As the title states, I am finally starting on my conversion. The truck that is receiving the Cummins motor is a '97 Crew Cab Long Box that orginally had the 7.3L Powerstroke in it. I searched high and low for a decent 12V motor to swap in, but didn't have any luck as people seem to think their engines with 300,000+ miles are worth gold
So, I found me a complete '98 24V donor truck that I am going to take the soul out of and put it into the Ford
Of course, its a little more work getting all the wires hooked up, but I think I'll be happy with it. I had orginally planned on running an NV4500 behind the 24V, but have not had too much luck finding a good one for a decent price and I found a semi built 47RE for a good price. Which leads me to my first question.... How do I go about getting the 47RE transmission to work behind the 24V in the Ford body? I would assume that I just need to take the entire wiring harness out of the Dodge and adapt it to the Ford as well as the TCM from the Dodge. I have all the wiring diagrams for the Ford and the Dodge to make the motor run as it should, but I have not gotten the transmission wiring diagrams yet.
I will post pics of the truck next week, as well as the progress thus far. I am in hopes of having the truck complete by this winter so that I have 4x4, otherwise I'll be stuck driving my AWESOME 2wd ranger this winter
This first build will be simply getting the engine in the truck wired up and running. I am in hopes of getting a new to me bed (Current one is pretty banged up) new front fenders, and do a new paint job spring/summer 2012.
Wish me luck