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DieselSite Shop Tour, Trucks, Transmission And HPOP Build Photo Gallery
A Look Inside The Legendary Problem-Solving Headquarters
Bob Carpenter –
Jun 18, 2015
Photo 1/36 | Dieselsite Truck And Sign | 2
Photo 2/36 | Dieselsite Trucks | When you ask everyone at DieselSite with a pickup to park in front of the building it takes up a lot of space!
Photo 3/36 | 2005 Ford F 250 | Brian Cox lowered his truck and had it painted semi-gloss black for a wicked different look.
Photo 4/36 | Dieselsite Transmission Cutaway | The Legendary transmission is the latest problem-solver in the DieselSite line. Lots of high-tech engineering goes into this gear changer.
Photo 5/36 | 2002 Ford Excursion | Dan Shoda’s ’02 Ford Excursion has a host of engine mods and a 6-inch Fabtech lift.
Photo 6/36 | 2005 Ford F 250 | Here’s a closer look at the ’05 Ford F-250.
Photo 7/36 | Dieselsite Truck And Sign | A 6-inch lift kit got Robert Feltenburger’s white ’05 Ford F-250 up into the air.
Photo 8/36 | 1996 Ford F 350 | Bob Riley’s daily driver is a ’96 Ford F-350 dualie. It started out as a two-wheel drive.
Photo 9/36 | Dieselsite Machine Shop | Inside the machine shop at DieselSite there’s every machine and tool needed to customize parts with precision. CNC work is done down the road a bit.
Photo 10/36 | Hpop Delivery System | The High Pressure Oil Delivery System for 6.0L Fords helps ensure maximum fuel delivery. Even stock pumps can benefit from quieter operation, quicker starts, and better acceleration. But if you have a modified truck, this HPODS will really wake things up.
Photo 11/36 | Fuel Heater | Here’s a real problem-solving part you will find at DieselSite: a fuel heater.
Photo 12/36 | Fuel Filter | Combine the fuel heater with a fuel filter and your truck might never have a fuel-related problem again!
Photo 13/36 | Bob Riley Working On Trans | Bob Riley spent two years studying transmissions before ever selling one to a customer.
Photo 14/36 | Dieselsite Friction Paltes | Here’s a big reason for the increase in holding power of the DieselSite transmissions: The materials used are the latest you can get. Now you have the latest technology in your older transmission. On the left is an E40D overdrive friction plate, the middle is one from a 4R100, and on the right is a custom-made high-energy friction disc from DieselSite that uses modern materials for a 30 percent increase in holding capacity and 20 percent less heat production. DieselSite stuffs an extra 20 to 40 percent more discs in its transmissions, too.
Photo 15/36 | Machining Factory Parts | Some machine work has to be done in order to get more clutch plates into the factory case.
Photo 16/36 | Measuring Transmission Parts | Building an aftermarket transmission is time consuming, and tolerances have to be just right. It’s not an assembly line sort of thing.
Photo 17/36 | Forward Clutch Assembly Install | This tool was originally used at the factory to install the forward clutch all assembled. Bob got one for his shop. He won’t explain how he did that.
Photo 18/36 | Transmission On Dyno | Bob was determined to dyno test every transmission before it left the shop. That took a lot of money and time to get a machine built that would do exactly what he wanted. But it ensures quality parts leaving the shop, so it had to be done.
Photo 19/36 | Hooking Up Transmission On Dyno | The transmission is put through the paces on the dyno. It’s a time-consuming step but ensures everything is right when the crate arrives at your door.
Photo 20/36 | Hooking Up Transmission On Dyno | Quick-connect fluid lines make the job a bit faster.
Photo 21/36 | Packing Up Transmission For Shipping | Factory shipping crates (again, how exactly did you get those, Bob?!) are used to ship the transmissions anywhere they are needed. Your core is shipped back in the same crate.
Photo 22/36 | Transmission Cases Waiting For Rebuilds | A wall full of cores are just waiting for their turn to be torn down and rebuilt the DieselSite way.
Photo 23/36 | Ford Super Duty On Dyno | For additional testing of transmissions and other parts, DieselSite recently put a dyno in the ground just outside the shop.
Photo 24/36 | Dieselsite Hpop | The DieselSite Adrenaline HPOP for ’94 to ’03 7.3L diesels is extremely durable, especially compared to the factory unit.
Photo 25/36 | Bin Full Of Hpops | There’s a bin full of old HPOPs waiting to be rebuilt at DieselSite. These won’t be in the bin for long.
Photo 26/36 | Snap Ring Removal | The rebuild and rework process begins with the disassembly of the core unit.
Photo 27/36 | Hpop Disassembly | Bob, and now Robert, have built thousands of these HPOPs.
Photo 28/36 | Drilling Hpop | DieselSite let us in on one of the “secrets” that makes the pump stone reliable. The crew drills through the case to put an index pin in the side.
Photo 29/36 | Drilling Hpop | Once the pin is installed, it will keep the internals from slipping.
Photo 30/36 | Tapping Hpop | The hole is threaded with a tap.
Photo 31/36 | Drilling Hpop | A little beveling makes the case ready to go.
Photo 32/36 | Sandblasted Hpop | After some other magic tricks are performed on the HPOPs, they are bead blasted and ready for reassembly.
Photo 33/36 | Hpop Assembly | In the clean room, Brian does final prep on the housings before they are ready for Robert to do the build of the HPOPs. Some proprietary parts and tools have been intentionally blurred in this photo.
Photo 34/36 | Dieselsite Hpop | Here’s an HPOP that’s ready to ship, right?
Photo 35/36 | Testing Dieselsite Hpop | Nope…first it has to be tested. Every HPOP is put on a machine designed by Bob to put it through the paces and make sure everything is up to par.
Photo 36/36 | Dieselsite Hpops | The number of HPOPs that leave DieselSite every day is staggering.