[Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions
pmdolan at sasktel.net
pmdolan at sasktel.net
Fri Mar 2 06:35:08 EST 2007
I am not a Perkins fan, since at that size, an Isuzu 6BB1 or 6BD1 can be had, and fits better. It, too, was available in farm equipment about 20 years ago (CCIL, Winnipeg MB). I am still one 6D14 Mits, one 6.2 Chevy and one 5.9 Cummins ahead of the game.
There are a lot of ag wreckers around here, what part of the province are you in?
----- Original Message -----
From: James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net>
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007 11:36 pm
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions
> I had mentioned that the New Holland self propelled bale wagon
> came with
> a 354 perkins and a bellhousing to a ford trans... it has an SAE
> bellhousing. Usually cheap to buy as well from an ag wrecker, but
> to look east or south of us Pat. You want one? Let's find 2 and
> pmdolan at sasktel.net wrote:
> > I would be really interested to know if the 300 series Power
> Wagon (1
> > ton) ever came with the Perkins. That would be quite a find.
> If the
> > 354 was in a 500/600, it should have an SAE bellhousing, which means
> > any of the later transmissions with that pattern (SAE#1, SAE#2 or
> > SAE#3) will bolt right up, including later Eaton/Fuller gearboxes.
> > Another option for trannies is the Japanese medium duties, that tend
> > to have SAE2 or 3 patterns (most Class 8 over here is #1). However,
> > in a light truck, there is seldom if ever room for an SAE
> bellhousing> in the tunnel (but raising the body over the frame
> CAN make them
> > fit).
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: Justin and Michella Bennett
> > <cjb at midrivers.com> Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007 12:17 pm Subject:
> > Re: [Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions
> >> Wasn't the Perkins support I was worried about. It was the English
> >> mfg. Eaton. Eaton no longer supported the model of tranny that was
> >> in the truck. Perkins dealer was more then happy to sell me parts
> >> and service for the 354. The Perkins dealer was willing to do a
> >> courtesy prepurchase inspection on the engine. I guess not
> >> technically a pickup but the Perkins 354 was an option in the PD
> >> 500/600 series and maybe the W series in the mid '60s.
> >> http://www.sweptline.com/hist/bigtrucks.htmlCouldn't find I but
> >> thought I had saw on the web a 4x4 powerwagon of the mid 60s
> >> vintage that had the Perkins. Might have been the PW 300 on
> >> above site. Justin
> >>> First of all, Perkins is alive and well, and has a presence in
> >> the US market. I was at the World of Concrete last month and spoke
> >> at great length with the people on their stand. Sorry I don't have
> >> their contact information handy (not home), but a quick search
> >> should turn them up. I think you will find the 6-354 a lot easier
> >> to support than you fear.
> >>> Secondly, there were never any Perkins engines in Dodge pickups.
> >> The time was in the '70s (specifically '77 - '79 I believe) and the
> >> engine used was a 4.0 litre Mitsubishi 6 cyl.
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