Rat Rods are a breed of their own. For the full story, see Diesel World’s December 2012 issue, Strength, reliability and simplicity—that’s the way pickups used to be made. WKT and their powerful AWD Opel Kadett attended TTT Final Race Day 2.0 and went 321.66 km/h (199.87 mph) in the half-mile. It’s obstacles like electronics or adapting an engine to an existing transmission that usually are the most common things holding a project back.

The major upgrade was the swap to a 1993 12-valve Cummins. For the full story, see Diesel World’s January 2014 or go HERE. LS3 Swap Kit 6.2L 426HP and 420LB-FT Base Price: $ 6,499.99 Select options; LSA Swap Kit Supercharged 6.2L Custom Order Base Price: $ 13,499.99 Select options; LT1 Swap Kit 6.2L 455HP 455LBFT Base Price: $ 8,249.99 Select options; LV3 Swap Kit 4.3L Turnkey Swap Kit Base Price: $ 3,499.99 Select options; Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost 310HP 320LBFT Turnkey Swap Kit These companies offer kits or individual products to help with an engine swap. Vintage pickups are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and Brian Wellman of Crandall, Indiana, is the enthusiastic owner of a very unique, classic Dodge. His grandfather gifted this 1969 Chevy C10 for his 15th birthday. Cummins 6BT and ISB engines start quickly, even in the wintertime! No one likes to make repeated trips to the hardware or parts store to finally have everything needed for a diesel conversion. It came to him with a 600-hp small-block Chevy gasser V-8. A SunCoast 1994 47RH automatic transmission sends power to the transfer case and then splits out to the front and rear Dana 44 axles. Brett’s grandfather had swapped in a three-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine, but the power was underwhelming. That’s one of the most fun parts as it’s usually accompanied with a bit of bench racing and dreams of how the project will perform in the end (be it a boat, hot rod, pickup or bar stool racer). During the week, this is now his daily driver, and it gets between 25-30 mpg. We’ve also gone back through the archives and picked our favourite, top 10 diesel converted rigs from the past few years. Allows user definable shift points, converter lockups and shift quality. Luckily, thanks to the automotive aftermarket there’s help, as conversion parts do exist. It works with manual transmissions only. Please contact us with any questions or assistance finding parts for your conversion project. Predator Hummer (H1, H2 and HMMWV Conversions).

Toyota Diesel Conversions. 1.9L kits are available for earlier Jeeps. We have some helpful parts for putting a Cummins in 1978-1999 trucks as well. Vintage pickups are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and Brian Wellman of Crandall, Indiana, is the enthusiastic owner of a very unique, classic Dodge. Hot Rod RV Ram: A 1997 Dodge Ram Cummins For The Modern Age.

Today, this truck is a Duramax diesel powered daily driver that can burn down the strip in the mid to low 9-second slot. The use of aftermarket … When combo’d with their Hot+2 ET Race Xcelerator programmer, all that you’ll need to get that Duramax running  is hook up a couple grounds, find 12V constant power, turn the key on, hit that start signal, and you’re good to go. This controller also has tunable torque input, TPS calibration, engine RPM calibration, Tow/ haul mode and overdrive cancel. If you’d like to get your conversion done with the least amount of parts chasing and headaches please take a look at the Comprehensive Kit. We offer shirts on Spreadshirt and Amazon. The original plan was to make this truck a daily driver and carry a dirt bike and other toys in the back. Breaking Point: How Much Can Your Duramax Handle? Hot Rod RV Ram: A 1997 Dodge Ram Cummins For The Modern Age. The Camaro now gets 25-30 mph around town and turns in 13.0 ETs at around 110 mph on the track. Tons of them! This CNC-machined transfer case indexing plate and cross member allows the user to index or rotate the transfer case downward to correct the driveline angle on large lifted applications. Kit Builder Overview:  We offer preselected kits for our most popular conversions.

Today, this truck is a Duramax diesel powered daily driver that can burn down the strip in the mid to low 9-second slot. It works with the manual transmissions only. PacificP.com. Diesel Toys® designs AND manufactures our own proprietary wiring harnesses and mounting systems for each and every one of our conversions.

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Ford®, Power Stroke®, and Super Duty® are the registered trademarks of Ford Motor Company. For the full story, see Diesel World’s January 2014. These are kits I have come across while researching for articles. We have parts to install these Cummins diesels into 5.4L or 6.8L Gas Ford Super Duty trucks too!

The trouble was, the power came at a cost. For the full story, see Diesel World’s October 2012 or go to DieselWorld.com. Spend your time completing the conversion rather than trying to figure out how to make something work that we’ve already done for you. For the full story, see Diesel World’s January 2014 issue. Three adapters are available; they are perfect for doing Cummins conversion swaps into an older truck. The comprehensive kit additionally includes an A/C compressor adapter that moves the A/C up and away from the frame, a tach sensor and mount, alternator adaptor, belt tensioner bracket and host of other conversion friendly parts. This engine has an aluminum block and weighs only two-thirds of the original cast iron Ford gasser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser.

A 2.1L (128 ci) I4 Renault diesel from a ’89 Jeep Cherokee was swapped into the Ford. Tons of them! JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Cummins 6BT and ISB engines start quickly, even in the wintertime! This harness fits the 2003- 05 5.9L Common Rail engines. The GM IFS truck is capable of much, but it’s better with a Cummins under the hood. PainlessPerformance.com. Hopefully, this will give you a bit of motivation, and help, to get that project rolling in the right direction, the diesel world direction. E stablished in 2004 and featured in almost every major automotive publication, we have earned the reputation of being the premiere diesel conversion company worldwide. Everything is bolt-in with only light modifications required to the truck. Includes Allison TCM, XFC, TPS adapter and complete harness. This was swapped into the Camaro, with a 47RH automatic from a Dodge diesel truck. Painless Performance Products These adapters will allow a Dodge diesel 4WD NV4500 5-speed manual to mount to the durable NP205 transfer case. Manual and Automatic transmission kits include adapter plate and motor mounts. The diesel is backed by a Dodge 727 automatic and 3.07 “road gears” let this truck cruise down the road at the posted highway speeds with ease. One of the challenges that can stall a conversion is an engine mount. With the Duramax backed by a Turbo 400 automatic and Gear Vendors Overdrive, this oil burning Chevelle turns in top track speeds around 150 mph, with ET times in the mid ‘11s.

They’ve built some extremely clean and functional trucks and offer kits of the same quality to help you get the job done on your own.