Jim Smart
October 26, 2006
Photos By: Mark Houlahan

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Ford Truck Facts
Did you know Ford built its first truck in 1905?
It followed that act with its first personal pickup truck in 1925:
'25-'27 - Model T trucks
'28-'31 - Model A trucks
The first B-Series trucks came in 1932 along with a V-8
The F-Series was first introduced as the F-1 in 1948
Ford introduced the F-100 in 1953
Ford's first 4x4 truck and the F-250 were introduced in 1959
Ford's first F-Series Crew Cab was in 1974
The F-150 was introduced in 1975
In 2008, the Ford F-Series line will celebrate its 60th anniversary

The Details
'55 Ford F-100
Owner: John Maffucci, Dawsonville, GA

Engine
5.0L DOHC FRPP crate V-8
94mm bore, 90mm stroke
Steel crank
11.0:1 compression
Forged H-beam connecting rods
Forged pistons
Aluminum block and heads
55-lb/hr injectors
Lightning 90mm mass air meter
Metco blower pulley system
Accufab 100mm throttle body
K&N filter
'03 Cobra-based Eaton supercharger, ported and polished

Transmission
Tremec T56 six-speed
Hurst shifter

Rearend
Independent 8.8-inch from '03 {{{Mustang}}} Cobra
3.55 gears
Traction-Lok

Exhaust
Bassani headers
Borla 211/42-inch mufflers

Suspension
Front: Heidt's Mustang II, rack-and-pinion steering, Pro shocks
Rear: '03 Cobra IRS, Pro shocks

Brakes
Front: 13-inch disc from '03 Cobra
Rear: 11.6-inch disc from '03 Cobra'03 Cobra Hydraboost assist

Wheels
Front: BBS RGR one-piece forged aluminum, 18x8-inch
Rear: BBS RGR one-piece forged aluminum, 18x8-inch

Tires
Front: BFGoodrich Comp T/A, P235/50ZR18
Rear: BFGoodrich Comp T/A, P245/55ZR18

Interior
Porsche Lipstick Red leather custom bucket seats, late-model SN-95 instrument panel with Auto Meter instruments, Sony sound system, and Valentine One radar detector in custom overhead console, Billet Specialties knobs and mirror, Flaming River steering wheel

Exterior
'06 Ford GT Tungsten Gray applied by Randy Powell of Powell's Auto Body, Lexan bed floor for undercarriage visibility at shows