Archive for June, 2011

Companies Collaborate to Build SEMA Stunner

Monday, June 27th, 2011

How many times have you heard the phrase, “There is no ‘I’ in team”? The efforts of many always outperform the efforts of one. Unfortunately, for some folks, cooperation is hard to come by, let alone between companies. But in this case, several companies teamed up to build one cool 2011 Ford for the SEMA show and do some R&D on the new platform in the process. (more…)

Getting Started

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s a no-brainer that most of the readers of Diesel World Magazine own and enjoy diesel trucks. On the other hand, there are quite a few folks who read the magazine but don’t own a diesel. We get a handful of “what if” letters each year that describe the desire to own a diesel and wanting to know how to modify it. So, how do you get started in this passion we call “diesel”? Simple: Start small. (more…)

Slip-Slidin’ Away: BD’s A-518 Trans Upgrades

Monday, June 13th, 2011

While it ain’t much to look at here, our Project 1st Gen is well on its way to becoming a great daily driver and possibly even a Diesel World cover truck.

Diesel World’s Project First Gen field find has been a slow work-in-progress. The truck is being used as a teaching tool for a vocational paint and body school, and based on what you can see here, there was plenty of work for the students to accomplish. With the truck in the paint booth for prep and paint, we figured it was a good time to address some of the mechanical issues on the truck––namely the well-worn automatic transmission––before we turn up the power on the 12-valve. (more…)

Understanding Diesel Water-Methanol Injection

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

How does diesel water-methanol injection work, and what are the benefits? We bring you the complete story.

Debunking the Myths With Facts

As fuel costs go up, along with horsepower and torque levels from aftermarket mods, many diesel enthusiasts are turning to water-methanol injection for increased mileage and cooler EGTs. (more…)

When a Hot Rodder Goes Diesel

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The age-old adage that “old hot rodders never die; they just get older” couldn’t be more true, especially if you ask Larry Maupin, of Dallas, Texas. He admits that the passion that makes hot rodders automotive enthusiasts never dies but changes as we get older. More specifically, the vehicles change, but the passion to never leave them stock-still remains. (more…)