Evan Laux, Author at Engine Builder Magazine - Page 2 of 13
Compound-Turbo “Shredder” 5.9L Cummins Engine

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!

Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

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!

Component Cleanliness

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.

CNC Fabrication’s Turbocharged 7.3L Powerstroke Engine

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

Turbocharged 6.7L Cummins Engine

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!

Turbocharged 6.7L Cummins Engine

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.

Triple-Turbo 6.6L LLY Duramax Engine

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!

Triple-Turbo 12-Valve Cummins 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!

Valve Springs

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.

What to Consider When Selecting Pushrods

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.

Turbocharged 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Logan Yelton’s ’93 Dodge has gone through quite the transformation. It was once used to transport him and his wife to prom back in the day to now burning rubber on the drag strip with 1,800 horsepower on command. This 5.9L 12-valve Cummins-powered monster has done it all. See what went into the build!

393 cid Billet Cummins Engine

When it comes to power, the engine propelling Scheid Diesel’s drag car doesn’t dissapoint. It makes 2,800 horsepower on fuel alone… no wonder it’s a record setter!