: Evil Plans...



ShadowLvr400
03-06-09, 08:50 AM
Does anyone think the Duramax would fit in a 96 Fleetwood? How bad would the engine mounts likely be considering that engine bolts into the trucks the same as the smallblock... Yes, I want to convert to diesel.

96Fleetwood
03-06-09, 09:53 AM
There is another member here who is putting a diesel in his '94 Fleetwood.

Are you doing it for the mileage/durability? Diesel is expensive and wouldn't that motor cause the car to be front heavy?

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-06-09, 11:53 AM
The Duramax is one heavy engine. You would need to seriously beef up the front end to keep it all aligned and riding right.

VortecCaddy
03-06-09, 02:11 PM
You will definately need some sort of heavy duty spring, possibly from a truck. You will also have to change the sway bar to accomodate for the extra weight. Possible brake upgrade.

It sounds like it should be a fun project. As stated before, someone else is doing this sort of swap.

Check this link out to get more insight: http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/chevy/0707dp_1965_chevy_impala_ss_duramax/index.html

sven914
03-06-09, 11:11 PM
Some of the students at the Technical college I go did that to a 95 Brougham in 2001. They took the engine and transmission from a 2000 Silverado. They wrapped the fuel lines and tank in electric heat wrap and ran it on used vegetable oil.

cadillac_al
03-07-09, 08:44 AM
Some of the students at the Technical college I go did that to a 95 Brougham in 2001. They took the engine and transmission from a 2000 Silverado. They wrapped the fuel lines and tank in electric heat wrap and ran it on used vegetable oil.

Now that's a worthwhile project. :2thumbs:

Cadillacboy
03-13-09, 07:34 PM
Not cost effective but should be very rare

VortecCaddy
03-15-09, 05:51 PM
A true car enthusiast does not worry about cost!!