Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Ram50 Build

  1. #1

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    06-10-2013
    Posts
    14
    Location

    Weston, WV
    Vehicle

    1989 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    4G52

    Ram50 Build

    Hello all. I tried posting this under the diesel section, but, I either hit the wrong button or something else happened. Please take a moment to check out my Ram 50 build thread. It is posted over on Competition diesel.

    http://www.competitiondiesel.com/for...d.php?t=156450

    You'll have to copy and paste to get over there.

  2. #2

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    04-22-2012
    Posts
    185
    Location

    Chesapeake, VA
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    Could I please make sweet sweet love to your truck sir Granted I am going for a drift truck once I start to get some fundage for my build but HOT DAMN

  3. #3



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    07-24-2012
    Posts
    2,357
    Location

    Washington State
    Vehicle

    1986 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    G63B
    Welcome to the Forum, ("pouring cold water on MaxinOut")

  4. #4

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    06-10-2013
    Posts
    14
    Location

    Weston, WV
    Vehicle

    1989 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    4G52
    Hey fellas, thanks for the comments. Keep check'n in as we are making progress every evening.

  5. #5

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-04-2012
    Posts
    496
    Location

    New Bern, NC
    Vehicle

    1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    That is amazing. I always wondered what was involved to make a cummins fit. Can't wait to see what all has to be cut to make the tranny fit. It seems like it would fit better with the engine forward more but with the mounts + steering rack it wouldn't fit quite right plus further back is better for weight distribution when you're putting something that heavy in a truck so light it makes a big difference. Good thing it's going 1/8 mile at a time, I bet those solid mounts with that cummins in our trucks frame will rattle the truck to death.

  6. #6

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    06-10-2013
    Posts
    14
    Location

    Weston, WV
    Vehicle

    1989 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    4G52
    I actually intend on driving the thing to the ice cream shop from time to time. The shaking and rattling should give a nice message within the 10 to 15 mile trip. lol. A 4bt would be a much better fit and could be installed without any firewall hacking. Howeve, with the limited trans tunnel spacing, the floor would still have to be hacked. Talk about rattling, we ran a 4bt in a '92 1/2ton for about 4 years. Once a month, so we discovered, it was a good practice to grab some wrenches and check any and all bolts for tightness. Even with the factory engine mounts, this thing would rattle your teeth.

  7. #7



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-20-2011
    Posts
    4,118
    Location

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle

    1980 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    G54B
    1st gen dodge full size trucks with the cummins were the same way - tighten it or shake it off - the dodge truck build quality was so bad in the 80s (and still is) that it would fall apart otherwise.
    Pennyman1
    The best Dodge that Dodge never made
    Living the D-50 lifestyle since 1980

  8. #8

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    06-10-2013
    Posts
    14
    Location

    Weston, WV
    Vehicle

    1989 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    4G52

    Getting Faster

    Hello All,

    Thanks for keeping the thread open this long. I wanted to stop in and give an update.

    We are building a 6.7l cummins sleeved down to a 5.9. The end result is a 6.4l cummins that you can still drive on the street and not split the cylinder walls at 2000HP. Lol

    Yea, we are going to step it up a bit. Hey, you only live once, right??

    Plans are to straighten it back up, get it back street legal, and continue to have a blast.

    We are in the hunt for an extended cab Ram50. Would anyone have one with a decent body and frame but junk everything else?

    As always, the build will be documented here: http://www.competitiondiesel.com/for...156450&page=43

    Thanks,

    Arch
    Stalnaker Racing Stables
    Last edited by BradMph; 02-27-2017 at 02:02 PM.

  9. #9



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    07-24-2012
    Posts
    2,357
    Location

    Washington State
    Vehicle

    1986 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    G63B
    Sounds more like a rocket ship, lol. Keep us posted!!!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •