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Hello, my name is Jon and I am new to the site. I have the opportunity to buy a 1996 f250 ex cab short box with a 4 inch lift a 460 and a c6 transmisison. I have wanted the truck since i was 16 and have the opportunity to get it. I love the big block but want a diesel, especially as being a heavy duty truck mechanic. Im debating on a 7.3 powerstroke or a 5.9 cummins. As a ford boy through and through i love the 7.3 and always have. I find it a fantastic engine. As a mechanic I know the inline 6 idea is great too due to the torque ability. I dont care about complicity as for I am very mechanically inclined though fresh out of tech school. Ive been around a wrench most of my life and have been working in a truck shop for over a year with a great outcome (from what i think anyways). I will never buy a dodge chassis so dont try to get me to. Also if you guys could help me with getting around 500 hp and what i would need would be fantastic. Let me know what you guys think for i am open to ideas.
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If your going to do a diesel swap, you'll want to do it as a project not on your daily driver. The truck will be down for a long while while you mix and match parts to get things to work. As for what engine to use, the 5.9L would be an easier candidate since there are more parts available for a swap.

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