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2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

Anyone have any idea if it would be possible to "beef up" a front end enough to hand a Twin Turbo Caterpillar C7? Might have a lead on a setup and I am thinking of picking up another rig to put this setup in.....Any ideas, feedback, ect.?
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Re: 2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

How does the C7 compare dimension and weight wise to an 8.3l cummins??

There is a guy on here whose boss has an F350 with a 8.3L shoehorned in. He posted up pics and all somehwere on here. Took some mods all around to get it to fit, but if the C7 is close in size then maybe it will work.

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How does the C7 compare dimension and weight wise to an 8.3l cummins??

There is a guy on here whose boss has an F350 with a 8.3L shoehorned in. He posted up pics and all somehwere on here. Took some mods all around to get it to fit, but if the C7 is close in size then maybe it will work.
Not sure on the overall dimesions....that I am betting that the length of the engine compartment might be an issue....with a set of electric fans, maybe it would pick up enough....everything I have always heard was with the overall weight and the front end not being able to handle it.....
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Re: 2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

the weight is a small issue, placement is the biggest concern. also you have to check into seeing what transmissions will fit the motor, then check to see what will need to be modded on the truck to make it work

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the weight is a small issue, placement is the biggest concern. also you have to check into seeing what transmissions will fit the motor, then check to see what will need to be modded on the truck to make it work
was thinking maybe an allison with an adapter plate.....possibly an ATS.
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Re: 2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

People are doing 466 conversions, I don't see why a C7 wouldn't fit. Lots of firewall modification is needed!
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was thinking maybe an allison with an adapter plate.....possibly an ATS.
i belive they make allison autos that mate up directly to the motor.... only a BUILT pickup motor will last behind one of these

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Re: 2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

Now THIS would be cool! Keep us updated...

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Re: 2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

took a lot of searching but I finally found it...

Its an 8.9L ISL not an 8.3L

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Re: 2003 F-350 w/ CAT C7

Here are the specs for the c7 Cat.

http://www.meadowlandford.com/cat-engine-c7.pdf

I don't think size will be much of an issue probally the weight is the biggest factor.

Check into Eaton for trans or Allison.

Should be cool if you do it. Keep us posted

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