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Cummins-Swapped 1957 Ford F-100 Rolls Coal As It Runs 9s: Video

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Most purpose-built drag cars we come across are powered by some sort of V8 and based on a lightweight coupe or muscle car of some type. But some folks, well, they like to do things differently. That includes the people behind Porky’s Diesel Performance, who have built themselves a pretty wicked 1957 Ford F-100 that’s powered by a 12-valve Cummins and rips off 9-second passes in the quarter-mile with ease.

Obviously, fitting the big oil-burner under the hood of a 1957 Ford F-100 wasn’t a terribly easy task. In fact, the team at Porky’s swapped in a Crown Victoria subframe to make it fit. The Cummins was then treated to a large infusion of power courtesy of compound 75mm and 85mm Borg Warner turbos, which send a whole heck of a lot of torque back to a beefy Ford 9-inch rear end.

The interior of the spartan street/strip pickup was treated to a full roll cage, as the team plans to eventually break into the 8s. To date, it’s run a best pass of 9.66-seconds at 137 miles-per-hour, but it’s still a fairly new build with plenty of potential to unlock. Even better, the owners eventually want to be able to participate in Drag Week, which was the plan this year before it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obviously, we’d prefer to see a Ford PowerStroke diesel under the hood of this classic pickup to keep it 100% Blue Oval, but it’s a cool build, nonetheless. At the same time, judging by this video, we’re also betting that the owner’s neighbors aren’t huge fans of the truck. But that’s to be expected when you’re launching and rolling coal in the neighborhood and not just on the track.

We’ll have more cool builds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-100 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Stephen Ketterer

    Could’ve used a perfectly good 6.7 PowerStroke for this application.

    Is this not a fuc#ing Ford site?? Who okayed this article??

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    1. Stalkbroker94

      No, actually. Ford does not own or operate this site.
      Also, Ford does use Cummins engines in some specific applications.
      Also, you should read the article and make an effort to contact someone who might have information on this vehicle. I assume you’re unfamiliar with the 6.7L (Scorpion). It’s very large and complex. It may not have fit well and they’re also expensive.
      One of those easier said than done things.

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      1. Stephen Ketterer

        Point taken–thanks.

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  2. Bob

    So he was running too much fuel through the system & produced loads of soot (poorly burnt fuel) .
    Nothing new here, why is this even on the site? Slow news day? Editors pal needed attention?
    Next thing you will see is ads for GM & Jeep on here.
    Wait!! There is a Jeep article here.
    The best…..
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    Tells a story doesn’t it? LOL

    Reply
    1. Stalkbroker94

      This website and its GM authority counterpart are not owned by Ford or GM. Something you’d know had you done the simple action of clicking around on this very site.

      Reply
    2. Stalkbroker94

      An excerpt from the Contact us section:
      “Ford Authority is not owned, operated, supported, or otherwise condoned by Ford Motor Company, its brands, subsidiaries, or partners.”
      Tells more of a story than a small notification that designates a job opening.
      Tells a story doesn’t it? About your intelligence?

      Reply

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