A dream of almost every hot rodder and car enthusiast is to strike it rich. The barn may contain a vintage muscle vehicle. It is rarer still for diesel enthusiasts to have their dream come true, as most diesel owners only use their trucks for work and play. But once in a while, a diesel enthusiast’s dream can come true. in a while you’ll find one that’s nearly new and has been well cared for. Such is the story behind Logan Yelton’s 1993 Dodge W250.
Logan from Walton, Kentucky found a Dodge in near-perfect condition. The car had been kept safe and sound for its entire life, and was stored in a garage. Logan was given a good deal by the elderly owner, and with help from friends, Logan converted the Dodge into an everyday driver that anyone would be happy to own. Logan, a Mopar fan at heart, has done a complete body-off restoration of a 1972 Duster. So getting dirty with the diesel was not a big deal.
Since he’s an avid diesel-racing fan, Logan wanted to pump up the 12-valve so it could reach its full power potential. It’s easy to do this with more air and fuel. The 12-valve was equipped with a head stud set before the boost was cranked to 50+ psi courtesy a compound setup that uses an HX35 instead of a HT3B. Custom 3.5-inch ceramic coated plumbing and a stock polished and ported intake help direct air into the engine. On the fuel side, a FASS fuel system helps push fuel up to a modified injection pump and DAP 5×18 injectors. A 4-inch exhaust system is used to handle the exhaust. A518 automatic is used as a backup to the 12-valve. It has boosted line-pressures.
Logan’s custom 4-inch induction cowl hood is what stands out visually on this Dodge. Grant’s Kustoms is credited with the rear roll pan setup while just a tad of lift with upgraded leaf springs makes room for 33-inch Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires mounted on 18×12-inch chrome Fuel Hostage wheels.
The truck’s interior shows that it was well taken care of by its previous owner. It came from the factory fully loaded with power mirrors. windows and doors locks. Logan installed ISSPRO gauges on a custom-made A-pillar and relocated the overdrive switch.
Logan drives his pride-and-joy regularly and enjoys it. The truck also has a top pass of 14.45 mph at the drag strip. The truck was in pristine condition when he started, so that helped a lot. Andrew Gordon, Tim Wright, and Logan Thomas were also credited for their help. DW
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