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Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby bobh on Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:38 pm

Has anyone tried a diesel swap in a late sixties early seventies Travco ?? I like the look but would to install Cummins or Duramax with Allison transmission.

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Re: Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:44 pm

There have been a few done. Mostly Cummins. Matz has a thread on here about the swap. If you use the search function on the top right of the page you should be able to find some of the conversions.
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Re: Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:48 pm

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Re: Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby bobh on Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:13 pm

Great link and build !! I did a search under Diesel and cummings with no luck
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Re: Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:51 pm

Cummins and diesel come up as too common in the search. I saw that also. I wish it would work but new keywords may be needed.
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Re: Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:01 pm

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=553&p=3826&hilit=Allison+transmission#p3807

Here is another one. Found it by searching Allison transmission.
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Re: Installing a diesel ??

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:10 am

I read a story on the internet a few years back about a Travco 270 with a Perkins diesel swap. The guy that did it drove it all up and down the west coast and Baja, Mexico with his family back in the early 1970's. One of his grown children recalled that it wasn't fast but they never stopped for fuel so they would always pass the cars at the gas stations that had passed them out on the road.

There is a 210 running around my town with a Cummins swap... it's quite a hot rod.
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