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Old 11-14-2011, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Building a Fummins

So i thought id share my current project with the CA peeps on here, especially the CF folks

My truck: 2002 Ford F250 SD, 7.3 PSD with 95k

Doner truck: 1996 Dodge 3500, 5.9 12V with 260K Bone Stock, ran like a champ, Bought it for 3300, had to drive 3.5 hours to get her tho

I started throwing around the idea of swapping in a 12V in my SD after i had to change my HPOP 800.00 injector o-rings 100.00, IPR 200.00, Glow plug module failure 300.00, Low pressure oil pump 80.00, and glow plugs 90.00.

I've done all the repairs myself on the 7.3 but as you can see those numbers really add up lol, after all the repairs the truck runs pretty good, but im just not satisfied with the 7.3 anymore lot my faith in the "so called bullet proof 7.3"




As you may have guessed it, i had alittle sway in the trailer getting the truck home. Truck wouldnt fit the other way.



So here's yet another Fummins build!

If there's any other members that have a SD with a 12V, let me know may have some questions for ya.

And yes i know about the CA SMOG LAWS, We'll consider this an offroad truck project

So i pulled the motor 2 weeks ago, came to the realization the cab had to be lifted for the valve covers to clear, and the oil pan to clear the crossmember. Easy enough, 4 body bolts and tractor




heavy, heavy ,engine hoist wouldnt move, had to use the tractor to move it.

So this weekend i had some spare time, decided to look to see if there had been a KDP repair on the engine, I didnt see the case cracked along the housing, I feel lucky after this find...


Someone had been in the case, cause there was alittle silicone on the DP?


Almost ready to come out, felt good to see it still in there tho

I was looking at the kits online for the KPD repair, i decided to make my own tab, and went to lowes bought a longer bolt, added a splash of thread locker and went to Kragen and ordered a timing case gasket kit 30.00

So if anyone needs a hand here locally with there KDP shoot me a PM, id be glad to give you a hand.


As of now im just waiting on parts...gasket set, and water pump.

Im gonna try to pull the 7.3 this week. Gonna keep the 4R100 in the truck tho.

The party's just getting started !

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice going there!

I've always wanted to do the same thing I have a spare 12v engine waiting for such an occasion, and see some nice looking 6.0 Fords for cheap once in a while...
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You gotta jump on that, you can't beat the ford cab space !
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You gotta jump on that, you can't beat the ford cab space !
Mega cab owners would beg to differ but looks like a good build ill keep watching for updates.
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OK heres what i mean..

I had to make a choice...
1. Keep the F250 and do the 12v swap
OR
2. Sell the F250, buy a 94-97 3500 4x4 Extended cab

I found a super clean 1997 4x4 3500 for 9500 but...not much cab space, especially with a little one on the way

I decided the keep the truck and do the swap!

If i could get a dodge mega cab truck(diesel) for 9500, id be all over it. But im looking at affordability. So im not putting down the mega cab at all
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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And besides a mega cab doesn't usually have a 12v in it!
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Update

Had some free time this late afternoon, started prepping the F250 to pull the motor AND....I hate day light savings right now too...






Tomorrow...
Unbolt trans, and torque converter
Remove Turbo

Remove small misc stuff, and its out tomorrow...will take some pics

I will say, as I was removing the front clip of the truck..It started to sink in that the truck is no longer drivable for alittle bit... Got alittle sad, but then got over it...Gotta keep on going

The 12V is ready to go! i got the gasket set, and installed it thursday evening. The crank shaft seal that was in the case was a bit challenging to remove, it was the original one. Installing the new crank shaft seal was fun..lol finally got it all back together with new crank case seal. Also installed a new water pump too.

Time to start looking for gauges!

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Anyone notice my sweet hammer holder ? lol
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Anyone notice my sweet hammer holder ? lol
Yep. That's a good use for that tow hook.

Who's motor mounts and adapter are you going to use?
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Im going to use the kit from FordCummins.com, They seem pretty good with answering all my questions involved with the swap too.
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You going to mod the 12 valver much or leave it stock for now? If it was me I'd do a gov. spring kit while the engine is out, it's much easier to do that way. Also maybe advance the timing a little.

Is the heater core/blower going to be in the way of the turbo or downpipe? I know on a '99/'00 ford it might be a problem, but I don't know about an '02.

Were you going to keep the 7.3 as a spare or sell it? If selling it maybe should have left it in the truck and running till you had a buyer. Much easier to sell for top dollar if the buyer can drive the truck.

Heck with a lower mileage good running 7.3 you might be able to sell the 7.3 for more than you can buy a 12v cummins.
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Too bad you're not in northern CA I'd love to help with this project in exchange for the education.
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