Looking for advice on changing out a Cat 3208 non-turbo in a 1979 International 1900 single axle dump truck with Allison MT653 auto trans.
This will be an outside, spring time project.
This is basically an off road, farm use vehicle.
Bad engine has a hole in the block.
Have a donor engine from a later model Ford cab over with manual transmission.
Bad engine is a 40 series, front sump and the donor engine is a 51Z series rear sump.
Rough measurements look like the rear sump will clear the axle.
I have some generic manuals, but nothing explaining how to change out the engine.
Truck has a front PTO
What things should I be especially careful of?
Should I remove the radiator completely?
How does the transmission separate from engine?
Any problems keeping the rear sump? How difficult would it to be to change oil pan and pick up tube from rear to front sump?