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#16 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 06:55 AM

One thing I wonder is if you have enough room in the engine compartment for that engine? Those are quite long, if I remember correctly.

We're going to find out soon.
These trucks came with a 235 six cylinder and it was a big engine also.
Worst case .. I'll have to notch the firewall for the engine to set back into.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 11:11 AM

I have no doubts from what I've seen of your past projects that this will turn out very nice. There are three older Chevy pickups (early 60's) setting in different farm yards near me and I would love to put a 4 cylinder Perkins in one for a fetch-it truck. If I was younger I think I would do it in a minute.
Good luck with your project! Should make a great combination.
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 01:11 PM

There are three older Chevy pickups (early 60's) setting in different farm yards near me and I would love to put a 4 cylinder Perkins in one for a fetch-it truck. If I was younger I think I would do it in a minute.

I say Go for it.
you will never be younger than you are right now and next year you'll wish you had gone ahead and built that pickup you always wanted.
I'm 65 and I don't plan to stop working on projects like this any time soon.
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 01:27 PM

Great project there JD. I have one of those engine setup to 200 Hp. Don't even know the trailer is back there.
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 03:08 PM

I'm 65 and I don't plan to stop working on projects like this any time soon.


I'm just a young whipper snapper. 62. My back is bad and crawling under vehicles can get pretty uncomfortable unless I load up on pain killers and they make me goofier than normal. You wouldn't believe the vehicles I can see when I'm flying in the spring and fall when the leaves are off of the trees. Makes me sick sometimes seeing what is laying out there rusting away. Good thing It isn't 20 years ago or my property would look like a wrecking yard :smilewink:
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 07:29 PM

That is a great heart to transplant into your toy hauler!

Had a guy say that there is no way that I got 22 MPG from the 6.2 in my 1-ton and he could very well be right.


He may not have believed it, but it's very possible. I would routinely get 20MPG around town with my 6.2 powered 1 ton.
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 07:36 PM

I forgot to mention I did turn the pump up on it, it's really easy to do once you know how.
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