This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Usually when I see a V8 project car, I imagine someone’s half baked idea of shoehorning some SBC into a Cressida or something. This one looks like it was done right, done well, and has an LS400 motor. Seems strange with all that […]
This next car comes as a seller submission from MK who writes: “I’m selling a low buck ‘cool’ car that might resonate with the DT crowd. It’s an 88 XJ6 that I swapped an LT1 into. I used a Jaguar Specialties mounting kit with an LT1/4l60 out of a 95 Impala SS. It’s a fun […]
Is it Halloween already? My uncle Louie always used to say; “You’ve got a problem when your NOS bottle is bigger than your crash helmet.” We miss uncle Louie and his wisdom dearly, but a ride in this next car would probably reanimate old Louie’s corpse…and that isn’t something we need at this time. Find […]
The average S13/S13 Nissan Silvia/240SX with a V8 swap is pretty ugly. You’ll see some chopped up harnesses, gutted interior, and lots of fender dents from when the owner drifted it into a piece of guard rail. But today, we’ve got a treat — an S14 with a V8 that looks cosmetically clean. It put […]
Chevrolet launched the Vega in 1970 with design from GM chief stylist Bill Mitchell and GM thought they had an ace up their sleeve. The lightweight Vega had a number of interesting engines in development, including an inline-4 with alloy overhead cam setup, a Wankel rotary engine, and an all-alloy V8. The bean counters pulled […]
Another day, another V8 powered Volvo wagon offered for sale, but this one has a manual gearbox and some sweet gold wheels and a bunch of other upgrades. The asking price is a smidge more than I’d like to pay for something as silly as a V8 Volvo, but this one is gonna be as […]
The trick with a turbocharger is to make the compressor (that is the cold intake size) big enough that it flows the desired air you need to make your power target and the turbine small enough that it spools at a reasonable rpm (before your engine blows up…for instance). Or…you could just strap on a […]
I love the idea of owning a classic MG with an upgraded power plant and I love the look of this next car…and I’m not afraid of the price…but this next advertisement leaves a bit to be desired. Where are the photos of the engine bay? How clean was the installation? And what is up […]
This next car comes as a tip from Vanman in Toronto who writes: I got this e-bay ad this morning and it sounds like a neat car as a second car, but I would suggest trying a test drive in Texas before bidding. I have a 1988 Porsche 924S myself and have always wondered about an engine swap like this? I also don’t see the black paint on the outside, it looks to me like a grey cover? Still, it might be a great toy. Just too far for me to check out at this time. Find this 1988 Porsche 924S bidding for $1,050 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in San Antonio, TX via ebay.
The Lotus Elite had the distinct honor of being the world’s most expensive 4-cylinder powered vehicle when it was launched in 1974…but this next version is no ordinary Elite. Not that there is ANYTHING ordinary about the front-engine 2+2 shooting brake that looks like a Pinto Wagon that has been restyled by extraterrestrials. This next one has a GM LT1 V8 shoved up front and it might look familiar to you because we featured it Dec of 2020. Find this 1991 Lotus Elite offered for $6,200 in Lexington, SC via myface friendsterbook. Tip from Mark.