Tearing Down Justin Zeigler’s 3,336-HP Cummins Enforcer Engine
Recently, D&J Precision Machine owner Drew Pumphrey invited the Engine Builder team to his Cambridge, OH diesel shop to help tear down Justin Zeigler’s UCC record-setting 6.7L Cummins-based Enforcer engine. We go over what happened during the UCC weekend and what Drew expects to find before tearing it down to see the results.
Copper vs. MLS Gaskets for 1,500 HP
For a 1,500-hp capable engine, should it be sealed with copper or MLS gaskets?
Upgrading Your Diesel Transmission
When looking to add horsepower to your diesel engine, there are numerous upgrades that come to mind for most people, but one aspect usually overlooked is the transmission, and that’s a critical component to making sure horsepower actually gets to the ground. We cover some important transmission and fluid info in this episode of the
Update on Drag Racing Engines
When it comes to the foundation of drag race engines these days, a majority of builders are into the Hemi and the 481X platform.
Mild vs Wild – Horsepower At Any Cost (Diesel Edition) Ep. 1
Engine Builder editors Greg Jones and Brendan Baker take a trip to Canton, OH to visit Justin Zeigler and the guys at Zeigler Diesel Performance. Why? To discuss building up a pair of Gen 3 5.9L Cummins engines on both a mild budget and a wild budget. What build has more bang for the buck?
Episode 1: Insane Engine Moments – Stolen Horsepower
As an engine builder, you never know what each day may bring. It’s always something different. However, Charlie Buck Jr., owner of Buck Racing Engines in King, NC, wasn’t expecting this!
Antique Tractor Pulling
Just as how car racing first began, when the first two tractors were sold, the new owners must have decided to have a contest to see which tractor could outpull the other.
There’s No Replacement for Displacement… or is There?
Since imports have hit the scene, people have been developing and working hard at increasing the output of a smaller cubic inch engine.
Tempering Horsepower Heat: Keeping Your Cool with Heat-Handling Accessories
Engines produce lots of heat, and the more horsepower they make the more heat they generate. Only about 35 to 40 percent of the heat energy released during combustion in a gasoline engine performs useful work by creating pressure that pushes the pistons down their bores. Diesels are a little better at 40 to 45 percent efficiency thanks to a higher compression ratio and reduced pumping losses (no throttle restriction). Even so, all internal combustion engines waste more heat than they put to good use.
Exhaust(ing) Your Options
Here in the pages of Engine Builder magazine we have countless articles about choosing the right set of pistons, putting in the perfect crankshaft, selecting the best connecting rods and the list goes on and on for identifying what parts and products go into your engines. However, there is one item we seldom cover –
Hidden Horsepower – How Simple Machining Steps Can Provide a Win-Win Power Upgrade
In the automotive industry, power and reliability have always been the quest of all engine builders and racers. There are many time-honored methods of increasing horsepower and the same with making engines more reliable. But modifications can sometimes have residual effects and overtax another area of the engine, even compromising reliability. For example, raising compression
Pistons and Rings – The Technical Price for Horsepower
One of the most overlooked components of the internal combustion engine is the piston ring. It is, by scale, one of the hardest working components in the engine. And when you are building an engine, before choosing your piston rings you have to determine your application.