1950 Kurtis Cummins Diesel Special news, pictures, and information
In 1952, Fred Agabashian won the pole at the Indianapolis 500 race with a turbocharged 6.6-liter 'Cummins Diesel Special,' setting a record for a pole position lap speed of 138.012 mph. Don Cummins and his chief engineer Neve Reiners recognized that the low center of gravity of the flat engine configuration (designed to lie beneath the floor of a bus) plus the power advantage gained by the novel use of Elliot turbo charging would be a winning combination.
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