Canale spent time on the phone with Industrial Injection and had their custom .020+ machined, fly-cut and coated Mahle pistons, billet connecting rods, Gorilla girdle, 14mm main studs, coated bearings and 220/230 race camshaft shipped to him. The original cylinder head had to be completely replaced after the machine shop discovered major cracks between valves. Calling again upon Industrial Injection, Canale secured their Stage 1 race head with 5-axis CNC porting, fire-ringed head gasket, 110lb valve springs, a ZZ Fab side-draft intake and ARP 625 head studs to top it all off. Power Machine Service of Spokane, Washington, did the engine machine work and balancing, and a close friend, Chris Rosscup of Deviant Race Parts, did the engine assembly.
Fuel and Air
For fueling the big 6.7L engine, the system starts with dual FASS 150gph lift pumps that feed a Dual CP3 kit using a pair of stock injection pumps. Industrial Injection Cobra 518 injectors were installed so there’d be no worry about running out of juice. Originally he’d planned on running a single S480 turbocharger, but Canale’s plans changed after he got a great deal on an ATS Diesel 105mm turbo he could run in compounds at a later date. For now he opts to run a 76mm SX-E Borgwarner S400 unit with the 96mm turbine wheel and 1.15 A/R T6 exhaust housing mounted on a wastegated Steed Speed exhaust manifold. A massive intercooler from BD Diesel helps keep everything cool and breathing easy.
Another big surprise through this process was that Canale noticed signs of excessive heat on the torque converter. While he’d been told the previously installed, fully built 48RE transmission conversion needed nothing but some fine tuning, he was suspicious. Disaster number three began when DPC Converters was called upon to inspect the torque converter and determined it had been run low on fluid, burned itself up, and needed rebuilt as well. Of course, this lead to suspicions the transmission was also needing attention, so Canale bit the bullet and ordered a loaded Competition 48RE from Suncoast Transmissions. Suncoast’s TCM 2800 PCS controller setup was also installed to streamline the transmission calibration process and ease dialing in the truck to drive as well as possible.
Under the hood you’ll find plenty of purple powdercoating to go around. The attention to detail and cleanliness of this build speaks volumes for the owner and mechanics that completed the engine build.
Inside the cab things are left basically stock. Some carbon-fiber dash pieces, an Alpine head unit and switches for extra lighting are about all you’ll find as extras.