hotrod or not


Early 50's IHC hot rods

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Post Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:12 pm

Re: hotrod or not

Kevin,
I like new carburetor addition. Looks different than the 2 bbl John and I have but the adapter looks the same.
1956 S-102 Short Bed BD240

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Post Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:11 pm

Re: hotrod or not

In our shop, we like Cummins Power. Cummins is so versatile and fits OLD IHC so well. The larger 5.9 liter six cylinder engines are a tight fit, but they do not touch anything. It takes some careful measuring and more than a little imagination to install this Cummins into an L,R or S. My friend has done several and we will be putting a 1999 24 valve into a 1953 R120 with a NVG4500, an NVG241dld transfer case and Dana 60 axles.
Our other IHC is an L110 and it is getting a Cummins 4bta with a TH475 ahead of an NVW241c transfer case and Dana 44 axles. Both of these modifications give modern disc brakes, modern bolt patterns with lots of wheel options including a few really nice looking alloy wheels.
It is all just lots of time and a few bucks. If you are smoker, stop and put that money toward your truck project. I stopped smoking over 33 years ago and I have saved nearly $60,000 in that time. That is significant truck fix money.
BTW. A Cummins 4bt is the same weight as a 220SD and the 5.9 is about 250 pounds more. The 24 Valve is 1150 pounds and 50% heavier than the 220SD and may require a custom frame. BUT, the truck will be very quick and get terrific fuel economy.
I really like your turbo installation, very clean and tidy. A perfect combination with the low compression engine. I liked it before and I like it better now
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Post Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 pm

Re: hotrod or not

The guy I sold my 38 D-2 Years back installed the 4BTA with a twin turbo on it, I dont have any pics anymore, they were on my old CPU that crashed, each to his own the old man use to say. On utube there is many trucks done with cummins, very common now a days.
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Post Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Re: hotrod or not

Do you have any pictures of the 4bt in a L serires truck? I have a 50 that wanting a repower. Its going to be donor parts for the 52 that will be close to org. Thanks.

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Post Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:16 pm

Re: hotrod or not

Do you have pics of the 4bt in the L-serires? Im wanting to do that to a 1950 I have. Got it for parts for the 1952 G/F brought new. Thanks

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Post Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:03 am

Re: hotrod or not

Red, I dont have any pics but Im sure nikkinutshop does

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:53 am

Re: hotrod or not

Kevin,
Whats you take on the 2bbl vs 1bbl? From what i've read turbo's do well with less carb then N/A. The smaller carb giveing better meetering over the band and the restriction not being as big a factor with forced intake. You, have run both, what do you feel?

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Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:54 pm

Re: hotrod or not

cb89,
both carbs work pretty good, I will have to jet the 2barrel down some, it is a little rich, I have some new metering rods and jets to try this spring. The holly one barrel is easier to tune. I am always trying different things on the truck just to see. Never know, I may go back to the 1 barrel.
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Post Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:32 am

Re: hotrod or not

is something like this available to be made up and shipped to someone with the same engine? what would it cost? I'm interested, thanks.
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Post Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:45 am

Re: hotrod or not

Kevin may be able to supply you with the info on Turbo set up, I have also heard and read a little about an outfit called :http://hamiltonfuelinjection.com/ Reference came from member nikkinutshop. I know nothing about them other than they make a fuel injection set up for IH and a few others.
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