Without the big budget typically needed for a high-performance diesel build, Darcy Hanlan took matters into his own hands. He decided to drop this 12-valve 5.9L Cummins into an ’88 Mustang. Check out this build nicknamed the Coalstang!
This week, we’re featuring a diesel-powered rat rod that is sure to draw attention on and off the drag strip. Introducing ‘Burnie,’ Robert Berry’s ‘45 Chevrolet pickup powered by a 5.9L HO Compound Turbo Common Rail Cummins engine built by Industrial Injection. Find out how ‘Burnie’ got its name and what the lofty goals are for the engine/truck combination.
When Chris Karges got his hands on both a vintage 1957 Chevrolet 210 and an old diesel-powered ambulance, he knew he had the opportunity to make something special. With plans to craft a car more than worthy of praise, Karges enlisted the help of Hausmann’s Diesel Performance to undertake the engine build – this turbocharged 6.6L LMM Duramax. Check it out!
To show off the diesel capabilities of the shop, Dallaire’s Diesel Performance built a shop truck to serve as a rolling business card, but to also hurt some feelings on the track. Check out this compound turbo 5.9L Cummins build in this Diesel of the Week.
After building a compound turbo LB7 Duramax to the tune of more than 1,200 HP, Dark Horse Diesel owner Mike Maas was hungry for more. He decided to build up another LB7 Duramax with an LML block and is now seeing the potential to hit 2,000 HP. Find out how he’s getting there!
Daniel Mishustin had always wanted to take on a large car project. He finally got his chance when he bought a worn out 1968 Mustang with a 302 Ford V8 that needed a rebuild. He turned it into a 347 stroker and we have the details.
Travis Goza of Wasted Wages Diesel Performance says that passion fuels the industry, and that’s no more apparent than in his old ‘77 Chevy pickup. Throughout the years, he went through a variety of gas engines in the truck before getting irritated and deciding a Cummins would solve his problems. Check out this 1,200-HP B Series Cummins build!
When Jason Bliesner drives around, he has a tendency to get pulled over. Most of the time it’s not because he’s speeding or doing anything wrong, it’s because certain cops are car guys and they can’t help but want to know more about Jason’s 1941 Chevy school bus that’s powered by a P-pumped 12-valve 5.9L compound turbo Cummins engine. You have to see this!
Gary Stepke of GetSome Motorsports had inherited a 1952 Studebaker pickup from a friend’s father who passed away. The truck has always had special meaning to him, but it lacked the horsepower Stepke is familiar with. He put the Studebaker on a Dodge 2500 chassis and swapped in a rebuilt 5.9L Cummins with the aim of 1,000 hp. Check it out!
While studying mechanical engineering in college, Zack Pierce began to design ways to improve upon the 7.3L Powerstroke engine. He transitioned that passion for diesel engines into starting Pierce Diesel Performance and building this 1,500-hp 7.3L Powerstroke engine for drag racing.
This 582 cid SR20 nitrous jet boat engine was built by Mike Miller of Mike Miller Racing Engines for all-out, max-effort racing. The 1,700-horsepower capable engine is one of Miller’s best nitrous combinations yet. Find out why!