Twin Turbo, Coyote-Powered Antique Ford Truck is a Wicked Sleeper
Old, rough-looking Ford pickup could pack upwards of a thousand horsepower under its huge hood.
The odds are good that if you saw this 1965 F-100 on the road, you would take notice of the fact that Hutch’s Welding is using a cool, antique Ford for their shop truck. Even though it has some fat rear wheels, you likely wouldn’t expect that this truck was powered by a twin turbocharged V8 from a Ford Mustang GT, but that is exactly what is housed under the hood of this slick antique pickup.
The video of this truck comes from the 2018 Truck Jam Show at Palm Beach International Raceway via the Lucky Vagabond YouTube channel, and while we don’t get to see the machine in action, it is likely a wicked cruiser.
The video begins with a look at the 1965 Ford F-100 from the side, where we can see that the body is pretty rough, with a lowered stance courtesy of custom suspension, wheels and tires. From a distance, you might wonder why this truck was at a show, but as soon as you get close enough to see the engine, the mystery behind this truck is revealed.
Under the hood is a 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 from a newer Ford Mustang GT. Depending on the model year, this engine offers anywhere from 412 to 460 horsepower in stock form, but this engine isn’t stock. It is fitted with a pair of huge Magnum turbochargers, which could easily push this V8 well past a thousand horsepower. Unfortunately, there is no mention of power numbers, but from what we have seen from newer Mustangs with big twin turbo setups, this truck is likely packing some serious power.
The turbos are connected to the engine via a set of headers, with external waste gates likely providing plenty of notice when the boost pressure is released from the system.
With the hood closed, this truck likely doesn’t draw much attention, but with the hood up, the odds are good that everyone who walked through this truck show stopped to marvel at the twin turbo Coyote in this antique F-100.