1977 Ford F-100 Project Truck Spins One Wheel: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Classic F-100 is the driver’s dream truck and part of an ongoing project, but it already does great burnouts.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the DirtFloorGarage32 YouTube channel and it features a 1977 Ford F-100 doing what the title claims to be a “crazy burnout”. Really, the burnout isn’t all that crazy, but it is a pretty solid burnout from what we would guess is a completely stock truck. More importantly, with the brief video details stating that this classic F-Series is the owner’s dream truck, it is nice to know that younger gearheads are still seeking out old school Ford pickups.
There are no real details on this 1977 Ford F-100, but we know that it is a project truck that appears to have had some basic body work done. For the most part, the pickup is pretty straight, with a few minor rough spots, but with this video being shot when the truck was nearly 40 years old, it looks great. The chrome front bumper is bright, as is all of the chrome trim and what look like original hubcaps are in excellent condition. Overall, this truck could use a fresh paint job, but as a 1977 F-100 goes, it is in great shape.
As for the powerplant, it sounds like a V8 engine and with the truck looking stock, we can guess that it is still packing the original engine. In 1977, Ford offered four different V8 engines; a 302, a 351, a 400 and a 460. We don’t know which is under the hood, but we know that in stock form, this truck offered no more than 225 horsepower. Fortunately, this is more than enough power to smoke one tire.
The burnout begins right away, with the driver pulling into frame, stopping and easing into the throttle, getting the passenger’s side rear tire to spin. Within a few seconds, smoke is pouring from that rear tire and after about 10 seconds of smoke pouring from the rear end in place, the classic F-100 rolls forward and races off into the distance.
While we don’t know what the owner had planned for this project truck, it is great to see that a young driver who has a passion for an old school F-100, while also understanding the allure of a smoky burnout.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!