Auction Watch: 1979 Ford F-250 Wild Thing
Find this 1979 Ford F-250 Wild Thing here on eBay bidding for $5,000 located in Lapeer, MI with 4 days to go.
From eBay listing:
1979 F250 4×4 Super Stock Pulling Truck. Fully operational, needs nothing, ready to go pull.
Set up to Thumb Tractor pulling association specifications. All specs listed on their website.
ttpa dot org
Appx. 900 horsepower naturally aspirated 460 v8 professionally built by Angelucci Performance.
New Ford SVO 4 bolt main block, standard bore of 4.360. Blue Thunder Aluminum cylinder heads.
New Eagle crankshaft and H beam connecting rods, 3.850 stroke. JE 14:1 compression pistons.
ISKI full roller rockers, comp cams roller camshaft and lifters, Danny Bee Racing products
camshaft belt drive system. Edelbrock Victor aluminum intake manifold. PROFORM 1050 cfm
carburetor. stainless steel valves in heads, 2.25″ intake valves, 1.88″ exhaust valves. Comp cams
hardware with titanium retainers. Jomar Racing rocker arm stud girdle. Rotating assembly balanced
and blueprinted, engine will consistently turn over 8,000 RPM. More specs and info on engine
available upon request.
C6 Automatic transmission, Married NP205 cast iron transfer case. Transmission Professionally
built and blueprinted by Coan Engineering. More clutch discs added per pack, reverse shift valve
body, 10″ 4500 rpm stall Coan torque converter, B&M Pro ratchet shifter.
Dana 60 rear axle with spool and oversized and hardened 1.5″ 35 spline axle shafts. 4.56:1 gear set,
extra set of 5.13 gears included with truck. Custom disc brakes on rear axle.
Dana 60 front axle with Detroit Locker, 4.56:1 gears, 5.13:1 gear set also included for front axle.
Factory dual piston front disc brakes.
Interior includes all Autometer gauges, Dual KIRKEY aluminum racing seats with covers, 5 point
drivers racing harness. 5″ memory racing tach, mechanical oil pressure, water temp, mechanical
trans temp and fuel pressure, and voltmeter. All required kill switches in place and functional.
Custom J.S.B. electric/hydraulic power steering system, turn the steering wheel with one finger
with no mechanical drag on the engine.
Front weight bar is removable, adjustable, and houses removable lead weight loafs to adjust overall
weight of the truck for different weight classes. Also houses two batteries, additional battery also
under the hood.
Truck is wired for all lights to be operated by tow vehicle, and for tow vehicle to charge all batteries
More notable parts include:
All AEROQUIP stainless braided fuel lines
MEZIER electric water pump
MSD ignition; billet distributor 6AL ignition box, 8mm wires, blaster II coil
HEADMAN headers with THERMO-TEK header wrap
MOONEYES aluminum dragster fuel tank
FLUIDAMPER crankshaft dampener
HOLLEY electric fuel pump
MALLORY fuel return log
Wheels and tires: GOODYEAR terra tires, 31×15.50×15 four ply in the front and 8 ply in the rear, 15″x15″ steel wheels.
S.F.I. approved flexplate shield by T.S.I.
S.F.I. approved transmission shield by T.S.I.
S.F.I. approved transmission blanket By T.S.I.
As you can see, there has been no expense spared in building this pulling truck. The engine and trans have less than 8 pulls on them and are in like new condition. Please feel free to ask any questions. This truck is for sale locally, and I reserve the right to end the auction early at any time.
Boy I was really wondering what thumb tractor pulling was but the ttpa.org site seems to be defunct.
They're not defunct.