D350 Restored With Cummins Diesel And Allison 1000 6speed Auto!!! on 2040-cars
Grand Saline, Texas, United States
Sadly it is time to let go of this one of a kind truck. This is a 1985 Dodge d-350 that I built and restored for my late wife but sadly she passed away before I could finish it. I have completely finished the pickup now but I am getting remarried and it is time to let go of the past to start a new chapter in my life.Enough about that though. Lets get to the goodies!This pickup started out life in 1985 with a 360ci v8 gas engine and a torqueflight 727 3speed automatic with a dana 70 rear end and 4:10 gears. I purchased the pickup nearly 2 years ago and installed a 12 valve Cummins diesel, a Allison 1000 6speed automatic transmission ( yes the very same transmission used in current production Chevy and GMC pickups with Duramax engines), a Dana 80 limited slip rear end with 4:10 gears ( engine runs 1884 rpm at 70 mph), and new tires. The pickup has perfectly functioning OE cruise control, Ice cold A/C, AM/FM, CD, cassette player from later model dodge and an Isimple Iphone connection that charges your phone while you listen to it through the radio. This pickup is a real head turner and I get compliments everywhere I go but you can judge that for yourself from the pictures. I have put 10,000 miles on the pickup since I finished it so it does have a rock chip in the paint here and there but nothing abnormal. The one big flaw is a crack in armrest pad on the left rear door panel ( I just have not found a replacement yet and have not been willing to pay to have the original vacuum formed with new vinyl).The engine is all stock with new injectors and it runs beautifully, has no blowby, and starts right up every time just like you would expect a Cummins to do.If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via ebay messaging or call Jon at (903) 477-4508. Please no calls after 9pm central time.Please feel free to contact me about delivery or shipping. I can drive to DFW airport to pick you up if I can bend my schedule around the arrival time, or I might be able to help with shipping. I have the pickup listed locally and reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Thanks!!! and Good luck!
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Auto blogThu, 03 Jul 2014
Mon, 16 Sep 2013
A raft of important production models from the last hundred years were available for me to either drive or ride in.
Dodge is 100 years old this year. So, as happened on Ford's recent centennial, the 50-year birthday of the Porsche 911, and others, the company has an excuse to trot out the highlights of its history next to its upcoming model lineup, and declare that "these are the fruits of the Dodge Boys' tree whose roots have grown strong." Or something like that. Never so hampered by marketing skepticism that I'll pass up the opportunity to burn someone else's rubber, I was happy to drive out to Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills, MI - former grand estate of the Dodge family - to hear the spiel.
Dodge isn't going anywhere. Despite some rumor and speculation over the future of the crosshair grille and the cars that wear it, Dodge brand boss, Tim Kuniskis, sat down with TheDetroitBureau.com, explaining that the marque isn't going anywhere. His sentiments echo those of SRT boss Ralph Gilles, who told a group of enthusiasts in July that "Dodge is here to stay!"
Dodge's death won't be "a part of a master plan to consolidate brands," Kuniskis told TheDetroitBureau.com. Instead, the brand, which is ultimately under the command of Fiat/Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, will likely ditch some of its badge-engineered models, like the Dodge Grand Caravan. A more focused Dodge, which was something Gilles has already hinted at, will likely see it exploring areas of the market that haven't been exploited by other Chrysler brands.
Kuniskis, not surprisingly, wasn't willing to delve into any detailed product plans, telling TDB that the size of the brand's lineup "remains to be seen." Regardless of how big the brand actually ends up being (it is presently Chrysler's volume brand - and not by a little), hopefully the statements from Kuniskiss can put the rumors of a Dodge closure to bed.
I can pinpoint the exact moment when I fell in love with this car. It was starting down a nearly straight entrance ramp at 15 miles per hour when I buried the throttle. In a moment, I was thrown back into my seat as the big SRT8's engine came to life with commensurate sound, fury and force, bringing me up to 75 mph in what felt like two blinks of an eye. This thing feels so much quicker than its 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque would lead you to believe. And mashing the right pedal never, ever gets old.
But beyond sheer speed, I found a whole lot to like about the Charger SRT8 during my week with the Pitch Black test car here in Detroit. And while the whole Super Bee kit isn't really my style, it's really easy to overlook those badges for a package that offers so much for so little.