1968 Mustang With A Turbo Inline-Four


The owner was originally going to use a 1986 5.0L Ford V8 but instead went with a turbocharged 2.3L from a Ford Merkur. The engine has been bored .30 over and has all new internals. The completed swap was dynoed at 197 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Some might scoff at the power numbers since we see such high power builds but I think this is plenty of power to have fun with.


Source: Vintage Mustang via Build-Threads

1964 Corvair Van With Mid-Engine Twin-Supercharged V8


Open the sliding door to TorqStorm’s 1964 Corvair Van and you will see a 540 cubic-inch big-block Chevy V8 with twin-supercharges sitting right in the middle of it. The van was built by Go Fast Productions out of Wyoming, Michigan. The engine features a 502 block, Dart 345cc Pro One heads, Eagle crank and rods, and SRP pistons. The engine made 650 horsepower without the superchargers. So there is no telling how much power it has now. If this is anyone’s dream van, TorqStorm is looking to sell it for $45K.

Warning – video is loud

Warning – video is loud

Warning – video is loud

Source: TorqStorm

Project Gramps Part 1: Subaru Liberty With A Turbo EZ36


Mighty Car Mods just published a new video series following the build of an 11 second daily driver using a 1995 Subaru Liberty wagon and a 3.6L EZ36 flat-six from a 2011 Tribeca. The engine will include a turbo for a little extra push.

Source: Mighty Car Mods Youtube channel via OppositeLock

Spectre Performance’s Cadillac Big-Block Powered Silverado


Spectre Performance makes their money selling intakes but they also compete for land speed records. This 2004 Chevy Silverado was built to push their streamliner on the salt. It features a 500ci Cadillac big-block V8 and twin Garrett turbos which gives the truck about 1,425 horsepower and 1,671 ft-lb of torque. The engine features a production block and crankshaft, Eagles rods, Venolia pistons, factory heads with port and valve work.


The engine was built by Cad Company. These guys are known for building high horsepower Cadillac engines. One of their engines was powering a 415mph record-breaking streamliner. It ran only a single 472ci Cadillac motor.

Source: Speedhunters and CarCraft

Mazda Miata With A 2.4L Ecotec


This is a 2000 Miata running a 2.4L LE5 Gen2 Ecotec engine built by LM Motorsport in Ontario, Canada. Good news to those who are interested in a similar swap. MT Motorsports are currently working on a kit due out in a couple of months and cost around $2,500.


Source: MT Motorsport Facebook page

Mustang I4 More Powerful Than The V6


Update: I added a video from inside a 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost on Ford’s Dearborn Development Center. Sounds pretty good.

Numbers were just released on the 2.3L EcoBoost in the 2015 Mustang and it packs more punch than the V6 version in both horsepower and torque. The turbo I4 produces 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque while the V6 produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That’s 3.3% more hp and 14.2% more torque than the V6. This is the first year Ford is using the 2.3L Ecoboost in production so we will have to wait before they become plentiful but we will soon have another popular platform to source a powerful turbo I4 from.

Source: Road&Track via Jalopnik

1971 Camaro With Twin-Superchargers


Take a look under the hood of this very nice 1971 Camaro and you see a 600 horsepower SBC with two Torqstorm superchargers. It was photographed on the 2014 Power Tour. Please contact us if you have more information or photos.

Source: Torqstorm and Mothers Polish