1971 Dodge Custom 100 Pick Up 4BT Cummins Turbo Diesel
From the first time I stepped foot into one of these old Dodge trucks I was sold, and haven't desired to own anything else. I found this truck a few years back "grazing" in a back yard. Someone had put in a junkyard sourced 318 and couldn't get it running. To make a long story short, I did get it running, later swapped in a built 360, and then couldn't keep gas in the tank, so the truck sat. I got this idea from a friend, I had intentions of putting in a 5.9 Cummins, but without doing some cutting I just really did not want to do, I decided that was not an option. I sourced the 4BT from a fellow about 150 miles south of me. My transmission, drive shaft, adapter plate, stater, and engine alternator, belt tensioner, A/C compressor, vacuum pump, were sourced from a wrecked 93 Ram 250, that had the 5.9 Cummins. I had to do some custom fabricating on motor mounts (both sides), I had to move the cross member back 2" to get everything where I wanted it. This truck originally being a V8 with an Automatic it has 3.23 geared 8-3/4 rear end, coupled to the engine I am now running the Getrag 360. Future plans are for a higher gear ratio for the rear end, something along the lines of 2.94, with the gearing, size tires, and gearing of the transmission, though not a granny geared transmission I take off in 2nd gear, and shift into over drive around 45 MPH. It's not a drag truck, I have left all fuel settings on the engine stock. I wanted milage, and milage I got. Even as the truck sits I get 28 mpg average every day driving, back and fourth to work, errands, etc. I drive this truck every day, I completed this conversion just over a year ago, and to date the only repair I've had to make was to the starter. That kinda sums it up, here you have it, a 1971 Dodge Pick up, w/ cold A/C, power brakes, and gets 28 mpg on a diesel re power. Hope you enjoy!!!!
4 BT Cummins Powered 1998 Ford Explorer
This 1998 Ford Explorer belongs to a fellow co-worker, he liked my 4BT
Powered 71 Dodge, and thought he would like to do a similar conversion to
his. We took some measurements, and began sourcing parts. We started this
project around Christmas 2009, it was completed early January 2010.
Barry has driven his 4BT powered explorer now for 3 years, and has logged
over 100K miles since the conversion, averaging 30+ miles per gallon on
We custom fabricated our motor mounts, the A/C bracket, all transmission
lines, as well as the power steering lines. The Adapter plate, flywheel,
starter, and transmission were pulled from a wrecked Ram 250 pick up, we
also sourced the vacuum pump, and power steering pump.
We custom fabricated a turbo spacer to
lower the turbo charger to assist in
hooking up the exaust. We also custom fabricated the turbo charger lines to the intake, and the oil
drain back line.
All and all a successful home conversion, why can't we get something like
this from an auto manufacturer. Hope you enjoy the video!!!!!!
56 ford f600 cummins conversion test drive_0001.wmv
Used a 94 f700 as a donor vehicle and put the 5.9 cummins diesel into a 56
ford f600. used a fuller fs 5306 6 sp trans. out of a 95 f750, 3.31 ratio
dana 80 rear end out of a 99 freightliner. The truck is geared to cruise at
1800rpm at 62 mph with the aux. trans in direct.
Cummins 4bt jeep
First trail run after build-up of my jeep with a Cummins 4BT engine. This
was at Moab this year at the Easter Jeep Safari. Not a very good video, but
somebody wanted to see it actually move. First jeep (white) is a stock
wheelbase, whereas mine is stretched to 105"(12" stretch). Second part
shows me killing it trying out different gears on the climb.
4 BT Cummins powered 1971 Dodge Custom 100. Cold Start, and drive.
I finally got around to making a video from within the cab of my 1971 Dodge
Custom 100 pick up with 4BT Cummins turbo Diesel w/ 5 speed Get Rag 360 Transmission.
I called this a cold start because it was about 30 degrees this morning
when I fired up headed for work. I did not plan on driving the truck this
morning to work, so I did not plug in the block heater the night before.
You will see it cranks real quick and easy without the block heater, and
having no intake heaters nor glow plugs. This engine will crank this easy
even in single digit temperatures. This has proven to be a very reliable
combo, I finished this conversion in September of 2009.
These are my favorite years of the Dodge trucks, and with this engine and
transmission combination it has made this truck very affordable for daily
use. This truck averages nearly 30 MPG.
I apologize for the audio, my camera does not properly convey the sounds
from within the cabin of the truck, it distorts the sounds of the engine,
only the turbo charger stands out and
actually sounds like it does in person. These trucks having as much metal
as they have in the cab, and no insulation, or noise deadening material you
can really hear the engine from within the truck, but it is not too loud,
but sounds nothing like the video in person.
I also apologize for the quality of the video, it is a little challenging
to look at what you are filming, hold the camera, turn corners, shift
gears, and pay attention to the road, all at the same time.
I hope you enjoy this nearly 20 min. run on my way into work Friday morning
November 16, 2012.
chevy 3.9L cummins
1984 chevy 1/2 ton with 3.9L cummins turbo diesel engine custom header, he341 turbo from 03 dodge truck, 1999 4L80E trans with
custom converter 1000rpm stall lowered 3". Should get around 28mpg and will
get used for daily driving, built for super cheap (around a couple grand)
CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL 240SX
Alchemy Tuning brings you the world's first turbo-diesel powered 240sx. After 10 years of the
idea floating around, a Cummins 4bt was pulled out of a bread truck and was
swapped into a 1992 Nissan 240sx convertible.
Intercooled for 50psi, 40 city mpg!!!!!!!!!
Build still in progress, full build details still to come
film/ edit: Jean-Luc Vida
cummins 4bt for sale in Murphy, NC $1,900
Video for the following craigslist ad:
Excellent running 4bt cummins engine. Take out of a step van. Comes
complete with all accessories out of the truck including the adapter plate
for a GM TH400 transmission. Will include the TH475 (heavy duty th400) and
everything and anything you want that came with the step van for $2100.
Perfect candidate for transplant into a half-ton pickup or suv for some
killer mileage and power. Also have a 1994 and up dodge cummins adapter
plate if you are going to use a mopar transmission. Engine has 150,000
miles but that is nothing for these million mile motors; I drove the van
quite a bit before I pulled the motor, and everything was in topnotch