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    1982 Dodge Ram 50
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    4D55-T
    The engine I am going with is a Mitsubishi 3 cylinder, 1 liter L3E indirect injection diesel engine that I found used.
    I like the idea of the original truck, so I plan on using the original transmission, and transfercase setup, with the original driveshafts.

    At the moment, I am in the process of designing engine mounts, basically based off the original mounts, reangled for the new engine.
    I found a local company to help make my engine converter plate, and flywheel adaptor ring.

    Due to these engines being pretty high revving, I tried to chose the highest rpm diesel engine I could find.
    Even so, 3500 rpms is a far cry from 6500 rpms, and the gearing will make things a bit difficult.

    I will be running pretty large tires to combat this anyway possible, but these trucks arent that kind to lift kits more than 2 inches.
    That being said, the more gears the better. I am unsure of the rear diff/front diff ratio, and what types of options there might even be available.

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    Here is the engine I will be going with, the L3E. Reasons I chose the L3E are because I wanted to keep it Mitsubishi, and couldnt afford the 1.3 Mitsubishi diesel.

    At $800, the little L3E will help this truck live on, and be unique.
    Plus, I might just blow this thing up at some point pushing its limits

    Here I am just testing some angles. It will be mounted slighty slanted to sort of match the angle of the original engine mounts.
    This way I can cut the engine subframe, and reangle the mounts to offer a more vertical engine mounting position from the original engine.
    Realistically, the engine could possibly be mounted completely vertical, but we'll see what I decide.
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    1985 Mitsubishi L200
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    G63B
    At almost double the engine capacity, this critter is going to chase goats off mountains all day long. Good luck with the swap. This is such a great little truck project
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