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Old 10-17-2011, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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wanting to build a small swamp buggy and I came across a motor that my buddy has I dont know to much about it just saw it once I know its a 4 cyl cummins powered with a I think 4 speed trans mated to it.. Now I apologize for the long write up I am new to the site.. Any how I can pick up this motor for 600 bucks, it looks all complete and was wondering if there is anything I can do to identify this motor or is this a good deal. Also I am looking to see what my be smart before buying this motor I did a little research on the forum I am thinking its the 4bt motor, yet like I said I am new to the cummins scene.. Any replies is greatly appreciated..
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Also if anyone knows where I could get a rebuild kit for the motor incase it needs one,and was wondering how id do a compression check on this motor I really appreciate it...
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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not anyone lol maybe its because its 3:30 .. I work nights so now im forced to stay up .. ill bump for the morning shift ..
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There should be a tag on the front timeing cover/housing that will tell u everything you need to know about the engine.
If it $600 the guy either doesnt know what he has or it needs to be rebuilt. I would atleast drop the pan and see what everything looks like
go to the closest cummins dealer to ur house or call them. They sent the parts right to my house
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I appreciate the help alot.. I think he doesn't know what he has, all I know is he said when he bought it he said he ran I dont think he has heard it run but I sure am gonna see if I can get it fired up ..
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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See what cpl it is. Its on the timming cover tag on d/s of the engine. Find out what it came out of. If its off road use leave it where it sits. Personally for a off road buggy i,d install a small block chevy.... Jmo
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks man I appreciate it ... I think he said it came out of a bread truck.. ya I have a couple different motors in the garage just kinda wanted something different ..
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A diesel dont have the rpm's really needed for a buggy unless you just want to idle around as a diesel is 1/2 of the rpms of a gas engine. Yes you can run the rpm's up but engine life and fuel milage really suffers.off roading you need wheel speed alot of the time. Also to properly install and rig out a diesel it is the most expensive route you can find as everything is custom from engine to the tires. Just trying to make sure you know all the details.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Im thinking the turbo and decent torque it puts out plus the low gears in the small buggy i shouldn't have a problem with wheel spin. im more looking to build this buggy no longer than a s10 probably gonna frame it with 2" sch.40 carbon steel pipe its gonna be more of a creeper than racing through the pond.. hopefully it works out yet i have been wrong before . ha
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I said lack of wheel speed not spin
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