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1 hour ago, mowerman said:

429 Ford and a c6 not that hard to replace with updated drive train good luck... bob

Kind of had that thought, but I think I want diesel.  My father had a 1974 International Fleetstar with a 6-71 Detroit.  The best sounding engine IMO.  I know they arent power houses and they leak oil,  but they are tough and would be cool. 

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Oh absolutely you need to do what you want to do that was just a suggestion easiest way to cure the problem plenty of parts around just a matter of changing a couple of motormounts driveline shopIf I were you I would start asking around especially on here p.m. Chevy 41 is usually the best source.... good luck... bob

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1 hour ago, mowerman said:

Oh absolutely you need to do what you want to do that was just a suggestion easiest way to cure the problem plenty of parts around just a matter of changing a couple of motormounts driveline shopIf I were you I would start asking around especially on here p.m. Chevy 41 is usually the best source.... good luck... bob

Thanks I will PM once I get her home.  If all goes well she will be in my garage tonight. 

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all depends what you wanna do with it. 401 is great to drive around empty or haulin a load of potato chips. otherwise they were underpowered and overworked. motor swap or chassis swap. few things come to mind if you just want a driver is an 80s or 90s ford F600 or bigger, usually had a 8.2 diesel or a 3208 cat or a B cummins if your lucky

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The 5.9 Cummins would also be a good choice..  Here is a link to Tom Millard's conversion in his 1955 Brockway 154. :: http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4952

He also told me he got 13 MPG bobtailing from Scranton PA to the ATHS Lexington KY show and back.

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What do you guys think about DT466?  They seam to be plentiful and relatively cheap. I would like to keep my original 5 and 2 speed.  Will I need to use the bell housing from the DT or will the EN401 bell? 

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You can check out this thread.  The builder used a DT466/Allison combination.  I don't have an answer on the bell.  DT466 are definitely plentiful.

The thread has some good info but is "bombed" because of Photobucket changing their rules.

 

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Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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On 8/12/2020 at 10:18 PM, Maddog13407 said:

all depends what you wanna do with it. 401 is great to drive around empty or haulin a load of potato chips. otherwise they were underpowered and overworked. motor swap or chassis swap. few things come to mind if you just want a driver is an 80s or 90s ford F600 or bigger, usually had a 8.2 diesel or a 3208 cat or a B cummins if your lucky

Could I run an 8.2 against the little duplex?  I have a silly idea...What if I put a 300 6 in it.  125hp and 250ft/lbs, about the same as the 401.  

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