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#529271 - January 13th 2012 11:55 pm Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: aftoyboy]
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Registered: August 15th 2011 2:23 am
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Loc: N.Ky
Originally Posted By: aftoyboy
I've been planning for the zombie apocalypse for a while now too.


yeah
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#529350 - January 14th 2012 10:52 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: aftoyboy]
OldMitch Offline
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Registered: April 23rd 2010 7:43 pm
Posts: 8
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
My van is a G30, 14bff rear, dana60 front, 400small, th400, np205. I'm ready to be done with the small block (I just moved to phoenix, and I bet my siamesed heads will not appreciate phoenix summers). And I hate not having overdrive. Hate. Hate it. A lot. It wouldn't be a huge deal, but the van had bigger wheels on it, years ago, before I bought it. So the last owner put 410's in it. Due to money issues, I may just end up putting new gears. I think it needs them anyway; when I get into or out of the throttle quickly, I get a "thunk" sound out of the rear. I checked the drive line already, and there's no slop in the ujoints or anything.

Anyway, I have a pretty good foundation for my zombie apocalypse mobile, I think. I do need a new roof though. It doesn't have drainage notches in the gutter, so it's rusted all the way around. When it's raining outside, it's sprinkling inside. Lame.

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#529355 - January 14th 2012 11:21 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: OldMitch]
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Registered: July 13th 2009 11:40 am
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Loc: NW Pa
If you want POWER, Diesel is a Good choice, but I sure am glad my cummins isn't That loud.
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#529726 - January 15th 2012 8:18 pm Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: Superbeast]
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Registered: April 30th 2011 9:30 pm
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Loc: SC
Originally Posted By: Superbeast
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Also, if it doesn't have a turbo, it's a dog, but will pull a house down


Hey, hey now. I think my 6.2 full size van is pretty quick.

Oh wait, it must be the 4 speed manual trans smile

My little Mercedes 190D turbo will flat out zip right along and smoke the tires if necessary while giving 40 MPG smile
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#529733 - January 15th 2012 8:53 pm Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: OldMitch]
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Registered: September 07th 2009 8:04 pm
Posts: 1978
Loc: Hartville OH
If you want a the best overall out of the box right now you will have to go whith the Duramax. You want the best motor (sorry Ken) it is the cummins. You want a daily driver pull a trailer now and then you cannot beat the powerstroke pre 06.The cummins all day long with a trailer your going to get 13 mpg empty 5 spd you can get 22 by experience. Now the 97 is the best year for these 99 they did another fuel pump which last like 90 thousand and the poof expence..... The powerstroke with a decent size trailer, 10. Empty pushing 20. 06 and later you could give me one I would run it till the head bolts blew and then give it back. The 6.0 is junk. Back to the duramax the 01 No!!! then on they got the ducks in a row and well they have done very well for themselves out of the box. There is not alot you can do with them but out of the box they are the best overall. In a van you cant beat the powerstroke pre 06.Any other questions bring it on Baby!! rofl
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#529777 - January 16th 2012 12:09 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: OldMitch]
frscke1 Offline
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Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 8507
Loc: San Diego California
Originally Posted By: OldMitch
My van is a G30, 14bff rear, dana60 front, 400small, th400, np205. I'm ready to be done with the small block (I just moved to phoenix, and I bet my siamesed heads will not appreciate phoenix summers). And I hate not having overdrive. Hate. Hate it. A lot. It wouldn't be a huge deal, but the van had bigger wheels on it, years ago, before I bought it. So the last owner put 410's in it.


I know its not diesel but..

My '93 G30 454 4X4 EXT has a 4L80E, np205, 4-56 spicers in a Dana 60 ft & GM 14 Corp rear, Bilstien 5100's, BFG 315/75/16, 146" wheelbase. This was all factory or govt, well almost I have increased the tire size to mellow The Beast, still way more motor than tire,they only made 3.

The OD will be nice when you get it I cruise 70 mph and barely touching the gas can....
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#529781 - January 16th 2012 1:10 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: OldMitch]
Uncle_Fester Offline
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
Posts: 9034
Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
There is a guy over on www.coloradok5.com that makes motormounts to put a cummins in a 73-87 (?) chevy pick-up. . . . He SHOULD be able to help you out if you go cummins. I forget his screen name, but should not be too hard to find. Good luck !
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#529782 - January 16th 2012 2:03 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: OldMitch]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
Originally Posted By: OldMitch
Good info. My main interest in the cummins 6bt is the fact that it doesn't have any brains. I'm not into the conspiracy theory sort of thing, but here's my goal with converting my van to diesel. Once the world falls apart and we're over run with zombies and liberals, and we all have to flee up into the mountains to save our families, I want a vehicle that doesn't require a mobile computer command center to fix if something goes wrong with it's computer controlled components. I'm a big fan of the KISS mentality (Keep It Simple, Stupid). If/When I break down, while running from a pack of spleen-hungry zombies, I want to be able to grab a wrench, hop out, fix the problem while beating out zombie brains with said wrench if need be, and get on with fleeing to the mountains. Also, I hear that waterproofing a cummins (or any diesel without tons of electronics) is really easy. That way I can drive right on through any rivers and such that might stand in my way... You get what I'm saying.




Sounds like you need a duece and a half. They will run on anything and can be fixed mostly with a hammer and crescent wrench.


So as far as other brands go, are there any that run well, are dependable, and are purely mechanical in functionality? Basically what my intent is, is to have a ultra tough, fixable, versatile (in the fuel department) machine; an immortal miniature RV, to go anywhere I could possibly want to go, see?
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#529785 - January 16th 2012 2:19 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: OldMitch]
fritz Offline
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Registered: November 29th 2007 4:58 pm
Posts: 223
Loc: Wausau, Wisconsin
Yay a diesel Thread!!! One day I'll build a diesel monster. But it'll be a Vuck a big 4x4 van truck. I'll put a shorty dodge body on an old motorhome frame with a dually bed out the back, cummins-nv4500 and big straight axles rolling super single semi tires. The side door will hinge down for a porch and I'll keep the back doors so I can open them up to the bed, big roof rack too. Someone stop me!

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#529803 - January 16th 2012 8:05 am Re: Is that diesel I smell?? [Re: fritz]
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Registered: April 30th 2011 9:30 pm
Posts: 409
Loc: SC
Nah, continue........

I wish I had taken a photo of the local guy who recently bought something similar to what you're describing. It was a Ford Centurion conversion with stacks. I saw it pretty much every day for a few months then when I'm looking for it to take a photo, it's no where. It was ugly but cool as hell!



Originally Posted By: fritz
Yay a diesel Thread!!! One day I'll build a diesel monster. But it'll be a Vuck a big 4x4 van truck. I'll put a shorty dodge body on an old motorhome frame with a dually bed out the back, cummins-nv4500 and big straight axles rolling super single semi tires. The side door will hinge down for a porch and I'll keep the back doors so I can open them up to the bed, big roof rack too. Someone stop me!
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