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Author Topic: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T  (Read 2807 times)

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Offline TravisMVL

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3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:58:59 PM »
I was looking across the internet for detroit diesel 3-53 rebuilt engine prices, and discovered that there is a silver 3-53T which is apparently turbo charged and puts out  130 HP and 312 lb of torque, it's 5" taller but modifying the hood wouldn't be hard.
Anybody ever do this?

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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 02:20:10 PM »
careful there more hp means more heat u may need a bigger or thicker radiator

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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 03:16:31 PM »
Swapped in a 130hp 4045T into my 440.. Big change from the original 70hp.. Cooling hasn't been an issue unless its a Hot Day(90's-100's) then it warms up a bit on hard pulls, traction on the other hand is.. It is very easy to spin the tires and break driveshafts/U-joints..

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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 06:20:18 PM »
the sliver was much improved over the green one

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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 06:53:37 PM »
TJs are hard enough to see off of, do you really want to hood to be taller?

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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 08:29:20 PM »
Go for it- just mount the seat on the roof and move the hydro valves up there with you. The view is great and you can actually see where the blade is ;D
I know why dogs stick thier head out the car window.

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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 05:40:52 AM »
Go for it.Just make sure the engine turns the right way and the governor,blower and exhaust matches yours.
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Re: 3-53 swap to silver 3-53T
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 02:17:08 PM »
If the price is right and it turns the right way i would absolutely go for it. Love those Detroit's even if your not doing anything it sure sounds like you are.
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