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One thing you'll need to realize very quickly is that diesels are not like small block Chevy's or even small block Fords, aftermarket parts are very hard to come by or non-existant. The market is barely there and so we don't have many options. Basically, forget everything you know about gassers, very little will apply to your powerplant, both as parts availability and engine theory.
Motor and tranny weighs right around 1250lbs. IIRC
. The only options you have for tranny's is a built factory trans or the options offered by Destroked plates to adapt other 3/4 and 1 ton diesel tranny's to a PSD
As far as electronics, you're gonna be using the stock stuff, it's the only option, unless you would like to call Swamps and talk to them about their CR
Internals you'll be using the stock block(fill it), stock heads(you can port them), stock crank, aftermarket rods, Mahle lower comp. pistons, and call DI about a cam and headers.
I would call someone if you would want a built motor put together for you, my vote goes to Swamps. A built shortblock is around 10k IIRC
, plus your core.
Here's some rough numbers for costs:
Machine work and assembly: 1500
Assembled ported heads: 1500-2500
Lower comp. pistons: 1200
Turbo setup: 2500-4000+
Built trans: 4500
Not trying to dissuede you, but diesels aren't cheap to build. There is a thread down in the Project Log Forum about a Fox body that's getting a 6.0 PSD
, may want to check it out.
ON EDIT: Banks has more $$$ in their race truck than most people have in their house, like 250k would be my bottom dollar guess.