Behold an EcoBoost-Powered 1966 Ford F-100

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Ford has officially sold over a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles since the inception of the eco-friendly nickname for turbochargers. More EcoBoost engines on the road are a good thing for many reasons. One of them is the availability for engine swaps.

Such is the case of the gorgeous 1966 Ford F-100 featured in the video below by EcoBoost EngineSwap, where the owner brings his vintage truck up to modern standards. He set out to grab the excellent 3.5 liter EcoBoost motor found in the current Ford F-150 and install it in the F-100. Some hardcore truck fans may consider this sacrilegious, but we think it’s pretty darn awesome. And apparently so did the truck owner.

The initial idea was to rescue the 3.5 liter EcoBoost from a damaged F-150, but eventually the project grew into swapping the F-100 body into a modified F-150 chassis and drivetrain. We won’t spoil the fun and give you all the details, because the YouTube videos of the build do a much better job at telling the story.

Although most people wouldn’t consider anything other than a powerful V8 for a “transplant” engine, it’s awesome to see folks going after their own unique ideas and accomplishing awesome results!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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