Tyler Kipp from Diesel Power Products (DPP) is taking the plunge to convert his street legal daily driven 94′ to a full blown dedicated drag truck.
Last year, he pulled the engine out and decided to fully build the truck for the ultimate street/strip toy. The engine featured .040 marine pistons from Eclipse Inc, a Hamilton 188/220 camshaft, and the head had dual 185 lb valve springs. The fuel was provided by a 13mm Idaho Diesel Tech p-pump with a Columbus Diesel Supply (CDS) 5k GSK (Governor Spring Kit) pushes fuel to a custom set of SAC 5x.018 Industrial Injection Injectors.
For air, Kipp was actually able to run with a large single turbo from BD Diesel. “I ended up with a S480 87/81 turbine wheel with an 1.00 housing. With the help of the BD Diverter valve I was able to daily drive the truck and averaged 20 mpg,” said Kipp. The air was then fed through one of BD’s intercoolers to keep the temps under control.
Unfortunately, shortly into break in of the new motor; Kipp floored it to see what she could do. Not wanting to let him down, the truck showed a little too much and the engine let go after the rack in the pump stuck wide open. To make things even worse, it was about two weeks before the season started. So, he quickly secured a new block, new head and new pistons from Eclipse Inc (again), new plunger from Idaho Diesel Tech and with the late night help of friend Allen Craft from Specialized Diesel North West they managed to get everything back together and running before the first race. With this combination, last year he was able to run a best of 11.13 @ 121 fuel only making 52 psi of boost. On the dyno at 40 psi, he rolled 740 horsepower fuel only and 949 with spray.
With Kipp’s proven track record we are excited to see what he puts together for this year. The plans are to add a Hamilton V-2 injection pump cam, pump springs and extreme duty push rods, ATI dampner, dual intake horn by Hollands Performance, and he is switching from a single over to BD’s race compounds (66mm high pressure feed by an 82mm low pressure).
He, also, plans on fully gutting the interior, swapping the truck over to a short bed (fiberglass bedsides), fiberglass front bumper, adding a 8.50 certified cage and doing a rear disk brake conversion done by Brian Rothmund.
The goals for the truck are to run mid to low 10s on fuel only this year and drop about 700 lbs to get the truck at 5,000lbs.
Stay tuned as we will be covering this truck once it is completed and down the track!