I'm finally knee deep in disassembly with my KB6 I acquired last year. Overall, frame is solid and so is most of the truck. The fenders have the usual rust out and I will be doing a lot of patch work on them. I'm getting the frame ready to send out for blasting.
I do have some questions about re-powering this old girl. I met some folks at various vintage truck shows that did a great job of fitting a Cummins 6BT with little modifications. It's tight, but it does fit without hacking out the firewall or removing the radiator. What I learned was that the starter must be on the drivers side, which seems to be difficult to locate a bell housing with that configuration.
Another thought would be to install an International T444e. Measurements seem to add up, but was wondering if anyone did this? I would like to keep with the international theme and thought that the T444e may be a better option. Although I would need to deal with the electronics versus going with a Cummins 6BT 12V p-pump.
And if I go with one of these engines, what standard transmissions fit the bill? I would also like to try and reuse the original parking break if possible.
Any thoughts, suggestions and photos of other builds?