Truckin’ Fast Wednesday: 1977 F-150 Storms Into the 11s
Watch an old-school Ford F-150 rocket down the quarter-mile like it’s no big deal.
This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video features what appears to be an F-150 Stepside pickup taking on two different Chevrolet muscle cars. Based on the exterior design cues, it looks like a 1977 model – which was offered with a variety of V8 engines including a 351, a 400 and a 460 cubic inch mill.
While each of those engines made the F-Series the most powerful trucks on sale in the late 1970s, it doesn’t take an expert to know that none of those engines would’ve have gotten it anywhere close to the 11-second range. In fact, those stock engines might be hard pressed to get a sixth-generation F-Series pickup into the 15s, but this engine obviously isn’t anywhere near stock.
We would guess that very few drivetrain components came from the Ford factory. This classic F-150 leaves the starting line with the front wheels in the air, as the big racing slick tires put all the V8 power to the ground.
Although the big Ford gets out in a hurry, it looks as though the Chevelle may have caught it on the big end. However, with a quarter-mile time of 11.78, this old school Ford still turns an impressive quarter-mile time.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!