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General Truck Parameters

  • Fourth Generation K1500 Chev. small block V8 (GMT400 1988-1998)
  • Ford 8th generation 300 cu in I6 (1987-1989)
  • Ford 8th generation International 6.9L IDI V8 1982-1987
  • Ford 8th generation International 7.3L IDI V8 1988-1989
  • Ford 9th generation 4.9L I6 (1992-1997)
  • Ford 9th generation 7.3 L Powerstroke, International T444E (1995-1997)
  • Tow Scamp
  • Extended cab
  • 4x4
  • Will want a cab high bed cap
  • Probably not Dodge

wikipedia.org/wiki Ward's 10 Best Engines is an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines

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Dodge Pickups

Ram Pickup at Wikipedia

1981 to 1993 Diesel at Wikipedia

Second generation at Wikipedia Second generation (1994–2001/2002; BR/BE)

2nd gen Engines

  • 3.9 L Magnum V6
  • 5.2 L Magnum V8
  • 5.9 L Magnum V8
  • 5.9 L Cummins turbo-diesel I6
  • 8.0 L Magnum V10

2nd Gen. Diesel transmissions

A618/47RH-RE for heavy duty use behind the V10 gasoline and Cummins diesel engines. The 47RH was used in 1994 and 1995 model years, while the 47RE was used from 1996 through 2002.

NV3500 was offered in 1500 Rams and light-duty 2500 Rams. NV4500 was standard in 2500 and 3500 trucks;

the NV4500HD for V10 and diesel models (except the uncommon, light-duty 2500 rams).

A NV5600 was offered in 1999 and 2000 Rams and was the only transmission offered behind the High Output diesel in 2001 and 2002.

Ford Pickups


Ford Truck Enthusiasts forum

Ford Fullsize - ford truck forum

Ford F250 4x4 supercab heavy duty 7.3L powerstroke diesel. Nope, don’t think so.

wikipedia.org/wiki Eighth generation (1987–1991)

the 4.9L I6, 5.0L V8, and 5.8L V8 were the only options for the F-150 series trucks.

wikipedia.org/wiki/ 300 cu in (4.9 L) six

Engine sizes were converted to metric for 1983, causing the 300 to become the “4.9”. Fuel injection and other changes in 1987 pushed output up to 150 horsepower with 8.8:1 compression. This engine was gradually phased out, ending production in 1996, and was replaced by the Essex V6 in the F-series trucks with their 1997 redesign. However, it was renowned for its durability, low end torque, and ease of service. The 300 4.9 came with the Ford C6, E4OD, AOD, ZF S5-42 and S5-47 transmissions, as well as the Mazda built M5OD 5-speed manual transmission, and the Borg-Warner T18, Tremec RTS, and New Process NP435 4-speed manual transmissions. The 4.9-liter 6-cylinder was built in the Cleveland, Ohio engine plant. Race car driver Scott Donohue Raced a rally truck with a ford 4.9 in it and won the baja 1000 3 times

Inline 6

        300 Six 	1987-1989 	300 cu in (4,916 cc) I6 	145 hp (108 kW) 	265 lb·ft (359 N·m) 	EFI

f150hub.com/specs Ford 300 cid (4.9L) I-6 - 300 cid, 4.9L Straight 6 Engine Specs

Ford’s 300 cid “Big Six” was introduced to the F-Series platform for the 1965 model year. Its architecture is based on the smaller 240 cid I-6, with the 300’s cylinder stroke being longer while sharing the identical cylinder bore. The 300 and later 4.9L straight 6 (Ford converted to a metric measurement convention in 1983) earned an incredible reputation for its strength, reliability, and low end torque during the course of its 31 years of service. The rugged, venerable 300 straight 6 featured unmatched longevity, and its relatively broad torque curve provided flexibility in a range of driving conditions. The engine was not limited to F-Series pickup applications; it can be found in a variety of vehicles and equipment, including agricultural/construction machinery, tractors, medium duty dump/utility trucks, generators, and delivery trucks. It was retired following the 1996 model year, ultimately being replaced by Ford’s smaller 4.2L V-6.

wikipedia.org/wiki Ninth generation (1992–1996)

1995–97 7.3 L Direct injection Turbo, Powerstroke, International T444E

Despite sharing identical displacement with its IDI predecessor, the turbocharged Powerstroke/T444E was an all-new design with direct fuel injection. This is akin to the 5.0l/302c.i. v8 used in foxbody platform Mustangs, for example, is not the same as the 5.0l/302c.i. Coyote v8 used in current mustangs. The only similarity between the two motors is the displacement.

wikipedia.org/wiki Ford F-Series (ninth generation) - main article - 1992 to 1996

F-150: 1/2 ton (6,250 lb GVWR max)

The ninth generation Ford F-Series is a line of full-size and medium-duty commercial trucks that were produced by Ford from 1991 to 1996. While still based on the basic design dating from late 1979 (for the 1980 model year), the 1992 F-Series brought a number of minor changes to the exterior and interior (where most enthusiasts consider this a facelift for the same existing truck that first appeared in 1979 as a 1980 model instead of a redesign). This is the last generation of the F-Series that was produced as a complete range of trucks from a half-ton pickup (F-150) to a medium-duty Class 6 truck (F-250 and above). As this generation was replaced during the 1997–1998 model years, the larger models of the F-Series (F-250 and above) were split from the F-150; these became the Ford Super Duty trucks, related to the latter with a few powertrain components.

Inline 6
        4.9 L I6 	1992–93 	145 hp (108 kW) 	265 lb·ft (359 N·m) 	
        4.9 L I6 	1994–97 	150 hp (110 kW) 	260 lb·ft (350 N·m) 	

Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Ford Powerstroke 94-98 7.3L Forums

Rebuilt Transmissions

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Chev. GMC Pickups

Forums for GMT400 pickups

GMT400 at wikipedia

The GMT 400 and similar GMT 480 is the platform for the 1988-1998 full-size pickup truck. The GMT 410, GMT 420, GMT 425, and GMT 430 were used for full-size SUVs from 1991 to 2000. This was the first GMT designation for the C (RWD) and K (4WD/AWD) full-size trucks and SUVs.

        1988–2000 	Chevrolet C/K 	
        1988–2000 	GMC C/K

Wikipedia article Engines - Fourth generation 1988–1998 (GMT400)

Development of these trucks began around 1984 and were introduced in April 1987 as 1988 models (known as the GMT400 platform, and also known by the nickname OBS (Old Body Style) Chevy or GMC), there were eight different versions of the C/K line for 1988: Fleetside Single Cab, Fleetside Extended Cab, Fleetside Crew Cab, and Stepside Single Cab, each in either 2WD (C) or 4WD (K) drivelines. All C/K models would ride on independent front suspension. Three trim levels were available: Cheyenne, Scottsdale, and Silverado. Engines were a 160 hp (119 kW) 4.3 L V6, a 175 hp (130 kW) 5.0 L V8, a 210 hp (157 kW) 5.7 L V8 and a 6.2 L diesel V8. A 230 hp (172 kW) 7.4 L V8 was available in the 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks.

A drastic difference between the third-generation and fourth-generation GM trucks was the suspension; the fourth-generation GM trucks used all independent front suspensions (IFS).

        5.7 L V8
        1988–1993 	210 hp (160 kW) @ 4000 RPM 	300 lb·ft (410 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 	less than 8500# GVWR
        1994–1995 	200 hp (150 kW) @ 4000 RPM 	310 lb·ft (420 N·m) @ 2400 RPM
        1988 	185 hp (138 kW) @ 4000 RPM 	295 lb·ft (400 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 	over 8500# GVWR
        1989–1995 	190 hp (140 kW) @ 4000 RPM 	300 lb·ft (410 N·m) @ 2400 RPM
        1996–2000 	255 hp (190 kW) @ 4600 RPM 	330 lb·ft (450 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 	
        3-speed THM-400 automatic
        4-speed 700R4 automatic
        4-speed 4L60 automatic
        4-speed 4L60-E automatic
        4-speed 4L80-E automatic
        4-speed SM465 manual
        5-speed NV3500 manual
        5-speed ZF 5S-42 manual
        5-speed NV4500 manual
        5-speed HM290 manual
        5-speed 5LM60 manual

Small block v8 in gmt400

wikipedia.org/wiki Chevrolet small-block engine

wikipedia.org/wiki 4.00 in bore family (1962–1998)

The L05 was introduced in 1987 for use in Chevrolet/GMC trucks in the GMT400 (introduced in April 1987 as 1988 models) and the R/V series trucks such as the K5 Blazer, Suburban, and rounded-era pickups formerly classed as the C/K until 1991 which includes chassis cabs and 4-door crew cabs.

The Vortec 5700 L31 (Vin code 8th digit “R”) is a V8 truck engine. Displacement is 5.7 L. It is the last production Generation I small-block from Chevrolet. The cylinder heads feature combustion chambers and intake ports very similar to those of the LT1 V8, but without the reverse-flow cooling. As such, the L31 head is compatible with all older small-blocks, and is a very popular upgrade. It offers the performance of more expensive heads, at a much lower cost. It does, however, require a specific intake manifold (A 5.7L, 350 CI L31, Vortec engine has eight bolts attaching the intake manifold or four per head, as opposed to the traditional six bolts per head twelve in total found on older Chevrolet small blocks). The L31 was replaced by the 5.3 L 5300 LM7.

The Vortec 5700 L31 (Vin code 8th digit “R”) is a V8 truck engine. Displacement is 5.7 L.

L31 applications: 1996–1999 Chevrolet/GMC C/K full-size trucks

motortrend.com/news Small-Block Chevy V-8 through the Years

        Thu Jul 13 08:15:39 MDT 2017

silveradosierra.com/transmission Do 2500 trans have the same problems as 1500s?

Lots of good information in this thread

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