There is no hallowed ground in the world of automotive swaps, but there are some swaps that make you say “why?”. And this next one is a real head scratcher — not that putting an OM617 Mercedes diesel into a small pickup would make for a bad vehicle…it is just strange. It’s not like you are going to increase your towing capacity or beat the torque from a Magnum V8…but that flapper valve tipped exhaust stack certainly has some style. Find this 1989 Dodge Dakota diesel swap offered for $2000 in Cazenovia, NY via craigslist.
The original Austin Mini had a long life (from 1959 through 2000) will mostly engineered changes to the chassis/powertrain/suspension with little to notice on the outside. The configurations of the Mini were varied and interesting, but it seems they never fitted one with a compression ignited diesel engine from the factory, which is odd given […]
Depending on your point of view, today’s 1964 Falcon could be the answer to a question that no one ever asked or a desirable thrifty commuter car. The original Falcon 170ci straight six engine and three speed manual were yanked in favor of a Mercedes OM601 4 cyl diesel and a 5 speed overdrive trans. […]
O beautiful for heroes proved, In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every gain divine! Find this 1967 Ford Falcon offered for $2200 in Dearborn Heights, MI. Tip from FuelTruck. This next Ford Falcon isn’t […]
When K2 tipped me on this, I thought about just posting a link to the ad and just typing NO in the largest font available on the Blogger platform. I guess it is your car and you can do what you want with it, but why would anyone do this to a Miata? Talk about […]
The 2nd generation 4Runner (1989-1995) offered a medium sized package, excellent 4WD capability and a refined ride when new. Its typically Toyota reliability has turned it into a thing of legend and if you can ignore the sneers from the guys with Calvin peeing on brand Y in the rear window; they are great vehicles. […]
The formula for restoring or modifying an old American work truck from the 1960s goes something like this: Step 1 Find Chevy 350 V8, Step 2 Install Chevy 350 V8, Step 4 Profit. Sometimes you might consider using a large V8 from the original manufacturer of the vehicle, but under no circumstances should your pick […]