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V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:42:39 pm »
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 03:10:58 pm »
    *follow*  {popcorn} {popcorn}
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 03:27:34 pm »
    I'm game.
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 03:51:39 pm »
     {popcorn} {popcorn}
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 05:31:27 pm »
    Interesting!  If this works, i may have to talk to my neighbor about his old v10.
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 02:33:12 pm »
    Seems so logical, why not done sooner?  Look forward to updates.

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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 03:13:21 pm »
    More tech, less youtube!  ;D

    My appeal for the ol' 5.x magnum and V10 are increasing. They seem to be the last V engines that were reasonably bulletproof.

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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 11:34:18 am »
    go by a set of 3.7v6 motor mounts, with a little modification(extend and gusset) they are perfect

    get a hydralic OD trans from a 95

    you have to get some bigger than stock springs to compensate for the weight.

    the radiator and hoses...are a PIA if you use the v8 radiator...try to get a diesel core support and diesel radiator

    the RC drive line bolts up perfect to the 618 trans.
    if you reuse the stock fuel lines(yes they line up perfect too) get some insulation to tuck them up away from the the manifolds.


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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 12:59:13 pm »

    the radiator and hoses...are a PIA if you use the v8 radiator...try to get a diesel core support and diesel radiator

    I have several versions on the rad support (gas, non-IC, IC).

    I'm not sure chasing the IC diesel ones are worth it. The gas rad supports can have the radiator tabs/wings cut back significantly to accomplish the same clearance. (essentially what Dodge did with the non-IC support). The IC supports actually have the smallest major openings for radiator air-flow, because of the space claimed for the intercooling piping to pass thru. The IC radiator is also a very costly item.

    I think the best route is to adapt the existing (gas) rad support to the V10 radiator.
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 07:37:46 pm »
    thanks!!! Did you do this swap already? why can’t i use the Transmisson in my 2000 Ram 2500 which is bolted together the V10?

    go by a set of 3.7v6 motor mounts, with a little modification(extend and gusset) they are perfect

    get a hydralic OD trans from a 95

    you have to get some bigger than stock springs to compensate for the weight.

    the radiator and hoses...are a PIA if you use the v8 radiator...try to get a diesel core support and diesel radiator

    the RC drive line bolts up perfect to the 618 trans.
    if you reuse the stock fuel lines(yes they line up perfect too) get some insulation to tuck them up away from the the manifolds.
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 01:00:53 pm »
    Cool! Watching.   {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn} {popcorn}
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    Re: V10 Ramcharger Swap...so it begins.
    « Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 04:18:20 pm »
    thanks!!! Did you do this swap already? why can’t i use the Transmisson in my 2000 Ram 2500 which is bolted together the V10?

    The 2000 is electronically controlled.  94-95 autos are hydraulically controlled.  I had to change the governor weights when using the 47rh from a V10 to put behind a cummins.  Know that you might need to do that if you go the other way (cummins->v10) with the trans.
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