Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chester Basin NS
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right you are. I deal with greg poole daily... good people.
OK so the CAT C7 swap is not the best route to take, and I'll just redo the cummins. Probably pull it out in late Jan or early Feb and start the process. Hopefully I can just hone it and not have to buy new pistons.
While I'm in there I'll do a cam, and it sounds like the hamilton 181 / 210 cam is a pretty good fit and popular for these trucks, so that with pushrods, springs, and tappets, will go in. I'll get the pistons coated, and balance the rotating assembly with the stock rods. Still debating on the stock "cracked" rods vs the 24V rods so any input is appreciated. Other than that I'll put the ARP head stud kit in and get the head cleaned up and replace the freeze plugs under the valve cover with the pipe plugs. I think that should be a good bottom end to build on. I'm not looking for anything huge in the future, maybe a bigger turbo, and a smarty. Be nice to have a solid motor that could handle the 500HP / 1000 pounds of torque that my clutch is rated for.
So lets hear it, does that sound like a successful build, what am I missing? Looking at pure diesel power at the place to buy parts from any other places I should look to save time and money but keep quality up?
Might want to check out Doghouse Diesel Performance. They can give you advice on the best route to take considering your budget and needs.
2003 3500,Qcab,DRW,6spd,4x4,4.10,K&N FIPK,Hurst shifter,Goodyear Silent Armour tires,Moto Metal wheels,362,000kms,SB DD 3600,B&W GN Hitch,2008.5 steering upgrade,Thuren stabilizer&End Links,GDP Mk2 Cat filter,steering brace, MBRP 5" TBE.