Anyone making a light duty diesel engine?

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I know I am full of questions. I am looking for a Light duty diesel engine for a pick up project I am working on. A Cummings, power stroke or duramax. Either full resin or even a conversion. even article on conversion.

Tim

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No one has a resin version ready yet, but there are some in development. You can bet once they are available this place will be buzzing!

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It's hard to imagine we still don't have anything in this area... Albeit I poses none of the skills or time necessary to do one myself, with all the other outstanding stuff out there and the popularity of light duty diesel over the past 10 or so years you'd think we would see examples of everything!

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Hang in there Kyle, I think Al at Ma's Resin is going to have a Cummins Diesel ready soon.

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Man when that thing is ready we're gonna see Cummins powered everything!

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Working on a 6.9/7.3/Powerstroke....

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I want one of the new duramax's when they hit the market!...I got a dually project that is calling for it! :lol:

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Working on a 6.9/7.3/Powerstroke....

Nice! Anyone make an ISM?

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Thank's guy's for letting us know whats going go.

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I have a 5.9l 1st gen cummins turbo diesel that I'm resin casting now. Also have a 7.3 powerstroke on the bench being built up.

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Is that a super duty conversion? very cool.

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Yes, converting the 7.3 gas block to diesel. I'm oping to have it done and ready for casting this month

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Seen a resin 6.7 Cummins on ebay the other day.

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I've seen that one too, if its the same one it looks like molded with playdoh. There's also a 3d printed one available on shapeways, but its only block and valve cover with no accesories or anything else

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You think with the popularity of diesel pu's we could get something in kit form.

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Unfortunately it is doubtful they will. It's hard enough to get the manufacturers to put out the kits that so many are begging for that would be repops of kits such as a 67-72 gm truck. They'll only sell what sells the most and makes the best only for them, that's just simple business ...

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I guess nobody would by a late model diesel dually to pull a car trailer to show off a hot rod or race car.

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I sure would, but the large companies don't see the value in it

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Yep we all know the the big companies are always right ha ha. Thankfully we have resin casters.

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I guess nobody would by a late model diesel dually to pull a car trailer to show off a hot rod or race car.

I've been saying it for years- if somebody made a full-detail kit of a '99-up Ford Super Duty (even if it was not a diesel), or an '06-up Ram Power Wagon 2500 (not available as a diesel or dually but still...), I'd be first in line to buy two cases of each. All you other "nobodies" out there can get in line behind me. B)

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I take it you like this body style? I'll have that out hopefully by turn of the year, and the powerstroke is gonna be done sooner. I might release them at same time though

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Converting a 7.3L gas block to diesel??? I'm assuming you mean the Ford 460?

Just as an FYI.....

The 6.9/7.3/Powerstroke/T444E engines were based on the IH gas MV 404/446 v8 engines. They are nowhere even close to the Ford block you have started with. The only thing with using the Ford block, is that it would be a drop in replacement for the kit engine. The block is actually closer to the engine found in the Louisville truck kits. It would need some drastic modifications, but it would be easier than the 460.....

I started mine by measuring a bare block and heads, and started from scratch.....We always seem to have at least 1 lying around in the shop.

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Yeah, I pretty much did it as it would be a drop in upgrade, especially for those that have that kit already. Unfortunately, I don't have a 460 laying around. I just wish I had various blocks I could reference off of at will, that would make things a lot easier. Don't take this as me being sarcastic either, bud.

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New to this forum but am wondering did these light duty deisel engines I am reading about ever get produced and is there any information on where i can get them that yall would recommend?

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I'm resin casting a 12v cummins at the moment

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