The hosts of Motor Trend’s Roadkill web show, Mike Finnegan and David Freibruger, have done plenty of engine swaps in their time, but until recently, they had never dropped a Cummins diesel into anything.
For the show’s latest episode, the pair found a running Cummins diesel from an old Dodge work truck, dropped it into a Cadillac Brougham and went and performed their usual Roadkill antics. They also brought in Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa from the Hot Rod Garage show to help them with the diesel build.
The engine swap itself actually goes very smoothly, a first for Roadkill, and the four are out doing burnouts and exploring an old drag strip in their Cadillac in no time. At one point they have to pull it back in the garage so they can work some magic and extract some more power out of the old oil burner, but other than, the Cadillac runs perfect from beginning to end.
Check out the episode embedded above.