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Been doing a lot of research. From what I've found, these engines are more than capable of over 1000hp. There is actually quite a few out there and they hold up to it. Not trying to go over kill. Just want decent reliable power. So going for 400-500 hp.That's a bummer about the engine going TU. Looks like luckily you have a shop to work in .
I've been reading a lot about getting 700-900 HP out of these 855 cummins mostly by lowering compression, retarding cam timing, and upping the fuel delivery. It would be fun for a few minutes until everything else let go!
The transmission on the other engine is an eaton Fuller 5 speed. Its dimensions are bigger than the spicer on the 5 ton. So not going to gain anything by keeping that transmission. It seems that no matter what I do for a transmission, that the transfer case will have to be moved back and it may interfere with the airpack. More research needs to be done.Do you know which tranny is on the new engine? If you don't have to worry about a pto for a winch maybe you could make that one fit?
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