This widebody 1978 Mustang II is called “Mustang Evolution” and was built by A-Team Racing in Oregon. Besides the upgraded looks the car features a very large Triton V10. The aftermarket for Tritons are small so everything on the engine is custom. To make room for the larger engine the front wheels were moved forward 12 inches. Another interesting feature is the taillights are from a 1976 Toyota Celica GT hatchback. It could not compete for the Ridler award because it was shown once on the web but did take home 1st place in Pro Street Custom at Autorama 2014. They really did a great job on this Mustang as I think it is my favorite 1978 ever.
For more photos of the Mustang and build process check A-Team’s Facebook photo stream.
Source: ScottieTV and A-Team Racing Facebook Page
Depending on what forum this is on, it will either invoke a lot of love or a ton of hate. Video below shows a very nice 1968 Ford Mustang with a Toyota 2JZ swap. It took four years to complete this project with 2JZ help from Sound Performance.
The front part of the video is progress photos. Jump to 2:08 in the video to see it run.
Andy Coles from Spot On Performance in Brisbane Australia has built a very powerful drag car he can drive on the street. At the core is a 1972 Holden LJ Torana with a twin-turbo Chevy V8 making 670 horsepower at the lowest power setup.
The power comes from a 427 cubic-inch V8 made from a Chevrolet LSx block (probably LS7), custom JE forged LS7 pistons, Oliver connecting rods, Callies Performance crankshaft, Spot On custom Comp camshaft, and Mast Motorsports heads. The forced induction parts are Garrett GTX42Rs turbos, TiAL housings, and TurboSmart ProGate45 wastegates. The turbos are setup right now to produce only 6 psi of boost. The engine setup has the potential to make 1,300 RWHP on full boost, good tune, and 117 octane race fuel.
Another very cool item is there is no water pump running directly off the engine. Instead it is an electric pump from Davies Craig to run Liquid Intellegence, a synthetic water-less nano coolant through the engine.
To drive the Torana on the streets all Andy has to do is remove the parachute and the slicks and bolt on the street exhaust.
Source: Brad Lord from Speedhunters (more pics and info)
If you have always dreamed of Honda’s version of a WRX here is your chance. Someone on Honda-Tech has built a very clean version and will sell it to you for $12,500.
440 WHP, tuned by scotty at mainstream performance, GSR block with type r head… the short block has been line honed, decked, and balanced the crank was turned 10/10, eagle rods, CP pistons, ACL bearings, ARP everything and moroso oil pan… all the seals, timing belt, head gasket, water pump are OEM honda… the head has stock valves, S2 valve springs and retainers, S2 cam gears, ITR cams, S2 intake with 70mm throttle body RC 700 injectors, AEM fuel rail and FPR… all ignition parts are recently replaced with all new OEM honda igniter, coil, cap, rotor and NGK plugs and wires… it has only ever had synthetic oil in it, and ive never had the valve cover off of it since installing it… there are about 14k miles on the engine… urethane inserts with billet torque mounts
the transfer case is bone stock, the drive shafts are from a suzuki samurai, using the same u joints as DSMs run and custom adapter flanges to mate the two together… there is a custom carrier bearing and everything bolts in as if were stock… the rear diff has had all of the oil actuating components removed and replaced with an ARB selectable air pump… basically, you can turn the AWD on when you want and otherwise its off… the rear axles are stock, the rear trailing arms are custom and the CRV hubs have been redrilled to 4×100
If you would like to see all that went into it, you can take a look at the build thread.
Source: Hooniverse via OppositeLock
This 1989 Mustang runs an Escalade 6.2L block and LS3 heads hooked up to a Paxton Novi2000 supercharged. This combo is good for 656 horsepower and 540 lb-ft torque to the rear wheels.
Watch as Tyson Garvin’s custom 12-rotor engine begins dyno testing. The engine will continue being tuned with hopes of soon powering an endurance powerboat. Tyson’s current record-holding powerboat features two 480hp Cummins 5.9L diesel engines.
The 12-rotor weighs 830 pounds and displaces 960 cubic inches (15.7L). The potential is there to make huge numbers out of this engine.
1,400 hp Naturally aspirated
2,400 hp Twin-turbo
3,600 hp Twin-turbo @ 25 psi of boostAdd + race gas
5,000 hp Twin-turbo @ 50 psi of boost
Source: Autoweek via Road&Track via OppositeLock and BangShift
Watch as Steven Loader’s Holden HG street cruiser gets it’s first dyno tune at Melbourne Performance Warehouse, Australia. The engine bay holds two Turbonetics turbos set at 7 psi and a LS1 equipped to run E85 fuel.