2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #75[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Pickup Repowers Made Easier With DCS KitsA new kit makes it much easier to convert a Ford engine-powered truck to a Cummins diesel engine. Diesel Conversion Specialists (DCS) will do it for you or help you do it yourself with complete kits or individual components. They also offer some conversion parts, such as adapter plates and custom flexplates, for most Chevy automatics and later model Chevy NV4500 standard transmissions.
DCS uses aircraft grade aluminum on most parts and does high grade machining. Mounts are designed to be durable and easy to install. Adapter plates bolt to existing transmissions with no modifications. Modification wiring, gauge sensor bushing kits and other components are also available. In some cases, electric cooling fans replace belt drive fans to provide the extra room needed for the Cummins engine.
“Depending on the engine selected and the truck it’s going into, we may have 4 or 5 different kits available,” says Bradley. “Right now, replacement kits for 6.0 and 6.4 Ford Powerstroke engines are our most popular. Some of those engines have had so many problems that there are class action suits with Ford. We can solve those problems for a fraction of the cost of a new truck.”
DCS offers its conversion kits and components for installing any 5.9 Cummins engine in any F Series Ford truck going back to 1969 through 1997. Conversion kits and components are also available for 5.9 and some common rail engines for Super Duty Ford trucks and Ford Excursion SUV’s from 1999 to 2007. Kits can also be used on full-size Ford Broncos with beefed up front suspension or a solid front axle or heavy suspension lift.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Diesel Conversion Specialists, 220 Lost Creek Dr., Kalispell, Mont. 59901 (ph 406 755-8878; email@example.com; www.dieselconversion.com).
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