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Date registered: Apr 2006
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[?]I'm planning to build a mid-50's Chevrolet pick-up "working street rod" I'd like to use a diesel engine. I'm estimating around 200 HP would be adequate. A Mercedes TD engine/transmission seems to be a good candidate.
Questions: Could I achieve my power and torque target with a 5 cylinder or would a 6 cylinder be required?
Will external mod's such as pump/injector, intake/exhaust be effective on these engines? I have some experience with the GM 6.5 TD. I have increased power substantially on that engine.
My idea is to find a rusted/wrecked older Merc and remove all the parts I would need. Is there a good source to locate a donor car? I'm in Indiana but would travel up to 200 miles for the right deal.
Thanks for any replys!!!