1980s Ford F-150 is a Crazy-quick Track Truck
Looks like an average F-150 with an aftermarket hood and wheels, but it runs a 10.79 at 123 miles-per-hour.
Compared to modern half-ton trucks, the F-150 from the early 1980s was far from a great performance pickup, but the video above from the uRaceFilm.com YouTube channel showcases an old Ford that has been built to dominate the drag strip. In the video, this classic F-Series is taking on a Fox Body Mustang at New England Dragway and in stunning fashion, the F-150 hands out a serious quarter mile beating.
F-150 Versus the Fox
Unfortunately, there is no information on this Ford F-150, but based on the styling, we know that it is from the seventh generation, which ran from 1980 through 1986. The most powerful engine offered in the F-150 during that era was a high output, 351-cubic inch mill that delivered 210 horsepower, so while this truck might have an engine based on the stock powerplant, it is clear that the drivetrain of this pickup has been heavily upgraded.
Running numbers like these, this F-150 has to have upwards of 600 horsepower, along with a transmission and suspension setup built to handle that power and make the most of it.
Aside from the drivetrain details, this classic F-150 is remarkably clean for a truck of this age. The body appears to be in near-stock form, aside from the cowl induction-style hood, although the wheels, tires and roll cage poking through the rear window make it clear that this clean, old truck is far-from-stock.
As for the Mustang, all we know is that it is considerably slower than the old Ford truck.
The footage begins as the old Ford truck and the Fox Body Mustang inch up to the starting line, lighting the pre-stage and stage bulbs. The camera zooms in on the truck just before the green lights drop, but the beating is bad enough that we don’t really need to see the Mustang.
On green, the old F-150 rips away from the starting line, nearly pulling the front end off of the ground as it hurdles down the track, putting bus-lengths on the pony car and stopping the timers with a stunning 10-second run.
To be exact, the gorgeous old Ford truck laid down a 10.79 at 123 miles per hour while the Mustang appeared to be headed for something in the 13-second range.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!