Gasser vs Diesel front Cross members?

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Gasser vs Diesel front Cross members?

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Post by DMS » 6 years ago

Ive have run into an issue. I pulled the LD28 out of one of my 82 goons, and went to convert it to a gasser engine, come to find out the gas engine wont bolt into the cross member for the diesel... The mounting points are an inch farther apart. I went digging through the FSM and found nothing on the subject. There is a gasser in the wrecking yard, but before I go out there and go through the hassle of pulling it, I thought Id double check with you guys and confirm its different for sure and not something wrong on my part.

Im sure some of you guys have converted a gasser to diesel here, was there any fuss with the engine cross member mounting points?
Ray

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Post by asavage » 6 years ago

I had no ideal they were different. I don't even know why, as the blocks are very similar.

I read of a fellow making a gasser from a LD28 block. I may have even read it here.
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Al S.

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Post by DMS » 6 years ago

After some digging I ended up at a pick n pull wrecking yard. Other than the torque shock thing they are the same.
in other countries they have 4cylinder options like the ca18 in their bluebirds and the cross members are slightly different. I was on the aussiebluebird site and it confused me a bit before I realized they were 4 cylinder cars over there.

I just picked up another 910. 83 sedan diesel factory 5spd btw. It was a mere $300!
Ray

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