1970s Pinz 710 ---has anyone put a diesel in one?

KAT MAN

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hey guys

Has anyone swapped in a Cummins in a 710? Im guessing the 5.9 is too big but how about the 4bt?


Does anyone have the dimensions of engine compartment ?
 
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rsms

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That sounds like it would be a cool project. I recall hearing about someone installing a VW ALH (mechanical TDI) diesel in one somewhere but I cant remember where I read about it. I think the cooling system might be the biggest issue. In the coming week or so I will be digging out my 710K and I can get you any measurements you might want.
 

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There has been 1.9TDI's and some Mercedes diesels (mostly in Europe) installed in 710 and 712. The main problem is that you need a high rpm diesel to make it roadable.

The TD Pinzes are 8" longer in the wheelbases and increase in the engine bay to fit the VW 6 cylinder diesel engine than the 710/712. They also got a different geared transfercase and tranny. The last UK made Pinzes had 5 cyl. 2.5TDI's. The Tcases are not interchangeable between the gas and diesel Pinzes because they are "mirrored" of the other...710/12 are on right side of the central tube and the diesel on the left.
 
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