Gorgeous 1955 Ford F-100 Roasts Big Rubber: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Track-ready 1955 F-100 sounds incredible with its gear-driven big block.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the LARSON YouTube channel and it features a 1955 Ford F-100 doing a quick burnout. This antique F-Series pickup is stunning, looking like something that could take home trophies at most car shows, but with the big block V8 tucked into the uncovered engine bay, this old school half-ton is built to take home trophies from the track as well.
Big Block Power
The details on this 1955 Ford F-100 are short, but we know that it is powered by some variety of big block V8. As the truck roars past the camera, we can see what appears to be a set of Ford Racing valve covers, so it is seemingly a big block Ford engine, with a high-rise intake manifold, dual four-barrel carburetors. Based on the whine during the burnout, we can safely assume that it has a gear-driven timing system and it definitely has a big exhaust system that lets the big engine roar.
Based on the huge Mickey Thompson drag tires out back, this truck is likely tubbed and we are going to go out on a reasonably strong limb here and guess that it has a full suspension build to accompany the big engine. Also, this classic Ford F-100 has skinny front wheels and tires, along with what appears to be a safety cage angling from the roof to the rear of the cab.
On the outside, the truck is flawless, shy of the lack of a hood, so it looks as great as it sounds.
Slow Motion Tire Slaying
In the video above, we get to watch as the driver of this 1955 Ford F-100 does a quick rolling burnout. The truck sounds amazing as it effortlessly roasts the huge rear tires, quickly dancing from one side of the parking lot to the other.
In the video below, we see the same burnout, but there is some slow motion action in the middle where we can watch the big Mickey Thompson tires transform from rubber to smoke.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!