In this time of crisis in the automotive sector, the sensible thing to do is to put a Jet engine in your Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Wait, what?
I wonder how suitable it would be for a tailgating. Thinking about tailgating, I’m suddendly reminded of the Bacon Explosion.

  1. Joe says:

    My impression is that in pickup truck accidents, there’s a large risk of the cab separating from the bed of the truck.

    I see that he’s got the jet engine connected to the bed and I suspect that portends ill for him if the should meet up with a deer.

    On the upside, if he survives his accident with Bambi maybe he can use the jet engine to BBQ up a morsel of what hit him.

  2. faxon says:

    Uh..umm. Well, that’s Ok… I guess. I don’t know….What’s it do, again?

  3. Floyd says:

    Reminds me of the urban legend about a guy who attached a JATO bottle to his car. Supposedly his car ran off the road and was flattened on a cliff by the road. Potential Darwin Award there.

  4. CZ Compact says:

    I think that’s just silly. I like the dashboard console, however.

  5. faxon says:

    #3. That was an urban myth. Never happened.

  6. chuck says:

    Jay Leno has a jet-powered motorcycle which is a little more practical:

  7. BBogue says:

    I’m suddenly reminded of Buckaroo Banzai.

  8. Don Quixote says:

    What financial melt down from high priced fuel. Those good old oil boys didn’t suffer, so now it is their chance to shout burn baby burn.

  9. Chris Mac says:

    This is just the kind of thing that gets me from the bedroom to the bathroom every morning.

  10. ahtnos says:

    #9 Chris Mac
    The jet truck or the Bacon Explosion?

  11. deadpixel says:

    LOL frakin pointless… but fun i guess.

  12. jescott418 says:

    I thought it would do better at acceleration? I guess if you have a dream even if its a dream with no practical application. Go for it!

  13. Awake says:

    Why did watching that truck video make me feel like I was watching a cartoon of the coyote getting ready to chase the roadrunner? We all know how well that works out.

  14. Mr Diesel says:

    I wonder what kind of carbon footprint it has?

  15. Mustardtits the blind harp blower says:

    The next jackass that says”carbon footprint” should be beaten with a rubber hose…..oh wait, ok starting now.

  16. Mark Derail says:

    Better MPG

    A turbine is much more efficient at using fuel than a piston engine with a lousy transmission.

    Use the regular engine to get to speed, stick it in Neutral, fire up the turbine.

    Have to keep the engine running for the power brakes though.

    So really, instead of a pickup, this setup would be better on my Prius for highway driving.

  17. Rick's Cafe says:

    Shades of 1967 Indianapolis 500 & Andy Granatelli.

    The country sure was better place back then before the government decided that it’s sole job was to protect all citizens from themselves.

  18. John Paradox says:

    Now all he needs is an Oscillation Overthruster.


  19. Toxic Asshead says:

    #15 – it’s not that bad. Carbon footprint could be substituted with “fun index” of “standard of living”.

  20. Floyd says:

    #18: you mean the Delorean with the Flux Capacitor, dontcha?

  21. Matt says:

    So… it was cool. But I expected to see more of a Back to the Future kind of take off. Like, winding up the engine then POOF! No truck and only flaming tire tracks.

    Then I watched the jet motorcycle. Again, where are the flaming tire tracks?

    I would’ve just been way more impressed had the guy taken off from a dead stop and made it to 500mph in 4.3 seconds. But hey, who am I to complain? He has a jet engine and I have a six cylinder.

  22. John Paradox says:

    # 21 Floyd said,

    #18: you mean the Delorean with the Flux Capacitor, dontcha?

    Nope. Check the reference on #7….

    Blue Blaze Irregulars


  23. dvdchris says:

    Damn John Whorfin and the horse he rode in on!

  24. deowll says:

    Not street legal but if you put the pedal to the medal using the jet engine…you’d kill yourself. I guess he had fun though.

    If you got to close to the back end of that thing you’d need a new paint job at the least. You might need a new car.

  25. Rick's Cafe says:

    There IS a difference between traveling back and forth thru time and traveling to a different dimension….duh!

  26. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    “burns 1 to 5 gallons a minute”

  27. Rick Cain says:

    Cool, slap some wings on it and shoot it at London.

  28. edward says:

    I am looking for information about converting a ford pickup to run on hydrogen


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