Made in Muncie

The oil engine was the lower cost variant of the compression ignition engine. With compression ignition, Dr. Rudolf Diesel had a great idea but at around the turn of the century, the…

COCKSHUTT IN NAME ONLY

1965 Cockshutt 1550 Wheatland Even if we don’t know the term, we’ve all seen badge engineering at work. Take a vehicle…

2,700 HP Worth Of Sled-Smashing Fury

Without a doubt, sled pulling is the most advanced form of diesel motorsports. It commands the intersection between the industry’s latest technological innovations and its fiercest…

Diesel History Retrospective: Land Rover Camel Trophy

In a world where daily-driven diesel pickups can turn 12-second quarter-miles one day and move houses the next, it’s easy to forget that the diesel engine also has a long history in…

Get Your GM Truck Under Control: Kryptonite Gives You Super Steering Response for The Life of Your Truck

The independent front suspension (IFS) found under the front of the 2001-2015 GM Duramax trucks has always…

1957 Oliver Super 77 Hi-Crop: Ollie with A Lift

Hi-Crop, High Clearance, High-Clear, HC… whatever name the manufacturer chose for them, tractors with extra clearance for taller crops have been part of the farming landscape almost…

Playin’ Dirty: 2014 Firepunk Dirt Drags—Bigger & Better!

We’re happy to report that diesel events continue to experience unprecedented growth. But we’re also witness to how this progress is often accompanied by growing pains that negatively…

Beefing Up: Adding Diff Covers and A Transmission Pan Cooler to Upgrade A 2000 Ford

Juan Ochoa uses his truck practically every day and on weekends he asks it to step up and do the tough job of hauli8ng his camping trailer out to the beach, desert, mountains or…

Eventful Desires: The 2015 Diesel Event Season Is Here!

As I write, it’s late January and the Northeast is digging itself out from under the weight of Winter Storm Juno. Though we are sometimes driven indoors by rough winter conditions, the…

Pre-Season Diesel Prep

As you thumb through the pages of this issue of Diesel World, you’ll soon discover what springtime means to us: Towing and Event Season! We honor the change of seasons with a…

Alter Ego: 2,700 HP Worth of Sled-Smashing Fury

Without a doubt, sled pulling is the most advanced form of diesel motorsports. It commands the intersection between the industry’s latest technological innovations and its fiercest…

Allison Unchained: An Inside Look at A Merchant Automotive Allison Upgrade for Towing

Regular readers know how easy it is to make significant power with a modern diesel truck. By simply uploading a more aggressive engine tune and upgrading the intake and exhaust, a…