“Double Trouble” Hot Rod – The 1200hp Ford Model T

When we talk about classic rides and ultimate hot rods, there’s usually one holy grail that most collectors would give an arm and a leg for: the Ford Model T. Among these hard-to-find vintage cars stand a few truly outstanding examples of classic restorations, and the Double Trouble is at the top of our list. Custom-built from scratch by one man in the garage of his home, there is no other hot rod like it in the world. The 1200hp hot rod showcases a polished aluminum, Ford 4.6-liter twin V-8 engines, double overhead camshaft with 32 glorious valves. Gordon Tronson’s 1927 Ford Model T hot rod is just awesome. Twin engines, four superchargers ­– what else can we say? If we’re honest, words just don’t do it justice. Gordon Tronson exemplifies how one can take their love for hot rods and create a work of art, a masterpiece with four wheels–something absolutely amazing.


Check out the video below to see his amazing creation:

Ford Model T: The Back Story

1927 was the last year for the Ford Model T. Because of mass production, the “T” helped make the automobile affordable for more Americans. After World War II, hot rodding became a passion of many Americans including returning GIs. The Model T was popular with rodders because of its lightweight and large production numbers. By the 1970s “T-Buckets” were becoming scarce, so fiberglass replica bodies became popular as an alternative for hot rodding. Gordon’s “Double Trouble” uses a fiberglass ’27 T-body. The Model T opened new horizons for hot rodders and vintage car collectors. Formed in 1948, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) continues to bring credence to the drag racing scene. Today vintage car clubs such as the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) preserve the heritage of automotive history. Hot rodding and car collecting are both multi-billion dollar hobbies that have spawned multi-billion dollar industries, all thanks to the Model T and automobile enthusiasts who love their rides.



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  • http://none Bob Meston

    Hi I am building a 1987 S-10, I was just blown away with the Double Trouble. I really like the tires by Billet Specialties. Are they the Fast lane PS 70s? Thanks Bob

  • Jim

    Can you keep the rubber from melting ???

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003469713995 Lauriianee

      Give Carl a ring. He had a nice red/white Honda over there that he built up. I can’t remember for the life of me what it was, but you never know your luck.Russ

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/BASH1/ Jim Hart

    Should have stuck with two real Ford motors. Those are Hemi replicas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003469646411 Vitor

    A lot of answers and none too good. The cost will deepnd on what you have done and what parts you replace. If this engine is in a “classic” do NOT replace it with an engine from some parts store. It would not be a correct date code unit for your vehicle and would effect the value. You can spend a lot if you intend on doing performance upgrades or less if you want it stock. Check prices at a local machine shop and parts store to see what your specific build will run.

  • Rob

    sorry. I don’t see the point.
    You can’t see where you are going and can’t use the power.
    He said himself that this was done decades ago, so it isn’t an engineering first.
    Yes it looks nice, but I bet he could have spent a LOT less to make something that looks nice…

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