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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 14 Jun 2019 18:19 #201021

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Hi
I’m back again. A few years ago I restored a A359D Dodge Truck. I’ve never been happy with the original motor, which by the way spent $7000 on an overhaul, so now I’m in the process of fitting a Dot 3 Turbo Perkins 6/354 and a 6 speed Commer box. Once I relearn how to post photos I’ll put some up.
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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 14 Jun 2019 19:41 #201023

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Welcome back, just wondering what was the motor that chewed up your wallet. :ohmy: and what went wrong with that project??? :(
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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 14 Jun 2019 19:43 #201024

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Dazza, don’t forget we want a few words of wisdom to accompany snaps!

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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 14 Jun 2019 22:44 #201025

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It was the original motor... Flat head 6. The quote started at about $3500 but they kept extending it and the motor hasn’t performed....very disappointed

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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 14 Jun 2019 22:48 #201026

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This is my Truck. A 1960 3 ton Dodge with a 159 inch wheelbase. Currently on full Rego.



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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 14 Jun 2019 22:58 #201027

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There is the Perkins




Just undergone a ‘Dulux Overhaul’. Did hear it run before I bought it and it came with a six month installation allowance followed buy a 3 month run warranty.
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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 15 Jun 2019 00:04 #201029

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i wouldnt expect a 250 sv to have much go..........the same truck used to have the 361 V8 in it.......and they did fly.....had one in CDW,towed a light single axle trailer..........believe it or not,the truck used to deliver and service flagpoles,nothing else.

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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 15 Jun 2019 00:11 #201030

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looks like you sussed the pic's, easy once you have done it a coupe of times
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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 15 Jun 2019 08:33 #201033

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The 250 Side Valve 6 will keep up with the traffic up to 60 and I suppose the 3 ton 359 Dodge was set up for around town deliveries but it’s screaming on the highway and hills are not it’s friend. The Perkins will fix the power problem and an overdrive gearbox will fix the lack of speed issue.

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Turbo Perkins into a A359D Dodge 15 Jun 2019 12:28 #201035

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If you want a Commer 5/6sp box,there is a one piece ally housing to match a 6/354 to a commer.....they are a pretty big box,and some come with a #2 sae housing(ex knockers and V8s).......again pretty big for a small truck........looks like your motor does have the #2 housing...............I would use the one piece ,it wont intrude up into the floor so much............did you know one Aussie Dodge did have a Commer box?

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