Porsche Cayenne With A 1JZ-GTE

A Porsche Cayenne from Russia that has a Toyota 1JZ-GTE swap. Unfortunately that is all I could find. If anyone has more information or better images please leave a comment.

Toyota 1JZ-GTE inside a Porsche Cayenne engine bay

Porsche Cayenne with a 1JZ-GTE engine

Porsche Cayenne with a 1JZ-GTE engine

Source: Nismo-Club.ru (Russian)

Infinity G37 With A RB26/30

2008 Infinity G37 with turbocharged RB26/30 swap

I came across this incredible 2008 Infinity G37 coupe which is powered by a RB26/30. This is a popular combo, where the block is a RB30E and the head is a RB26. The engine features Tomei Poncams, Brian Crower valve strings and retainer kit, CP pistsons, Manley rods, and two Precision 6266 turbochargers. The engine mashup is controlled by a Adaptronic standalone ECU. The transmission is a five-speed from a R34.

Nisssan RB26/30 inside 2008 Infinity G37 engine bay

Nisssan RB26/30 inside 2008 Infinity G37 engine bay

Source: Crank and Piston and GTZ-UAE (build thread)

Holley’s 1967 Chevy C10 Shop Truck

Holley's 1967 Chevy C10 shop truck with a LS3 V8 swap

Holley stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage to show off their beautiful 1967 Chevy C10 shop truck. The truck runs a hot cam LS3 crate motor with a GM Performance Parts mutltiport 4BBL. The transmission is a T-56 six-speed connected to a Spec Stage 3 clutch.

Holley's 1967 Chevy C10 shop truck with a LS3 V8 swap

hot cam LS3 with multiport GMPP 4BBL

hot cam LS3 with multiport GMPP 4BBL

underside of Holley's 1967 Chevy C10 shop truck with a LS3 V8 swap

interior of Holley's 1967 Chevy C10 shop truck with a LS3 V8 swap

Holley's 1967 Chevy C10 shop truck with a LS3 V8 swap

Source: Jay Leno’s Garage and Holley’s forum

1970 Chevelle With A LS3

1970 Chevelle with 585 horsepower LS3 V8

The Roadster Shop is responsible for this very mean looking pro-touring 1970 Chevelle. The body sits over a full Roadster Shop FAST TRACK chassis with a four-link rear suspension. The engine is a 585 horsepower LS3 with a top-mounted throttle body. This seems to be very popular now in this classics. It gives you a “vintage” look while still keeping modern EFI.

585 horsepower LS3 V8 inside 1970 Chevelle engine bay

Walk around video of the Chevelle at Goodguys PPG Nationals

You can see more pictures of the build process in the build thread.

Source: Roadster Shop, Forgeline and ScottieDTV

Chevy Cavalier With A Mid-engine Ecotec Swap

Chevy Cavalier with mid-engine Ecotec 2.2L swap

Ben Wootson started with a 2000 Cavalier convertible and over the past several years has transformed it into something crazy. Just about every type of major mod someone can do on a car has been done. The engine was swapped from a 2.4L LD9 to a 2.2L L61. Then the motor was moved from the front of the car to the back. It has a custom turbo setup and has been converted to RHD. Most of the chassis has been replaced with tubular support.

custom turbocharged 2.2L Ecotec engine inside 2000 Cavalier

Source: J-Body via OppositeLock

Nu Big Thing Back At The Strip

Nu Big Thing - Smart  ForTwo with a Chevy V8

The video says this was the first time down the strip since owner Mark Cryer and son Nick Cryer installed a new engine and clutch on the Smart car. They are still working on the clutch but the car ran a 10.61 second at 127.43 mph. The video shows a lot of the car up close.

Nu Big Thing - Smart ForTwo with a Chevy V8

Nu Big Thing - Smart ForTwo with a Chevy V8

Nu Big Thing - Smart ForTwo with a Chevy V8

Nu Big Thing - Smart ForTwo with a Chevy V8

Source: VictoryRedColorado Youtube channel

1952 MG TD With A Subaru EJ22

1952 MG TD Replica With A Subaru EJ22 flat-four

I would never say any engine swap is “easy” but some have been completed so many times they are considered straight-forward. For example the very popular Subaru EJ22 into a VW Bettle is generally considered one of those “straight-forward” swaps. Thousands have been completed and you can find a lot of resources online. The EJ22 will usually fit anywhere a 1.6L Type1 VW engine does.

1952 MG TD Replica With A Subaru EJ22 flat-four

But all it takes is one small change and all those assumptions go out the door. Like when the body happens to be a 1952 MG TD replica kit, things are going to be more difficult. This project started life with a previous owner when he combined a rebuilt 1966 VW motor, a 1969 Beetle chassis with a British Coach Works Model 52 body. It was sold and went through several owners before ending in the hands of the current owner.

Subaru EJ22 flat-four on a 1968 Beetle chassis

After a classic engine pushes a car over 250,000 miles, it is probably time to be rebuilt or replaced. Since the current owner was looking for a little bit more power, a choice was made to replace it with a Subaru flat-four. To make room for the modern engine, the entire drivetrain had to move forward over an inch. A KEP adapter was used to mate the motor to a Type 1 VW transaxle. Type 1 motors sit low because they did not used an oil pan. Because of that the factory EJ22 oil pan was replaced with a low clearance one. Otherwise the EJ22 factory oil pan would have sat 3.5 inches off the ground. The clutch was custom made by Bully Clutch in Canada.

interior of a 1952 MG TD Replica With A Subaru EJ22 flat-four

The issues caused by the smaller body didn’t stop there. Items that had to be modified were the gas pedal, clutch cable brackets, accelerator cable, and frame crossmember. Items that had to be custom made were front transaxle mounts, rear frame horn mouts, exahust, coolant pipes, heater core piping, heater core mounts, air intake, radiator mounts, and fan shroud. All that is left to do is finish the wiring, install carpet and interior panels, build fan shroud and cover the air intake pipe.

1952 MG TD Replica With A Subaru EJ22 flat-four

So much for that “easy” swap. But then again, that’s why we do it. We do it to enjoy the process of the build and the results of the work.

1952 MG TD Replica With A Subaru EJ22 flat-four

Subaru EJ22 flat-four on a 1968 Beetle chassis

Subaru EJ22 flat-four on a 1968 Beetle chassis

Source: Bridget MG TD via Builder/Owner