Joe Greeves
December 22, 2010

Thanks to the talented team at Pro Auto in Knoxville, the elegant interior upgrade adds even more class to the family Ford. Steve Holcomb and Tim Amanas did the redesign, covering the Cerullo seats and custom door panels in rich bone leather. The new console commands center stage, holding the B&M Megashifter and emergency brake, along with the air suspension controls and the uniquely machined door handles. Although the dash is original, it benefits from reworked gauges and an oversized tachometer that monitors the big 451. A Vintage Air unit cools the truck during hot Tennessee summers and heats it during the winter. For a little extra entertainment (as if 500 hp wasn't enough!), the truck features a 450-watt Pioneer stereo with speakers located in the kick panels and behind the seats. Ed is very proud to note that he drives his truck far, and drives it often. "If it gets dirty, you just have to clean it," says Ed.

Mike Bowlin added the perfect finishing touch, spraying the carefully massaged sheetmetal with that eye-catching Prowler Orange. The favorite family Ford, sporting its latest look, was one of the stars of the show at this year's F-100 Super Nationals, the location where we shot this feature. It's still in the family and looks better than ever.

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The Details
Ed Davis' '66 Ford F-100

Engine

  • Roush 451ci 500 hp/575 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.250-inch bore
  • 3.980-inch stroke
  • Scat nodular iron crankshaft
  • Scat 4340 forged H-beam connecting rods
  • Wiseco forged aluminum pistons
  • Holley 870-cfm vacuum-secondary carburetor
  • Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads
  • Harland Sharp Shaft-style roller rockers
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM dual-plane intake manifold
  • Roush proprietary hydraulic roller camshaft and lifters
  • MSD ignition

Transmission

  • Williams Transmissions C6 three-speed automatic and converter
  • B&M shift kit

Rearend

  • Ford 9-inch
  • 3.25 gears
  • 28-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Hooker Super Competition headers, 1 3/4-inch primaries
  • Dual Flowmaster mufflers exiting in front of the rear tires

Suspension

  • Front: DJM 3-inch dropped I-beams, Shockwave air shocks
  • Rear: C-notch with Panhard bar, Competition Engineering four-link, Shockwave air shocks Air Ride Technologies with Ride Pro compressor and four reserve tanks

Brakes

  • Front: '79 Ford F-Series discs
  • Rear: Wilwood Engineering 12-inch discs, four-piston calipers

Wheels

  • Front: Billet Specialties Fuelie, 18x7
  • Rear: Billet Specialties Fuelie, 20x12

Tires

  • Front: Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR, 26x8.00-R18
  • Rear: Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR, 29x15.00-R20

Interior

  • Cerullo seats, door panels, custom center console, and dash covered in bone leather, LeCarra steering wheel, B&M MegaShifter, Pioneer stereo

Exterior

  • Chopped top, door corners rounded, seams filled, visions side mirrors, T-bar headlights, custom bed raised 4 inches, Prowler Orange paint