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Yea NCOhio isn't very hilly and you'll be 10k lbs lighter than me, you can try electric but I think I'd go ahead and set the engine back.
If that excavator is part of your business you may look at a dump trailer later and your weight could increase beyond the electric fans ability
 

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Yea NCOhio isn't very hilly and you'll be 10k lbs lighter than me, you can try electric but I think I'd go ahead and set the engine back.
If that excavator is part of your business you may look at a dump trailer later and your weight could increase beyond the electric fans ability
The possibility of a dump trailer was kind of the reasoning behind the swap in the first place.
Damn it.

I appreciate all the info, I guess I know what I will be doing.
 

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When you have question about your project ask them here so you can keep everything together.
 

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If you take your chevys throttle cable out of the firewall then look at the hole then look at the Dodges throttle cable it's more square. Take a file and make the hole opening so the dodges cable will fit into the hole. That's what I did.
 

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Also I changed you Thread title so it fits your swap.
 

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Ok thanks. So u just used your dodge cable but made the hole in the firewall to accept it?

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Yes has been working perfect for 4 years now.
 

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What radiator you using, looks like you didn't have to do any cutting like I did.
 

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I got a cheapy 3row from some China company called alloyworks. I cut out obviously the two channels where my piping will run but I welded in some steel to reinforce the core support, and just used some 1" angle we had laying around a job site, drilled some holes and threw in some isolators. I am really hoping I can get my mechanical fan to fit, I haven't slid the engine back yet. Hoping I don't have to

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Looks close where it's sitting for the fan, is that a short bed truck?
 

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You'll be OK then if you have to push the engine back as far as you can. My Blazer I shoved it forward as far as possible so that my rear driveshaft wouldn't be so short and at a bad angle.
 

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You'll be OK then if you have to push the engine back as far as you can. My Blazer I shoved it forward as far as possible so that my rear driveshaft wouldn't be so short and at a bad angle.
I'm curious about that also, if I have to lengthen my driveshaft can I just cut it and use the same dimension tube to weld back in then have it balanced?

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I had a driveline shop do mine, if you would happen to put a yoke on not flush it could really throw the balance off. Also your not using the Chevys driveshafts are you?
 

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Welp not anymore I guess. They too weak for the torque?

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That's right, you'll need a minimum of a 4" od tube and at least 1350 or 1410 U joints to handle that engines tq.
 

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Yeesh. What about front shaft? I'm not a big 4wheeler, it wouldn't see much use really

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The front is a smaller diameter shaft because it's used when the rear is. Is your truck a 3/4 ton or 1/2 ton?
 
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