Well this one is waaaay over my head, so I’m just going to spit out some facts from the build thread:
- 1984 Ferrari 308GTS qv
- 5.4l V12 swap from a Ferrari 400i
- Testarossa 4-valve heads
- Head stud locations, water passage location, oil passage locations, all welded/modified
- Custom made cams from 8620 billet
- 54mm Ducati 999 TBs
- + a whole lot more (I should also mention that OP made hovercraft from a disused lawnmower engine when he was 11 or 12, make sure you check out the build thread to see the amazing picture!)
If you’re an engineering genius, or a mere mortal like myself who looks up to said geniuses, you’ll enjoy what you’re about to see..
Thanks to Jerome for sharing the link to this build in the Build Threads Communal Garage discussion group. Feel free to join if you’d like to connect with like-minded individuals!
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A few minutes ago, I don’t even know what a Subaru Justy was. But now I can tell you that it’s a small, light hatchback and would be a pretty great recipient to have the innards of a 4.6L Mustang Cobra stuffed into it. Wait…what?
Thanks to Robert for commenting on the last post and adding a link to this project. The Justang was built by Circuit Motorsports.
Want to read about more projects like this? Try One Very Swift Lemon, the V8 tube frame Pontiac Firefly or the Chevy Lumina/Pontiac G6
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What better way to kick off the new year than with one of the most popular platforms in the word for modifying, the BMW E30. This E30, concocted by the team at Vorshlag, was built to compete in the Grassroots Motorsports $2010 Challenge, and then went on to win the $2012 event the following year. Watch as it goes through three engine swaps and two paint-schemes, all while being cleverly modified by the Vorshlag team to be competitive while keeping under the budget limit.
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Each year, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine holds the “$200X Challenge”, a competition for budget-built custom cars to compete in a series of challenges, where the build cost must not exceed the monetary value of the year it is held in (hence the $2009 limit for 2009).
This particular entry is a Pontiac Fiero, a car known for being used as a base for Ferrari 355 replicas. This one has a different destiny though, and receives an electric motor slotted between the front wheels to accompany the factory standard mid-mounted V6, essentially converting it into a twin engine hybrid.
Thanks to Mike for submitting this build, and a big congratulations goes out to him and his fiance Vica on their engagement.
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