1955 FORD

Serial # (withheld)

Purchase date:
Customer Job

Years built: 1955

This 55 F-100 is a
prime example of an
original Western US
truck and is very solid.

We begin this project
with the gloss black
engine bay and
installation of a 1986
Big Block 460c.i.
engine. A high flow oil
pump and Mallory
distributor installed.

Engine is now
installed and a 15
second test run was

A new transmission
cross member has
been installed, the fuel
tank, flushed and
re-lined and new
exhaust was
fabricated using
Summit Racing
Products pipe and
Rusty Bucks Ranch
Benzmiller - 55 F100 - Customer Job

The Benzmiller 55 F100
arrives at Rusty Bucks  
Ranch for a 460 cubic
inch engine install.
  This is one fine example
of an un-restored 55.
All the steel is in excellent
condition. You don't find then
like this very often.
The Western US climate has
been good to this Effie.
Even the hubcaps are near
pristine condition.
The hole that will eventually
be filled with a 460 Ford.
This truck has seen numerous
engine swaps. The 460 will be
the largest ever installed in her.
The engine bay is prepped
and sprayed with a gloss black
The engine bay is sprayed
gloss black with a Kobalt gun
at about 38 p.s.i.
This photo shows the engine
bay and the power steering
setup on the drag link,
The 460 cubic inch engine
that will find a new home in
the 55 Effie.
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The 460 gets a fresh
hi-flow oil pump.
Heads, Intake, Carb,
and distributor will also
be changed out.
  The 460, pan removed for oil
pump replacement. Paint is
started as it goes back together.
Paint is Ford Blue 500 degree.
The 460 with oil pump and oil
pan re-installed.
The top end back together,
paint complete.
460 install in progress
460 install in progress.
460 installed.
15 second test run complete
460 installed.
15 second test run complete
the 460 Video
Finishing up engine install
Radiator & Valance installed
Trans lines and radiator
plumbing in progress
Finishing up engine install
Fuel is temporarily being fed
from an oil bottle on the fender
Plumbing in progress
Rocking the HEART
of NASCAR Country.
Click on the text or the camera
icon above to view the Video.
New transmission cross
member installed. Photo inset
shows the old homemade cross
member that was replaced,
New exhaust was fabricated
out of Summit Racing straight
pipe. Each angle was precisely
cut to fit the contours perfectly.
Summit Racing Products
Exhaust System

Phase One
of this project is
Exhaust System turns out just
ahead of rear wheels.
Fuel tank has been flushed and
cleaned, the interior re-lined
and then re-installed.
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