The 60 Year Demonstration

International was one of the first truck manufacturers to start pushing diesel engines in light and medium duty trucks. Back in the March 2018 issue, we told you about the 1963-68…

The Survivor

They rust out, fall apart and the Cummins under the hood outlasts the rest of the truck. How many times have you heard those jabs directed at first-gen…

Beating Dr. Diesel

Diesel’s 1898 patent on the compression ignition engine is the well-charted beginning of the engine type we now call a diesel. Missed in all that historical hoopla… when the first…

Petter PAZ1 Diesel Engines

The British built Petter diesel is a storied brand but not well known here in the U.S. The Petter began in 1892 when twin brothers Ernest and Percy Petter grew up enough to branch the family…

A Tale of Two 1,500hp 6.0L Power Strokes

In the spring of 2020, no 6.0L Power Stroke had ever gone 5’s in the eighth-mile.…

THE TWO FACES OF THE IH TD-6 CRAWLER

The 1950s was the last decade in which the small crawler was a player in the agricultural tillage industry. To that time, crawlers (A.K.A. tracklayers) offered farmers a lot of drawbar power…

Redneck Rat Rod

Rat Rods are something extremely popular in the hot rod market these days and doing a diesel conversion on some old rusted-out vintage chassis just makes it that much cooler in our opinion.…

Home-Brewed Monster: Custom ’52 Chevy Crew Cab

Classic ’50s trucks are cool without a doubt. But they are not exactly spacious, especially for a family of four! When 52-year-old Brian Bichanich of Union Grove, Wisconsin, began to work on…

Plum Crazy: 1,200-HP Cummins Plymouth

The vehicle of choice for most Diesel World readers is a pickup with a really powerful diesel engine. And that was initially the plan for a client (who prefers to remain nameless) of ACR’s…

Cleaner Diesel: Fuelab Lift Pump and DRP Fuel Sump

Today’s diesel engines are using some of the most sophisticated, extreme high-pressure fuel systems in the automotive industry. CP3, CP4 and injector technology is advancing at an…

Tractor Talk: Allis-Chalmers 8070, End of The Line

By the time 1985 rolled around, the agricultural side of Allis-Chalmers was 71 years old and the company was drowning in debt in the face of a faltering economy. Executives were…

All in the Family: The 2,800-Horsepower Sled Puller

The family that pulls together stays together—as in sled pulling. Just ask Brad and Susie Ingram and their young sons Brady and Trenton. They’re not only a regular fixture on the…

Murica’n Made: 1,000hp Single Turbo 6.4L Power Stroke

Michael Corsilli of Pasadena, Maryland, thinks of diesel drag racing when the topic of American pastimes and values—the Armed Forces, Old Glory and baseball in the spring—comes up in…

World’s Quickest Diesel: The 6.31-second, 226mph, 2,500-Horsepower Scheid Dragster

Drag racing—a simple point A to point B contest—is perhaps one…

Tech Q&A Part #2

I have a 2007 Dodge dually with about 120k miles on the odometer. The truck has developed a vibration that can be felt in the steering wheel and with your…