Cummins V555 9.1liter
Following up on the radiator/black smoke etc. thread here. The mechanic has said that the engine, minus an oil leak (valve cover) that is being fixed, is in good shape--clean and strong. I'm hoping he's right, but is it stupid to think about a new engine and radiator assembly as long as I've got to do the radiator?
Folks don't generally like that engine, though I've had good luck with it--we have a nice reciprocal relationship: I treat it well, and keep it in its happy place of 2600 rpms, and it treats me well, and carries all my crap up and down steep mountain passes.
If one put in a DT466 or Cat 3208 there might be more room for the radiator, too, though that seems more like throwing away the baby with the bathwater.
Anyone else have a 9.1L? Why are most I see the smaller 5.9 or 8.2?
So many questions...so little time playing on the bus.
1981 Bluebird All American