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Old 03-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forum, already with the questions....

helo all, I have a 1989 montero lwb that I picked up for $400. great truck except for the engine. its got a wierd issue with no spark on cyl #2. EVERYTHING has been replaced. distributor, wires, plugs, ecu wiring....... and its still there. and it bucks between 2K and 3k rpm as well. even the mitsubishi dealership couldn't figure it out and blamed it on the compression numbers. which, incidently #2 had the highest on that bank at 180psi, the others being 140psi and 100psi. who knew high compression makes a cylinder not spark?

ANYWAY. Its a great 4x4, never gets stuck in the minneapolis winters and snow and its been taken really good care of all of its life. When I got it, the body was in fantastic shape (being from new mexico) and all the suspension had recently been replaced, along with a brand new set of tires.


Now, I want to do a diesel swap on it. I thought about the 4d55t swap, and even found a complete donor 2wd mighty max for $1300. then Id have to source a 4cyl trans, mounts, blah blah blah. I was ready to pull the trigger when I happened across a nissan fd35t with trans and hydraulic pump for $500. I snatched it up FAST. I'll sell the trans (2wd cube truck trans) and pump and probably break even.

Now, I need an adapter plate made. Anyone know where or who can make one for me?
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you would be much better off going with the Mitsubishi KM148 tranny than the Ford. Then you would not need to have an adapter plate made.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have decided NOT to go with the mitsu motor.

I will be installing a Nissan FD35T, which is direct injection, 3.5L 4 cylinder that comes stock with 120hp and 210lbs/ft of torque.

I am looking for an adapter plate to mate up the nissan fd35t to the stock mitsu v6 manual trans.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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maybe try Mark's $WD adapters.....

problem is they are in Australia

http://www.marks4wd.com/
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Or, use the Nissan trans and get a remote t-case from a Nissan 80's-era 4wd??

Or, just get an Atlas t-case...only $$ and all.
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