1999 BMW 528 Wagon With A LSX 427

1999 BMW 528 Wagon With A LSX 427

The BMW E39 series came with very wide variety of engines. There were 14 different inline-six and five different V8 engines that found their way into the E39 chassis. This 1999 BMW 525it wagon was a custom order from BMW with Mojave metallic brown paint. The owner removed the stock motor, transmission and suspension for something else.

1999 BMW 528 Wagon With A LSX 427

The engine was swapped for a Thomson Automotive built GMPP LSX 427 (7.0 L) which consists of an iron block with LS7 internals and will make around 600 horsepower. The engine and transmission mounts were purchased from a forum member. The transmission is a Tremec Magnum XL which is a TR6060 model with a T-56 tail section added. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a BMW M5 2-piece driveshaft with GM slip yoke and M5 differential with a gear ratio changed from the factory 3.15 to a 3.62 from a BMW E46 M3.

1999 BMW 528 Wagon With A LSX 427

The build gallery is fantastic and has 586 beautiful photos at the time of writing.

1999 BMW 528 Wagon With A LSX 427

1999 BMW 528 Wagon With A LSX 427

Source: RVAE34’s Flickr gallery via Car Build Index

1929 Ford Model A With A Ford Cosworth Rally Engine

1929 Ford Model A With A Ford Cosworth Rally Engine

Many readers know Makela Auto Tuning either from their race team or their high quality rally and race car restorations or both. Some might even know of this 1929 Ford Model A project Kari Makela completed around 2007. They said it was the fastest Model A back then and it probably still is today.

1929 Ford Model A With A Ford Cosworth Rally Engine

Makela started off by boxing the frame and then adding cross-bracing to strengthen the chassis. The front suspension was strengthened along with adding a Panhard rod. The rear suspension was a custom parallel four-link with a Panhard rod. Makela choose to keep the buggy springs in front and back but modified them for a progressive rate and used shocks from an Aston Martin DP4.

1929 Ford Model A With A Ford Cosworth Rally Engine

Under the classic hood is a 1981 Ford Cosworth BDA series 122 ci inline-four that produces 250 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 200 ft-lb of torque at 7,200 rpm. The engine was built to compete in European Group 4 rally and Makela kept the engine pretty much stock except for a little port and polish on the head. Behind the engine sits a ZF quick-ratio five-speed transmission from a Group 4 Escort rally car. The rearend was completed replaced with a Toyota 4×4 van diff from a 1985 Toyota Celica rally car.

1929 Ford Model A With A Ford Cosworth Rally Engine

There are so many little tweaks in this car such as the custom hydraulic hand brake and even a secret misfire switch built into the shifter that makes the engine sound like a factory Model A engine.

1929 Ford Model A With A Ford Cosworth Rally Engine

Since the car weighs 1,000 kg (2,204 lb) it only takes five seconds to reach 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) and reaches a top speed of 200 kph (124 mph). If you are interested in more of their work, please visit their projects section. They do a great job of including a lot of images of the build process.

Source: Makela Auto Tuning (build gallery) and Hot Rod Mag via OppositeLock

Nissan Cefiro Powered By A VH56 V8

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Nissan built the first generation (A31) Cefiro from 1988 until 1993. During that run the only engines to find their way under the hood were inline-six engines. There was the RB20E, RB20DE, RB20DET, RB25DE, and even the diesel RD28. This Cefiro is now powered by a second generation VH45DE and RB20DET transmission. The car was built by Drift House in Malaysia and is intended to be rented but only for racing. On their gallery page they list the total car replacement price as RM28,000.00 or about $7,626.

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Nissan Cefiro With A VH56 V8

Source: Drift House Facebook gallery via Jalopnik

Chris Daley’s 1967 Chevy C10 With A Radial Aircraft Engine

Chris Daley's 1967 Chevy C10 Powered by a Radial Aircraft

Chris Daley from TP Certified Hot Rods has built one of the wildest engine swap projects in the world. This is a 1967 Chevrolet C10 truck with a air-cooled rotary engine from an airplane. The story goes Chris saw a classified ad for a polished aircraft engine and figured it would fit into a truck. He knew a project like this would make him stand out from the crowd and he was right. Along with lots of custom metalwork to get the look right and fit the engine, Chris designed and built his own rear suspension and wheels. He said the last thing needed to get the truck to drive was timing the engine. So we should start seeing videos of this running soon.

Chris Daley's 1967 Chevy C10 Powered by a Radial Aircraft Engine

Chris Daley's 1967 Chevy C10 Powered by a Radial Aircraft

Chris Daley's 1967 Chevy C10 Powered by a Radial Aircraft

Chris Daley's 1967 Chevy C10 Powered by a Radial Aircraft

Source: Just A Car Guy article 1 and article 2 via American Car Collector

For Sale: 1979 Toyota Corolla With A Turbo Mazda 13B

1979 Toyota Corolla With A Tubo Mazda 13B

This 1979 Toyota Corolla with a Mazda 13B rotary engine is being sold on eBay. The Garrett GT45 turbocharger provides 12 psi of boost to give the engine around 485 horsepower. The seller claims the car has over $32,000 put into it. The current bid is $10,100 with 32 bids at the time of this article. The car is being sold out of Cohutta, Georgia. I don’t how many classic brown Corollas with a turbocharged rotary engine are in the world but it can’t be many.

1979 Toyota Corolla With A Tubo Mazda 13B

1979 Toyota Corolla With A Tubo Mazda 13B

1979 Toyota Corolla With A Tubo Mazda 13B

1979 Toyota Corolla With A Tubo Mazda 13B

1979 Toyota Corolla With A Tubo Mazda 13B

Source: eBay via Daily Turismo

Tanner Foust’s New Drift Passat Rumored To Have A Chevy V8

Tanner Foust's Drift Passat Rumored to be powered by Chevy V8

A month ago Tanner Foust announced he would be returning to Formula D for part of the 2015 season (Long Beach, Atlanta, Irwindale). The car he was going to drive was a 900 horsepower Volkswagen Passat. There was no mention of engine type in the video he released or articles….. until now. Wrecked Magazine is reporting Tanner’s Passat will be powered by a Chevrolet Performance crate V8. There is no mention if the engine will be NA or turbo.

Source: Wrecked Magazine