Bill Edwards' 1953 Ford
1953 Ford Pickup built and owned by Bill Edwards. Bill figured it would take over 400 horses to push his truck over the 150 mph mark, so he installed a GMC 4-71 blower atop a wildly reworked 1950 Cadillac engine. The mill was hooked to a HydraMatic transmission. His estimations of hp needed proved correct as the pickup literally ran across the salt to a 151 mph winning run. The chassis needed an extra crossmember to support the HydraMatic which was reworked to operate under greater pressures. Cooled down for daily transportation, Big Bill installed two 4-throat carburetors in place of the blower. Exterior alterations give no clue to power available. Dual stacks behind the cab and circular Pontiac taillights were added.
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