No one likes unique more than we like unique so when we laid eyes on this killer video being featured on the Urban Hillbilly YouTube page we had to showcase it here. The good part is that we can tell you that this footage was taken at Helling’s Mud Park in Missouri about a week ago and that the truck in question is a narrowed and completely off the charts nuts classic Ford Econoline. The bad news is that we cannot tell you much more than that other than the truck’s name of Home Brew. If that ain’t perfect we’re not sure what is. Anyway, we’re looking for help on this one because we need to know the story on this truck and how it came to be.
As you can tell, the engine is mounted behind the cartoonishly narrow cab and there are some upswept headers running along the bed sides that help launch the already flying mud into low Earth orbital ranges of altitude. The engine is injected but we never get a clear enough picture of it to tell if that bird catcher is sitting on an intake plenium or on top of a blower. The thing has some lump to it for sure but there’s no real whine to speak of. No matter if it is naturally aspirated or force fed, this is one angry truck. Going by sound, we’re thinking that this is a big block of some sort. We’d love it is it were an overgrown Ford 385 series mill or similar. Hopefully someone out there knows the truck or the owner, there’s got to be a great story behind this one.
One last note. Due to the high quality of this video and the unique nature of the truck, you get an incredible view into the driver’s area from multiple angles to see how much steering the driver is doing. The man is virtually swatting bees in there!