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2018, Air Filter, Big Cam Cummins, Peterbilt -

Many of us who have been in the trucking industry all our lives, and even some younger people, have a fascination for antique trucks.  There’s something special about the rebuilding of “Old Iron,” a Class 8 truck from the mid 1970’s and older. This article will be about a commonly overlooked  problem when installing a newer diesel engine into an older truck. Please keep in mind that the older low horsepower and smaller cubic inch engines do not require a lot of fresh air measured in CFM (cubic feet of air per minute).  The small cam Cummins engines that were...

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2018, Detroit, Dyno Tuning, kenworth -

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2018, Oil, Parts -

I developed Pittsburgh Power around a culture of knowledge and innovation – I wanted to be the go-to resource in the field of high-performance diesels. And, after all these years, I can safely say that desire was fulfilled. One of our most valued resources here at Pittsburgh Power is our knowledge of high-performance diesel parts. In fact, our Parts Department staff deserve far more credit for their astonishing level of expertise, so I’d like to give them some. Our Parts Department has grown tremendously, and it would not have been possible without our two parts managers, Shawn Mangol (see photo) and Don...

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2018, Big Cam Cummins, Cooling -

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2018, Dorothy, Western Star -

A piece of history left me today – something I have owned and cherished for 47 years – a silver 1966 Corvette Coupe that had 19,000 miles on the odometer when I bought it in 1971 at just 22 years old. The mechanical knowledge I gained from building this car made me a champion at Autocross and SCCA Solo 1 road racing. Nelson Ledges Road Course, a 2.3-mile circuit, was my home track, and in 1973 I set the track record there, which held until 1979. I was told NOT to build this Corvette for the Race Prepared class. They...

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