Tipper Cory sent this next car in with the following spring of seemingly nonsensical drivel; turbo ft swapped compact aqua colored mazda truck frame off restoration. I did a double take…because I’m pretty hip when it comes to model designations but this sounded more like the title of a Tom Wolfe novel than a description of a car on craigslist. So, let’s break it down. Turbo — yes this has a Garrett T3 turbo; ft swapped — which means this is a 2.2 liter turbo 12-valve SOHC F2T Mazda inline-4 that was only available in transverse front-engine MX-6/Ford Probe but bolts up easily to the B2200 that used the FE version; compact aqua colored mazda truck frame off resto — the rest now makes sense. Find this 1993 Mazda B2200 offered for $12,500 in Belmont, MA via craigslist.
I’ve been on a diesel kick in the last few months — something about the glackity-glack of an idling oil burner mixed with the wheeeeeeeeeeeee of a spooling turbo has some strange appeal. It has been sticking with me like the sweet aroma of diesel fuel C12H24, and I want this next beast. Find this 1972 Chevrolet […]
We’ve been on some kind of diesel haze induced bender over here on DT (starting with that SWEEET Ford Falcedes) I was going to title this next post “if Dodge had built trucks” and then somebody nudged my elbow and told me “Dodge DOES build trucks”. “GET BACK INTO YOUR CLOWN CAVE, YOU FREAK” I screamed […]
If you enjoy the clack-ity-rack-ity sound of a good diesel, then look no more because the Cummins 12 Valve inline-6 is the heavy fuel burning engine that you want in your pickup. The 5.9 are legendary for reliability, ruggedness, and surviving all kinds of abuse because they were an industrial/tractor engine that somehow ended up […]