Excellent info on the 4.3 L V6 diesel engine. I assume that a PITA FI is some
type of fuel injection system???? A inline 6 would be good, but I would like
to get a diesel for both the long-lasting nature of a diesel engine, the
better fuel mileage, and the possibility of cheaper (and easy to make)
biodiesel. I've heard that biodiesel is better than either commercial diesel
or straight cooking oil. Do you have any good info on the straight oil
alternative (as far as quality, efficiency, and the problem with the oil
freezing in cold weather).
You say that the 6.2/6.5 and 5.9 engines require a true biofuel. Does that
rule out biodiesel? If it rules out biodiesel, then where does one obtain
'true biofuel' if you're not in southern California? Adding chemicals and
processing used cooking oil to make biodiesel is a bit of work, but is it
really that much worse than adding an inline hearter for the cooking oil (if
you live in or often visit the colder parts of the country).
How much power do you get from your 3.9 4BTA. Would it be good for pulling a
slant load 2 horse trailer (with front compartment for gear)?
Thanks for the message. It does help the decission making process (and any
more I need all the help I can get).
1951 AD 3100
1954 AD 3600 in pieces
--- On Sat, 1/23/10, mark <email@example.com> wrote:
From: mark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Oletrucks] My 1951 project
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 2:09 PM
the 4.3 is a SBC with 2 cyl chopped off.
late 80s to real recent.
good motor BUT.... dont get one before 2000 since they used to have a PITA FI
system that... long story short-POC...
you can swap on a carb manifold and edelbrock 600cfm carb...
but agreed-why not go to a 6 cyl? a 235 is okay, a 1963-198x chevy 250 is a
GREAT inline 6 and bolts to all the modern automatics.
you can get retro and spend lots of money-ive got a few 270 GMC inliners for
sale. or theres always the holy grail wayne jimmy 302.. =)
as for biodiesel-all the newer type 6.2/6.5 and even the 5.9 cummins need a
my 3.9 4BTA only needs filtered fry oil. i dont need to refine it and
chemically change it.
also-tehres a Cummins white paper that my motor retains full warranty with up
to 10% used motor oil as a fuel. =)
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