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    I found a supposedly good cylinder head on eBay which is in the mail... Now I can find more things to fix!
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    Glad you have a cylinder head on the way! Your truck is in 1,000 times better shape than its red headed step brother that I own!
    I own what is left of its Chevy cousin a G-7123 and I was going to shoehorn a Cummins 6BT into it. This is before I realized that the frame was UNSALVAGABLE from in front of the transfercase back!! A Straight engine could be made to fit, otherwise you are just dropping the body onto something and cutting the heck out of the truck. Long story short I bought a M135 for the rolling chassis, wife and kids fell in love with the truck, putting Cummins into M135 and the 302 will be set aside for the G-7123 (once I get ANOTHER FRAME!!! LOL!!
    The one thing I was always leary of with putting a Cummins in the COE is the fact that even though it was wartime they added asbestos insulation as both for heat and sound on these cabovers how much more racket and heat from a diesel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gentrysgarage View Post
    how much more racket and heat from a diesel?
    There is a lot more racket from a diesel, especially a 6BT. Might want to consider additional sound deadening, as you'll be right over it.

    Cool project though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dependable View Post
    There is a lot more racket from a diesel, especially a 6BT. Might want to consider additional sound deadening, as you'll be right over it.

    Cool project though.
    Hence my comment about "real screamer" with the 3 cyl Detroit.
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    ​Hello, from Dennis in Seattle. I am curious if the K-18 that you now own was the one I sold to a gentleman in San Jose a couple of years ago, I would love to see some of the pictures of your K-18.
    ​" good isn't cheap, and cheap isn't good"

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    I agree.

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    Donít mean to change the subject but we have a k18 with us that we need 4 rims for. Does anybody know where there is any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Affordableclassics View Post
    Donít mean to change the subject but we have a k18 with us that we need 4 rims for. Does anybody know where there is any?
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    Please post an ad in the Parts Wanted section. It's free and may get better results in finding what you are looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antennaclimber View Post
    Please post an ad in the Parts Wanted section. It's free and may get better results in finding what you are looking for.
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    Thanks I will do that.

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