Rolling Coal – 1400HP Ford F1 Race Truck

July 1st, 2022

Is that diesel smoke or shredded tires that I see? Fact is that it might be both on this monster of a diesel powered F1 race truck by Scott Birdsall. What started out as a $225 beater has morphed into this showstopping diesel powerhouse. Shall we take a closer look?

Under the hood of this Pike’s Peak Record holding 1949 Ford F1 is a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine built by Freedom Racing Engines. It has upgraded internals and a compound turbo setup that yields 100psi of boost. This combination is good for 1400HP and an astounding 2100 lb.-ft. of torque. Due to the excessive weight of the engine (1200-pounds), the turbochargers, intercooler, etc. are in the bed of the truck.

While the body is pure American steel, the chassis is tubular with a full racing suspension. Old Smokey tips the scales at approximately 4200-pounds.

Today, Smokey takes to the road course to let off some steam (smoke actually).

In this driver swap video, we will also get a chance to meet Scott and his insane 3-rotor Mazda RX-7. This thing is completely bananas.

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