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Old 11-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Farm Tracktor engine in truck gets 45mpg...

Well at least according to this guy. He also says the mustang gets 50mpg, seems the car would get quite a bit better compared to the truck, something just don't add up right in my mind..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...v=WnoWfWjzFK4#!

Only thing I can think of is if he went slow, I know these engines are all about torque instead of hp, interesting idea though.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive actually seen a forum were a good amount of people have done this. They put tractor diesels into there truck fabricate an adapter to hook them up to a normal automotive transmission and claim above 35 mpg highway. They are all about torque which is why they would be good for a conversion. I wouldn't doubt its possible
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You know Henry used a basic tractor motor in his first cars and trucks. The average back then was 35mpg.
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pretty sure they couldn't hope to achieve 50MPH back then though.
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well a smaller displacement diesel would help keep the vehicle in ideal BSFC driving normally. So the truck doing better than the mustang would be explained that way by engine load.
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Would be simpler and get better results with a TDI conversion, abnd the 50 MPH limit would be gone.
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Would be simpler and get better results with a TDI conversion, abnd the 50 MPH limit would be gone.
I don't think a TDI from like a VW would give the owner that kind of mileage this person in the video claims. For a car, yes, but a full sized truck unmodded... I just don't see it.. it would have to be able to get like 80-100mpg in a car then.
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It's not so hard to reach low 20s (city) to 30MPG (highway) in a regular-cab F250 with a Cummins 4BT.
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I don't think a TDI from like a VW would give the owner that kind of mileage this person in the video claims. For a car, yes, but a full sized truck unmodded... I just don't see it.. it would have to be able to get like 80-100mpg in a car then.
Yeah, but it would be more usable.

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