Diesels and chevies

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by crabber, Feb 22, 2000.

  1. crabber

    crabber Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    A friend and I are currently installing a Diesel on an '80 K20 chassis. Has anyone seen a 353 Detroit in pickup? My friend put one in his '51 power wagon. Sweet screemer!
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Ok,I'll bite.What is the displacement.How heavy is it,what is HP and torque.What kind of trans will you be using.I love it when a big motor and little chassis get married,it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.Good luck with swap,give updates as you go.Now if I could just add a foot or two to the front of my Dodge,I know I could sqeeze in that 3406G CAT. LOL John D<p>----------<br>John D<br>
  3. OP

    crabber Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    A 353 Is a three cylinder. What we call a skee-wee. It has 153 cubic inches, about 100 horses (according to injectors), and about 300 'lbs of torque. It is also 2 cycle and has a blower for aspiration. By the way John my friend just sold his 3406T. Have you ever seen fire come out of a six inch pipe? That kitty cat was pumped. Better beef up your suspension.