Maybe if you're as tall as Mike Musto, you can leave the periscope at home. But if not, seeing over a massive bank of Weiand superchargers — looking more like a chromed chemical plant than a car — could pose a challenge. As if actually building the thing was easy.
This week, on the season finale of /BIG MUSCLE, Musto drives "Double Trouble," a 1927 Ford insanity rod built by expat New Zealander Gordon Tronson. It's powered by two 4.6-liter modular Ford V8s, with four, count 'em, superchargers for an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp.
It rides on a custom-built chassis fabricated from 1.5-inch tube, and has the rear-end, inboard disc brakes and all, from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling a Hot Wheels car and an unlikely masterpiece of backyard engineering that is sure to make all your naughty bits tingle, which could get awkward when you realize it's from the induction vacuum.