[Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions
Justin and Michella Bennett
cjb at midrivers.com
Wed Feb 28 11:23:01 EST 2007
Passed up a 2x4 Chevy crew cab that had a Perkins diesel, 354 I think,
and an old Eaton 5 speed. Turned it down because the the tranny had
some noise that suggested the gears were climbing each other. Would
have went ahead except I couldn't find any kind of support. Old UK made
truck gearboxes don't get any support, even from Eaton. Who ever had
done the original conversion was a master craftsman. It looked stock.
Same engine was used in Massey tractors, Land Rovers, and some 60
vintage Dodge diesel pickups from the factory. Good engine from
everything I have heard.
> Talked to a guy in Pacific Beach that had heard stories about
> an older full size that made 50mpg. He didn't really believe it
> until he took a fishing trip or such with the guy and paid for
> the fuel. It DID it! He said he had a Perkins (don't know what
> size) with a std behind that and a two speed I believe, behind
> that. One of these trips we'll have to look the guy up and see
> just what all he has and get some straight numbers.
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