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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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What's the best diesel swap for the dollar in a pre 80 ford crewcab?

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The cheapest, easiest, and most bang for your buck would be a 12 valve Cummins with a NV4500 5 speed manual. No electronics to mess with, all mechanical motor you can tweak yourself, etc.

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Nice but I've been thinking now is it easier to swap the body on a newer diesel frame or swap the motor to the truck?
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You can find a complete running Ford F250 or F350 with a 6.9 or 7.3 IDI for $1,000 or under. Probably be the easiest conversion with a complete truck.

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just swap in a cummins. done and happy.


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