Old Smokey 1949 Ford F1 Pickup in Action: Tire Smokin Tuesday

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A 1949 Ford F1 pickup known as Old Smokey puts on an incredible show of burnouts, drifting and donuts.

In most cases, we try to only feature Ford trucks with Ford engines, but this 1949 F1 pickup with Cummins Turbo Diesel power is just too good to pass up. In fact, this incredible classic pickup has been showcased more than once in the past, but the newest video of Old Smokey from the Chuckles Garage YouTube channel might be the best. There is no talk, no walkaround, just tire-slaying goodness.

The Old Smokey F1

This 1949 Ford F1 pickup is pretty well-known online, and for good reason. While the skin is that of a 1949 Ford, the rest of the truck is custom. Under the skin is a lightweight tube chassis and nested between the front rails is a fully-built, 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. With over a hundred pounds of boost, this antique Ford truck makes over 1,200 horsepower at the rear wheels and that is before the nitrous kicks in. With the laughing gas, this old school pickup makes over 1,500 wheel horsepower and well over 2000lb-ft of rear-wheel torque.

1949 F1 burnout

Although this 1949 Ford truck was built to perform beyond just roasting the tires, the video above is all about smoking the tires. The driver spends the duration of the 2-minute video going back and forth across the large tarmac, roasting the tires in a straight line and while turning. It is a stretch to call it drifting, but there are some tasty donuts being cooked up between the long, nasty burnouts.

This is one of the best videos we have seen of the 1949 Ford F1 known as Old Smokey in action, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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