Tom’s Turbo Garage has released the final episode of their Project Thunderbolt. It has been really fun following Tom as he installed a LS3 V8 into his Mazda Miata. Watch as Tom goes over the build process again, drives the car and installs a small surprise at the end.
This 1976 Porsche 911 is being sold out of Augusta, Georgia with an asking price of $35,000. The seller claims the car has received a nice restoration and it shows in the pictures. The car is powered a LS1 V8 installed by Renegade Hybrids.
If you are in the market for something unique than this Jeep might be perfect for you. We previously wrote about this 1978 Jeep that was built by Mike Sonner a year ago. The Jeep is powered by four Harley-Davidson Evolution V-twin engines making a combined 320 ci and 200-260 horsepower. The engine is connected to a TH400 automatic transmission and 4.56 rear end.
You will find a lot of creative builds in LeMons racing. Part of the fun of the series is building a unique race car. Apathy Racing’s LeMons car is called the Saanda 1500 because it uses a Honda 600 body with a Saab 900 drivetrain.
The Honda N600 originally came with a 600 cc two-cylinder motorcycle engine that produced 36-46 horsepower. Apathy Racing replaced that with a 2.3 L turbocharged B234 inline-four from a Saab 900 Turbo that produced 200 horsepower.
Along with the engine switch the team also changed the engine layout. The Saab engine along with the factory transmission and axles was installed into the back of the car. Another change anyone can see is the wide fenders. Almost the entire tire is sitting outside the exterior of the factory body.
I am glad there are teams like Apathy Racing willing to swing for the fences building a wide-body Honda N600 with Swedish turbocharged power.
The guys at Turbo Dynamics continue to work on their twin-engine race car. We have covered this project before when it was still resembled a Pontiac Grand Prix and when the group decided to build it into a race car. Most of the work focuses on getting the power to the ground. The boost is set to come on slower and the builder estimates 60% of the front engine and 70% in the rear engine’s total power is reaching the ground.
The with some tweaking and raising the boost they went back out and 8.42 second quarter-mile pass. They also hit the speed limiter at the end of the run which is keeping the time down as well.
After changing the wheel pattern to accept larger race slicks they are hoping for a 7 second quarter-mile pass at around 175 mph. With 1,300 horsepower the race car is estimated to be reaching 0-60 mph in under 2 seconds.