Dumpster to Dyno: Resurrecting a Rusted Cummins 12 Valve Engine - Part 2

by Scott Dana

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Introduction: Welcome back to Part 2 of our captivating series, 'Dumpster to Dyno: Resurrecting a Rusted Cummins 12 Valve.' In this episode, we're thrilled to take you behind the scenes at Industrial Injection's machine shop in Richfield, Utah, for an up-close look at the art of engine restoration.

The Adventure Begins: Our host, Scott, is ready to roll up his sleeves and dive into the world of engine restoration. With the guidance of experts Dustin and Bryton, Scott is about to step out of his comfort zone. He's not just observing; he's getting his hands dirty, learning every step of the process - from tear down and clean up to inspection, glass bead blasting, and magnafluxing.

A Trip Down Memory Lane: The episode takes an exciting turn as we revisit the very dumpster where Merlin from @MerlinsOldSchoolGarage first discovered the rusted engine block a year ago. It's a moment of nostalgia mixed with anticipation. However, the team faces a challenge: most of the connecting rods from the D2D block are beyond repair. It's a setback, but in the spirit of true craftsmen, it's not seen as a defeat.

The Transformation: This episode is not just about the challenges; it's about the solutions and the learning process. Viewers will witness the transformation of salvaged engine parts from rusty relics to components that are cleaned, inspected, and ready for the next stage of machining. It's a testament to the skill and dedication of the team at Industrial Injection.

The Learning Curve: For Scott, this journey is more than just a physical task; it's a learning curve. The question on everyone's mind is: Will he manage to keep up with the pace? Can he handle the intricacies of this complex restoration process? The episode is a rollercoaster of emotions, challenges, and triumphs.

Conclusion: Join us as Dustin and Bryton guide Scott through this incredible journey, imparting valuable skills needed to resurrect an old engine. 'Dumpster to Dyno' is more than just a series; it's a narrative about turning trash into treasure, about perseverance, and about the passion for restoration. Stay tuned as the adventure continues!

Products Discussed in this video: 

1989-1998 5.9 Cummins 12 Valve Premium Stock Plus Long Block Engine

Industrial Injection 5.9 Cummins 12 Valve Premium Stock Plus Head 

1989-1998 5.9 12 Valve Cummins Piston Kits

5.9 Cummins Oil Pan 1994-2002  | Big Iron

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Dumpster to Dyno: Resurrecting a Rusted Cummins 12 Valve Engine - Part 2