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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Scheid Diesel Extravaganza Event

The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is held every August at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, Indiana. This event which began in 1997 as a TDR Rally in Effingham, Illinois. Due to the tremendous turnout, the TDR Rally evolved into the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza (SDX) and relocated to Terre Haute, Indiana in 2000. Attendance is expected to exceed 15,000 for the 3-day event. The additional space of the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds allowed Scheid Diesel to open the event to all makes of diesel pickups. The Wabash Valley Fairgrounds & Crossroads Dragway is conveniently located 1 mile south of I-70 on US Hwy 41. The address is 3901 South US Hwy 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802. You will need to book hotel rooms early for this event. There is also plenty of onsite camping but water and electric hookups are limited and first come first serve. The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is THE Diesel Event of the year you don't want to miss it!!!

Monday, August 13, 2018

6.6L Duramax 1958 Chevy Viking 40 Conversion

Travis Ball from Ball Metal Fabrication & Hot Rods in Rogers, Arkansas built this custom 1958 Chevrolet Viking 40 truck for Evapo-Rust / David Harris. The truck cab sits on a custom chassis built by Travis Ball with airbag suspension. Behind the cab sits an LLY 6.6 Duramax V8 and an Industrial Injection fuel pump connected to a FASS Fuel Pump with a Allison 1000 automatic transmission. Engine output is increased thanks to symmetrical Garrett 3076 turbochargers.