Building a Toyota AE86 with a Nissan VH45DE

Toyota AE86 with a Nissan VH45DE V8

Misfit Autowerks recently started a new project involving a Toyota AE86 owned by their suspension specialist Mike Barton. Mike purchased the car nine years ago with a Blacktop 20v 4A-GE that was sourced from a JDM AE111 Corolla. During that time Mike used it for Auto-X and road course racing but recently had an itch … [Read more…]

TRC Nissan 240SX with a 2JZ Enters the 7-second Club

TRC Nissan 240SX with a 2JZ

The TRC (That Racing Channel) Nissan 240SX started in the 10’s and has slowly improved until it reached the 8’s. But to break into the 7’s they needed even more power. Recently the team asked Real Street Performance to build them an upgraded 2JZ. The engine comes with Manley forged internals, Ported Solutions ported head, … [Read more…]

1970 Plymouth Road Runner with a Detroit Diesel 3-53

1970 Plymouth Road Runner with a Detroit Diesel 3-53 inline-three

The owner of this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner purchased it in 1986 for $300. Since then he has installed a 159 ci (2.6 L) Detroit Diesel 3-53 inline-three engine connected to a Chrylser four-speed transmission. The engine produces around 101 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque and running off a 50/50 mix of diesel and … [Read more…]

Double Unicorn: Nissan Stagea with a Turbo VH41DE – Part 4

Double Unicorn Nissan Stagea with a Turbo VH41DE Part 4

Mighty Car Mods released part 3 of Ben’s (Mechanical Stig) Nissan WC34 Stagea project. Ben along with help from Alan (Turbo Yoda) will be installing a rare AWD version of the 4.1 L VH41DE V8 into the car. In this episode the team finalizes engine placement and starts fabricating engine mounts. Source: MCM TV2

Honda Grom with a Ducati 1199 Panigale R Engine

Honda Grom/MSX125 with a Ducati 1199 Panigale R engine

The Honda Grom (MSX125) is a light motorcycle manufactured in Bangkok, Thailand and features a 125 cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine which produces around 9 horsepower. That level of power is fine for for some but not for Mario Kleff. Mario is an engineer living in Thailand who enjoys working on motorcycles in his free … [Read more…]