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Dot3 Turbo Perkins in my Dodge 08 Nov 2021 08:38 #227816

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It’s been a while but I’m back on the Forum. First thing I’ve noticed it’s a lot easier to post photos.
My history
About 2014 I bought a 1960 359D Dodge in pieces and got it home
Full sandblast and 2 park to the Cab and Front clip with all panels done both sides and individually
Bought a second truck to work out how to get mine reassembled
Built my own tray.
All brake bits resleeved, drums skimmed, new linings and vacuum booster fitted
All new wheel bearings and Uni’s
Got it inspected and drove on full rego as I need to cart water in summer
Using the old motor, I thought it could do with a freshen up
Bought a D3F off a guy on this site to cart water
A year later reinstalled the “reconditioned” 250cu” flat head and boy was I disappointed. Wasted my money as the motor wasn’t any better
Sold the truck that I’d bought to use as template to put mine back together
Toyed with the idea of taking the Dot1 Perkins and 6 speed Commer box out of the D3F
Bit the bullet
Bought another Dodge (Old crane truck from Bonnie Doon) to use as a jig to experiment with the Perkins swap over
That was a good idea as there was a lot of chassis and cab modifications to sort so that once everything was in the Crane truck I knew exactly were to cut and or weld on my truck.
BTW around this time a Dot3 turbo Perkins came my way (Visa Card involved) so shedded the Dot1
Sold what was left of the D3F to a guy up in NSW that wanted the diff (rear end)
Tragedy, my Engineer died in a car accident.
Pressed on and finally got my truck back together and found another Engineer that took the project on.
It’s now fully Engineered and on the road. Full rego but at $1300 a year it’s going onto Club Rego
The original resto and the Motor Gearbox swap took over 6 years combined.









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Dot3 Turbo Perkins in my Dodge 08 Nov 2021 09:55 #227820

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Nice Job, Dazza.
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Dot3 Turbo Perkins in my Dodge 08 Nov 2021 13:11 #227825

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Good to see you are still floating about Dazza

So I take it 6354 Dot 3 turbo is a pretty good little rocket, I have always found the Perkins 6354 to be a great engine

Looks like a great result , are you happy with the results ?


Paul
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Dot3 Turbo Perkins in my Dodge 08 Nov 2021 17:49 #227837

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It’s a very powerful engine especially in a 3 ton truck. Even though it’s an overdrive the truck still needs another gear or a better diff. Once it’s in 6th I’ve never had to drop back for anything until I’ve needed to stop.

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Dot3 Turbo Perkins in my Dodge 08 Nov 2021 18:44 #227840

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There is a much more compact Perkins housing fitted to the AT4s and D5Ns......its one piece ,takes either 4 sp or 5 speed NP Dodge boxes,and sits on the same mounts as the V8 petrols.......unfortunately,Dodge dont seem to have ever had an OD NP box,but they were made, .

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