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Old 12-09-2015, 11:34 AM   #41
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Thanks Viva, 5.4 it is then. I always have the option of cummins 6bt down the road in version 2.0.

Messing with sketchup to get some ideas going.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:10 AM   #42
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Well here go.





Out with the old.



Im not saying this is going to happen but I feel better with this sitting at my house instead of the junkyard. I had to rescue it.

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Old 01-03-2016, 08:25 AM   #43
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Well here go.

Im not saying this is going to happen but I feel better with this sitting at my house instead of the junkyard. I had to rescue it.
The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step!

Hope to see the progress over time.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:58 AM   #44
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A learning experience. The intake has to be removed to use a standard hoist to lift it out. The a/c pump is on the very bottom of the engine. You have to lift the engine to get it out. What a pain. I wonder if I should put a new one in there just so I wont have to do this again? I was sold this vehicle with the previous owner saying it had a knock. I tried to turn it over and it was locked. Now I know the real story. It has a hole in the side of the block and half a rod laying on the cross-member.







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Old 01-10-2016, 11:37 AM   #45
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WOW that's one hell of a knock.

What did he do run it without oil for 20k?

You rarely see an engine that well ventilated in racing.

BTW love the slide out box truck plan. Briliant!
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:20 PM   #46
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Ouch.

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Old 01-11-2016, 04:44 AM   #47
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Unless the photos don't show it I don't see as much oil laying about as I'd suspect with that Titanic-sized hole in the block. Wow!
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:43 AM   #48
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I know this is a little late, but I think I read where an engine swap on my '95 E350 requires lifting the body off
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:25 PM   #49
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My theory is that it was knocking and someone ran it until the rod went though the case it it locked up without spewing oil everywhere. I drained a full pan out of it.

Tomsbeast, it will fit back in there but it is close. I couldn't imagine putting a v10 or 7.3 6.0 back in one of these. Maybe a 6bt in about 200,000 more miles.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:34 PM   #50
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Some guys I used to race with, took a rolled E350 Diesel ambulance, and swapped on a 15 passenger body, to use as a race trailer and crew hauling rig. They raced out of it for years. Anyhow, the dad told me it took he and the boys a weekend to swap van bodies. Might have been an exaggeration, but as I look under mine, there doesn't seem to be but one big 'ole electrical plug, the steering column, and 10 or so 5/8" body-to-chassis bolts. Then there's the lift you'd need...
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