MEGA DISAS­TER

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Long Block

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.

Power Trans­mis­sion

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.

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