Engine and Adapter Package – Cummins R2.8 with GM Manual Dual Starter Pocket Adapter


Cummins 2.8 crate engine

Quick Draw R2.8 to Dual Pocket GM manual Adapter



Finally a short “Shorty” solution for mating the Cummins R2.8 to just about any GM manual transmissions is here.  Quick Draw Brand has made a kit that is easy to install, cost effective, and works.  This package includes a complete crate engine from Cummins as well as the Quick Draw GM Manual Transmission Adapter Kit that works with the factory DOC filter.  Our R2.8-to-GM manual adapter is the shortest solution on the market at only 23″ in total length from the transmission mounting surface on the bellhousing to the front crankshaft pulley.  In addition, our adapter kit has two starter pockets that enable starter installation on the driver or passenger side of the vehicle for maximum flexibility.

Our Cummins R2.8 to GM manual package is the most complete kit you will find. You will receive the Cummins R2.8 Crate engine, brand new from Cummins Repower. In addition we include the Quick Draw GM stick shift adapter kit, which effectively turns the back of the Cummins R2.8 into a GM small block or LS.  The Quick Draw adapter works with the  SM465, SM420, NV3500, NV4500, TKO, and T56 transmissions.  The GM manual adapter uses a factory Cummins flywheel, so no worries about welds coming apart.  Compare the price of this engine and adapter package vs. the price of just the Cummins R2.8 and  you will find that a complete package makes the whole process easier and cheaper.  This is not a complete installation kit (engine and transmission mounts are not included), but our package includes the most important parts to get your project bolted together. Utilizing the passenger side starter pocket will allow the package to fit in a vehicle with frame rails 30 inches apart or wider;  frame rails under 30 inches apart will require relocating the the DOC and utilizing the drivers side starter pocket. Note that some grinding to the bellhousing on some combinations may be required in the starter pocket.

What’s Included in the Cummins R2.8 Kit (Cummins part number 5467046):

  • Cummins R2.8 complete engine assembly
  • Complete front-end accessory drive
  • Vacuum pump
  • Remote fuel/ water separator
  • Remote oil filter
  • Mass air flow sensor and housing
  • Engine wiring harness and ECM
  • Starter
  • Universal vehicle wiring harness
  • Throttle pedal
  • j1939 CAN dash display
  • Owner’s manual
  • Installation guide

In Addition, We Include the Cummins R2.8 – GM Manual Kit:

  • QDB Flywheel housing adapter
  • Cummins flywheel pre-drilled for GM sbc clutch kit
  • Exhaust clocking adapter
  • Pilot bearing insert
  • Timing cover housing with gasket
  • new crank seal
  • Bolts


The Cummins R2.8 is allowed in Tier 1 compliant vehicles and older with cut-off dates around 1999 for light duty trucks and 1993 for light duty cars.  If unsure about whether or not your application qualifies, please reach out to us for verification. Note that all purchasers will be required to provide VIN number prior to shipment of parts as proof of compliance.


  • Gathering, machining, palletizing, and shipping could and normally will take upwards of 1 to 2 week once the order is placed and VIN number is validated, but if needing the crate sooner, expedited freight can be arranged at an additional cost to customer. In addition, all parts included in the kit will arrive in one crate with the transmission adapter plate and flywheel bolted to engine.
  • Shipping is flat rate to the nearest freight terminal or business address.
  • We can arrange shipment directly to a residence, but there will be an additional fee to customer.
  • The states of California, Alaska, and Hawaii will have to pay additional freight regardless of delivery location.


  • Cummins offers a limited 2 year/2600 hour warranty on the engine crate.  Cummins INC. is the contact for all warranty issues.
  • Quick Draw Brand is a retailer for the Cummins R2.8 but is not a representative of Cummins nor does QDB have any affiliation with the manufacturing of Cummins engines..

More Information:

We are available to answer any questions and always offers both Military discounts as well as check, cash, or wire discounts.

Here is a promotional video showing the toughness of the bell housings we produce. 

* Some photos showing engine and transmission combination have parts missing that will be included in the kit.

Additional information

Weight1200 lbs
Dimensions48 × 40 × 62 in

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