The 300ZX was a 2 door sports car from Nissan during the great Japanese sports car boom of the 1990s and featured a host of technology in a Isao Sono & Toshio Yamashita designed body. Power came from a V6, which was available with a tire melting twin turbo setup, but today this Z has been given an injection of freedom in the form of a 5.3 liter GM V8, which is described by the seller as an LSX, but it is probably an LM7 from a 2000-2007 Chevy Suburban. This guy is ready for the 4th of July, are you? Find this 1990 Nissan 300ZX LSx V8 offered for $7000 in Groton, MA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The seller of this next car describes it as “not a hackjob backyard swap”…which makes me wonder, where would you do an LSX swap into a 90s GMC Jimmy? In the realm of places to do swaps, from a Jay Leno style climate controlled garage to a dirt patch behind the Waffle House in Woooostaaaa, I’m gonna lean towards doing my Jimmy swaps at the latter, but I love waffles more than Jay Leno. And I mean that exactly how you might interpret it. Find this 1998 GMC Jimmy offered for $5000 in Northbridge, MA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
or How to Build a Crappy Race Car out of a $200 BMW and an LM7 by CFlo With all of the V8 swapped oddballs we like to feature here on DT, we had to eventually start practicing what we preach. This build was over 3 years in the making, and we finally ran it […]
The term sleeper gets tossed around automotive circles so much that the average car guy is going to assume that the ugly car is faster than the nice one. So, how do you build a sleeper when everybody expects the ratty cars to be fast? Easy — you build a car that looks like a […]
The Porsche 944 was an experiment in the front-engine rear drive coupe format from Porsche and followed after the lowly 924 and lofty 928. The 944 was only available with inline-4 cylinder engines and the turbocharged version was quick, but lacked the immediate oomph provided by a big lump of V8. One easy way to […]
The Mercedes-Benz W108 Sonderklasse is a stately sedan, designed to be driven with extended pinky and Bach on the Becker Mexico radio. It is therefore the perfect car to shove a modern fuel injected American V8 into the front of (most of it, some will stick out of the hole in the hood), toss out […]