Old Smokey – 1200WHP 1947 Ford Pickup

July 24th, 2017

Meet Scott Birdsell. Scott pulled this 1949 Ford Pickup out of the woods after finding it on Craigslist and shelling out $225 of his hard earned dollars.

The truck had been immobile for decades and had developed the unique mixture of patina and paint scheme that you see before you today. Scott simply sprayed a little silicone on the body and left it at that.

Oh, he also threw in a full tubular racing chassis, a heavily built 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine, and a compound (twin) turbocharger setup with a complex network of air-to-air and air-to-water intercoolers. As if that (1,200whp and 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque) wasn’t enough, there is also a 375hp nitrous kit with the bottle mounted in the bed. Don’t forget the Winters super heavy duty quick change rear differential and a 5-inch stainless-steel exhaust system from MBRP. This truck is loaded with the best of everything it takes to go fast and compete in multiple forms of racing.

Despite the massive diesel powerplant, this truck only weighs 3,660-pounds. When Scott gets on the throttle it’s difficult to tell if that is rolling coal or tire smoke that is permeating your existence.

Check it out!