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Finally, An Electric Crate Motor You Can Drop Into Your Old Car

The idea of converting classic cars to EVs has been around a while, and a number of companies, including some major automakers, have been retrofitting old, classic cars with all-new EV drivetrains. Individual tinkerers have been doing this as well, but it’s not as easy as you’d hope. Dealing with salvaged EV…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Mopar Hellephant Crate Engine, Which Is Not a Joke, Will Pack 1,000 HP For $30,000

Fiat Chrysler has many talents: making cars go fast in a straight line, keeping an old platform relevant for ages, and coming up with names that sound like a joke but are, in fact, not. Enter the Hellephant, which sounds like a parody of Dodge muscle cars, in fact, a very real 1,000-horsepower crate engine […]

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This 750-HP LS7 Crate Engine From Mercury Racing Will Solve All Of Life’s Problems

Look around you, look at all the unhappy people with their tiny engines. Cadillac CT6s and Subaru BRZs with their pathetic little 2.0-liter four bangers. McLarens running around with puny 3.8 liters, an insult to the V8 configuration. No, my friend, what you need is DISPLACEMENT. Only then will you achieve…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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There’s Something So Wonderful About Running A Chevy LT1 Crate Engine Minus The Car 

Crate engines are like Legos for adults who love stuffing a lot of power into cars that likely weren’t meant to have it. But we often just get to see (and hear) the finished product—looking at you, LS1-swapped Miatas of the world—instead of the building block itself. But the building blocks are cool!Read more… Continue […]

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