Originally Posted by dannzegos
I was just wondering how difficult it would be to remove a 300 6cyl. from a Ford F150 4x4 gas and install a diesel motor, like a 7.3 (oh baby!)? Would I have to install a different Transmission? What about matching up the bolt to the engine mounts, would I need additional equipment?
P.S. This is for you Dodge buffs... Would it be possible to install a cummins diesel in a F250? No flammin' please
I've always liked those 300's, not fast or super powerful but smooth and torquey, well, more torque than a 300cid 6 cyl gas engine should have, anyway; an underrated little beast, in my opinion.
Is yours finally starting to die? An intercooled, 4BT would definitely be the way to go...the 7.3L's are heavy and while they're not necessarily a bad engine, I don't think it's worth the trouble or expense of doing an engine swap with that one, you'll be money, power and reliability ahead with the 3.9L 4BT.
as for a 6BT Cummins in an F250, that's by far the most common Cummins 6BT transplant.