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  1. YoterGoat

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Hey everyone, this project is a '94 Xtra cab Toyota pickup. My plans for it include a 3-53 Detroit Diesel from a Gamma Goat, turbo, solid front axle, a custom outdoor camper bed (kind of like a Patriot camper, but a bed, not a trailer), external rollcage that will double as an air tank, NV4500...
  2. Dodge Ram 1500/2500 For Travel

    Other Engine Swaps
    I have been contemplating buying an 04 or 05 dodge ram 4x4. The hinge in my choice is what frame I will need for my build. I have spent the last few months researching different small displacement diesel engines for one sole purpose... MPG. I will be driving 2000 miles a month for work. There...
  3. looking for 453T

    Detroit, Perkins, Caterpillar
    Hello All I'm working on my project truck, a 1984 Chevy Scottsdale K10. It's the first vehicle I ever bought and I'm trying to bring her back to life. The old engine and transmission are pulled and gone, ready to put some Detroit power in. I've got a lot of good ideas from this site, and am...
  4. Detroit Diesel Tune Up Kit Tools

    General Classifieds
    For sale are most of the common tools that you will need for tuning up and setting the top end of a 53, 71 or 92 series Detroit diesel. Included are two angled wrenches, feeler gauges, wrenches for pushrods and nuts, fuel jumper socket and common 1.460, 1.474 and 1.484 timing gauges. Mix of...
  5. Detroit Diesel 3-53n with eaton fs5005

    General Classifieds
    Good running detroit 3-53n, with governor, oil cooler, exhaust manifold, blower+cover, valve cover, oil pan, no 2 sae flywheel housing. with fresh cut 13" flywheel, brand new 4 puck ceramic clutch. eaton fs5005 transmission with #2 sae bell, have transmission parking brake setup also. asking...
  6. 4-53 or 4-53T Jake Brake Valve Cover Steel

    General Classifieds
    For sale is a tall steel 4-53/ 4-53T valve cover that I made for Jakes on a 4-53 I had. It measures about 6.75in tall which is about .25in more than the cast iron spacer adds. It has been lightly bead blasted; paint it whatever color you would like. Asking $125 plus whatever shipping is. Can...
  7. Arizona Low-Rust M715 project and parts

    Vehicles For Sale
    Yes, this basically is a copy/paste of my ad on M715zone, but I figured I'd post it here too because of the number of people on here and there, and I know there are more 715 fans out there that might want one that aren't a member there. link to my build thread is in my signature, and here in...
  8. Detroit in a Ram 3500?

    Detroit, Perkins, Caterpillar
    I've learned quite a bit on this website and wanted to use the knowledge base. I would like to put a Detroit 4-53N or 4-53T in a ram 3500 being a mopar fan. I know, I know why not the cummins? I really want something different and the two stroke design intrigues me. Since the suspension is...
  9. WTB: Detroit 4-71 core starter; old or newer type

    Want to Buy
    My starter & alternator rebuild shop says he cannot find a replacement "gear" (bendix?) to use on the old 4-71 starter I took him. This is a 24 volt starter that fits on the "passenger" side. Anyone have either the old starter or the newer replacement starter lying around? It doesn't matter...
  10. 3-53 AL in a "Tractor"

    Detroit, Perkins, Caterpillar
    Finally found my deal on wheels! Gama Goat 3-53 in a "tractor" chassis. homemade chassis with no suspension $600 motor only $800 with chassis. im thinking of doing this. ive been in email communication with the seller for about 3 days. trying to get him to record video of it running. also...
  11. wrangler 4L conversion to detroit v8 diesel

    Detroit, Perkins, Caterpillar
    Hi, I am in the U.K. and have had a jeep (1999) for some years, an old friend told me that after WWII it was common to convert engines from petrol to diesel getting greater MPG and Horses he mentioned two engines a detroit v8/v6 diesel (2 stroke), or 3 cyclinder straight. Does anyone know if...
  12. 4-53 Help Needed

    Detroit, Perkins, Caterpillar
    We have built a small toterhome out of a 86 GMC chassis and use it to pull a 48' trailer for our dragsters. Total weight is 27000lbs. Motor is a 79 4-53T. The truck is new to us so I have no history on it nor did we do anything to the motor. We put a boost guage in the tube from the turbo to the...
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