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Man Blows Up the Engine in His '79 Ford Truck



YouTuber WhistlinDiesel is pretty well known for doing some of the most outlandish things with his trucks. For example, there's the time he got bored and decided to blow the motor on his 1979 Ford F-250. He claims in the video that he's planning on replacing the engine with something else, but unfortunately, there hasn't been any kind of update for the truck as of yet. However, this fiery explosion is definitely something you're going to want to check out.

Now, if you're planning on swapping the engine in your truck for something else, I wouldn't necessarily recommend blowing up the current engine on purpose, but it sure does make for some good entertainment. The '79 Ford is actually a really great truck, so it does sadden me a bit to see it treated like this, but it's all for good fun. Besides, who knows what kind of wild swap this guy will go with next? It'll be interesting to see it all play out.

When the guy starts the engine up, it actually doesn't sound half bad. He states that it's likely around 400 HP. That's about to change, though, and when he plants a big rock on the gas pedal, the real action is about to begin. I will say I did expect lots of smoke, but what I definitely didn't expect was the giant fireball that came out of the hood of this truck. I guarantee they felt the heat from that one! Luckily for him, he also brought out five buckets of water to help extinguish the flames.


After this fireball was put out, I thought for sure that engine was toast, but I was proven wrong. The Ford owner actually goes back into the truck to try and start it up again, and it surprisingly cranks back up no problem. This, of course, led to round two of the destruction. The truck is only running on seven cylinders at this point, but the rock goes back on the gas pedal, and the boys step back to watch the carnage ensue. It doesn't take long before this engine decides it's had enough. The second round didn't bring a massive fireball like the first one, but it becomes clear by the metal-on-metal noises that this is the end of the 351 V8.

I feel the need to say you probably shouldn't try this at home, but if you do, just make sure you're in an open area away from everything like this guy. Oh, and maybe carry a fire extinguisher in addition to the buckets of water. Safety aside, this is likely one of the funnest ways to get rid of an old engine, and I'm thankful that this explosive carnage was caught on camera.


This post was originally published on June 16, 2020.


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