TTT ’69 Chevy C10 Duramax Runs an 8.62 1/4-Mile @ 161.25MPH

August 21st, 2015

TTT ’69 Chevy C10 Duramax Runs an 8.62 Quarter-Mile @ 161.25MPH 1If you want to race in the Pro Street Class of the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA), then you are going to need to make some pretty prolific modifications to any stock vehicle. This heirloom 1969 C10 pickup (the bed is from a 1995 model) has certainly undergone just such a mutation: the cab and cockpit are primarily stock, as they were when Brett Deutsch’s (the current owner) grandpa turned it over to him at the tender age of 15. Brett wrestled his way through an assortment of small block Chevy power plants (including a supercharged 383-stroker) before he finally hit the jackpot with a 2005 model Duramax running gear. Since Brett is a diesel mechanic by trade, this is a dream come true for him.

The Duramax engine and Allison transmission are pretty radical, but it gets even better. How about a triple turbo system, fabricated by HSP Diesel Fab, Wagler Competition cylinder heads, Bullseye Turbochargers, a Danville Performance built bottom-end with high-strength connecting rods, and a Rossier turbo 400 automatic transmission with a Neal Chance torque converter? Does that sound like it’ll get the job done? Despite busting the NHRDA Pro Street world record, the truck has undergone a full frame-off restoration and the a/c works.

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