As a life long Hotrodder, engine swaps are a way of life. Huge engines in little cars or trucks, that’s the money! Improvements in social status were sure to follow, right? So, why is her dad holding that shotgun?
Today, I’m turning the tables. Today, I’m leading the charge toward light weight high speed diesel. Fat man inna little coat… your days are numbered!
Today we have Diesels with the power density, pounds per horsepower, to do some amazing things. A case in point is the Banks 630T 3.0L Diesel V6. We swapped one into a Chevy One Ton Dually recently!
The engine we removed was an LB7 Duramax V8 rated at 300 hp and 520 lbft. It was backed by an Allison 1000 series 5 speed. That was swapped for our Banks V6 at 302 hp and 514 lbft, in its final calibration. Our 6 speed automatic with dual clutch torque converter, backs the V6. The net effect is a lot less weight and one whopping big mileage gain. Oh, it’s quicker too!
Yes, I know I could tune the LB7 for more power, it’s what I do! This is not that, this is a comparison of a displacement reduction from 6.6L to 3.0L, both rated at the same power and torque. This is the, “Future According To Banks”.
Wow, I’ve always wanted to say That!
Next in line is a Ford F-100 swap using this exact V6 Powertrain, it’s coming soon to a magazine near you! I’m baiting you here as its embargoed until press time!