Bill “Maverick” Golden's wheel standing Dodge A100 borrows off-road tricks on the track

Four Wheeler|August 2020

Bill “Maverick” Golden's wheel standing Dodge A100 borrows off-road tricks on the track
What makes Bill “Maverick” Golden’s Dodge A100 fascinating is not the list of exciting parts on the build sheet but, instead, what’s been removed. Back in the May 1965 issue of Four Wheeler, we got up close with the rig that was, at the time, called the fastest truck in the world.
JERED KORFHAGE

Bill’s ’65 Dodge A100 could be had from the factory with a 170ci Slant Six making 101 horses or a 273ci V-8. However, the stock engine is nowhere to be found in the truck known as Little Red Wagon. To accommodate the 425hp fuel-injected Hemi, there was work to be done. The engine had to be mounted 20 inches further to the rear; the powerplant basically lived in the truck’s cargo compartment. To justify the weight increase from the gargantuan 7.0L Elephant engine, weight reductions elsewhere on the truck were in order.

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