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Old 10-17-2010, 05:37 PM   #16
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Great thread..thanks for sharing your skills!
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:00 PM   #17
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I enjoy this, the diesel engine is no different than any other race engine. Get more air in it, and rev it up. My recommendation is to use your gut feeling with these engines, and stay as far away from the traditional diesel people.
The new electronic diesel is closer to gas tuning then they are to old world mechanical dinosaurs. It would be just like tuning a nitrous BBC with a locked in distributor. Imagine this try to explain a MSD 7 digital and all of the timing curves to a pro stock guy from the early 70’s. Or for that matter the early 80’s .
The engine in the Mustang is very streetable, and will make 1100 + hp , more if the car could take it.
I have a lot of respect for the people that made power before with these engines, but the world is a changing, and the diesel is going mainstream as a viable alterative
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:07 PM   #18
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thats some bad ass stuff
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:08 PM   #19
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I have a lot of respect for the people that made power before with these engines, but the world is a changing, and the diesel is going main stream as a viable alterative
I’m not implying they are dumb, or I’m that smart, I just got lucky and started my racing with a competition eliminator team. I eat a lot of shit , and had to fetch a lot of hamburgers and clean a lot of parts , but I learned what it takes to think outside the box




this is the last SB I had built 292 cid C/ED motor , made 748 , and it;s not even a player now



here is a race I went to 5 years ago, the waste gate stuck open, so it was hard and smokie coming up , but its clean and 6000+ rpms after it gets off the line




here is a dry sump pan I had Greg at ZZ build me ,

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Old 10-17-2010, 06:15 PM   #20
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I still think its just amazing what the "common rail" did for diesels. I can't wait to see what is in store ten years down the road.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #21
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here is the dyno sheet on that engine , with 1 stage of NX

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Old 10-17-2010, 06:35 PM   #22
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I could have gone a low low 8 then if I had not know that I was going to leave, to help GBE . I left that night , and they that got a registered letter on Monday. I closed that chapter on that pass. I spent 3 years building that truck for a Bickel truck, that Darrel Alderman once drove ,

Here was where I went, a place full of really great people , I left to do my own dragster , but still conceder Gale one of my good friends , and he and his team of people are some of the most knowledgeable people in the diesel world


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Old 10-17-2010, 06:56 PM   #23
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I still think its just amazing what the "common rail" did for diesels. I can't wait to see what is in store ten years down the road.

it is , nice looking car
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:19 PM   #24
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Very impressive write up, pictures to back it and experience to speak from. Thank you for dropping bye. Yes I do think the diesel is a viable power plant in a drag race application. I do enjoy seeing them run and hope to see more from the sources of parts and aftermarket tweaking.
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Great - nice infomercial, Greg.
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The Dmax engine is basically a Chevy, bellhousing and weight as well. One of our new projects is a 69 GTO judge with a supercharger off of a Ford GT , this is not a high hp build , but a cruiser . We expect 600 + hp and an exhaust note that will be unreal, without turbo’s and complete to the bumper duals.

There is many places this engine will go, with the stand-alone computer based off the stock computer it’s easy to tune as well. I am putting one in a old Jet Boat, with a tight pump, this could bring the jet boat back as the ultra tight pumps are so much more efficient.

I will be posting more pictures when I get time; I’m getting ready for the Texas Mile this weekend in a 400 hp VW TDI Beetle that I build for my niece to drive. Went 132 last year, and she drove it until it quit wiggling, not a piston left. But the record for 2 liter diesel ant Bonneville is only 129, so I was happy .


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Old 10-18-2010, 05:37 PM   #27
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #28
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Hi Greg...welcome to yellowbullet.
I've heard a few things over the years....maybe you'd like to address them?
You've never owned any of your own diesel projects?
You were fired from Banks, not left on your own?
Your dragster has never made a pass?
Things like that....I'm just curious.


BTW....you don't have to call people we both know asking about me because you're scared.
You should be scared. lol

Go ahead....tell everyone how I'm jealous of you and I don't know anything nor have I ever done anything.
You can probably copy and paste it from CompD....jut like your infomercial of a thread so far.
Did you run out of people in the diesel world to milk for free parts and feel the need to start here? lol

See ya soon, buddy.
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^^^^ WOW That didn't take long
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:50 PM   #30
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I have only just begun.
It's freakin hilarious...a week or so ago he though I was threatening to kick his ass so he called a mutual friend to ask if I was serious. Didn't have the balls to call me in person....little bitch that he is.
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