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Old 01-18-2015, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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69 f100 Benz Biodiesel

So, I've had a multitude of projects and a hefty dose of A.D.D. Here's the latest: Putting a Benz 5 cylinder turbo diesel into my 69 F100. The f100 had a 240 inline 6 gas engine, original to the truck that got between 8-14 mpg (assuming the odometer was accurate). I've put some smaller tires on, lowered it just a bit, and will be putting in a 1985 3.0 turbo diesel from a benz. It will be equipped to run biodiesel, straight WVO, or diesel when needed. I also plan to fab up some aerodynamic pans for under the truck. I've already removed all the aluminum trim and welded in the mount holes, and will probably add fender skirts as well. Here are the pics before I started anything:

I gotta decided whether or not to rebuild the benz trans or sink money into the adapter kit to put a 700r4 on it. This truck won't be for heavy towing obviously, but will function as a "homeowner" truck and hopefully deliver great mileage!
I'll keep ya posted!

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