Re: 1990 F600 diesel conversion?
Well you would think, but it would not be a factory diesel, but a
"bastardized" gas truck. That to most people decreases the value...
This is the same old thing hot-rodders have been faced with for decades.
"I am selling X-car/truck with $20,000 worth of modifications asking
Having done some very extensive modification projects, for the most part I
would NOT buy someone else's conversion project. I do tend to be rather
picky about how things are done though... At this point in my life I am
generally of the mind to buy the vehicle I want as it came from the factory.
"Matthew Warren" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks. I figured it would be a fairly extensive project. The only thing
> that really surprises me is the thought that it would lower the value of
> truck for the majority of people? It would seem to me that the opposite
> should be true. Thanks again.
> "351CJ" <351CJ@msn.com> wrote in message
>> "Matthew Warren" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> 1990 F600, Allison 4spd auto, 370. What would be involved in converting
>>> this to a diesel engine? Would I be able to keeop the transmission or
>>> would the whole lot have to go? I know it very well may not be worth
>>> it, but it wold be nice. TIA
>> It is a big involved project that basically requires a complete donor
>> truck for the complete wiring harness, probably the fuse box, a spot for
>> the second battery, complete fuel system (tanks, lines, pumps, sending
>> units, gauges, etc.), air intake/filter system, engine mounts,
>> transmission and mounts, possibly the radiator, and maybe some other
>> items. If you can't do it yourself, the cost of paying someone else to
>> do it would far exceed the cost of selling your gas truck and buying a
>> It can certainly be done, but you really have to want to do it for the
>> project, rather than increasing the value of the truck it will drop it
>> for most buyers.
>> I have converted 2 Ford gas carb trucks to electronic port fuel
>> injection, very similar projects. It was fun, but certainly not cost
>> effective. Both trucks are still on the road having been sold to friends
>> who are happy with them.
>> Good Luck