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Old 03-30-2015, 09:06 PM
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Has anyone here made or had made an adapter plate for a Cummins/Ford conversion? I have a 1987 Ford F250 4X4 6.9 engine w/a ZfS542 5 speed transmission. According to some data I read, there is a difference between the transmission for a 460 gas engine and the 6.9 diesel. I don't know if the difference is in the mounting hole arrangement or some other reason. Does anyone know of a site which will have mounting hole locations or blueprints for the Ford transmission and the 1990 Cummins 12 V? I thought maybe someone had done this before and might have a CAD or drawing information. Thanks, Patrick
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460, 6.9 and 7.3 have same bolt pattern, the diesel trans doesn't have the bolt holes for 460 starter.
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Thanks for the reply, I've looked at a number of adapter plates and they all seem to be pretty simple. I was wondering if anyone had made their own plate, I'm trying to go from an 1987 F250 w/IH6.9, ZF5, 4X4 to a 1990 12V Cummins. Does anyone know if the blueprints or various CAD/CAM programs are available.
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The 6.9 and the 7.3 do share the same bellhousing bolt pattern but the 460 pattern is not the same at all. It does look very similar if just looked at from a picture but the gas and diesel are not interchangeable.
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