Dude this motherfucker is sweet.dieseldragger1320 said:Hey guys-
I have been watching this forum forever because it has awesome topics. Anyhow, I am the driver of the infamous diesel dragster. Just a little history, to not bore you guys. This is our 5th year running a diesel. We started off with a different car, but because of the weight of the engine, we broke the frame in the motor mount areas. So, my dad and I built a new car with yes, a thicker back half to support the weight of the Cummins. It's a 240" dragster built around a Mark Williams set of prints, then we've redesigned a few areas to accomodate the diesel. The car weighs 2150 with me in it, so it's not too ungodly heavy. We ran the car forever with a Powerglide and kept breaking the "unbreakable" trannys. We then converted everything in the powerglide to billet components and haven't had much trouble since. However, as you can tell in the bottom pic, we switched to a 47RE ATS TripleLok tranny for this year. It should perform much better than the powerglide because of the lock up capabilities of the converter. The top pic is from when we were in "Thunder in Muncie" and ran an 8.75 (the first diesel in the 8's), then the next pic down is when we ran a 7.98 @ 167 (first diesel in the 7's) at Pomona for the World Finals last year. Yes, please check out www.cumminsracing.com for pics and info on the car, and I apologize for this being so long.
I didnt find any power/torque specs on the motor on your website, but then again i didnt look too deeply. I think its cool as hell that the owner of the pictures has been browsing the board.[/QUOTE]
From what I read it is running a TT setup using Holset HX-35/40 and HX 55/60 hybrid turbos and Nitrous and I'm sure lots of other work ie. injectors, block work, etc. A news article said 950HP. And this is out of a truck motor with 35,000 miles.
That's sweet. God I want twins on my truck. :D :o