This is a 1950 Chevy Stepside Mega Mud Truck, but you can just refer to simply as Sick 50. Built by Ryan Camp, this behemoth is loaded with a blown alcohol injected 540 big block engine that’s capable of putting out a whopping 1,300 horsepower. As you can imagine, that engine sound is oh so sweet. Sporting a killer red and black color scheme, the Sick 50 is also equipped with matte black spoke rims, a nice throwback of a grille, two-and-a-half ton axles, and a turbo 400 transmission.
Needless to say, this beauty has rightfully achieved beast status. Now, it is a shame we only get to see this thing on pavement, since it was made to carve up some serious mud. Of course, that doesn’t take away from its incredible performance and styling. Getting to see this souped-up mud truck in any capacity is an absolute treat. But, don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself!
As you probably saw in the above video, the Sick 50 demonstration didn’t come without a hiccup. Nearly two minutes in, the mud truck’s wheels lock up and leave the owner with more than a bit of embarrassment. One YouTuber commenter appears to have to discovered the root of the issue.
“Transmission valve body issue,” a commenter known as “Kitty Car” diagnoses. “2 servos pressurized at the same time, holding 2 bands that hold 2 drum at the same time. When switching from a lower ratio drum to a higher ratio drum the pressure from the lower ratio servo must be vented to release the band that holds the lower ratio drum. Getting the balance of colored springs and tuning of the valve body can be tricky.”
I guess we’ll take Kitty Car’s word for it.
This post was originally published on May 10, 2019.