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Coalstang – a 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

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!

5.9L HO Compound Turbo Cummins Engine – “Burnie”

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.

Turbocharged VP44 5.9L Cummins Engine

Jared Rectenbaugh caught our attention when he messaged us that he was rebuilding this VP44 5.9L Cummins engine for more horsepower. Looking to build a daily driver/street sleeper, he got machine work from KDD as well as a laundry list of quality components. Find out what went into the new build!

Turbocharged 6.6L LMM Duramax Engine

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!

Turbocharged & Nitrous-Boosted 6.7L Cummins Engine

Looking for a badass street/strip truck, a customer recently chose LinCo Diesel Performance to do the engine, transmission and truck work. The result was this 6.7L Cummins build that goes a few steps beyond what LDP regularly churns out. Find out what went into the build.

Dallaire’s Compound Turbo 5.9L Cummins Engine

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.

Compound Turbo 6.6L LB7 Duramax Engine

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!

Triple-Turbo Billet 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Sick and tired of increasing horsepower only to have another cast iron block blow up, Richard Mead of RPS Diesel, went looking for a solution. He helped design a billet 5.9L block that would do the trick, and built this triple turbo billet 5.9L 12-valve Cummins engine, which is one of the fastest diesels in the Northern Hemisphere.

Turbocharged 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Having done automotive customization and fabrication since he was just 13, it wasn’t until Marco Martins got a 1995 F350 7.3L Powerstroke that diesel became a passion as well. It’s led Marco to accept numerous diesel projects at his shop, Bad Apple Customs, such as this turbocharged 12-valve Cummins for a Chevy C30 dually. Check it out!

Compound Turbo 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Dakota Sargent has a background in diesels, mining equipment, on-highway, over-the-road trucks, and as a U.S. Air Force mechanic, but it has been the light-duty diesel work that has prevailed. He founded Full Hook Performance a little more than a year ago, and is cranking out killer builds like this compound turbo 5.9L 12-valve Cummins. Check it out!

1,200 HP Compound Turbo B-Series Cummins Engine

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!

P-Pumped 12-Valve 5.9L Compound Turbo Cummins Engine

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!