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Old 12-05-2008
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Travelall Diesel swap

I want to swap out my 345 for a diesel. I need help-where do I begin? I want to get economy. It's alredy slow to begin with so fast isn't necessary.
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Old 12-05-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

For the best mileage you want an inline turbo diesel. It all depends on your preferences and how much money you feel like spending.
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Old 12-07-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

Thanks for the info. I'll start looking.
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Old 12-07-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

if you can buy a wrecked truck,then you have all items needed.jeff
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Old 12-07-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

maybe a 7.3L International diesel from a late 80's-early 90's Ford F250 or F350 would be a good choice. You can get the non-tubo's for a decent price and usually you can pick up the whole truck for under $2500.

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Old 12-07-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

Well, I got a 6.9 diesel in a 84 f-350 that if your interested is for sale. PM me if so. Otherwise, will be watching with interest!
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Old 12-08-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

It all depends upon what exactly you are trying to accomplish at the end.

A T-all with a SV304 should be capable of turning in 14-16 MPG easily.

A T-all with a diesel is going to be hard pressed to turn in much better than low 20 MPG on the high side.

It takes a certain amount of BTU's to shove a high, wide, brick shape down the road. Add in 5K in weight and high MPG's are just not all that doable.

If you decide to do the swap it is going to cost at least $5K, even if you do most of the fabrication for the swapping.

You can purchase a lot gasoline at $3 per gallon for $5K.

If you want a project that has a lot cool factor built in, then go for it.

But if the bottom line is to have a more fuel efficient vehicle, I would suggest purchasing a VW and fix up what you have.

If you are having problems with your 345, there is a free 304 available in your general neighborhood--see other thread for information.
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Old 12-14-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

Check out 4btswaps.com for a load of info on how to swap a cummins into it.
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Old 12-17-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

Why not a GM 6.2 liter diesel? They're cheap and they're built to be economic...
I get about 24-25 mpg on the highway, at about 75 mph. Not bad at all I think.

You're welcome to check out my build pages, there's a link in my signature, to see how I did the deed.
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Old 12-17-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

Hey thanks everyone for all the ideas. I'm probably going to hold off until next year.
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Old 12-21-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

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I want to swap out my 345 for a diesel. I need help-where do I begin? I want to get economy. It's alredy slow to begin with so fast isn't necessary.
I saw an 85 diesel ford in the thrifty nickel for 500 bucks yesterday in the Richland area. Might be a place to start. I think they came with 6.9's. If you already have a 4 speed, it might be a simple (notice I didn't say easy) swap due to the divorced t-case on the travelall.
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Old 12-30-2008
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Re: Travelall Diesel swap

I was thinking the same with a 7.3L swap in my '71 Loadstar. I find lots of Fords with a totaled ZF trans for cheap. I did a swap about 5 years ago in a '91 F350 cube van (that was a pain in the butt due to location and weight that taxed my engine hoist!)
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