Installing a "conventional" gas-burner into a 6X6?

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Towman2277

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Hey all!! Had a question, pondering a thought someone mentioned once! Has anyone known of a "conventional" gas motor and tranny (ie. Chevy 454, Ford 460 etc....) being installed into a duece or 5-ton, and do you know of the performance obtained from a swap, negative or positive?? Just wondering if it's been accomplished, and how great (or terrible!) the swap was. Thanks! :D
 

ken

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Boyce equipment sells the bell housing for chevy to the 3053A tranny. If i rember right. they have the motormount kits too. I beleve they have done quite a few conversions. Problem is they drink a lot of gas!
 

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I think it would be a cool swap if you wanted something with balls out power for mudd but would definately get horrible fuel milage. Stomp on the gas and get all 10 tires spinning!
 

OPCOM

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Buddy at "Howard's" has a good 427 or 454 chevy BB engine with the correct looking bellhousing sittin in his shop, says a fellow had it in an M35 for a while till he could get an multifuel engine then pulled it out to install a multifuel. As I understand it.

Interesting concept since the 454 checy can do >3500RPM and has a good torque curve too.
 

promodhotrod

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Had a m34a2 with a 454/700r4 for a while, it worked very well. I didnt measure mileage, but did not seem any worse, and you could go as fast as you dared. I would recommend any big block gas engine over the ldt or lds, lighter more powerful and longer lasting. Trans did eventually die, but both were well used when installed.
 

CUCVFAN

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Man, you might get the award for digging up the oldest thread of the week/month/year!

Gee, technically, shouldn't this thread be moved to the modification/hot-rodding forum...??? :shock:
 
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