The Truth About Cars » Engine Swap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: I Like the Sprite in You? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-15/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-15/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187154   Nicholas writes: A friend recently acquired the carcass (very deliberate choice of words) of a Bugeye Sprite. We were discussing what engine might go into it, and I was thinking that the turbo three-cylinder Ecotec would be a light but sufficiently powerful choice. However, I know very little about what is involved in turning […]

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  Nicholas writes: A friend recently acquired the carcass (very deliberate choice of words) of a Bugeye Sprite. We were discussing what engine might go into it, and I was thinking that the turbo three-cylinder Ecotec would be a light but sufficiently powerful choice. However, I know very little about what is involved in turning […]

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QOTD: Are Cross-Marque Engine Swaps Blasphemous? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-cross-marque-engine-swaps-blasphemous/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/qotd-cross-marque-engine-swaps-blasphemous/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1107937 I’m a big fan of goofy engine swaps, but I must admit that I get tired of seeing small-block Chevy engines in everything. Still, engine swapping is an American tradition that goes way back, and the rise of online discourse has led to a huge increase in the level of heretic-seeking, brand-loyal, anti-engine-swap sentiment in […]

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I’m a big fan of goofy engine swaps, but I must admit that I get tired of seeing small-block Chevy engines in everything. Still, engine swapping is an American tradition that goes way back, and the rise of online discourse has led to a huge increase in the level of heretic-seeking, brand-loyal, anti-engine-swap sentiment in […]

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Question: What Engine Swap Would Most Enrage Single-Interest Corvette Fanatics? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/question-what-engine-swap-would-most-enrage-single-interest-corvette-fanatics/#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=502169 In my role as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, prospective racers often ask me questions that go something like: “I have a (car type known to be fast and/or expensive) that I got for (credulity-strainingly cheap price) and I would like to race it in LeMons without getting hit with […]

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In my role as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, prospective racers often ask me questions that go something like: “I have a (car type known to be fast and/or expensive) that I got for (credulity-strainingly cheap price) and I would like to race it in LeMons without getting hit with […]

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Want To Impress The Swells At the Country Club? Hemi-fied Custom Dodge A100 Pickup! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/want-to-impress-the-swells-at-the-country-club-hemi-fied-custom-dodge-a100-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/want-to-impress-the-swells-at-the-country-club-hemi-fied-custom-dodge-a100-pickup/#comments Fri, 10 May 2013 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487909 Of all the racing venues I visit during my travels as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, the ritzy clubs tend to be the weirdest. We went to the Monticello Motor Club in New York a few weeks back, and twice a year the LeMons Traveling Circus rolls into the Autobahn […]

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Of all the racing venues I visit during my travels as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, the ritzy clubs tend to be the weirdest. We went to the Monticello Motor Club in New York a few weeks back, and twice a year the LeMons Traveling Circus rolls into the Autobahn […]

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Looking For an Engine Donor For Your ’53 Ford? Police Impound Auction! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/hammer-time-looking-for-an-engine-donor-for-your-53-ford-police-impound-auction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/hammer-time-looking-for-an-engine-donor-for-your-53-ford-police-impound-auction/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475889 Rich, the mastermind behind the Rocket Surgery Racing mid-VW-engined Renault 4CV, just got hired to install a daily-driver-suitable modern drivetrain in a ’53 Ford coupe. The owner wanted to keep it all Ford, EFI makes for much better real-world drivability, and so a late 1980s or newer Ford 5.0 or 5.8 (aka 302 or 351W) […]

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Rich, the mastermind behind the Rocket Surgery Racing mid-VW-engined Renault 4CV, just got hired to install a daily-driver-suitable modern drivetrain in a ’53 Ford coupe. The owner wanted to keep it all Ford, EFI makes for much better real-world drivability, and so a late 1980s or newer Ford 5.0 or 5.8 (aka 302 or 351W) […]

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Question: What Engine/Transmission Swap Belongs In the ’41 Plymouth? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/question-what-enginetransmission-swap-belongs-in-the-41-plymouth/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/question-what-enginetransmission-swap-belongs-in-the-41-plymouth/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468464 Since my brain threw a code and made me buy the 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Junkyard Find yesterday, I need to choose a suitable modern engine and transmission combo for the thing. I’ve hired a rocket scientist and weirdo hot-rodder (the lunatic who built the Rocket Surgery Racing mid-engined Renault 4CV) to execute a chassis […]

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Since my brain threw a code and made me buy the 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Junkyard Find yesterday, I need to choose a suitable modern engine and transmission combo for the thing. I’ve hired a rocket scientist and weirdo hot-rodder (the lunatic who built the Rocket Surgery Racing mid-engined Renault 4CV) to execute a chassis […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 MGB, With Power By Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1979-mgb-with-power-by-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/junkyard-find-1979-mgb-with-power-by-toyota/#comments Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467069 As someone who spent a few years using an MGB-GT as a daily driver, my junkyard radar is pretty well attuned to detect Crusher-bound examples of the iconic British sports car. Incredible quantities of Bs were built over a run that lasted close to 20 years, and of course you’ll want to read Ate Up […]

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As someone who spent a few years using an MGB-GT as a daily driver, my junkyard radar is pretty well attuned to detect Crusher-bound examples of the iconic British sports car. Incredible quantities of Bs were built over a run that lasted close to 20 years, and of course you’ll want to read Ate Up […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Triumph TR7 With V8 V6 Swap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1980-triumph-tr7-with-v8-swap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1980-triumph-tr7-with-v8-swap/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431680 We’ve seen a couple of “poor man’s TR8” race cars in the 24 Hours of LeMons: you take a TR7 and drop a junkyard V8 out of a junked Land Rover into it. This works better than both the “really poor man’s TR8″ (a TR7 with Buick V6 swap), in the sense that it sounds […]

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We’ve seen a couple of “poor man’s TR8” race cars in the 24 Hours of LeMons: you take a TR7 and drop a junkyard V8 out of a junked Land Rover into it. This works better than both the “really poor man’s TR8″ (a TR7 with Buick V6 swap), in the sense that it sounds […]

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When You Need a Sensible Tow Vehicle: Cab-Over Ford With Nowhere-Near-Finished Toronado FWD Drivetrain Swap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/when-you-need-a-sensible-tow-vehicle-cab-over-ford-with-nowhere-near-finished-toronado-fwd-drivetrain-swap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/when-you-need-a-sensible-tow-vehicle-cab-over-ford-with-nowhere-near-finished-toronado-fwd-drivetrain-swap/#comments Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423030 It’s always good to have friends with way crazier more ambitious vehicular projects than one’s own not-making-much-forward-progress Hell Projects. Rich, captain of the Rocket Surgery Racing mid-VW-engined Renault 4CV, has a snake pit cornucopia of such projects at his place, not far from Chez Murilee in Denver. Rich, last seen by TTAC readers helping me […]

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It’s always good to have friends with way crazier more ambitious vehicular projects than one’s own not-making-much-forward-progress Hell Projects. Rich, captain of the Rocket Surgery Racing mid-VW-engined Renault 4CV, has a snake pit cornucopia of such projects at his place, not far from Chez Murilee in Denver. Rich, last seen by TTAC readers helping me […]

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Chevy 350-Powered Lotus Elite Fails To Dominate Race, Nobody Shocked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/chevy-350-powered-lotus-elite-fails-to-dominate-race-nobody-shocked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/chevy-350-powered-lotus-elite-fails-to-dominate-race-nobody-shocked/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422188 On paper, a super-lightweight Lotus with a genuine ’68 Corvette 350 and Muncie 4-speed ought to eat up a road course; just go onto any online forum full of self-proclaimed car experts and they’ll tell you exactly that. Reality, on the other hand… well, reality doesn’t always live up to the expectations of internet car […]

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On paper, a super-lightweight Lotus with a genuine ’68 Corvette 350 and Muncie 4-speed ought to eat up a road course; just go onto any online forum full of self-proclaimed car experts and they’ll tell you exactly that. Reality, on the other hand… well, reality doesn’t always live up to the expectations of internet car […]

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Junkyard Find: 1950 Pontiac Chieftain With Flathead Cadillac V8 Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-1950-pontiac-chieftan-with-flathead-cadillac-v8-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-1950-pontiac-chieftan-with-flathead-cadillac-v8-power/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419509 Here’s a car that, were it to roll onto the grounds of any Billetproof show, would cause a vast wave of inked-up Lemmy Kilmister and Tura Satana lookalikes to drop to their knees in captive-bolt-to-the-dome-grade stunned worship. But that almost certainly won’t happen, because this fine example of how-they-done-it-way-back-then backyard customization is Crusher bound! Upon […]

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Here’s a car that, were it to roll onto the grounds of any Billetproof show, would cause a vast wave of inked-up Lemmy Kilmister and Tura Satana lookalikes to drop to their knees in captive-bolt-to-the-dome-grade stunned worship. But that almost certainly won’t happen, because this fine example of how-they-done-it-way-back-then backyard customization is Crusher bound! Upon […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 17: Crash Diet, Frying Tires at the Dragstrip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/1965-impala-hell-project-part-17-crash-diet-frying-tires-at-the-dragstrip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/1965-impala-hell-project-part-17-crash-diet-frying-tires-at-the-dragstrip/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416276 After dropping the hopped-up 406 small-block I’d built from scratch in place of the worn-out 350 I’d swapped in 1990, I was geared up to take the car to the dragstrip and see if I could better the high-16-second ETs I’d managed in Atlanta; an important part of this process involved stripping a lot of […]

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After dropping the hopped-up 406 small-block I’d built from scratch in place of the worn-out 350 I’d swapped in 1990, I was geared up to take the car to the dragstrip and see if I could better the high-16-second ETs I’d managed in Atlanta; an important part of this process involved stripping a lot of […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 16: Another Heart Transplant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/1965-impala-hell-project-part-16-another-heart-transplant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/1965-impala-hell-project-part-16-another-heart-transplant/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:30:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414644 After painstakingly building a medium-hot 406-cubic-inch small-block engine to replace the Impala’s very tired 350 (motivated by the car’s lackluster quarter-mile performance), 1998 became 1999. Finally the New Engine was ready for swapping. The old 350, which I’d bought as a long-block from a cheap rebuild shop in L.A., had served me well, but its […]

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After painstakingly building a medium-hot 406-cubic-inch small-block engine to replace the Impala’s very tired 350 (motivated by the car’s lackluster quarter-mile performance), 1998 became 1999. Finally the New Engine was ready for swapping. The old 350, which I’d bought as a long-block from a cheap rebuild shop in L.A., had served me well, but its […]

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Tastefully Modified Texas Ranchero Packs Cadillac Power, Towing Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/tastefully-modified-texas-ranchero-packs-cadillac-power-towing-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/tastefully-modified-texas-ranchero-packs-cadillac-power-towing-package/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414463 When you’re looking at a basket-case Ford Ranchero, a Cadillac 500-cubic-inch V8 plus TH400 transmission, an ancient Mercedes-Benz hood, and a yard full of random scrap metal, do you feel optimistic? The builder of this fine machine certainly did! Built on a budget of just under a grand, this daily-driving, super-customized, tire-melting monster gets plenty […]

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When you’re looking at a basket-case Ford Ranchero, a Cadillac 500-cubic-inch V8 plus TH400 transmission, an ancient Mercedes-Benz hood, and a yard full of random scrap metal, do you feel optimistic? The builder of this fine machine certainly did! Built on a budget of just under a grand, this daily-driving, super-customized, tire-melting monster gets plenty […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project, Part 15: No Replacement For Displacement! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/1965-impala-hell-project-part-15-no-replacement-for-displacement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/1965-impala-hell-project-part-15-no-replacement-for-displacement/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413732 Before packing up the Impala and leaving Georgia in the fall of 1996, I took the car to Atlanta Dragway and ran some semi-disappointing low-17-second quarter-mile passes. Back in California, I resolved to make some improvements to the car’s running gear. After 15 years as a cheapskate, junkyard-centric gearhead, I was finally willing to spend […]

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Before packing up the Impala and leaving Georgia in the fall of 1996, I took the car to Atlanta Dragway and ran some semi-disappointing low-17-second quarter-mile passes. Back in California, I resolved to make some improvements to the car’s running gear. After 15 years as a cheapskate, junkyard-centric gearhead, I was finally willing to spend […]

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“We Just Like Doing Really Crazy Stuff Like This” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/we-just-like-doing-really-crazy-stuff-like-this/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/we-just-like-doing-really-crazy-stuff-like-this/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:35:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413440 “We” being Nissan, and “this” being shortening a GT-R powertrain enough to fit a Juke bodyshell over it. It won’t ever make production, and it will probably spin dizzy, short-wheelbase circles every time it even thinks about a corner… but even the haters have to admit that this is a clever way to highlight the […]

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“We” being Nissan, and “this” being shortening a GT-R powertrain enough to fit a Juke bodyshell over it. It won’t ever make production, and it will probably spin dizzy, short-wheelbase circles every time it even thinks about a corner… but even the haters have to admit that this is a clever way to highlight the […]

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Super Piston Slap: The Buick-infused Fiero at LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/super-piston-slap-the-buick-infused-fiero-at-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/super-piston-slap-the-buick-infused-fiero-at-lemons/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2011 19:56:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413157 Perhaps you already know a little about this car from a previous post, but let’s look a little deeper into what makes an engine swap in a Fiero so positively epic. First off, if you don’t know about the Pontiac Fiero, shame on you! This is one of many half-baked efforts from General Motors that […]

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Perhaps you already know a little about this car from a previous post, but let’s look a little deeper into what makes an engine swap in a Fiero so positively epic. First off, if you don’t know about the Pontiac Fiero, shame on you! This is one of many half-baked efforts from General Motors that […]

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Rust, Tatts, and Brilliant Engine Swaps: Billetproof California 2011 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/rust-tatts-and-brilliant-engine-swaps-billetproof-california-2011/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/rust-tatts-and-brilliant-engine-swaps-billetproof-california-2011/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411695 The rules for the Billetproof show are simple: Nothing newer than 1964, no trailered vehicles, no post-1960s mag wheels, no fenderless cars with independent front suspensions, and— above all— no billet anything! I flew out to California Saturday to check it out. I’ve been going to these shows for a few years now, and I’m […]

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The rules for the Billetproof show are simple: Nothing newer than 1964, no trailered vehicles, no post-1960s mag wheels, no fenderless cars with independent front suspensions, and— above all— no billet anything! I flew out to California Saturday to check it out. I’ve been going to these shows for a few years now, and I’m […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-winner-is-19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-winner-is-19/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 01:15:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406217 While today’s Arse Sweat-a-Palooza winner on laps is indeed the same Honda-motorcycle-engined Geo Metro that won the 2008 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza, it’s really a much different car now. In ’08, the Geo Player Special (then known as the Metro Gnome) had the CBR900RR engine driving the front wheels, via an ingenious chain drive that used a […]

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While today’s Arse Sweat-a-Palooza winner on laps is indeed the same Honda-motorcycle-engined Geo Metro that won the 2008 Arse Freeze-a-Palooza, it’s really a much different car now. In ’08, the Geo Player Special (then known as the Metro Gnome) had the CBR900RR engine driving the front wheels, via an ingenious chain drive that used a […]

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Because 454 Cubic Inches Just Isn’t Enough: AMC Marlin Racer Gets Twin Superchargers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/because-454-cubic-inches-just-isnt-enough-amc-marlin-racer-gets-twin-superchargers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/because-454-cubic-inches-just-isnt-enough-amc-marlin-racer-gets-twin-superchargers/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400231 The Speed Holes Racing AMC Marlin took home the Organizer’s Choice award at last year’s Colorado 24 Hours of LeMons race, because A) it has a 454 yanked from a wrecked GMC truck set back about three feet from the Marlin’s normal engine location, B) it has a Jaguar XJ6 rear suspension and differential, C) […]

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The Speed Holes Racing AMC Marlin took home the Organizer’s Choice award at last year’s Colorado 24 Hours of LeMons race, because A) it has a 454 yanked from a wrecked GMC truck set back about three feet from the Marlin’s normal engine location, B) it has a Jaguar XJ6 rear suspension and differential, C) […]

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1965 Impala Hell Project Part 4: Saddam Chooses My New Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/1965-impala-hell-project-part-4-saddam-chooses-my-new-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/1965-impala-hell-project-part-4-saddam-chooses-my-new-engine/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 21:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398759 When I bought my Impala, I knew that its 300,000-mile 283 engine wasn’t long for the world, what with the near-nonexistent oil pressure, clouds of oil smoke under acceleration and deceleration, and fixin’-to-toss-a-rod sound effects. Still, due to thin-wallet limitations, I was determined to squeeze one last year of property-value-lowering 283 driving before obtaining a […]

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When I bought my Impala, I knew that its 300,000-mile 283 engine wasn’t long for the world, what with the near-nonexistent oil pressure, clouds of oil smoke under acceleration and deceleration, and fixin’-to-toss-a-rod sound effects. Still, due to thin-wallet limitations, I was determined to squeeze one last year of property-value-lowering 283 driving before obtaining a […]

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Twin-Engined Toyota Racer Works Fine, Confounds Self-Proclaimed Experts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-toyota-racer-works-fine-confounds-self-proclaimed-experts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/twin-engined-toyota-racer-works-fine-confounds-self-proclaimed-experts/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395258 “How will you sync the engines?” whined the naysayers when they heard about the plan to weld an ’89 Corolla front half to an ’87 MR2 rear half. “How will you cool it? The handling will be terrible! It’ll never work!” If there’s one thing that 24 Hours of LeMons racing has taught the automotive […]

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“How will you sync the engines?” whined the naysayers when they heard about the plan to weld an ’89 Corolla front half to an ’87 MR2 rear half. “How will you cool it? The handling will be terrible! It’ll never work!” If there’s one thing that 24 Hours of LeMons racing has taught the automotive […]

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Fiat X1/9 + Alfa Romeo 164 + Plywood = Launcha Splatos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/fiat-x19-alfa-romeo-164-plywood-launcha-splatos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/fiat-x19-alfa-romeo-164-plywood-launcha-splatos/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:23:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393069 We’ve seen a fair number of outstanding engine swaps in 24 Hours of LeMons racing— the Saab B Turbo-powered 300ZX comes to mind— but most such projects tend to have reliability and/or performance issues in the car-slaughtering arena that is LeMons. At the frozen Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis race a couple weeks back, the much-anticipated […]

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We’ve seen a fair number of outstanding engine swaps in 24 Hours of LeMons racing— the Saab B Turbo-powered 300ZX comes to mind— but most such projects tend to have reliability and/or performance issues in the car-slaughtering arena that is LeMons. At the frozen Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis race a couple weeks back, the much-anticipated […]

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Molvo! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/molvo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/molvo/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389300 When you’ve got a team of LeMons veterans who have been racing a Volvo 245 wagon since the earliest days of the 24 Hours of LeMons and you want to add a second car to the stable, you’re going to face stern disapproval if that second car happens to be a BMW E30 or a […]

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When you’ve got a team of LeMons veterans who have been racing a Volvo 245 wagon since the earliest days of the 24 Hours of LeMons and you want to add a second car to the stable, you’re going to face stern disapproval if that second car happens to be a BMW E30 or a […]

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Engine Swap: Hoonatic Racing Integra GS-R Engine Now Destined For My Civic’s Engine Compartment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/engine-swap-hoonatic-racing-integra-gs-r-engine-now-destined-for-my-civics-engine-compartment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/engine-swap-hoonatic-racing-integra-gs-r-engine-now-destined-for-my-civics-engine-compartment/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388329 Those of you who follow 24 Hours of LeMons racing know the tale of the One Lap Integra, an Integra GS-R that got knocked down to LeMons price range because it had been rolled into a ball by a leadfooted previous owner. The car was hopeless, but the 170-horse B18C1 engine and transmission are in […]

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Those of you who follow 24 Hours of LeMons racing know the tale of the One Lap Integra, an Integra GS-R that got knocked down to LeMons price range because it had been rolled into a ball by a leadfooted previous owner. The car was hopeless, but the 170-horse B18C1 engine and transmission are in […]

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