345 in S1723: Rebuild or Swap?
I have a 345 in an '82 S1723 Wayne, 11 row, 5x2. I got the bus free with the 345 already dead. I'm researching options. rebuild the 345 (I think it has a blown head) or swap it out? I've been told there are some engine option both gas and Diesel that will fit it without major remodels.. I also have an '88 FORD B700, brazilian diesel, Wayne, 5x2, 11 row. I like the diesel.
I drove several "binder" dump trucks back in the '70s and was never very impressed with their gas engines. The only IH diesel trucks I ever drove were COE semis with big cummins engines.
Does anyone know what sort of engines might bolt up to the IH/spicer bell housing?
A guy on another list thought the 1st gen 5.9 ltr cummins would bolt up. I know a guy who put one in a 2000 FORD 350 4x4 but he had to do a lot of machine work (he is a machinist so no big deal) and I know a guy who has one in a marine application and it has nothing but power but again, he had to do machining.
IF you have any info, thanx