When Light­ning Strikes Twice

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THIS CUS­TOM ’52 FORD F-1 TAKES A CLAS­SIC TRENDSETTER AND RE­MAINS TRUE TO THAT LE­GACY, MIX­ING IN­NO­VA­TION WITH PARTS FROM A 2002 FORD LIGHT­NING FOR A

1952 BODY STYLE WITH A 5.4L SU­PER­CHARGED EN­GINE. Owned and built al­most en­tirely by Ryan Reid, with help from friend Carl Crowe, this beauty has taken two years of nights and week­ends to com­plete.

The F-1 frame was kept—fully boxed and re­in­forced—while they trans­planted parts from the Light­ning, start­ing with the 5.4L

Ford Tri­ton su­per­charged V-8.

For the en­gine, they went through and added a new Ac­cu­fab throt­tle body, in­take pul­leys and alu­minum high-flow ra­di­a­tor to keep the trans­plant cool. A new Ford 4R100 four-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion and su­per­charger fol­lowed. To work on the en­gine past the lim­i­ta­tions of the ’52’s stock hood, Ryan and

Carl en­gi­neered their own tilt hood sys­tem and latch so that they could tilt it back­wards, open­ing up the en­gine com­part­ment for easy ac­cess. Other ad­di­tions in­clude BBK shorty head­ers, a cus­tom in­take with K&N air cleaner, SCT X4 pro­gram­mer and

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