F-150 Showcases Six-Cylinder Capabilities: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Someone boosted a 4.9-liter inline-six and created a wicked F-150 tire-slayer.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Frank Krahn and it features his unique 1985 Ford F-150. Most of the trucks that we showcase doing burnouts are powered by V8 engines, but his half-ton truck is packing a 4.9-liter inline-six. That is unusual to begin with, but making this truck that much more interesting is the fact that the owner has added a turbo setup – allowing this base engine to make big power.
The F-Series pickup featured in the video above is a 1985 Ford F-150 with the short cab, short bed and short wheelbase. When you add on the Cragar D-Window wheels wrapped in wide tires with raised, white lettering, this half-ton Ford has a very sporty look. It also appears to have new sheet metal welded into various portions of the bed, giving the truck a fighter plane look.
What makes this truck so special is the 4.9-liter inline-six engine under the hood – and it is rare that anyone calls the old 4.9 special. In stock form, this engine would have delivered 125 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, but this inline-six has been fitted with a turbocharger setup. We don’t have details on the size of the turbo, but we have also included a video below of an under-hood video of the engine running. The turbocharger appears to be small, but it plays a key role in helping this truck make far more power than it did when stock.
As the video begins, the 1985 F-150 rolls onto a concrete slab, rolling into the throttle and quickly spinning the rear tires (or rear tire – it is hard to tell). It only takes a few seconds for smoke to begin to build around the rear end and as the cloud grows, the tires spin harder and make more smoke.
The burnout ends quickly, but the turbocharged 4.9-liter six-cylinder engine clearly makes this F-150 a whole lot more interesting to drive. Crank up your speakers and enjoy both short videos of the truck named “the Boosted Beaver”.