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Tom Gamble
07-15-2006, 03:57 PM
can anyone tell me the height and
length of the 5.9 cummins B engine.
thanks for any help.

bluechip
07-15-2006, 05:04 PM
Length 40" Width 25" Height 35.5" Weight 1,185lbs. I got this info. from the Aug. 2006 issue of Diesel Power. Hope this helps you out. What are you working on?

Curtis.

Tom Gamble
07-15-2006, 05:14 PM
thanks Curtis,
i got the same issue, i just thout that 35.5
was a lot taller than i wanted. i was hopeing
to get another opp.
im planing a car build would like to use a diesel
lot of power.

bluechip
07-15-2006, 05:21 PM
That should be interesting. People are getting some big horsepower and torque numbers from diesels. Its about time people realized that. Good luck with your project and keep everyone updated.


Curtis.

Peter Miles
07-15-2006, 09:41 PM
Tom,

Are you thinking of a car or a truck build?

If it is a car, I hope that it is a big one!

whateg01
07-16-2006, 12:53 AM
Sounds interesting.

Something I have noticed is that these cars seem to be pretty ill-handling unless you have a very special suspension under them. A real diesel (as opposed to the Olds diesels of the 80's) are very heavy. The F-R weight distribution will be worse than normal, so they don't handle turns real well. But straight line acceleration is awesome, if you have enough rubber.

Dave

Tom Gamble
07-16-2006, 06:56 AM
it will be mid engine, with a Mendeola transaxle. i like front engine but
the 5.9 b is tall and would most likely stick out of the hood