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Old 03-07-2018, 09:05 AM
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New Project Cummins Swaped Lambo

About 2 years ago we bought a 1989 Lamborghini LM002 that had the original engine pulled out to put a Mercedes 5 cylinder in. When we got it we knew that wasn't the direction that we wanted to go so we made our measurements and landed on a common rail cummins. We are looking to take it to Sema either 2018 or 2019 depending on how funds and parts work out for this thing, but either way we are continuing forward on it. As it sits we have the engine mounted and a trans is on the way, so hopefully everything runs smoothly from here (which never happens!).

A few questions that we have come into so far is:
1. What harness modifications are needed?
2. Who makes the best adapter plates to run a Ford ZF5 behind the common rail?

I'm sure there will be plenty more as the build progresses but we've got to start somewhere! I'll post some pictures of it soon

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If you put a 12V into it rather than an electronic wiring nightmare like a common rail, it would be running already. Otherwise my suggestion is use as much of the donor truck's common rail wiring and computers.

I would check out De-stroked or Fummins for the adapter plate.

I agree pictures of this project would be cool to see.

How are you planning on making the front suspension and frame handle the weight of a 1200# motor?
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If you put a 12V into it rather than an electronic wiring nightmare like a common rail, it would be running already. Otherwise my suggestion is use as much of the donor truck's common rail wiring and computers.

I would check out De-stroked or Fummins for the adapter plate.

I agree pictures of this project would be cool to see.

How are you planning on making the front suspension and frame handle the weight of a 1200# motor?

I'm getting a few pictures up now but with the shop full it can be hard to get away. I haven't seen the Fummins parts but I will look into them for sure. The way that the LM chassis was constructed it easily will be able to withstand the cummins, when we mounted the 12v we had for mock up the suspension didn't even depress. Lamborghini really went back to their roots of building tractors and really over built this thing
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I agree with Destroked for the adapter plate, and they can also help with wiring, but you will have to know the specific year of your swap engine for them to be too specific, as each year has its own idiosyncrasies.

I don't know much about this place, but they look like a decent source to get started.

https://www.dieselconversion.com/
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The alternative engine came in over this last weekend. We bought a period 9 Liter V12 engine that was out of Lamborghini's Marine division. The project still makes the most since with the cummins but we have a special tandem project that this beast of an engine is going into and will forever be paired with our LM.
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