F Stock – Cummins-Powered Ford Ranger Is a 1,300-Pound-Foot Drag Racing Beast
But it’s the front hood that hides the truck’s main highlight, a big Cummins BT6 oil burner. These old truck, which were based on the Mazda B-Series, were offered with inline-four and V6 gasoline engines only. But the owner purchased the truck with a four-cylinder Cummins diesel. He blew the engine twice, so he decided to swap it for a 6BT six-cylinder.
The 6BT is an older, 5.9-liter diesel that Cummins built from 1984 to 1998. In stock form, it was rated at 230 horsepower and 440 pound-feet (597 Nm) of torque. This 6BT is obviously far from stock, featuring upgrades that push the output to 603 horsepower.
Not impressed? Well, that you should know that the Cummins unit also generates a whopping 1,300 pound-feet (1,763 Nm) of twist! That’s almost as much as modern-day hypercars.
So how fast is this truck? The owner says his quickest quarter-mile run is at 10.1 seconds at 136 mph (218.8 kph). There’s no quarter-mile action in this video, but he does a couple of really impressive 1/8-mile runs. The last one is also the quickest and stops the clock at 6.59 seconds and 103.73 mph (166.93 kph).
What’s more, the owner says that the truck needs just 1.2 seconds to hit 60 mph (97 kph) from a standing start. Dodge Challenger Demon who?
Sadly, he wasn’t able to improve on that 6.59 run as the driveshaft yoke decided to call it quits as he was revving it up for a new sprint. Hopefully he’ll fix the truck soon because we really want to see it in running again. The owner is also a really cool and humble guy. Here’s to hoping he finds a sponsor to help out with his build soon.