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Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-29-2013, 05:23 PM
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Posted By MadCow
Ok, I finally decided to start on this thing. So...

Ok, I finally decided to start on this thing. So far I only got the valve cover off. It was surprisingly more difficult than I thought because apparently the motor need a million linkages and levers...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By MadCow
Thanks everyone. Dreading gettin started on this...

Thanks everyone. Dreading gettin started on this but the car has sat way too long. I will take pics all through out the process so you guys can give me better guidance. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By MadCow
Thanks for all the helpful answers everyone....

Thanks for all the helpful answers everyone. Yeah, the head was quite heavy I remember. Another question I have is about the supports that hold the cam up. Not sure if I am remembering correctly but...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By MadCow
OM617 Head Swap Help

Hello everyone. I rarely post here cause I rarely have anything worthwhile to say. Mostly just lurk. Anyways I have had an 85 300SD for a few years now and have yet to really drive it. I bought it...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-22-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Didn't seem that way at all. Believe that when...

Didn't seem that way at all. Believe that when you approach people with unconventional ideas they do plenty of raining. That is till you are successful. Finding a lightning or 03 cobra in the yards I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Well, it was just a thought to make something...

Well, it was just a thought to make something truly unique and on a budget. And, yeah, the boosted apps got forged pistons. The Lightnings still have crappy rods but the 03 and later cobras got...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Right. I had mustang with em. The thing is that...

Right. I had mustang with em. The thing is that they are a 4" bore. I was thinking about a junkyard build. And the OM617 has a 3.57 bore. That is the same as a .020 over 4.6/5.4 modular motor. The...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Yeah, I saw those threads. I was looking for...

Yeah, I saw those threads. I was looking for length info to figure compression more so than weight. But if the pistons are cast they probably won't take much detonation or boost. Thanks for all the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Thanks for the info. I was asking cause I was...

Thanks for the info. I was asking cause I was thinking about using them in a turbo gasoline engine application. I was trying to figure a strong set of rods/pistons I could get from the scrap yard and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Blasphemy. I heard man could not yet harness the...

Blasphemy. I heard man could not yet harness the power of awesome. Tricky Germans.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
Thanks. Getting the pistons and rods is not the...

Thanks. Getting the pistons and rods is not the problem. I need to know the dimensions, if they are forged, and how strong they are.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-21-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By MadCow
300SD Pistons and Rods: Material, Dimensions??

Hello everybody. I have a 1985 300SD. I bought it cheap cause it had a busted head due to lack of antifreeze during a cold winter. I got a replacement head from a scrap yard for $30 that I still...
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