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From the moment we saw the awesome checkered firewall hiding under the center-hinged hood, we fell in love. Of course, our attention span is fleeting and we immediately turned our gaze to the 460ci Ford motor that has been bored and stroked, blueprinted and balanced into the 521ci fuel-swilling monster you see here. This bad boy of big-blocks is rated at 575 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which is just enough to send the driveline screaming in pain every time the pedal is mashed. Fortunately, the Mud Rod utilizes a stout NP435 transmission and NP205 transfer case components.