This 1233 Hp Diesel-Nitrous 1949 Ford Truck Is INSANE

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Meet Old Smokey F1 one of the most insane diesel truck builds we’ve ever seen: Old Smokey F1. In its tastefully patina’d 1949 Ford engine bay lies a beautifully built twin-turbo diesel engine good for 1,233 horsepower at the wheels and 2,000 ft-lbs of torque. That’s a lot of tire-killing insanity.(jalopnik)

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Scott Birdsall brings Old Smokey F1 bye to kill some tires. 1233HP is enough to lay waste to his rubber in mere seconds and cover the entire neighborhood in smokey goodness.

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The truck now rides on a full tube chassis that is as purposeful as it is intricate, and it provides the stability you’d need for a truck with, get this, over 2,000 lb. ft. of torque and 1,233 horsepower. That’s more power than a Formula One car… in a two-door, almost 70 years old Ford truck.

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This output is produced from Old Smokey’s 5.9L Cummins, an engine that’s habitually used for high power applications. A sequential turbo setup allows for 106 pounds of boost, and when paired with a 375 HP shot of nitrous, all these extras make the truck howl and whistle more than a freight train in the South.

Owner Scott Birdsall eventually got talked into ripping some fat burnouts with Old Smokey F1, and the world is now a better place for it. It’s built for racing, but it does just fine burning ‘em down while still, too. Just wait for the turbos to kick in.

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