I had enough of the 6.0 sickness and it's time to do a cummins swap. I'm gettin the cummins next week and I'll be starting the swap next month as I'm away to alberta for work til then. (Truck is back in newfoundland).
Truck is currently a '05 6.0/zf6, will be a 96 12 valve going in it with the p7100 pump, 3 or 4gsk, plate, few simple things. Im keeping my zf6
I have a couple questions, I wrote together this plan after hour of research, and wanting opinions from others who've done this or know about it.
The plan: Use cummins/nv5600 flywheel (ex; early 2000's dodge 6spd) get centre bored to accept zf6/6.0 pilot bearing(metric needle bearing instead of bushing??) I Read that part about the bearing somewhere, not sure what the zf6
comes with or what the proper upgraded part is, hopefully someone could chime in here.
Use 7.3/zf5 flywheel-crank mount bolts with Destroked flywheel spacer
Use 6.0 starter,
Here's my biggest concern. From what I gathered, I should combine cummins 94-98 nv56 pressure plate with 6.0/zf6 clutch disk, but somewhere else I read that I need the ford pressure plate cause the dodge uses round 'finger tips' whereas the ford uses flat style. Then somewhere else I'll read that the ford pressure plate won't bolt up to the cummins flywheel which is what I assumed from the beginning. This is the part where I really need the help/second opinions. I'd like to use my stock clutch if possible cause it isn't very old and I don't really feel like putting down another good wack of cash on a south bend kit, as nice as it would be.
Thanks for any help you guys can give, and I'll keep you all posted as progress goes on