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Old 02-13-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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Detroit Diesel in Pickup?

Hi all- I was reffered to this site by a friend of mine; I am currently a freshman in college. Anyways, I have been interested in older trucks for quite some time (mainly any diesel powered commercial trucks from 1940s up to 1970s.) I was just curious if anyone here has ever put a Detroit in a Pickup before? I know of a couple people that put a 353T in a F250 Ford, a 453 in a Ford Bronco just to name a few. I'd love some more insight on putting one in a pickup. I was tossed between a 3208 NA Caterpillar, which is overkill for the 73 Ford 350 I was planning on putting it in, or a 353 Aluminum in something like a K20. I really think something like a 6v53 would be overkill, and a 6v71 would need some major modifications to fit under the hood of any pickup truck that I can think of. BTW- the 353 aluminum block has the back of the blower cast off, so it can be turboed, another reason for putting it in a pickup. Any insight to tranny, xfer, rear specs and anything else you can think of is appreciated.

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how about this:
http://www.diesel-central.com/photog...26Cat4%5FID%3D
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Welcome. As you can see, we don't know from overkill.
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Check this thread out http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161287 . I'm looking into it now.

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If you're referring to the actual 12.7 litre on up detroit diesel engines like whats in the OTR big rigs,,,GOOD LUCK those engines stand nearly 5 feet tall from bottom of oil pan to valve cover

They are some big mo'fo's, but the power to weight ratio would be KILLER !!!
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I am curious how much weight a D60 front axle could handle. I know offhand that the Cummins 6BT weighs around 1100 lbs, and the Cat C7 (new 3126) weighs ~1300. How much do these Detroits weigh?
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I am curious how much weight a D60 front axle could handle. I know offhand that the Cummins 6BT weighs around 1100 lbs, and the Cat C7 (new 3126) weighs ~1300. How much do these Detroits weigh?
i am unsure of the smaller ones, the one i was talking about, and was joking about is the series 60 detroit, it weights 2640lbs (1199kg)

http://detroitdiesel.com/Public/specs/3sa353.pdf
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Go find a old Ag Chem Terragator and rob the 3208 out of it, while your at it snag a Eaton Fuller 13speed
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Here are some specs on Detroits http://adieselengine.com/new_page_1.htm. The 6V53 I'm looking at using weighs in at around 1500LBS.
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for what it's worth, the 6.2 diesel engine that chevy put in their trucks is a detroit. probably not what you're looking for, but i've seen dyno records show about 200 horsepower and upwards of 500 lbs of torque at the flywheel. rather respectable, if you ask me.
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