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Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Rhinodart] #2638574
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Thanks for all the info, guys. I suppose I ought to use the Cummins. I just have to figure out how to squeeze it in there. Rhino, everything I'v e read says you can't fitthe intercooler if you don't dog house the firewall. I would be interested in any pics or links that show a better way.

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I would be interested in any pics or links that show a better way.

Did you look at the links I posted? Don't know that it's 'better'. but on the twin cummins truck, they put the cooling in the bed. shruggy


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Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Satilite73] #2638668
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Thanks but that cooling system in the bed would not work for what I am doing. I'll have a big camper in the bed. Their radiators look pretty small. I don't think they would be adequate for the heavy load I'm hauling and pulling. That's probably good enough to get them in and out of the shows.

Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Hemi_Joel] #2638677
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Hmmmmm.........How about putting an intercooler in the fender like the import crowd does? A little ducting and maybe a fan... shruggy

(just throwing stuff out to see if anything sticks. I have zero experience with this sort of thing)

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Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Satilite73] #2639050
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The Sweptlines were built with slant 6s in them, there is a bit of room front to back. Then there is a lot of radiator support not used with the 26" wide radiators and space taken up by batteries that the Cummings doesn't occupy. There should be plenty of space under that hood to get enough air flow to cool an intercooler. I've seen things a lot bigger then that Cummings in a lot smaller space that that Sweptline has under the hood without cooling issues. Sometimes a person needs to do a bit of planning. Gene

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How is the 98 chassis? I'd be looking into putting the Sweptline cab etc on the later chassis. Power steering and disc brakes already installed.


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Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Twostick] #2641746
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on my truck i ditched the fan clutch for an after market fan and didnt have room for an intercooler-----but i dont do much towing with my truck---the 89 to mid 91 trucks werent intercooled either

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Originally Posted by Twostick
How is the 98 chassis? I'd be looking into putting the Sweptline cab etc on the later chassis. Power steering and disc brakes already installed.


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That's something to look into. I'm not sure how it would fit.

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Originally Posted by savoy64
on my truck i ditched the fan clutch for an after market fan and didnt have room for an intercooler-----but i dont do much towing with my truck---the 89 to mid 91 trucks werent intercooled either


Nice to see your swepty/Cummins!
It will need an intercooler, going up mountains at 20,000+ pounds.

Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Hemi_Joel] #2643803
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Is the frame on a 1968 truck capable of handing a 20,000 pound load? It seems like those 1960's trucks had a maximum tow rating of 7,000 or 8,000 pounds from the factory. I know very little about the 1971 and older trucks, so maybe this concern isn't an issue.

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If I use the 68 frame, it would be seriously beefed up.

Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Hemi_Joel] #2643873
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We put a 70 short box sweppy on a 78 short box frame, it fit like it was made for it. I think we trimmed off the top of the frame above the rear axle on the 78 frame, and had to relocate the front 2 box mounts and the radiator support brackets.
That tells me the Sweepy sheet metal should fit pretty well on up to the 93 frame. I don't know how the 98 frame compares to the 73-93 frame. Gene

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That is a really nice and clean insallation. I like the hydraboost as well. Really nicely done.


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Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Hemi_Joel] #2650297
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Originally Posted by Hemi_Joel
The 98 3500 is already trashed. The bed is missing, the cab is rusty, the tires are bald, the brakes are shot, the front axle doesn't engage, and the front end is worn out. Too much $ to fix it compared to the value of the cummins, the trans and the dana 80. The powerstroke van is actually in very good shape for it's age, but no one wants to pay much for a 22 year old cube van.

So the 97 powerstroke isn't much of a motor you think? Or is it brand loyalty that's the issue? THe cummins has very little electronics, so that's a plus. I like stuff I can fix and maintain my self, and i'm no computer/electronics wizzard.


Can you plop the old Dodge body on the 98 Dodge frame ??

I see twostick beat me to that question.

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Well, I sold the Powerstroke van yesterday, a guy made me a pretty nice offer. So the old Dodge crew cab is safe for now.

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Re: Putting a Powerstroke in a Dodge truck? [Re: Hemi_Joel] #2660965
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I have a friend who started his Dodge truck ownership with a 1995 3500 two wheel drive dully five speed 12 valve Cummins, he was a over the road big rig truck driver before getting hurt in a on the road truck accident and had owned a bunch of Chevy trucks
He ended up hopping that truck up so he could haul a 48 Ft goose neck race trailer, he change the pump, injectors, torbo and finally put in a U.S. Gear two speed auxiliary tranny so he could back the rig up in a lower gear than the five speed had in reverse shruggy
He had used a 12.5 ft. cab over camper with a 24 Ft. enclosed race trailer to go racing but his wife told him if he had a better rig she would go to the long races more with him so he stepped way up to the new custom built big 48 Ft. trailer with the living quarters.
He picked it up in Denver, CO and told me when he got home to SO CA that he hadn't towed it over five miles before he hated that trailer work He raced with it a little over a year before giving it away for take over payments shock
His wife went to the races with him twice in that year, he raced a lot back then.
They are divorced now .
I use to see a lot of talk on the CTD web site about the 12 valves making more power than the EFI motors did work scope

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