We love seeing something out of the ordinary, and at this past summer’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we got to spend a few minutes with Tyler Hewett talking to him about his love for the Powerstroke platform and the reasons he stuffed a 6.0L into a Mustang. It’s our Diesel of the Week!
Wyatt Stengel’s 1970 GMC K15 is a cherished family heirloom. However, that didn’t stop him from turning it into a drag racing powerhouse thanks to an upgraded LB7 Duramax engine. Check out what went into the four-year project that blends aesthetics and horsepower.
Like any sensible diesel guy, Chris Voorheis got a small taste of diesel performance and immediately wanted more. His 2006 Mega Cab went from a daily driver to a sled puller to now a formidable drag racing vehicle thanks to a compound-turbo “Shredder” 5.9L Cummins from Industrial Injection. Check out what went into the build!
With a last name of Ford, it’s a good thing Dylan Ford of Abilene Diesel Performance is a Powerstroke guy. In fact, he’s found a true passion for 6.0L Powerstrokes and recently built a race truck with a turbocharged and nitrous-assisted 6.0L Powerstroke for drag racing. Check it out!
It can’t be overstated how important the cleaning machines are in the modern engine shop. Shop owners who prioritize effective and efficient cleaning techniques will find success in a more streamlined process.
During this past summer’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we came across CNC Fabrication’s booth and got the chance to speak with owner Corey Hurtt about his business and the brand-new 7.3L Powerstroke engine they built. The engine was just finished at the time, but Corey had plans to eventually run the truck in the ODSS 5.90
Austin Ouellette is a true diesel head who’s worked as a field technician for years on various vehicles. Being too busy with work, he enlisted Sin City Diesel & Off-Road to build him a standout 6.7L Cummins engine… and they delivered. Check it out!
Jonathan Montesino has been building and campaigning his Ford Ranger for years, and with a turbocharged 6.7L Cummins under the hood, it now boasts a 4.23-second ET at 175 mph.
The LLY Duramax often catches some flak for having overheating issues, but that doesn’t stop some people from using it in their one-off diesel builds. Thomas even went as far as putting triple-turbos on his engine!
Resurrecting an old Dodge truck that had rolled down a mountain, Mike Martin’s “Franken Truck” has undergone quite the transformation. The build features a triple-turbo 12-valve Cummins engine, and it’s only the beginning of Martin’s plans for the build. Check it out!
High-frequency fatigue, also known as harmonics, are a ubiquitous challenge in racing engines and can potentially wreak havoc on the valvetrain if left unchecked. Well-designed valve springs play a pivotal role in managing this, ensuring essential stability, and minimizing wear on valvetrain components.
Determining the correct pushrod length is often regarded as one of the most intricate aspects of the selection process due to the variability in valvetrain geometry and design.