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2021, Air Filter, Big Cam Cummins, Peterbilt -

Unusual phone calls from unusual people, or should I say unique people.  Bill McCammon from Emporia, Kansas called and was building a hot rod 1972 skinny windshield Peterbilt.  The skinny windshield Pete is 8inches lower than a 359 or 379 Peterbilt, thus the name skinny windshield.  Bill stated that the US Government ordered Peterbilt to quit building this style of truck because of the visibility out the windshield.  I remember Jay Bonanni of Volant, PA drove a skinny windshield Pete with a dropped sun visor and he had to keep the top of the hood clean to be able to...

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2020, Gauges, Injectors -

Injector cups, tips, sleeves, and tubes; there is some confusion in the industry about what these parts do and where they are. Injector cups are mounted on the injector. It is where the injector plunger compresses the fuel and injects it into the combustion chamber.  The cup, sometimes called the tip, is at the bottom of the injector and has the small holes, about .008 diameter, and atomizes the fuel and works in conjunction with the plunger.  Years ago when building the injectors for the Big Cam Cummins engines we would lap the plunger into the cup so when the...

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2020, Electrical, Truck Show -

HIGH PERFORMANCE DIESELS Pittsburgh Power and Long Haul Detailing hosted the Victory Road Truck Show on Saturday, October 3rd. This was our first truck show, and it was a huge success.  97 trucks, antique trucks, a couple Rat Rods, some pickup trucks, and one 1-ton Chevy that was powered by a 3126 Caterpillar Engine. There were vendors selling truck related items, food trucks, plenty of dogs (the 4-legged type), and many people enjoying themselves on a beautiful Western Pennsylvania Fall afternoon. We filled two parking lots with cars from spectators.  We had dyno runs at our facility and even a...

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2020, Caterpillar, Fuel Pump -

 HIGH PERFORMANCE DIESELS We love antique trucks. Everyday we get phone calls from owner operators rebuilding older trucks powered by Big Cam Cummins and 425-B Caterpillar Engines.  I am happy to tell you that our mechanic Dan is a 425-B Cat expert not only on the engine but the fuel system as well. He tells me he can rebuild the fuel pumps blindfolded. Fortunately, 425-B Cat parts are still available and we build 30% larger nozzles and high-performance turbochargers for this great engine along with rebuilding the timing advance and fuel pump governors. Please keep in mind that the timing...

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