This is a big 4×4, but fortunately, there’s a big V8 to move it around. The 400 cubic-inch V8 was the largest small-block Ford had available in these pickups. The V8 looks quite nice under the hood with the big blue block, shiny valve covers, and air grabber with the correct decals. But more than just look great, this is the correct coded 1977 truck motor, so it’s likely the original block. It has been given an extra wallop of power thanks to Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. And maintenance has been good, too, with items like tidy hoses and new MSD Street Fire plug wires. This kind of well-done execution means the motor fires up with confidence and runs like a dependable truck should. Plus, the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes are great anytime features. And when it’s time to make the scene out on the trail, you can combine the rumble of the dual exhaust with the two-speed 4×4 transfer case and BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires. Yes, this is a great total package for on or off-road.

La Vergne, Tennessee, United States