Middie Minnie

The M-Series Minneapolis-Moline tractors debuted in 1960, replacing the 5-Star tractors of the late 1950s in the middleweight tractor role. It was not a particularly good time for…

Coolspring Power Museum

If you follow Vintage Smoke you will know we’ve covered engines from the Coolspring Power Museum several times and there are many more lined up for future articles. It’s truly a magical place…

Brutally Sexy ’36 Chevy 24-Valve Cummins Diesel

From Chevy, to Dodge, to Ford, or what ever the make, the owner of Chad’s Custom Dreams in Saluda, South Carolina has been making dreams come true for customers since 2004. With

Vintage Smoke – Ford 6.9L IDI

Public and governmental outcry after the oil shortages of the early ‘70s forced U.S. auto, light truck and commercial truck makers towards economical diesel power. Inroads had already been…

FLYING DIESELS

Whether you’ve seen them in person or not, you know there are diesel in ships and boats, road vehicles of all types, off road vehicles of all types and in every conceivable stationary use. If…

Small, Tall Tractor

Consult the books on Massey Ferguson tractors and you will see no high clearance model of the MF165 listed. So what are you looking at here?  Well, it’s the real deal but it’s not the factory…

Gearing Up for the Road

If you’ve been following along with advancements in trucks coming from the OEM’s you’ve obviously noticed the current horsepower wars we seem to be experiencing between Ram, GM, and Ford in…

Looks, Sounds, And Runs Like A Deere

If you’ve yet to hear the name Plowboy Diesel, do yourself a favor and Google “Twin Cummins Dodge.” This small, farm-based operation is known for building one-off vehicles that combine…

Red Heavyweight

The Farmall 1206 was International’s first over-100 horsepower tractor as well as being the first over-100 horsepower rowcrop tractor on the market period. It was also their first turbocharged…

The Giant Swiss Watch

The name Kahlenberg may inspire only quizzical looks from a modern diesel pickup enthusiast. If you operated boats on the Great Lakes from about 1900 into the 1980s, you knew them as engines…

International Harvester Scouting the Road to Diesel Power

The International Scout was diesel before diesel was cool. Diesels were nothing new for International Harvester, in their truck lines and, of course, in the agricultural and off-highway…

4 HOT ROD DIESELS

Among this list are some of the craziest looking builds that may look worn or small, but pack immense amounts of horsepower and internal modifications. These boosted trucks are surely…

Orange Smoker

Allis-Chalmers followed the trend to diesel power in October of 1954 when they introduced the WD-45 diesel tractor. The WD line started in 1948 and, with significant upgrades, morphed into the…

Strange Bedfellows

The 1973 oil embargo scared Uncle Sam right out of his red-and-white striped pants. With a new focus on fuel economy, the American auto industry began studying diesel engines. They were a new…