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Insane Engine Swaps

2y ago

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When i come to the world of engine swapping we’ve seen plenty of insane engine swaps, but when it comes to improbability, we have to give these guys props for coming up with these insane ideas and having the creativity and skills to pull them off. Keeping in mind none of these are simple drop-ins with kits readily available, so each of the builds you’re about to see took some real time and engineering to pull off.

R32 Skyline with a Powerstroke diesel

R32 Skyline with a Powerstroke diesel

The first car in the video is definitely one of the most unlikely swaps you’ll ever see, because not too many people are going to pull the vaunted RB-series engine out and swap it for, well, anything. However, he owner of this Skyline decided to do just that, swapping in a torquey, smoke-rolling Powerstroke diesel instead and surprisingly enough, it works great for drifting.

But wait there’s more, another unlikely diesel swap, with a 5.9L Cummins being crammed most of the way under the hood of a Mazda RX8. After that, a Cummins swap in a Nissan 240SX that has actually been around a while.

5.9L Cummins in a Mazda RX8

5.9L Cummins in a Mazda RX8

After that, another swap that is completely unexpected, is the Toyota 2JZ-GTE in a Ford Model A, with a big turbine hung off the side, we can only assume this thing is ridiculously fast considering the Model A is a fairly lightweight ride.

Toyota 2JZ-GTE in a Ford Model A

Toyota 2JZ-GTE in a Ford Model A

The list goes on for these crazy emgine swaps but you'll just have to watch the rest of the video to see what they are.

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Source: DIY Garage

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Comments (6)

  • I'd like to put a small block chevy or ford in a Dacia 1300 and convert it to rwd...😄

      2 years ago
  • I would try to put a rb26 or 2jz in a suzuki cappuccino or an ariel atom

      2 years ago
  • I shoe horned a cleveland 457 with a turbo 400 gearbox into Kia K2700 pickup I dismantled it again before I sold the truck

      2 years ago
  • I'd just exchange engines between a 2cv and a Ferrari LaFerrari.

      2 years ago
  • Any fun SUV engine like the SQ5 or cayenne turbo s swapped into a light hot hatch like the Focus I

      2 years ago
    • I've seen Nissan Armada VQ35DE with twin turbochargers dropped into a Nissan 370Z, it was pretty insane. Couple of drifters used to run that setup too but idk if they still do, it's been a couple years since I was hip to that scene.

        2 years ago
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