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Category Archives: Cummins 5.9 (6BT) Information and History

Rumor Mill: Did Ford Own Cummins?

For years a myth of epic proportions floated around grimy garages and internet forums all the like stating that Ford Motor Company actually owned Cummins Diesel. No way that is true? Right??! Well we are here to set the record straight… yes Ford did at one time own a piece of Cummins. During the mid…
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Best Cummins 4BT and 6BT Motor Mounts

Different Types of Motor Mounts One of the last steps before dropping in a Cummins 4BT or 6BT into an automotive swap is making sure the engine fits snugly in-between the motor mounts. Motor mounts act as both a buffer between the engine and the chassis as well as fastening the motor to the vehicle.…
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Is the Cummins 12 Valve 5.9L the Best Diesel Ever Built?

Early 5.9L Engine History Weighing in at 1,100 pounds this heavyweight was brought to market under the hood of the Dodge Ram in 1989. It was originally designed to power agricultural vehicles 8 years earlier and in fact was the brainchild of a Case/Cummins joint venture. The engine marketed as the 6B, 6BT, and 6BTAA…
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