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Old 11-28-2018, 05:07 PM
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Complete list of vehicles that accept 61x engines.

Getting to know these engines and systems better and better, I quite like the idea of throwing one in something that looks great but has a less than stellar reputation (e.g. a Jaguar XJ-12).

I realize that with enough engineering savvy you could probably pack a 61x into a clown car, but Iím curious about the more conventional transplants that exist in the wild with only a limited amount of modification.

Iíve seen a few people on here with 61x engines in jeeps, landcruisers and even a boat(!).

What have you seen, what have you done?
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:41 PM
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:49 PM
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:54 PM
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Toyota pickup, 4runner, and LC swaps are pretty common.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:08 PM
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Getting to know these engines and systems better and better, I quite like the idea of throwing one in something that looks great but has a less than stellar reputation (e.g. a Jaguar XJ-12).
Jaguar? That V12 is a gem, don't you dare touch it. A 617 belongs in a blunt German car. Maybe you can find an old VW Caddy that needs an engine.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:06 PM
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Range Rover Classic will fit I've seen.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:12 PM
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I've seen more than a few Dodge Dakotas with an OM617. Even contemplated doing a swap myself when I had my '03 quad cab.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:17 AM
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How about the Chevy PU known as the "Mutt", or TWs Studebaker PU.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:22 AM
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Isn’t there a Chevy astro van build thread out there?
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:51 AM
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[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:43 AM
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Anyone ever power a generator with a 616/617? I have a spare engine sitting around........
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:05 AM
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You could, I'm sure it's been done. The issue is that the pumps aren't governed off of idle so you'll need some sort of goveber to get it to run at a constant speed under load.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:38 AM
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Very true.

Even ignoring governor issues, the engine would be hugely outsized compared to the generator I'm looking at. Wouldn't be long for this world, being run so lightly loaded.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:38 AM
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I recently bought a 300SD to pull the OM617 out so I can put it in my '87 Nissan D21.
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