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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2015, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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96 F150 shorty diesel............

picked up a plain jane 96 F150 today, 4.9 efi/E4OD dual tanks, no toys!

was looking for a 89-92 ranger supercab but this is probably same weight.

1980 Mercedes benz 2.4 litre 4cyl diesel going into it!

pics will come as I progress. I am guessing at aprox 3500lbs curb weight as it sits, 4cyl diesel w/manual trans should cut 2-300lbs off that.

will be slow and smelly but will be good for 100km/hr and should pull well over 30mpg if I don't thrash it. the car was in the same weight range and was pulling right around 40mpg . would love a 5spd but the car is only a 4spd so that's what the truck will get.

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Sounds like a super cool project. Looking forward to seeing it's progress. The diesel turbo'd? Don't have a gearvendors unit lying around? That would be a mpg improver.


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Why not get an adapter plate to go from Merc diesel to sb gas?

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Why not get an adapter plate to go from Merc diesel to sb gas?
saving a 5cyl turbo diesel engine for that in a sport track..........
family wagon

have a nice running 2.4 Mb diesel and 4spd trans in the car in my garage , and it has no wheels/doors/dash/ interior in it. now I have a good reason to get it out .

a 5cyl turbo would be nice but I'm using up existing "inventory"

so 1 vehicle came here but 1 is leaving now too, that doesn't get the boss upset. happy wife/happy life

took 2 vehicles away last week, but not from here> from the farm. 92 explorer and a 1975 F250 highboy rolling chassis.

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engine pic.............
only one I had on my PC.



couple pics of the donor truck. not junk yet, still pretty solid.no wrecks, no body work.





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