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Old 04-17-2010, 16:38   #1 (permalink)
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Newer F250 - Older Diesel Engine Swap....

Hi.

I am new to your excellent forum and was hoping to get some opinions from the Ford experts here...

I am considering a project that involves building a pickup that would continue to function if an EMP (electromagnestic pulse) attack occurred.

I would like to start with a newer F-250 4x4, i.e. 2000 - 2005, but drop in an older pre-electronic diesel engine, and heavy duty manual transmission.

Can anyone give me some tips, things to avoid, better ways to go about this. Feasibility? Has anyone done this?

I appreciate your thoughts in advance...
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Re: Newer F250 - Older Diesel Engine Swap....

No offence, but forget it. It's not feaseable. Nothing that old will fit anything that new.
so lets say you do get this thing to work and we have an attack, How are you going to get fuel if every gas and diesle pump has shut down in every refueling station ? They all
are powered by electricity. Just my input.
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Re: Newer F250 - Older Diesel Engine Swap....

A hand powered rail car comes to mind... limited only by the amount of track, and the direction in which it'll take you.

However, if you want a pre electronic diesel, good luck in finding one that still runs. Most states will want emissions compliance anyway, unless you can find a late 70's model with decent mileage and only moderate rust, then you'll be lucky. But putting an old diesel into a modern(ish) truck, won't work as the new trucks, down to the gauges are electronically controlled by the PCM and such. Keep shopping.
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