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Re: Putting a Cummins into a Chevy.

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WayneB

05-30-2011 05:35:16
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I put a 12V Cummins in my 1993 K2500 in 2004. Five speed/4x4. Used a cummins-chevy bellhousing, flywheel, and lower mounted intercooler. Cummins made the truck. My engine was not a Dodge 12V, but one from a International Rollback wrecker. Only turns 2500 RPM. Adjusted the fuel plate forward 10mm (@300HP) I have put 165K on the conversion/280K on truck. Just finished a total rebuild on the front end, new tires, new bearings, ball joints, rotors, pads, tie rod ends, both pitman arm and mount, and torsion bar mount kit. Drives like a new truck. Pulls better than a Dodge Cummins and rides like a Silverado. Performance has outlasted my paint.
Wayne

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WayneB

05-30-2011 05:51:57
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 Re: Chevy-Cummins. in reply to WayneB, 05-30-2011 05:35:16  
Details: Engine must be mount almost touching the firewall. AC pump needs trimed to fit. Every frame cross-rail from engine back has to be moved rearward and drilled/bolted. Rear driveshaft shortened and front lengthened. I run a 18" solid fan flush mounted with short cummins fan mount. Stock radiator. Tach runs thru the alternator. I keep thinking about cutting my radiator support and mounting a Cummins Dodge 2004 intercooler in front of my radiator (have it). I run 4" exhaust. Mileage is same or better than 6.5 16-20 empty, @14 towing. She has pulled more than the average pickup. Had a fellow ride in my truck who owns a 2003 Cummins Dodge. He was amazed at the ride quality and comfort. He had ridden in my GMC Topkick and he likened his ride to my Topkick. I'll do another converson if I every wear this one out. :)
Wayne

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Walter Buller

06-03-2011 17:58:04
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 Re: Chevy-Cummins. in reply to WayneB, 05-30-2011 05:51:57  
Why did you not run a 5" exhaust?



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WayneB

06-11-2011 20:52:50
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 Re: Chevy-Cummins. in reply to Walter Buller, 06-03-2011 17:58:04  
I put the 4" exhaust in my truck when I built my 6.5L up to 300 HP. Yes 300. All I did when I dropped the Cummins in was change the downpipe.
That 6.5 with a Peninsular diesel boat injector pump and turbo would run circles around this 5.9 empty. HaH, Not loaded. And it would not hold up. Made more out of it in parts than I had in it. 6.5 = P.O.S. Parting it financed my conversion.



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WayneB

05-31-2011 10:13:36
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 Re: Chevy-Cummins. in reply to WayneB, 05-30-2011 05:51:57  
Another SMALL detail.
88-98 Chevy/GMC conversion require a minimum 2" cab lift. Had everything installed back in 94 and the hood wouldn't close. Cab lift kit is super ez to install, and improves the truck appearance; IMHO.



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Walter Buller

06-03-2011 18:31:49
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 Re: Chevy-Cummins. in reply to WayneB, 05-31-2011 10:13:36  
Thanks for the tip.



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Walter Buller

05-30-2011 10:18:18
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 Re: Chevy-Cummins. in reply to WayneB, 05-30-2011 05:51:57  
Thanks heaps for the info.



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