" I've driven some pretty amazing swapped cars here on Youtube over the years, but when I finally learned I was going to drive my first diesel swapped truck I was nothing but exited. This is a 1960's era Ford F100 with a Dodge Cummins Diesel that literally dropped right in. With only a custom oil pan and a few other modifications the swap was surprisingly simple. "
We started with a 1989 Dodge D350. This truck has a VE 12 Valve Cummins with a 727 automatic transmission.
Fitting the motor and transmission without cutting the truck was no easy task. Once we could see where the motor wanted to sit we could see how easily it fit. We ended up using the Dodge motor mounts and bolting them with some custom spacers to the center cross member.
We wanted to keep the heavy Cummins as low as possible. We decided to trim the stock oil pan and add the pieces we cut to the sides to allow the oil sump to clear the front cross member while maintaing the same oil capacity.
The transmission mount simply mounted to our stock F100 transmission cross member. We made a plate to adapt the two and it bolted on easily.
Once the motor and transmission were bolted in we had to modify the core support and trim the hood latch to make room for the Dodge radiator and transmission cooler.
The truck now has a 47re with overdrive and lockup torque converter. Also has Power disc brakes and a dual master cylinder