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Old 09-09-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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Question tractor motor in truck?

looking at the videos on youtube i just happened to come across one talking about a tractor motor in a truck. now as funny as this seems the guy is serious about it. says you can get 40 or even 50 mpg. do you think any of this is even possible? now with that said, he live in the mid ga area where i live. so i might just have to go check this guy out. anyways heres his website.

http://www.shadetreeconversions.com/index.php

tell me what yall think.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:23 AM   #2
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If you put the right diesel into a tacoma you could probably get 30 mpg fairly easily. I've been doing lots of research on diesel engines lately, seen some guys putting Kabota diesels into chevy S-10s and getting +25mpg.

If you wanted a beastly engine for the Taco, a Cummins 4BT would be amazing. It wouldn't get quite the MPG as a smaller more efficient engine, but you could be running 400 ft-lbs of torque fairly easily.
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It will bolt right in with little modification.
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It will bolt right in with little modification.

Go with an old enough 4BT and you don't have to worry about wiring other than the starter Just weld the block to the frame, what's the worst that could happen?
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It isn't that hard to build a vehicle to get 40-50 mpg. What IS difficult is to build a vehicle that will get 40-50 mpg at 70 mph.

In addition, they offer NO EVIDENCE or SPECIFICATIONS until AFTER you've signed up and handed over your money. Look also at their "writeup" -- it reeks of fly-by-night get rich quick scam. Their whole schpeal is too long, talk of conspiracies, designed to enrage.... excessive use of the american flag (favicon, seriously?). I'm not against the american flag, but this isn't suitable and reeks of scam.

Also a point of curiosity... say "shade tree" 10 times fast. Sound like "Shady"?

I don't trust these guys one bit. They probably can get you 40-50 mpg, but it's going to be such that you'll NEVER want to actually implement it.
but they have a company truck, they must be legit
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$50 just for access to the website? for plans to DIY?

pretty shady



you see what i did there^
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