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Old 12-11-2010, 07:26 AM   #1
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Cummins CPL 324 Big Cam 400 specs?

Anyone have a CPL book handy that could share the specs on my Cummins Big Cam I CPL 324 engine. I have pump number and Serial number if needed. Looking for any and all specs that might be of interest to me on this motor. I picked this up as a spare to the small cam NHCT 270 in my 59 KW. Currently the engine has a Rotomaster Turbo on it and I have an HX-50 for it as well. It is missing a starter and I need a power steering pump for it but other then that it looks intact and turns over easily.
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[quote=kblackav8or;1047178]Anyone have a CPL book handy that could share the specs on my Cummins Big Cam I CPL 324
i have info that can help you out ,NTC 400 epa1974 thru 1978, INJECTOR flow3013738,3017461,3018346,3018347,3047966,all end 176bk, CAMSHAFT 3000850,3006777,3020914,3025518,ff,3042568ff,30490 23ff,PISTON 3008472,3010570,3023102ff,3045948ff,30515555ff,TUR BO AR-45428,3029514ff,3025391ff,3523415ff,CYLINDER head 3007716,30411991ff, TIMING bm(-.053) -0.052 fast -0.054 slow nominal -0.053, piston travel -0.2032 cambox 3016887, 3/4key 3021599, 1"key 3012328(ff= field fix) ,happymugs

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I would think being a all mechanical fixed timing engine that it would be a decent candidate for some fine tuning and maybe rebuild as a CPL 625 or something at a later date.
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Build it to CPL 625 and you'll be happy you did!!!! and add a lil juice
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My A model had a CPL 625 BCIII in it. I think with some work this other motor will more then match it someday.
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Anyone have a CPL book handy that could share the specs on my Cummins Big Cam I CPL 324 engine. I have pump number and Serial number if needed. Looking for any and all specs that might be of interest to me on this motor. I picked this up as a spare to the small cam NHCT 270 in my 59 KW. Currently the engine has a Rotomaster Turbo on it and I have an HX-50 for it as well. It is missing a starter and I need a power steering pump for it but other then that it looks intact and turns over easily.
That CPL is a pain in the neck I found some good info on it see below

Lets talk about timing. CPL 324 is a BC-I 400, which is timed at .053. The original piston had a compression ratio of 14.5 to 1. The replacement piston is a 14.0 to 1 compression ratio. This piston is not compatible with .053 timing and will burn holes through it at around 80,000 miles. If you have a 324 CPL you must remove the camshaft and change the timing to .070 for a stock 400. If you would prefer an NTC 500 or 550 h.p. engine give us a call and we'll supply you with the right cam key, injectors, turbo and fuel pressure gauge. With this set up your engine will crank out the horsepower and torque.



One way to determine if your timing is set at .053 is if the engine rattles or fuel knocks when you lay into the throttle. Fast timing hammers holes into pistons and flattens out rod bearings. The CPL 324 is from 1977, 78, and 79, and most of them have had the timing changed. However we still get calls from people that are timed at .053 and that timing will put holes in your pistons. Timing is everything!!!

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It currently sits on a cart missing it's starter so no way to know what I have. Might be a core for a later build. Supposedly it runs but it has been a long time. I might try and find a starter for it and see if it will fire up this spring. I was told is had an inframe before. Last time it ran might have been as far back as the 90's. I might want to hot rod it a bit so a tear down would be in order. Might do the VT903 valvespring trick. With those and some other trickery you end up with a 2800+ rpm engine from what I understand.
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That CPL is a pain in the neck I found some good info on it see below

Lets talk about timing. CPL 324 is a BC-I 400, which is timed at .053. The original piston had a compression ratio of 14.5 to 1. The replacement piston is a 14.0 to 1 compression ratio. This piston is not compatible with .053 timing and will burn holes through it at around 80,000 miles. If you have a 324 CPL you must remove the camshaft and change the timing to .070 for a stock 400. If you would prefer an NTC 500 or 550 h.p. engine give us a call and we'll supply you with the right cam key, injectors, turbo and fuel pressure gauge. With this set up your engine will crank out the horsepower and torque.



One way to determine if your timing is set at .053 is if the engine rattles or fuel knocks when you lay into the throttle. Fast timing hammers holes into pistons and flattens out rod bearings. The CPL 324 is from 1977, 78, and 79, and most of them have had the timing changed. However we still get calls from people that are timed at .053 and that timing will put holes in your pistons. Timing is everything!!!

Nice copy and paste from the pittsburgh power articles, I own one of these engines and I would trade it for any other big cam that I have been around, you ever wonder why he trashes this cpl number.

I have ran mine hard, and with it turned up, and haven't hurt it.
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UPDATE : It runs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXYhKzbIFv8&hd=1

Since we test started it, I have replaced the cracked exhaust manifold, the ST-50 turbo with an HT-3B, cleaned and painted it. replaced some gaskets and put it in the truck a couple days ago. I have some connections left to complete and coolant lines to install but it is getting there. Hope to have it fired again in a week. Pump is an N14 mechanical pump calibrated for 450hp. We don't know what injectors are in it or what the timing is set at. It won't be pulling any significant loads for a while so we will have time to sort it out without really putting much of a load on it. I am still worried it may put coolant in the oil after it has run for a while so we will see if it holds it's water. If it does I am in business and should have some fun with it.
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So far so good with the motor. Hasn't been run much but it doesn't seem to have any issues other then some minor leaks. Looking at wiring up the Jakes soon and the rest of the guages as I finish up my painting project over the summer.
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