I know of a guy who tried to do that with a Vulvo engine. Spent a s***load of money getting the ECM flashed and the engine never did run right after that.Ecu tune or a power box and that 12.7 will be plenty of power.
And good luck to the OP with the rebuild.
Depends on how much power he wants. It embarrasses guys who think they're King Turd o' S*** Mountain when a Swift-tuned 14.7 Cummins under a full load walks away from their hot-rodded 12.7 going up Cabbage and they're grossing 65K. Can't tell ya how many times I've been sworn out and told I'm in the wrong lane. The independents who spent all their money on chrome and straight pipes with a little ECM tune get kind'a spooled up seeing a Swifty leave 'em coughing in the dust.Well I hope he's not going to be a heavy hauler (80000 plus).
Sure he can make more power with more liters. But he is building something he already has. And my point is there is more power if he wants with that 12.7.
I have a friend who Kurt-Haney-ized his Puddy-Tat and puts 850 to the ground.Oh I only spent 1100 for a plug in power module. Adjustable 10-40% more power. For my little Volvo D12. And it turned into a beast. At 40% it's like 650HP's.
So I don't know about your buddy, but it sounds like he didn't know what he was doing.
ARE YOU PLANNING ON MAKING A PRIVATE HOLE IN THE OZONE LAYER FOR YOURSELF???Oh Hell..... pull it out and drop one of these things in.......
Ain't nothing to match a good ol V12 Deeetroit wide open with straight pipes an 6 feet of flame coming off the stacks.
Yeeehawww an Hammer Down!!!!!!
If I ever win the lottery I plan to put one of these old beasts together and then just tour around the country to truck shows and whatnot. For $20 I'll let you kids learn what it's like to be in a real truck.
Already got one thanks. I use it to toast Liberal/Global Warming idiots. Several recipes available for minimum cost but spice/sauce is a secret so y'all will have to make up yer own. Best one gives JERKy a whole new meaning.ARE YOU PLANNING ON MAKING A PRIVATE HOLE IN THE OZONE LAYER FOR YOURSELF???