Motor swap, ISX to Detroit. What is needed to make it work?

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  1. Allnotch

    Allnotch Bobtail Member

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    Ok I’m having somebody do the swap for me but I need to know if I’m getting the correct info. Truck is Pete 389 and I’m going from an Isx to a Detroit, besides motor and having the harness re-done what else is it going to take to make it work? I was told a control pack at the sum of 13k and misc stuff.
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    Motor mounts, radiator mounts, possible different radiator, fan shroud, possible re-route of air lines, fuel lines, steering linkage, and who knows what else. Budget for at least 40% more than the estimate. IMHO
     
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  4. little cat 500

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    pretty much a straight bolt in just need to move some wires around
     
  5. Allnotch

    Allnotch Bobtail Member

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    I’m being quoted around 30 to 35 k for this swap. I knew the harness needed to be done but I don’t know what he’s talking about a control pack.
     
  6. Allnotch

    Allnotch Bobtail Member

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  7. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    30 to 35 k plus the engine? I would have to rethink that
     
  8. Allnotch

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