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7.3 Diesel

Unread postby Franknsr on Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:39 am

I see a few posts for Cummins swaps, but has anyone ever look into a 7.3 swap? They seem to be readily available in my neck of the woods and reasonably priced. I've heard from a couple F350 owners who are getting low 20's MPG's, so I'd have to guess that I should be able to crank 10 or 11 out of one of these in a Travco.
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:56 am

I have seen pictures of one but I don't remember if it was a 7.3 or it's predecessor the 6.9. I thought I saw it on here somewhere but it might have been somewhere else. I will look around.
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby kober on Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:48 am

If you're going to swap to a 7.3 i presume it'd being a powerstroke (post 2000) with electronic injection. You'd then need the ecm and all the stuff that goes with it. I dont know much about this swap but read that they wont put out as much power or fuel economy as the cummins 5.9.
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby Franknsr on Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:26 am

Yea, thought it was post 1999, but same idea. Really came across the idea because I was looking at an E350 chassis to steal the rear axle and front hubs off of. (But that is a topic for another section) The chassis has a 7.3 in it which I thought would be a step up. My biggest concern with the Cummins is the noise. Cost is a close second. :-)
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:32 am

The 7.3 powerstroke is similar in noise levels to the cummins.
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby Franknsr on Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:35 pm

WHAT? Can't hear you next to this Cummins......
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:47 am

mijo66 has a 7.3 in a Travco in Sweden
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby Acesneights on Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:50 pm

I have loosely toyed with sticking a 6.5 GM Diesel in my 220. Only cause I have an abundance of them and a 4l80 is a good tranny.
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby gojoe on Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:30 pm

Considered it myself. Have one of those in a truck out back. The International dt444e/ 7.3l Powerstroke is wider than a Cummins B. My Travco frame measures about 28" across. I don't think it would fit (in mine at least).
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Re: 7.3 Diesel

Unread postby Franknsr on Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:04 am

Well, the idea of a 7.3 is not looking so great now...
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