This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359
Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in
the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle
rails, not sure how long it will end up being.
Diesel Funny car
This thing will eventually top 200 mph. I think its less than a year old
and they are still perfecting it. Its a Top Fuel funny car chassis and
body with a Cummins diesel engine with turbo AND Nitrous. The RPMs they can turn are just amazing.
Banks Top Diesel Dragster: NHRDA Nationals
On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail's new "Stroker" 427
cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine
at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. The numbers for this trip out
were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @
181.08. We've also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a
separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo'd Duramax, and now we're getting set to hit
the track with a supercharged configuration. Stay tuned for that! More info
Loading Up A Big Rig Diesel Dragster
This twin turbo V8 Detroit Diesel
powered dragster was being loaded onto it's trailer after being run at the
2010 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. I think the cab is a Kenworth.
1960 Peterbilt Hotrod Truck called Piss'd Off Pete
While I was at SEMA 2009 a captured a video of Piss'd Off Pete's engine
being revved up in front of a huge SEMA crowd just down from the
This is Jay Leno's 1960 chopped Peterbilt with a 852ci two-stroke Detroit
Diesel twin-supercharged V12 mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic
transmission from a Greyhound bus. The engine produces 500 horsepower and nearly 1000
lb-ft torque with a red line of just 2,800 rpm. Built by the Blastolene
See more pictures at www.autogeekonline.net
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V 1/4 Mile
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WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER
World record ET for an Electric Car Current Eliminator V 7.956 @ 159.85
MPH. Powered by Altairnano batteries. Record since beaten by Killacycle but
still the fastest EV car.
The World's Fastest Diesel Dragster
UPDATE: Ok for those of you who say it isnt...then ur probably right, im
not really sure. The announcer said its the worlds fastest....or one of the
worlds fastest... calm down. If u find the fastest on here then reply it to
The World's fastest caught on video. It blows black smoke from the Exhaust before blasting off down the strip.
MARS 5HP DIESEL ENGINE - 1st Start Up in 50 Years!
Watch as an early 1940's MARS Diesel engine is fired up after 50 years.
Originally acquired from a cane farmer in Nambour, Queensland, Australia in
the 1970's, this engine sat in careful custody with another three owners
before finally retiring with me.
MARS engines were made by the MARS Machine Tool Manufacturing Company in
Brisbane, Australia and were preceded by the horizontal and vertical Rapson
and Dutton engine, made by the same company under the Rapson and Dutton
MARS engines are not Lister clones. Mars engines are bigger, heavier and
more robust than Lister engines. When you listen to a Lister and then to a
MARS you will agree. This engine has a 3 " diameter crankshaft and not one
component is interchangeable with a Lister.
MARS engines were commonly used in industrial situations such as factories
to power line shafts which powered a number of machines, a task Lister
engines had some trouble with apparently with their crankshafts twisting
under the load on start up, and why this company made the Mars Diesel.
5 HP MARS engines were painted Maroon colour as standard from the factory
although there are variations of colour in existence. 8 HP engines were a
This engine has not run since the original owner sold it in the early
1970's. Apparently it had not run for some years before that. The second
owner sadly passed away before restoring it and it sat in a shed untouched
with the third owner.
Close friend and temporary fourth owner, Simon Devere, assisted actively in
the mechanical restoration when I purchased it and assisted in the first
start after its mechanical restoration. This man is a genius when it comes
to diesel engines and he has the nickname "The Lister Whisperer" for good
reason. Thanks "Slippery".
This engine appears to have not done much work judging by its internals.
Work to the engine includes new rings, liner/cylinder hone (the original
factory liner had indiscernible wear in it), new valve guides made to
original specs, new valves to original specs (original was bent and caused
damage to the guide) , new big end Babbit bearing, new conrod bush, very
light head machine to ensure true flatness, new internal oil pipes, new
head gasket, new oil gaskets, new high pressure line, new welch plugs in
the head and new oil pickup.
There are still remnants of the original factory maroon paint on it that
have survived the years of weathering out in the cane fields.
Cosmetic restoration is planned shortly to bring it back to its original
livery. It will be mated with a steel transporter to emphasise its
industrial heritage and will be rallied with pride.
Video of the finished engine on transporter will be posted when it is done.
Enjoy and please share if you like.
This is the only video of a Mars engine running to this date anywhere. Hope
to see more.
Team Thailand Diesel Drag - 8.2 @ 164mph [HD]
ENNIS TEXAS SEPTEMBER 28TH 2013 - "Team Thailand" as they are called here
in the USA took their amazing Isuzu D-Max Drag Truck down the Texas
Motorplex 1/4 Mile in Ennis. The turbo
Diesel 4Cylinder Engine propelled the vehicle down the track at a time of
8.2 at 164mph.
This is the best ever time for this team, this truck, and for any diesel in
Thailand. The nation of Thailand is extremely proud of this team and truck,
and it has been a real honor of mine to work with them this weekend.
The team honored their King with stickers all over the truck saying "LONG
LIVE THE KING" (sorry Elvis, not you buddy). The driver also prayed with
flowers outside of the truck, showing it respect and honor.. and then raced
with the flowers INSIDE of the truck strapped to the roll cage with zip
The team is confident that they can run a 7.X time, but the track was
closed for a rain delay which ended their shot today. They want to tray
again Sunday. Stay tuned!
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Diesel Performance: 7.77 sec @ 180 mph
7.77 Seconds @ 180.00 MPH -- New NHRDA Record.
The record took place March 7, 2009 at the NHRDA Desert Diesel Nationals at
the SpeedWorld Dragstrip in Wittman, Arizona.