Out with the old and in with the new.

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Only 30+ hours? I'm in line to do the same when I find Spacecab body.Details and pictures would help much.
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I got most of the details from here, but if there is something I can help you with let me know. Wiring was the hardest to me. I believe most that did the transplant removed the old wiring harness and installed it to the 90 model.
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i can get the part # for the 12 volt set i got online from a thermo king dealer out of OR but they were only $17 for the set and have done fine for the few months they have been in.
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Here is some pics of the truck in the day light. I took pics of the shims under the motor mounts. I have noticed that the truck is lower geared, but still runs great!!! I haven't figured out how to fabricate a mount for the compressor. Anyone have any ideas?
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YoungC,

I may need to get with you when these burn out. Thanks
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the 91 should have had 4.10 rear end and the engine probably screams a little @ 60-65, doesn't it?
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puttputtin,

yes can I swap the old rear end or the ring n pinion?
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I should have updated here on the AC upgrade.
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the 91 could have a Isuzu 10 bolt or a GM10 bolt.

if its an Isuzu rear end, it will swap best i know.
a GM diff is a no--go

but if the old pup/luv was a 4wd or a auto trans don't do it, it will be a 4.11 same as what the 91 has.
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I was curious about the alternator hookup. Was the harness plug-n-play? An engine swap like this seems more & more appealing.
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Trooper T - I guessing it has an Isuzu rear end because it come apart from the drive shaft side.

puttputting - Not exactly plug and play. Four wires total. Two are obvious and the other two........well if you get them wrong your dash lights stay on and the motor will not shut off with the key. :)
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It is hard to believe this was 10 years and 80,000 miles ago.
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heathw wrote:It is hard to believe this was 10 years and 80,000 miles ago.

Yes, it is!

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Isuzu Diesel are awesome. And so are well thought out, planned, budgeted retrofits that are done with skill.
Unskilled, uneducated, inexperienced, tools/facilities lacking, and faint of heart, be warned:
All vehicles are hunks of crap. Designed by individuals, the majority of which, have never turned a wrench.
Which one do you want to fall in love with?
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