1979 F-250 with a Stroked Big Block Battles the Pit
F-250 appears to be unstoppable until it meets a hole that is just too deep.
This week’s Muddy Monday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Buddy713 and it features a 1979 Ford F-250 raising some hell in the mud. Like so many of the mudding videos floating around the internet, this footage was captured somewhere in Michigan, but we don’t know where. However, we do know that this bright orange Ford truck does a nice job of flinging the dark black Michigan mud high into the air, until the pickup noses down into a hole that is just too deep to escape.
The details on this 1979 Ford F-150 are pretty limited. In fact, we don’t know for sure that this is an F-250, but that is what the badging on the front fenders appear to say. What we do know is that this monstrous Ford mud truck is owned by a guy named Jacob Hildebrant and it is powered by a 514-cubic inch big block V8 that sends its exhaust up through the hood. We don’t know the basis for this stroker build, but with 514 being one of the popular options for a stroked Ford big block, we are inclined to believe that this classic F-250 is packing Ford power.
Aside from the engine, this big Ford clearly has some serious chassis work, getting the body way up into the air and making plenty of room for the huge mud tires. Also, like most serious mud trucks, this Ford has the engine cooling system mounted in the bed, safe from anything that might clog up the works.
The Mudding Action
During the course of this five-minute video, the bright orange 1979 F-250 charges back and forth through the sprawling mud pit. Time after time, the driver eases into the mud and then hammers the throttle, firing clumps of mud high into the air while the truck effortlessly skims across the loose footing.
The old F-250 covers ground so easily that we might want to call it unstoppable, until the last obstacle of the video. As the truck charges from right to left, the run appears to be going well when it hits a deep hole on the far side of the pit. The Ford noses down so hard that it kicks the truck sideways, nearly rolling over before coming to rest so deep that they need to bulldozer to pull it out.
This reminds us that even the toughest mud trucks get stuck from time to time, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!