Toyota GT86 With A Twin-Turbo 3GR-FSE

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Someone at Ray Hall Turbocharging in Queensland, Australia really wanted a Toyota GT86 when it debuted but did not like the “Subaru” engine inside. Of course something as silly as an undesirable engine wasn’t going to get in the way of enjoying the coupe, so they decided to do something about it.

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Out went the 2.0L flat-four and in went a 3.0L 3GR-FE V6 from a 2009 Lexus GS300. The transmission used is a RA63 six-speed from a Lexus IS250. And of course a company that has “turbocharging” in their name couldn’t leave the engine naturally aspirated. So on went two Garrett GTX2860R turbochargers.

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Looking through the images you can tell a lot of custom work went into building this. The oil pan, motor mounts, ECU case, and probably a lot more than I can tell, appears to be hand-made.

The website says the company went out of business June 30th, 2014. I sure hope this was project didn’t get scrapped with the closing of the business. The images end with the GT86 missing a few finishing touches. If anyone has any more information or possible a video of this in action, please leave a comment.

Source: Ray Hall Turbocharging via ESD reader

1968 Pro-Touring Mustang With A Supercharged Cobra Engine

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Chris has spent his spare time for several years working on his amazing 1968 Pro-touring Mustang. Chris is co-owner of JC Restorations and estimates he has over 3,000 hours on this build. And you can tell by looking at it. The paint job alone has four coats of base and six coats of clear. There is nothing left untouched on this build.

1968 Mustang With A Ford Racing Cobra V8

The engine is a Ford Racing Cobra block with forged crank, Manley pistons, Clevite rod and main bearings, Accufab throttle body, and D1 Procharger supercharger. The engine is connected to a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed transmission, SPEC stage 3 hydraulic clutch, SPEC aluminum flywheel, and 9-inch rear with a Strange Engineering center.

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It can be tough working on a project when time is limited. It’s only human to want something ASAP so you can enjoy it. But when a project is frequently put on hold it can be an advantage. It gives the owner/builder the time to really consider all ideas and really allow them to mature into something amazing.

Source: JC Restorations via Pro-touring

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass With A LS1

A very nice 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass with a LS1 and 4L60E automatic transmission. Look at how clean that engine bay is. You don’t see too many of these in such nice shape.

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Source: Pro-touring

Honda K-Series Swap Guides

I came across two nice guides if you are interested in swapping a K20/K24 motor into your Civic or Integra.

This guide gives a checklist of every part you will need to complete the swap.
http://promotiveconcepts.com/blogs/news/14869827-honda-and-acura-k20-k24-k-series-complete-engine-swap-guide

This guide is more detailed and also shows how to complete the swap as cheap as possible.
http://www.importtuner.com/tech/1406_budget_k_series_swap/hasport_mounts.html

I will also start a swap guide page. You can find it in the top of the sit under the main menu.

Toyota AE86 Powered By A Supercharged 1UZ-FE

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I do not know a lot about this project besides it is a 1984 Toyota AE86 powered by a 420 horsepower, supercharged 1UZ-FE and was built by Project 86 Drift Team out of Poland. If anyone has a build thread or more info please leave a comment.



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Source: Projekt 86 Drift Team’s Facebook Page via OppositeLock