Speed Academy’s Nissan S13 LSx Swap Guide

Speed Academy's LSx into Nissan S13 240SX swap guide

Speed Academy created a series on swapping a LSx motor into a 240SX. This guide has a lot of good information such as picking a Cadillac CTS-V accessories setup because it’s the most compact and fits the S13 with no clearance issues. The only drawback is the series is more of an overview. The builder doesn’t go into a lot of detail for those who would a prefer a step-by-step guide. I have outlined each series below.

Part 1 – The Essentials

  • LSx engine choice
  • Trans choice
  • shifter choice
  • clutch choice
  • starter choice
  • engine swap kit choice
  • power steering lines
  • master clutch cylinder
  • wiring harness
  • accessories package

Part 2 – Getting Started

  • factory motor removal
  • prep LSx motor
  • LSx motor installation
  • fuel lines
  • power steering
  • radiator connections

Part 3 – It’s All In The Details

  • catalytic converters
  • exhaust plumbing
  • air intake
  • wiring/ECU
  • drive-by-wire pedals
  • factory gauges working

Part 4 – Finishing Touches

  • heat protection
  • front sway bar
  • upgrading the differential
  • upgrading the brakes

Jeep Wrangler With A 6.1L Hemi V8

2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited with 6.1L Hemi V8

This really nice 2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited has grown a bunch since it left the factory. The heart has almost doubled in size from either a 3.6L or a 3.8L V6 to a 6.1L Hemi V8. The 6.1L Hemi was made from 2005-2010 and produced 425 horsepower and 420 ft-lb of torque. That’s roughly twice the power and torque from the factory engine. The swap was performed by AEV Conversions in Commerce Township, Michigan and they also offer a JK/Hemi swap kit for those DIYers.

6.1L Hemi V8 inside a 2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited with 6.1L Hemi V8

2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited with 6.1L Hemi V8

2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited with 6.1L Hemi V8

Source: OppositeLock

VW Jetta With 14 Cylinders

VW VR6 and W8 badges on back of twin-engine Jetta

It can be difficult to stuff 14 cylinders into a Jetta. That’s why this smart builder decided to split it up with six up front and eight in the back. The front wheels are driven by a VR6 engine while the rear wheels are driven by a turbocharged W8. Both are connected via their throttles. The front motor runs a manual five-speed while the rear motor runs an automatic five-speed.

VW W8 engine in the back of a Jetta

VW VR6 engine in the front of a Jetta

If this isn’t crazy enough for you, he is also building a Passat with a W8 and a W12, for a total of 20 cylinders of VW madness.

Source: VWVortex via OppositeLock Link 1 and Link 2

Papadakis Racing Is Building A Boss FRS

There are plenty of Scion FRS with LSx engines out there but now the Ford guys are getting some love. Papadakis Racing is building a Scion FRS with a Boss 302 V8. This is not a race car so it will be keeping all the extras including A/C for street use.

Papadakis Racing Is Building A Scion FRS with a Ford Boss 302 V8

Papadakis Racing Is Building A Scion FRS with a Ford Boss 302 V8

Source: Papadakis Racing’s Facebook page via Reddit

Classic Skyline Powered By A RB26DETT

Rocky Auto Classic Skyline with RB26DETT engine

Rocky Auto posted this amazing Nissan Skyline powered by a RB26DETT motor. The car not only contains the motor from a R32 but also the AWD system (I think). If you like Nissan and engines swaps, this is probably one of your dream cars. If anyone has bigger images of this car please let us know. These small ones don’t do it justice.

Rocky Auto Classic Skyline with RB26DETT engine

Source: Rocky Auto

Video Explaining Icon’s 1948 Buick Super Convertible

1949 Buick Super Convertible with a LS9 V8 built by ICON

We have talked about Icon’s amazing 1948 Buick Super Convertible powered by Corvette ZR1 LS9 before but Jonathan Ward uploaded a video explaining a lot of the design features, build process, and it running. If you like this project you will really enjoy this video.

Source: Jonathan Ward’s Youtube channel

2012 Camaro With A Twin-turbo 427

Nelson Racing Engines 1,000 horsepower 427 cubic-inch LSx going into a 2012 Camaro

Nelson Racing Engines posted their progress on a new project involving installing a twin-turbo 427 cubic-inch LSx into a 2012 Camaro. The engine produces 1,000 horsepower and 1,038 ft-lb of torque on 14.9 psi of boost and 91 octane. The Camaro is receiving many other upgrades to handle the power but all of them are being done to retain a factory look.

Nelson Racing Engines 1,000 horsepower 427 cubic-inch LSx going into a 2012 Camaro

Source: Nelson Racing Engines’ Facebook page