detroit tolerance is now down to the time it takes an Oliver 990 or 1950 to pull a sled once down the track...then I'm done for a month or two.  However, any turbocharged Detroit Diesel is fine for me.  A 6V-53T would be pretty neat, but they are HEAVY.

There is a guy running around this area who put a 5.9 Cummins in an older Ford Excursion.  I understood that he really likes it.  I believe that his engine was a 12-valve.

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