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5.9 2nd gen short block

looking for a second gen 5.9 short block i am looking to build up to put in my truck

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I have one. Its tapped for 12mm studs and fire ringed. It is a 53 but it is not cracked. I'm looking for 400 obo. Located in lebanon pa.

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1999 Dodge 24 Valve Cummins
P pump conversion with a 180 pump
Pump doesn't have a fuel plate, 4g springs, & full cut dv's, no afc, ect..
.093 fuel lines
Air Dog 165
custom ground cam
mahle pistons with .050 valve reliefs
balanced rotating assembly
8 x 11 injectors
ported head with 60lbs valve springs and 12mm studs
Pro 52
Polydyn header
stage 5 east coast diesel bullit automatic trans.
triple disk dunrite torque converter
4.10 gears
klienn train horns
Nubers with the twins and without header
603hp 1157tq
12.7 quarter mile (then ht3b blew again)
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not beeing smart just trying to understand, whats it matter if the stud holes are bigger, and whats fire ringed and 53 mean?
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Instead of using the factory head bolts the holes have been drilled and tapped for 12mm head studs which is a common need when you start adding more boost. A fire ring is a groove cut into the deck of the block around every cylinder hole. Then a special wire is laid in there flush. Its adds strength so you don't blow a head gasket. Most people with fire ring or oring the head but you can do both the head and the block for extra security. And the 53 is a casting number on the drivers side front of the block right above the oil pan flange. What this means is that the block was made it tupy brazil. There were a few different casting numbers and the ones from tupy or the "53" were said to have smaller coolant passages on the exhaust side of the block. Some guys had problems with them cracking right under the exhaust mainfold which then it didn't hurt the motor it just leaked coolant. You can stitch a crack back together with a welder. The ones that cracked just cracked. It doesn't matter if its a bone stock truck or a 1,000 hp truck. However not even close to half of the 53's produced cracked. They just have a name like toyota does right now. There's more info in the 24 valve stickies on 53 blocks. They one I have has not cracked and has around 135,000 miles on it. A new block from cummins is over $2,000. A used non 53 is going for about $800-$1000. I'm asking $400 because its a good block but just has a bad reputation.

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1999 Dodge 24 Valve Cummins
P pump conversion with a 180 pump
Pump doesn't have a fuel plate, 4g springs, & full cut dv's, no afc, ect..
.093 fuel lines
Air Dog 165
custom ground cam
mahle pistons with .050 valve reliefs
balanced rotating assembly
8 x 11 injectors
ported head with 60lbs valve springs and 12mm studs
Pro 52
Polydyn header
stage 5 east coast diesel bullit automatic trans.
triple disk dunrite torque converter
4.10 gears
klienn train horns
Nubers with the twins and without header
603hp 1157tq
12.7 quarter mile (then ht3b blew again)
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it sounds like a great deal but im sorry, im looking to build an engine that will last me a good fifteen to twenty years. im not in any rush to get one im just looking and searching for the right deal to come across. thanks for offer and good luck selling it!

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please send pictures of the block [email protected]
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Let me snap some and ill send them this weekend

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1999 Dodge 24 Valve Cummins
P pump conversion with a 180 pump
Pump doesn't have a fuel plate, 4g springs, & full cut dv's, no afc, ect..
.093 fuel lines
Air Dog 165
custom ground cam
mahle pistons with .050 valve reliefs
balanced rotating assembly
8 x 11 injectors
ported head with 60lbs valve springs and 12mm studs
Pro 52
Polydyn header
stage 5 east coast diesel bullit automatic trans.
triple disk dunrite torque converter
4.10 gears
klienn train horns
Nubers with the twins and without header
603hp 1157tq
12.7 quarter mile (then ht3b blew again)
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I have a 1995 12 valve block I will take $500 for & can ship no problem
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