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2.6 Smoothbore 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Like many folks who make engine building a career, Tim Richardson found an affinity for diesel when he was in high school. He had a ‘91 Dodge truck that he swapped a Perkins diesel engine into. He found an adapter

VP44 6.7L Cummins Engine

A customer recently came to Torque Factory, a diesel repair shop located in Redmond, OR, with a cracked 5.9L engine block. There had been an attempt to stitch weld the crack, but the cracked block continued to propagate. Down on

Turbocharged 6.7L Cummins Swap

Every now and then, it’s fun to build something truly badass. Something that goes against the grain. Something you know the purists won’t like. Something that might not make total sense, because sometimes, you just have to build what makes


Business & Management

Customer Service in a Crisis

The world is collectively trying to manage a health crisis, and families and businesses are suffering. Quality customer service has never been more important to your business. Your customers need to feel taken care of, now more than ever.  

HP Academy Teaches EFI Online

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, classrooms, as we know them, are not in session. You can’t physically distance in a small class in real life, but you can online. Virtual learning is now the new norm across the country. The

Utilizing Instagram

The Industry has changed, so should you. “One picture I posted got 7,600 likes, it reached 112,000 people, I got 982 profile visits from that post, 758 people saved it, and 208 people sent it to other people,” says Aaron

Higher Revving Education

What You Learn In Tuning School It’s a giant leap between torqueing down rod caps of an engine built with today’s latest high-performance parts and rooting around inside an engine’s computer. The big picture of computer tuning is getting inside


Crap Happens

Hasta la vista 2020 and hello 2021! Man, that felt good to type. Hopefully, this year proves to be better than the last. No matter what 2021 has in store, I know all of you will keep chugging along doing

The Name of the Game is Speed

What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven your production vehicle? Asking this question of this crowd, I’m probably safe in assuming it’s pretty damn fast! In college, on my way home from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY, I did 125 mph

Getting a Good Clean

There are few things that can rejuvenate you like a good, hot shower. I can only imagine how awful it must have been a few hundred years ago having to bathe in stale, tepid water out of a small tub

Import Intrigue

A couple months ago in our diesel issue, I spoke about my new appreciation for diesel performance and what that crowd has been achieving with those engines. However, I also admitted, until recently, I wasn’t too familiar with diesels or


Industry Insiders – Leah Pruett, Don Schumacher Racing

We caught up with Leah Pruett at the 2019 SEMA Show to talk about her path to becoming a driver in the upper echelon of drag racing and what keeps her motivated to be the best driver out there – male or female.

Industry Insiders: Cristy Lee of Garage Squad

You've seen her on TV for years. Cristy Lee is the co-host of shows such as All Girls Garage, Barrett-Jackson and Garage Squad on Motor Trend TV. We caught up with the busy TV personality to see how her 2020 has been shaping up.

Industry Insiders: Krysten Anderson (Part 2)

On August 8, 2020, Monster Jam drivers set 6 new Guinness World Records. One of those records was set by Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger and she tells us all about the experience of jumping more than 30-vertical-feet in a 12,000-lb. monster truck.

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