Project Stella Rose - Cummins R2.8

dkemm

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Good luck with your build! What are you putting the R2.8 into? Feel free to reach out with any questions. Uncle Doug on here is a great resource he can probably hook you up with a cooling package too.
Thanks, it is going into '88 D90 RHD
 

Norton

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Few minor setbacks but back on track. Test fit the motor next so we can weld up the engine mounts and get the frame painted. Cab is painted and ready to set next


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Norton

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Engine mock up today. Guys made some custom cardboard engine mounts to get the right size to match up to Chads universal mounts. Test fitted the new hood and fenders to make sure we have clearance

Get the mounts welded up and then we can get the frame back outside to power wash and paint.

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Norton

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The big wood blocks supported the engine when we fitted the hood otherwise a fork lift and chain.

Mounts fitted. Weld tomorrow

Busy day in the shop today.



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Norton

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@Norton Are you clearing the Steering Box? Or are you hovering over it?

Just barely over the top of the steering box. Will still be tight to get a hose on. That’s why we fitted the hood and fenders. With the puma hood we have a little clearance. On the 90 we have less than a 1/2” from engine to hood.
 

theShaytoon

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Just barely over the top of the steering box. Will still be tight to get a hose on. That’s why we fitted the hood and fenders. With the puma hood we have a little clearance. On the 90 we have less than a 1/2” from engine to hood.
Good to hear... Funny thing, I swapped for a Puma Hood just the other day...devine intervention I will call it.
 

Norton

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Engine mounts before and after fitting
 

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Norton

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Before band after frame shots. Plus painted the doors and stocked the ice machine

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dkemm

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I am getting so anxious!!! Its been a month...and I still have a few weeks to go!
It has definitely given me time to research and read more to get ready.
May is (hopefully) going to be an amazing month!!! The poor 2.5TD is getting tired.....
The waiting was driving me crazy....so I also ordered the Ashcroft LT230 - 1.2 with HD parts and ATB......
 

Norton

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Decided to go for a different look on this one! 😳

A little history I own a excavating company up here and 90% of the equipment we own has a yellow engine. I think the yellow engine will pop with all black hoses and a grey engine bay.

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jymmiejamz

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To make it really pop, you need to replace all of the painted hardware on the transfer case and transmission. Fortunately for you, I already went through the trouble of listing all of the sizes and a source in a another thread
 
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