A REAL HEAD-TURNER

Diesel Power - - Diesel Event -

at the show ’n’ shine was this In­ter­na­tional Har­vester Far­mall trac­tor with a 5.9L 12-valve Cum­mins en­gine. The trac­tor had been sit­ting for 20 years with a seized en­gine when Jeff Gaskin de­cided he wanted to get it run­ning again. Re­build­ing the stock 263ci I-6 would have cost a good chunk of money and yielded a whop­ping 70 hp. So Jeff de­cided to go a dif­fer­ent route and stuff a used 6BT from an ’89 Dodge Ram pickup un­der the hood. The con­ver­sion re­quired no ma­jor mod­i­fi­ca­tions, just an en­gine-to-trans­mis­sion adapter, a fly­wheel, mo­tor mounts, some cus­tom plumb­ing, a throt­tle cable, and a bit of trim­ming so the tur­bocharger would clear the side cur­tain. The old trac­tor now has nearly 400 hp that Jeff can’t wait to put to use around the farm.

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