suggestions on my engine swap?
I've got an 86 international s 1700 bus with a 6.9L engine. I've been running wvo for a few years now and have had great success traveling around the country, that is, until last summer when after a very unfortunate miss-communication I ended up with a small amount of corrosive acid going through my engine (long story)..... I ended up with low compression in a cylinder. So I'm taking this opportunity to get the best engine that I can and had a few questions since I'm still pretty new to this and am becoming a mechanic as I go along.
I was leaning towards the dt466 based on all the good things I've heard about it's reliability and ability to run veg. I know that the inline 6 style is longer and taller than my v8, will it fit in my hood? I've seen some pics of S1700s with DT466s online, they all have dog houses. are those something that you can add with any ease? I have an allison 545 auto trans, are those compatible with the dt466? exhaust? engine mounts?
is it more hassle than it's worth? if so, is there an engine that's more compatible with my set up with performance and veggie power comparable to the dt466? thanks for any info