big cam 400 cummins tricks

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  1. fullthrotle

    fullthrotle Bobtail Member

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    fixing to takeon a restoration project that will likely be powered by the old 400bigcam motor,anyone know of any things i can do to hop it up it seems like ive heard you can do some stuff to realy make theese things run.any input would be helpful
     
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    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill Staff Member

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    http://www.dieselinjection.net/ <- they are the experts when it comes to turning up a Cummins Big Cam.
     
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    I would siupply an answer, but I have already been beaten to the correct one. The people for Cummins power are the guys in Pittsburgh. they can do more with a Cummins than anyone I know of.
     
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    thanks guys i will check it out.all the guys i run with have the yellow fever but i think the old 400 is a good motor.i know its not the 550 cat but its been a prety reliable motor in trucks ive had in the past.id love to find a beefed up kta,man those are stout
     
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    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill Staff Member

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    Those Pittsburg guys can build an old Big Cam 400 to where it will not only run with those "five fifty kitties" but will leave them behind.:biggrin_25523:

    They have turned KTA engines into 1200 hp monsters. That's one way to "skin a cat".
     
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    this place here in town sold a sweet old kw that had a kta 600 in it for around 20 grand.the guy said the guys bought the truck for the motor only,they were pulling it out and parting out the tractor
     
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    1989 Pete <strong>"Pine Tree Eater"</strong>

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    Just get a yellow one and call it a day, i have yet to come across a "come-apart" that i havent blown it doors off. Then again my "five fifty kitty" is more of a "not so stock kitty" :biggrin_25523:
     
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    wallbanger <strong>"Enemy of showers everywhere"</strong>

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    Just like Burky and Packrat have mentioned, Diesel Injection of Pgh can build some real monsters.
    And 550W9, I'm sure your Kitty ain't stock, but they have built some 700+ hp BCs; one was up around 900 hp (If my memory serves).
     
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    Mine is up there, 900 maybe more, dyno will tell soon:biggrin_25525:
     
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