Most of the time, we don't highlight interiors, but the controls and dash have more feature-worthy function than we dare to ignore. The panels are bordered by 'cage tubing, and each is easily removable to access electrical components. Auto Meter gauges let driver and codriver know what's happening with the drivetrain, and a Roadmaster race radio helps connect with the world outside the cab. Wiring chores were handled by one of the best in the business: Tom Oliva. Most prerunners and race trucks use a pumper system to supply fresh, cool air to the helmets, but this truck's Vintage Air A/C keeps fresh, cool air circulating inside the whole cab. Positive air pressure keeps dust out as long as the windows are rolled up.Most of the time, we don't highlight interiors, but the controls and dash have more featur Triangles are your friends. The more triangles you can integrate into a rollcage structure, the stronger it will be. There are no less than six of our three-sided friends in the upper section of the engine cage alone. To make engine extraction easy, the front "X" unbolts, as well as the brace that's directly over the Outerwears-shrouded air filter. Beneath all the triangles and the Outerwears lives a Leon Patton-built Ford V8 based on a bored and stroked Dart block. Patton changed the 351's dimensions to displace 442 cubic inches and worked his magic on the cylinder heads for better intake and exhaust flow. This motor puts out 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, so moving the fullsize at high velocity is no problem. A 950-cfm Holley carb fuels it all.Triangles are your friends. The more triangles you can integrate into a rollcage structur The cab cage is structurally sound but built as unobtrusively as possible. Ingress and egress are only slightly trickier than a stone-stock F-150. Once underway, one notices what's lacking: the typical creaks and rattles that surface when stock sheetmetal is pierced by tubing. Ron Mangus's talents are responsible for the upholstery that silences and civilizes the interior. Of course, without the quality metalwork that connects the stock sheetmetal to the 4130 tubing, there would be plenty of shakin' goin' on, but it wouldn't be quite as loud when covered by upholstery.The cab cage is structurally sound but built as unobtrusively as possible. Ingress and eg Once a radiator has done its job and pulled the heat from the engine coolant into the outside air, that heat still needs a place to go. Proper firewall and transmission tunnel clearances are part of the airflow needed to get rid of the heat; ditching the fenderwells helps too. SI Motorsports took the concept a step farther and integrated six screened vents into the Autofab hood that's held in place with another sextet of Autofab hood pins.Once a radiator has done its job and pulled the heat from the engine coolant into the outs « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!