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Conversions

For Sale: Mini Cooper with Honda B16 engine conversion

Feb 25, 2017

Today’s Cool Find comes from the US of A. It’s a 1972 Austin Mini with a Honda VTEC engine inside. The VTEC engine in question is not the grand daddy F20 normally seen in the...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 11 – engine install

Feb 02, 2017

It’s been a while since our last update on the Volvo 240GL LS1 V8 project car, but you needn’t worry, it is still in development. Over the Xmas break we had some delays, with all...

For Sale: 2002 Bullet Roadster – Mazda MX-5 with Lexus 1UZ V8

Jan 16, 2017

Another unique Australian sports car in this week’s Cool Find section; the Bullet Roadster. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Bullet was the brainchild of John Bettini, of AEC Sprintex in Queensland. Starting...

Top 10 engine conversion ideas for production cars: Vol. 2

Jan 16, 2017

Following on from our popular Top 10 engine conversion ideas for production cars feature (one of which resulted in a controversial Cruze A9X photoshop), we’ve revisited the idea with some fresh candidates. The trend of...

BMW 1 M Coupe gets M5 V10 conversion, insane drifting power (video)

Dec 21, 2016

Footage has appeared online of what we’re going to say is one of the most impressive engine conversions we’ve seen; a BMW 1 M fitted with a 5.0-litre V10 engine from the car’s big brother,...

Toyota Corona gets 1GZ-FE V12 engine conversion (video)

Dec 16, 2016

We’re no strangers to engine swaps at PD, with our own project Volvo 240 LS1 swap well underway and even a list of Top 10 factory engine conversions ideas we wish would happen (part 2...

Dakota Customs creates Jeep Wrangler Hellcat package

Dec 16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Hellcat engine is famous for being one of the most powerful showroom V8s ever produced, making heavy cars very quick and a noise that sounds like a Spitfire fighter plane. Primarily used...

For Sale: Crazy single-seat 997 Porsche 911 cabriolet, because why not?

Dec 01, 2016

We at PD are huge on Porsches. And every now and then along comes a Porsche that has been given the oddball treatment, whether its an old 911 with a TAG F1 engine, cool RWB...

Insane Toyota 86 with F136 V8 Ferrari 458 engine now drives (video)

Nov 01, 2016

The crew over at HMS Motorsport have completed work on the awesomely insane ‘GT4586’, a Toyota 86 that underwent a pretty serious Ferrari V8 engine conversion. We reported back in July that Ryan Tuerck and...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 10 – reassemble

Oct 14, 2016

We’ve hit a milestone. Our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project is now on its downhill run as we start putting everything back together. To refresh your memory, Part 9 of the project was...

Found: McLaren Porsche 911 with TAG F1 V6 engine

Sep 21, 2016

Here’s a car we bet you didn’t know existed. We didn’t. It’s a 930-era Porsche 911 with a McLaren Formula One engine. Yes, you did read that correctly. Sitting in the back of this otherwise...

BMW Z4 gets Dodge Viper V10 conversion

Sep 13, 2016

We are no strangers to BMW engine transplants here at PD, whether that be an M2 with an M3’s beefier six, a 1970s BMW CS receiving an E39 M5 V8, a Hartge H50 3 Series...

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