I'm just slightly obsessed with the Cummins 6BT motor, so a part of is saying "Hell yes !", but the smart part says "How deep are your pockets ?"
My friend in CT has just finished an engine swop on his single cab Ford F250 to the 6.7L Cummins 24V with a twin turbo conversion.
In my opinion the vehicle is much better off with the swop because the standard 4.2Td motor it came with was hopelessly under powered for such a huge, heavy vehicle.
The reality is it's set him back about R200k !!!
But he does have more money than sense anyway
It's running a 135mm diameter stainless steel straight exhaust and sounds amazing !
He's still in the process of running it in, so he's not entirely sure of performance figures yet, but the guess is somewhere close to the 800Nm torque range.
The motor and standard gearbox had to be sent to a company in JHB to make up the adapter plate and modify the internals of the gearbox to cope with all the brute force of the Cummins. That cost a pretty penny !
He's now discovered that he needs a 6 speed box, so he has to repeat the whole process.
I still find it pretty stupid that the injector pump does'nt have a solenoid on it so he has to pull a kill lever in the cab if he wants to shut it down
I've seen Youtube videos of a Patrol with a 6BT motor and I needed a drool bucket while watching, but the reality for us poor South Africans is it's just not viable to do it.