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09-04-2006 09:34 PM
louisp123
thumbs up my fellow diesel rodder!

i am actually on my way of starting one of these projects myself too! i currently drive and love a chipped and oversized injector golf tdi with 135hp and 290bl-ft of torque and i sure as hell get my fair share of "bad looks" from the local honda's especially after i beat them all the way up to 130mph!!! my little dreamer is a 1930 model a rat with (i have just accepted) custom frame and a 6bt banks chipped to 700 bl-ft. as i am all about performance first, consequance later, i love diesel and in a sense, find it kinda sad they didn't pick up from the start. just want to say good luck with this project of yours and if u ever want to sell it after a million or two miles, just e-mail me, lol. btw, being in the big rig business in all, do u know anyone who could point me in the performance potential of a 4bt?
08-07-2006 12:15 PM
Mustangsaly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ole JIM
Kevin45--NO not at Present--But--I Am going to BUY a few of those Cheap Throw Away Cameras ay Wal-Mart & Take Photos NOW as It IS! & Step by Step through the Entire Re-Build--& have Wal-Mart Develope them & put them All on a Disk--& have My SON place E*M on the Rodders Site--as I only have a WEB-TV & I*M un-able to Send Photos!--just to give YOU an IDEA? I am 5ft 9 inches tall & standing right by the Drivers Door--its TOP is right at my Shirt Pocket Level!--I was in my BARN looking for All the Ole 50s HOT ROD stuff I had stored there?--& very Discouraged!!--I had Stored it ALL in neat on the Barn Walls--I*M missing one Door!--the Head Light mounts--Door Hindges--the Steering Arm that goes on the front drivers Side Backing Plate--my entire Steering Columb--all the Inner door window Winds & door handel inner stuff?--my Cowl whatever its Called?--Air Vent?? & I Dono? what Else??-- but I have the Dash & complete 32 Grill--the Pick UP CAB & Bed--the Frame & front & rear Ends-- My 32 Radiator is Missing--but I Guess? most of the Missing Stuff! can Be Had? & made Up?-- Ole JIM--




Ole Jim,

Check ebay too...... Good Ole parts seem to disappear thats 4 sure.



Mustangsaly
08-07-2006 02:59 AM
Ole JIM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin45
Hey Ole Jim...you have any pictures or your ride?
Kevin45--NO not at Present--But--I Am going to BUY a few of those Cheap Throw Away Cameras ay Wal-Mart & Take Photos NOW as It IS! & Step by Step through the Entire Re-Build--& have Wal-Mart Develope them & put them All on a Disk--& have My SON place E*M on the Rodders Site--as I only have a WEB-TV & I*M un-able to Send Photos!--just to give YOU an IDEA? I am 5ft 9 inches tall & standing right by the Drivers Door--its TOP is right at my Shirt Pocket Level!--I was in my BARN looking for All the Ole 50s HOT ROD stuff I had stored there?--& very Discouraged!!--I had Stored it ALL in neat on the Barn Walls--I*M missing one Door!--the Head Light mounts--Door Hindges--the Steering Arm that goes on the front drivers Side Backing Plate--my entire Steering Columb--all the Inner door window Winds & door handel inner stuff?--my Cowl whatever its Called?--Air Vent?? & I Dono? what Else??-- but I have the Dash & complete 32 Grill--the Pick UP CAB & Bed--the Frame & front & rear Ends-- My 32 Radiator is Missing--but I Guess? most of the Missing Stuff! can Be Had? & made Up?-- Ole JIM--
08-07-2006 02:05 AM
Kevin45 Hey Ole Jim...you have any pictures or your ride?
08-06-2006 10:51 PM
Ole JIM
Hot ROD?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustangsaly
Ole Jim,

as a diesel 32 Ford P/U is not my style, (I would do a flat head & two 1 barrel carb setup, or a 428 super cobra jet.) but thats me, I do agree a 32 Ford diesel P/U would be neat for a ole OTR Trucker, (probably just plain ole Neat !) I'm in the car transport business, I own one 99 international eagle single axle semi tractor 335HP Caterpillar and a 10speed, pulling a 4 car wally mo trailer. enjoy your project and stay around. my neighbor has a 30 ford model a or t coupe thats original, butt needs restored or hot rodded, I think anyway. I would make it look like this.

(I don't know whos car this is, but I like it)








Mustangsaly
Mustangsaky--the HOT Rod is I beleive is a Model "A"Coupe--Sun Visor--32 Fords didn*t have One!-- w/ a Duce Grill Shell--& I Like It TOO!-- what is refered to today as a RAT ROD--because its still in Primer!--SUPER NICE!-NO matter what any one calls IT--Ole JIM--
08-06-2006 05:17 PM
Mustangsaly Ole Jim,

as a diesel 32 Ford P/U is not my style, (I would do a flat head & two 1 barrel carb setup, or a 428 super cobra jet.) but thats me, I do agree a 32 Ford diesel P/U would be neat for a ole OTR Trucker, (probably just plain ole Neat !) I'm in the car transport business, I own one 99 international eagle single axle semi tractor 335HP Caterpillar and a 10speed, pulling a 4 car wally mo trailer. enjoy your project and stay around. my neighbor has a 30 ford model a or t coupe thats original, butt needs restored or hot rodded, I think anyway. I would make it look like this.

(I don't know whos car this is, but I like it)








Mustangsaly
08-06-2006 12:08 PM
Triaged The story about your wife was funny

Don't listen to the guys that want to talk you into building a car the you won't want. Hotrodding is all about taking what you have and modifying/improving it to what YOU want. I thought the dodge 2.2L turbo sounded like a good suggestion too
08-06-2006 02:50 AM
Ole JIM
4.3 Diesel tranny??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Triaged
I did some quick searching on google and found this for you

http://cruisers.shoumatoffmedia.com/43GMdiesel.html


From the sounds of it the FWD version is the same pattern as the RWD 60deg V6 (such as the 2.8L in S10's and 3.4L in Camaro's to name a few). From what I understand the engine isn't exactly set up for normal side engine mounts. I'm sure you will figure out some way to mount it.

Edit: some more info.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=478750
Triaged---I can*t THANK YOU! Enough for YOU going out of Your WAY!-too Look Up! this INFO for ME! as its been a 1/2 Century since I was Involved w/ installing differant Engines & Trannies in any thing!--as I*M now in my early 70s & even though I*M still in pretty Good Shape Health Wise! & can still Turn a Mean Wrench--I can*t begin to tell YOU what it Really means to ME!--as this will be my LAST Mechanical Project--& I have had my 32 Ford HOT ROD pick Up since the early 50s--in my High School Days!--back then--I was an Apprentice after School in a Body Shop--& I got a lot of Advice!-when I Chopped It-& Channeled IT--but--I Did it ALL myself!--even Z-ed the Rear Frame--& I installed a 3-1/2 inch Dropped front Axle--so its about as Low as it can Get?--& where every ROD I see has a Big Cu in GAS engine--& ME a retired Trucker--I thought? a 32 Ford HOT ROD Diesel powered pick Up--well it sure is going to be Differant!--& since High School I have Owned & driven BUICKS--& having the ole 84 century w/ the 4.3 Diesel that the Frames rusted beyond Re-pair-- why Not?? install It in my HOT ROD!--as I have Never Seen a Diesel in Any Hot Rod Before?--& w/ the Diesel Clatter & Black Smoke out of BIG dual Stacks--I think? it will be the Coolest HOT ROD around!--my up comming Secret winter Project!-- My wife of over 40 yrs thinks Its a Great IDEA! I have spent several weeks Inquiring?? & w/NO real Answers--She saw & read Your Reply--& came Running to the Gararge to Get ME!--JIM!! a GUY just sent YOU Exact INFO on a Tranny to Bolt Up to your 4.3- Come Quick!--which I DID!--THANKS AGAIN!! YOU Saved & Made Our DAY!--Ole JIM--
08-05-2006 11:42 PM
Ole JIM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin45
Hey Ole Jim...Welcome. And not to run you off (we hope you stay and share your build with us) but try a Buick site. There are quite a few Buick gearheads out there that may be able to answer your question. Here are a copuple of sites that I found:

http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3
http://www.turbobuick.com/
http://www.buickstreet.com/
http://www.transmissionadapters.com/
Kevin-I tried the Team Buick site--& they Dono? Thanks for the Additional lNFO--Will Check them Out! GEE! You know! I don*t Feel Alone any More in My Search! as a 1/2 century ago I would have Known! what fit What? & just so You guys Know! locally I*M getting a lot of Static from the Ole Ford Guys!--Keep it all Ford!--install a Big Gas engine!--HEY! I don*t tell You what to DO! w/Yours!--& as a Retired TRUCKER! & Not a Follower--I think? an Ole Ford Diesel Powered pick UP--would Be really a Cool Ride!--espeically w/ the Diesel Knocking Rattle--& all that Black Smoke!-- ought? to get some Attention??--Ole JIM--
08-05-2006 10:54 PM
Triaged I did some quick searching on google and found this for you

http://cruisers.shoumatoffmedia.com/43GMdiesel.html
Quote:
Chevy 4.3L V6 Diesel and the Toyota Land Cruiser

From the LCML:

"Chet Wagner" <chetwagner@msn.com> wrote:

>Form doing a bit of research, I have found the following vehicles with the
4.3 diesel V6 in a rear-wheel-drive package needed for a conversion:

Monty Carlo 1982-83
Malibu 1982-83
Buick Regal 1982-83
Oldsmobile 1980-85 rear wheel drive "Cutlass, Hurst/Olds"
These engines have the typical 350 bellhousing bolt pattern.

The front-wheel-drive engines will not work unless you use a transmission
that will bolt to a 2.8-3.4 60 degree v6 engine, at least that is what I
understand.


For those willing to try this, a turbo from a 2.2 turbo Dodge whatever at
about 3-5 psi boost will net up to about 25% more power without internal
engine modifications. Of course, easier said than done. Be good for
altitude compensation though.

Some of this information may not be quite right, so give me a break if I am
wrong. I am still looking around for more information, so stayed tunned.Furthermore with adapters from Advance Adapters and others there are a lot of options.
From the sounds of it the FWD version is the same pattern as the RWD 60deg V6 (such as the 2.8L in S10's and 3.4L in Camaro's to name a few). From what I understand the engine isn't exactly set up for normal side engine mounts. I'm sure you will figure out some way to mount it.

Edit: some more info.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=478750
08-04-2006 02:11 AM
Kevin45 Hey Ole Jim...Welcome. And not to run you off (we hope you stay and share your build with us) but try a Buick site. There are quite a few Buick gearheads out there that may be able to answer your question. Here are a copuple of sites that I found:

http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3
http://www.turbobuick.com/
http://www.buickstreet.com/
http://www.transmissionadapters.com/
08-03-2006 07:03 PM
Ole JIM
Quote:
Originally Posted by home brew
You might try coming after this is a different way. What transaxle came with that engine? Did it come with any other engine? Then try to find out if any transmission matches up with those engines.
Homebrew --I really don*t know? & I have asked? & It Appears as though? NO one here Knows?--so I*LL make a Template of My Bell Housing & GO to the local Salvage Yard & match It to GM Auto Trannies until I find a MATCH! End of SUBJECT!--as I Assume?? a regular 4.3 would be my best Bet?--as thats where I*LL Start!--as I thought?? May bee?? some one this Site would Possibly Know??--but I Guess?? NOT!!--which would have Saved Me a lot of Work!-- But NO Problem!--as I have Done this Before!--on other Motors & Trannys!--as NEXT Spring I*LL be CRUISING-- in My 32 Ford Diesel powered pick up!--Ole JIM
08-03-2006 02:16 PM
home brew You might try coming after this is a different way. What transaxle came with that engine? Did it come with any other engine? Then try to find out if any transmission matches up with those engines.
08-03-2006 11:28 AM
Ole JIM
Quote:
Originally Posted by home brew
Don't worry about it. Just about everybody makes that same mistake when they join. Have you thought of using a different diesel that was originally a rear wheel drive?
NO! as I would like to USE what I have! I have an Olds 5.7 but its way to Heavy! & now on a fixed Income--I joined figureing Some One would Know??--I Guess? I*LL have to Make up My 4.3 Bell housings Bolt Patten & spend a Day?? at our local Salvage Yard & Hopefully?? Find One that Matches??--as I can*t really Afford to spend very Much!--Ole JIM
08-03-2006 10:32 AM
home brew Don't worry about it. Just about everybody makes that same mistake when they join. Have you thought of using a different diesel that was originally a rear wheel drive?
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