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Unread post by Aspieguy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:02 pm

Hello all, I'm Apsieguy AKA Flynn. I am a person with High Functioning Autism (HFA). My ultimate goal is to have a 210/220 for myself to live/travel in. That would include a total remodel of the inside. And the addition of a Dodge Diesel motor. I'm of the opinion of "MOPAR OR NO CAR". :D . In the meantime I'm going to to read every single thread to learn everything i can!

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Unread post by KB2CRK » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:22 am

Welcome to the forum. Good luck finding that Dodge diesel as they didn't mke one...lol They used a Mitsubishi in the 70s and a Cummins in the late 80 and up. Now you can get a ram truck with a Fiat Diesel... Enjoy the reading
There is a ton of info here and links to even more if needed.

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Unread post by Aspieguy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks for the info! But let me rephrase that! When I think of a Dodge Diesel I think of Cummins. So as long as it's a Cummins in my mind it's a Dodge motor!

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Unread post by KB2CRK » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:14 pm

I wonder how that eco diesel would work in a Travco. It is rated about the same in Horsepower and higher in torque than the 1976 440. If the Cummins crowd is getting 15 mpg what would the eco diesel do???. Interesting posibilities.

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Unread post by Aspieguy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:20 pm

Good question. However, Im wanting to go with dead simple. You start messing with that eco/blue tech stuff it gets more complicated.

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Unread post by KB2CRK » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:28 pm

Very true but the old P pump 5.9s have quite a following and not always the easiest to find. Then of corse you would need an OD transmission or a better ratio for the rear diff. That would probably be easy for a 220 with its 8 lug axles. A dana 70 with the 3.07 out of a late 80s cummins D350 comes to mind.

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Unread post by Aspieguy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 pm

I have a plan. 8-). I'll find a donor truck. All the running gear and everything switched over. I'm VERY mechanically inclined. I wonder if a front axel from a W350 would work up front? Making it 4x4

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Unread post by KB2CRK » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:35 am

To answer your question, 4wd has been done. Custom driveshafts are a necessity. Spring pads on the axle might need moving. The rear may need a lift to level as the front axle will raise the front a little.

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