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Old 10-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #15
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Pulled my 5er with this `97 CTD, 5 spd, with a #10 plate. It's sitting in my front yard.

I was just thinking of the "cool" factor of having a MH with a Duramax/Allison combo.
I'll probably just throw a 5Star tune on and be done with it.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #16
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I don't see the cost effectiveness of doing so for your coach.
In my link to the fellow that put the Cummins in the Ford Class C, he says he's saving 22 cents a mile with the diesel. He says he drives 15,000 miles a year, that's $3300 savings!
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There are a number of companies that specialize in swapping the B-series (5.9 and 6.7 liter) Cummins into Ford Super Duties. You might check to see if any of them have tried it with the Ford F53.

HERE is what I came up with on a Google search for "Ford Super Duty Cummins conversion".

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #18
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Don't forget the added cost of changing to a diesel generator as well.
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Thx Rusty, Kinda busy right now but will check it out later.
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Don't forget the added cost of changing to a diesel generator as well.
I have plenty of room for an added gasoline tank.
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I have friend that has a 55 Pontiac with the Cummins 5.9. Does it make sense, no. Is it cool, oh yes!
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:15 AM   #22
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After seeing a 12v 5.9 in a 71 Monte Carlo...anything is possible
Actually it fit quite nice too.
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In my link to the fellow that put the Cummins in the Ford Class C, he says he's saving 22 cents a mile with the diesel. He says he drives 15,000 miles a year, that's $3300 savings!

I'll stay with my statements as I feel being accurate:

1) Not cost effective

2) A fun project

Dunner sure sounds like he has the Gear Head background to take on a project like this... But if he is looking for just a bit more pulling power, the Headers/Chip/Gear Vendors would provide this at a much lower buy in cost to swap over to a 5.9...

Sometimes these things take on a life of their own, and they are being done just for the sake of the doing! I sure understand this, and the neat thing about where we live, is at least for now - we can spend our $$ where and how we want to....

And Bob - was not trying to be argumentative with you. The savings seen in the Class C maybe very similar in the Class A. They are different rigs, so who knows...

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I'll stay with my statements as I feel being accurate:

1) Not cost effective

2) A fun project

Dunner sure sounds like he has the Gear Head background to take on a project like this... But if he is looking for just a bit more pulling power, the Headers/Chip/Gear Vendors would provide this at a much lower buy in cost to swap over to a 5.9...

Sometimes these things take on a life of their own, and they are being done just for the sake of the doing! I sure understand this, and the neat thing about where we live, is at least for now - we can spend our $$ where and how we want to....

And Bob - was not trying to be argumentative with you. The savings seen in the Class C maybe very similar in the Class A. They are different rigs, so who knows...

Best to all,
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No problems, but be aware Dunner already has a 5.9 Cummins in his '97 truck. Only big issue for him is, he just had his V10 rebuilt.

As to 'Not cost effective' What part of our 'hobby' of RVing IS cost effective? The challenge of doing the re-power might help him sleep!
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Smitty, you hit the nail on the head. That's me exactly.

A co-worker gave me a 1986 Honda V65(67cu.in./1098cc)motor. In it's hay-day the V65 Magna was the fastest production motorcycle made. The motor ran fine, so I built a mini sand rail for it to go into. To go from the shaft drive to an axle, I shaved/chopped/flipped a VW transaxle. Nobody ever guessed what it was. I would tell the "Lamborghini", "Porsche" "Maserati", etc and nobody questioned it.

And yes, that is a blower sitting on top of it. I guy in Yuma found me and sold it to me. It was actually made to go on the stock Magna and fit under the seat and gas tank.



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Due to the excessive weight of the motor, it didn't turn out to be as fast as I had hoped for.
It would outrun a stock to slightly modified Banshee, though. This was pre-blower.

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No problems, but be aware Dunner already has a 5.9 Cummins in his '97 truck. Only big issue for him is, he just had his V10 rebuilt.

As to 'Not cost effective' What part of our 'hobby' of RVing IS cost effective? The challenge of doing the re-power might help him sleep!

Rebuilt my butt. It's a brand new long block, straight from Ford.

Appreciate all the replies. It was kinda of a "What if" question. If I could get Stacy David to do it, I'd go half with him .

I like to do "one-off" projects, like my `04 Dodge Ram Stepside.

For sleep? Drugs are cheaper.

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I considered a Cummins 4BT swap into my pickup but I don't drive it enough to make the work or cost worthwhile. All the diesel guys I talked to had similar advice, and that was to purchase a complete donor vehicle. Their reasoning was that there are so many little pieces and subsystems that you would go broke (or mad) without one.

Sounds like fun to do, good luck if you go for it.
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My buddie's son put a 6BT in a Bronco. After 2 years, he's still not done. He has a mix of Ford, Chrysler and GM parts and sensors on it.
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