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powersmoker73
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Looking into buying a 97 F-Superduty with a blown 7.3 and 5 speed trans. I currently have a dodge parts truck with a 12 valve and blown up 5 speed which I'm trying to sell. Is it worth all the effort to swap in the cummins? or should I just find a good running powerstroke if i want to go the route of the dedicated work truck? Thanks for the tips!
 

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I like the 12v cummins and if I ever have the chance I'll put one in my OBS
 

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powersmoker73
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OBS with a cummins would be sweet, i think the conversion would probly nickel and dime ya pretty bad though. Adapter, clutch, throttle accessories...blah blah, but I've never done one
 

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Certainly a lot of info on it and shops that supply conversion parts. May want to move this to the motor swap section where there are a lot more guys watching.
 

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the only thing that concerns me with swaps like this is resale value. i have seen a few strokers with cummins engines in my area that they cant sell. if you plan on keeping it or dont expect to get much for it when you sell it go for it!
 

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I agree with just buying another 7.3 and dropping it in, but I can see your point if you already have the 5.9 sitting there.

So if you are planning on doing the conversion check out FordCummins they will have what you aready don't have.
 

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powersmoker73
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If a mod could move the thread that'd be great thanks. I agree on resale, you can't sell the truck to any old guy after a cummins swap. But I can't even get anybody to show up with cash for the damn 12 valve! Plus every powerstroke I find is already yanked from a truck, and I've been screwed too many times to make an investment on a non running engine. Thanks for all the replies! Keep em coming
 

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Then it is worth a ride to PA or NJ and fight with me for them. Cuz I have yet to pay more than 1800 for any of my 4wd PSD cab-n-chassis(all 5 of them)
 

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The guy I just bought my 99 off of was swapping a 12V into a OBS truck and was putting the zf6 trans behind it. I was talking to him about it and he said the engine swap is pretty straight forward

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most running powerstrokes up here shoot gold out of the tailpipes Brad, and are priced accordingly
HAHAHA yess its a powerstroke, and says so on whats left of the front fenders so its gota be worth over 5 grand. Brad, how bout hookin a guy up with one of these 1800 dollar cab n chassis trucks? Exactly what I'm looking for
 

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powersmoker73
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Good donor truck with low miles...gota be one crustyass engine tho, and exactly right the guy wants top dollar for it. Frustrating.
 

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Engine is worth 1000 and front axle is worth another 1000. Free trans and t-case then scrap the rest
Ill sell ya my axle for 800! I cant get 1k from a 4.10 HP axle with matching sterling rear.

As for 12v swap. Doing a 12v swap into an electronic truck wont be legit for emissions. Need older idi chassis to be legit. Just passing along what state emissions guys told me.
 
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