1400 hp Blown Big-Block Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod

The Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod kit has been a hit ever since it made it’s debut a few years ago. This platform for building a hot rod only seems to be getting more and more popular as it’s harder to find original bodies. Hot rods have had a bad reputation over the years of being more show than go, but the Factory Five ’33 has been changing that with it’s race car inspired suspension, classic good looks, and a kit built from high quality components.

Recently, we came across these photos and details on what may be the wildest ’33 Hot Rod build yet. Constructed by SKJ Customs, this car features a 1,400 hp blown big-block rat motor. The rat has aluminum heads and plenty of chrome throughout. It exhales through a set of zoomy style pipes and a power glide transmission does its best to send power to the rear axle, which annihilates the tires with just a blip of the throttle.

Inside the interior is far from the basic kit. Custom red upholstery adorns the seats, door panels and shifter featuring a custom punched look to give it a little more flair, while the instrumentation comes from a custom Auto Meter setup. Holding on while the car commences with it’s mayhem is aided by Simpson five-point racing harnesses, which are no doubt helpful.

The exterior is all classic hot rod with no side covers or hood to hide the engine. The FFR body is finished beautifully in a deep black finish, with some very custom and colorful flames adding a bit of flair to the classic hot rod styling.

Factory five is working on a video and we’re quite anxious to hear the car run so stay tuned for more updates. Until then – we have to ask, how would you build your ’33 Hot Rod?

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Don Creason

Don Creason is an automotive journalist with passions that lie from everything classic, all the way to modern muscle. Experienced tech writer, and all around car aficionado, Don's love for both cars and writing makes him the perfect addition to the Power Automedia team of experts.
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