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Old 01-14-2017, 03:25 PM
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Winter Tow Truck Project

here is a link to a little project I have going during the off season. Doing a restore on a first generation cummins diesel to tow my boat with in the summers. Enjoy!

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/89...250-build.html

(Thread will be updated throughout the next couple months on cumminsforum.com)
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:29 PM
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Fun looking project.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:51 AM
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great project!

My first Cummins was a '91 (intercooler) 250 auto tranny that I bought new. Funny thing about it, I had been looking for months when the local Dodge dealer ran a Sunday ad special, $19,998 when everywhere else started about $25k+. It was one of those deals where they had 1 at that price and it was a color (gold) that was not popular back then. I didn't care as long it wasn't black. I had a McKinley conversion (added full size back seat, lost 34" of bed) that I drove to about 200k miles before handing down to my 16 y/o son. He drove it till 380k miles before trading for him a 98.5 24 valve quad cab. The last time I saw that old truck, it had over 600k miles. Push the pump up a bit from stock (if not already done) and you will have a incredible tow rig!
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:47 AM
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Push the pump up a bit from stock (if not already done) and you will have a incredible tow rig!
I will definitely be pushing the pump up a little bit with a fuel pin, advanced timing, and a 3200 gov spring. And will be adding a bigger turbo to keep exhaust temps cool

biggest improvement will be the transmission. Im sure you remember how those trucks have a non-locking torque converter? Mine will be converted to lock-up so it will give more power to wheels and increase MPG.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:37 AM
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I had a 2nd gen last year as a little project. 1st gen is next on my list! so sweet! in for updates.
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:41 PM
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Aric, second gens are a beast arent they?!

I am converting the auto transmission in my first gen to have the same charactaristics as the second gen does (lock-up converter, oiler, input shafts,etc..), and would one day love to run the P7100 injection pump that the second gens run.

When you decide to do a first gen keep me in mind, I sure do run across a lot of them
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