Pullin' To Please Faith's truck was a single-turbo'd, stock body and frame, Cummins-powered Dodge that was originally built to compete in 3.0-inch- diameter inducer classes in the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association. But when the Millers decided to go to the next level, the NV4500 was ditched in favor of a single-speed reverser, a twin-turbo setup was installed, and the truck got downright serious. "I told Faith, 'If we're gonna build a truck, we're gonna make a competitive one.' So we turned it into a Modified puller," Robert said. Scheid Power No doubt, the crew at Scheid Diesel built the Millers two very impressive trucks. Running in the same class, Robert and Faith's trucks are somewhat similar. They both have Scheid-built 12:1 compression Cummins powerplants, and Scheid turbos, injectors, and identical water injection systems. Both trucks send power to Pro Fab Machine reverser transmissions and drop boxes via four-disc Hayes clutches, run 6.20 axle gears, and utilize Corsa data logging systems. The only noticeable exterior difference is that Robert's truck houses a Rockwell 106 axle up front and a Rockwell SQHD axle in the rear, where Faith's truck retains the factory Dana 60 up front and has a Rockwell 106 in the rear. The Perfect Pulling Team In just a few short years, Robert and Faith have come a long way in the sport. From spreading interest in truck pulling in their home state to wrenching on their rigs in the shop, it's a true partnership. "She's with me 24-7, and she's right there underneath the truck anytime we're working on anything," Robert commented about Faith. "She's also my number-one fan." We'd say that Robert and Faith are quite the duo. Their enthusiasm for diesel sled pulling has yielded them a very unique hobby, and they are two very unique individuals. We look forward to seeing them pull in 2010, when they'll no doubt be promoting the sport they love, as well as competing in it. Here is the massive Rockwell SQHD in the rear of Robert's truck. Both trucks run 6.20 axle gearing, a common ratio for high-powered pulling rigs. Here is the massive Rockwell SQHD in the rear of Robert's truck. Both trucks run 6.20 axle The inside of Faith's truck actually doesn't resemble a typical Super Stock interior. Most of the dash is still factory, the carpet flooring was retained, and the power windows still work. The inside of Faith's truck actually doesn't resemble a typical Super Stock interior. Most The hand-throttle in Faith's truck is equipped with a T-handle, which Robert calls the Herman Munster handle. Also notice the brake lever, another subtle way of promoting the company helping their Cummins mills make 1,600 hp and turn more than 5,000 rpm. The hand-throttle in Faith's truck is equipped with a T-handle, which Robert calls the Her Though his truck has no cooling system to speak of (aside from water injection), Robert still likes to let his engine warm up to 130 degrees before hooking to the sled. Running down the track, he leaves the line at 5,500 to 5,800 rpm. And while his Cummins will spin 6,000 rpm, he knows its life is limited at this engine speed. In fact, Robert told us that anytime he exceeds 6,000 rpm, he starts over with new bearings and piston rings to avoid a catastrophic engine failure later on. Though his truck has no cooling system to speak of (aside from water injection), Robert st When we spoke with Faith, she gave us an idea of what it's like driving Pullin' To Please: "You pull up to the line, and the adrenaline starts. You start building rpm, let out of the clutch, and then you know you've got it once the second turbo lights. I also aim for a goal on how I want the truck to pull, because all the tracks are a little different. It's good to have a game plan." When we spoke with Faith, she gave us an idea of what it's like driving Pullin' To Please: « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Mike McGlothlin Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!