Evan Laux, Author at Engine Builder Magazine - Page 3 of 14
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!

Turbocharged LML Durmax Dragster

Everybody loves a good diesel dragster! Paul Vasko’s is an LML Duramax, complete with a GT55 turbo, a heap of nitrous, and a number of other additions that make this build an absolute powerhouse.

Twin-Turbocharged 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Life-sized Hot Wheels? Say less. Sean Smith and his wife built this rat rod from scratch and it was a contender in last year’s Hot Wheels Legends Tour. But it’s not only for show – thanks to a twin-turbo’d 12-valve Cummins under the hood, this ride makes quite a bit of power too!

Triple-Turbo 6.7L Powerstroke Engine

Is there anything better than a diesel dragster? Yes. One with three big S480s mounted on it. This Powerstroke was built by Dan Snyder of SPE Motorsport and we got the scoop on it at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge.

L5P Duramax Engine Swap

There’s not a ton of performance aftermarket additions on this build, but Keith Porter’s ’52 Chevy 3100 is unique for the fact it has a swapped-in L5P Duramax, one of very few to do so paired with a 10-speed Allison transmission.