Not quite the same, but after this guy emailed me about some parts I had for sale (he then emailed me the CL add for his truck) I'm also interested in the "other" 4bt motors...
I had been thinking of doing a 4bt (or maybe my spare 6bt) in my '74 supercab, but being a desert toy I wasn't positive I wanted diesel. I want a bit more HP and higher revving than the 4bt has, and the 6bt is quite a bit heavy for what I want to do.
Anyways - this add got me interested in different motors...
Hi craigslist friends. I'm parting ways with my 1978 Ford F350 Supercab pickup. I swapped in a REBUILT 4BD1T mechanical 3.9L turbodiesel motor from an Isuzu NPR. Vin: (X35SKAJ3387) Clean title.
THIS TRUCK IS 100% COMPLETE GENTLEMEN. ANYBODY CAN START A NEAT PROJECT, BUT COMPLETING IT TAKES ALOT OF TIME AND MONEY. I DID ALL THE WORK FOR YOU. I DAILY DRIVE THIS TRUCK AND CAN DRIVE IT CROSS COUNTRY TODAY.
It has a strong 4 speed T19 manual trans with a REBUILT US GEAR mechanical gear splitter, so, you can drive in direct gears on the street, and use the overdrive for the highway.
ISUZU 4BD1T TURBODIESEL, MINI DURAMAX. ISUZU BUILDS THE DURAMAX TURBODIESEL. MECHANICAL, DIRECT INJECTION MOTOR. MECHANICAL MAIN TRANS. MECHANICAL OVERDRIVE/GEAR SPLITTER. IN A SMOG EXEMPT, CALIFORNIA CHASSIS. AS SIMPLE AS IT GETS!
For those that are interested in a Cummins 4bt swap, LOOK NO FURTHER, this Isuzu 4bd1t is direct injected, the 4bt is not, THIS MOTOR IS FAR SUPERIOR TO THE RUDIMENTARY 4BT, this motor is a mini Duramax, the 4bdt1 is a much better design that vibrates alot less, has a wider powerband, is much more economic, has much stronger aftermarket support, and is good for 650k plus miles.
4BD1T DIRECT INJECTION IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO.
Here are the vehicle specifics:
1978 Ford F350 4X2, Supercab, Camper Special, turbodiesel
Motor is like a mini Duramax.
SMOG EXEMPT. NEVER EVER needs smog check.
Two full sized fuel tanks.
152,520 miles on chassis.
125,000 on Isuzu NPR motor.
Oil changes with half Rotella Synthetic, half Rotella Conventional with zinc, every 3500 miles.
ZERO RUST, CALIFORNIA TRUCK.
Keywords: Cummins, Perkins, Deutz, Detroit, Caterpillar, Powerstroke, TDI, CRD, HPCR, CDI, Navistar, Duramax, NPR, Isuzu, 4BD1T, 4BD2T, diesel, TDI, turbodiesel, biodiesel, greasecar, lovecraft, idi, turbo, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, F100, F150, F250, F350, crew cab, highboy
* These 19.5" Rickson wheels DO NOT come with the truck. Wheels are $1000 extra.