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Old 01-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Cummins 2.8

https://cumminsengines.com/repower.aspx

Reading and studying this engine has me quite interested. Weight, Horsepower and Torque all being a factor. The price at 9k is a little high but how much is a crate V8 with all the goodies? Thoughts anyone?
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:20 AM   #2
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I love that Cummins is doing this program. It's a great motor for a lot of things (though let's be honest it's mainly aimed at Wranglers and similar sized stuff).

From a PW standpoint if you never wanted to go faster or do more than the original PW this would be a fine swap, but if you're trying to build a truck to do 70mph then I think this is too small.

However what has me most excited about this program is that they have all but said if this is successful they can/will expand to offer other engines in this program. All signs point to the next engine in this program being the 5L V8 diesel they're using in the Nissan Titan and that engine would be a perfect candidate for a Power Wagon.

The guys at "Dirt Every Day" have been partnering with Cummins showing off the 2.8 in a few videos. They did a build where they used a commercial version of the V8, but they also had a short video with the Cummins guys talking about the 2.8 crate engine program and seriously trying to get them to say they were going to sell the V8 (I think it was even in the video).

I really think they'd be stupid not to do it either, the market for restoring 60-80s 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton Chevy/Ford trucks is huge (let alone us Dodge guys), and this engine is perfect for those applications. Maybe by the time my Power Wagon is ready for it's next restoration...
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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Underpowered for anyone looking to do more than putz around the farm. The ISB 3.9 is a great fit, albeit small for running down the road with a loaded trailer at 60mph. The 5.9 works great in mine, but it's a very tight fit.

The partnership with Fred really pushed the 2.8 as a conversion engine for the Jeeps, which I think is a great application for them.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:51 PM   #4
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Jeeps, early Dakotas, or any of the little trucks would be great canidates. I had to sell my little 50, my Comanche and Cherokees, and my Dakotas when we moved to town..
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http://www.axisindustriesusa.com/

These guys are working with Cummins and will be doing a Power Wagon very Soon.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:29 PM   #6
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Which decade PW ?
40's, 50's or 60's ?
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I believe it is a 55 they are doing the swap in.
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