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Old November 1st, 2018, 06:11 PM
sweeney sweeney is offline
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Default Full rebuild with 12 valve repower

After shamefully abandoning my M715 project about 12 years ago I have finally found the time to bring it home and rebuild it. I bought the truck in 2003 when I was in high school. It had a fresh paint job and a Chevy engine and tranny swap. After driving it for a couple years rust started blowing through the paint over the entire truck. I started collecting replacement sheet metal, the doors and windshield frame were the only things worth saving, I tore the truck apart and ran out of time money, and space to rebuild it, so I tucked it away in the corner of a parking lot, never imagining it would take 12 years to get back to it. I towed it home over the weekend, and a friend helped me tear it apart over the past couple nights. I picked up a 1993 12 valve for t a couple weeks ago, haven't bought my transmission yet, but have most everything I need besides that for my build. Hoping to get the frame cleaned up and painted in the next week. I'll post pictures as I go. Hoping to get a good head start before winter gets here and it becomes too cold to work in the unheated garage.
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 11:57 AM
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Good luck and keep posting updates!
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Old November 6th, 2018, 02:54 PM
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This truck had a small block Chevy when I bought it. Not sure how many engines had been in the truck previously, these mounts are ugly, glad they're coming out for the cummins install. Looks like a fair amount of frame material got melted into the weld bead in the mounts. Hopefully it didn't weaken the frame too much.

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Old November 7th, 2018, 04:05 PM
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You can mount your new mounts on a large plate, then weld it to the frame, which will spread the engine load and reinforce the frame.
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Old November 7th, 2018, 08:17 PM
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Them is ugly additions to the stock frame...boy, I hope it didnt weaken it too...
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Old November 8th, 2018, 07:40 AM
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My build thread here should help:

Cummins 5.9, Ford ZF5, NP205, Ford Dana 60 Kingpin/Sterling 10.25

1967 M715, 6BT, ZFS542, NP205
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Old November 14th, 2018, 06:51 PM
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Default 12 bt cummings

why does everyone seem to want only the 12 bt cummings if they put in a cummings engine ?? why not go with a newer model cummings engine because they have much more horse power and torque ??
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Old November 15th, 2018, 03:17 AM
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Simple, little wiring, and you can turn them up huge with the twist of a screw...
Is that real money?
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