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The Best Thing to Do With Your Freshly Engine Swapped 1966 Volvo Is Drive Across the Country

Kyle Long’s 1966 Volvo 122S wagon would be cool enough on its own, given that he swapped in the more modern five-cylinder engine from a 1995 Volvo 850. The week after finishing it, he took his freshly swapped wagon on a 7,000-mile cross-country road trip, where he’s well on his way to legendary status after […]

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Changing the Oil in a Bugatti Veyron is a Huge Pain in the Ass

Annual service for the Bugatti Veyron is alleged to cost $20,000, so you might assume that working on the car is difficult. Your assumption is correct. Just watch what the team from Las Vegas-based exotic car rental company Royalty Exotics has to go through just to get access to the fluids and air filters.Read more… […]

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This Time Attack Toyota AE86 Corolla Used To Live Out In A Field Full Of Goats

The AE86-generation Toyota Corolla is a highly desirable car nowadays, thanks to its starring role in Initial D, the rise of drifting in America and a general renewed interest in good ’80s cars. Colin Frost’s 1987 AE86 looks like the ultimate track weapon now, so you might not expect part of his build to include…Read […]

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What Do You Wish You’d Known About Your Car Before Buying It?

I’ve made some bad purchase decisions in my life, usually because of sheer enthusiasm to own a vehicle I’ve always lusted after. But sometimes even rational, thought-out purchase decisions like my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle end up delivering nasty surprises. Like my front frame horns, which have been hacked off. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How To Transform A Ran-When-Parked Porsche 912 Into A Long-Distance Rally Car

Safari-style Porsches are the it-car of the moment, embraced by rally hooligans and show bros alike. Now Nico Samaras and Mark Gudaitis plan to take this 1968 Porsche 912 on the 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge to prove it’s not just another pretty Instagram car. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What Happens When You Try Doing A Burnout On Tires Made Of Electrical Tape

We already know that making a “tire” out of duct tape yields surprisingly not-bad results, but what if you make tires from electrical tape, and try ripping a burnout? In yet another episode in which he answers a question no one ever asked, YouTuber Garage 54 ENG tries just that. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Guy ‘Fixed’ His Volkswagen Scirocco By Making It A Mid-Engine VR6

Ben Beacock’s 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco had one slight problem: its engine was toast. So, he swapped it for the beloved 24-valve VR6 engine, and fabricated a ton of custom parts to move the engine to the middle—yes, the middle—of the car. It’s perhaps the most complicated fix to a relatively simple problem, and I…Read more… […]

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This Ferrari Testarossa Rat Rod Is Being Built In A Home Garage

Ferrari lover Scott Chivers jumped at the idea of saving an exceedingly rough but rare Testarossa that had been converted into a roofless Spider, but he didn’t turn it over to a shop for a full restoration. He’s been bringing it back to life in his own garage, leaving the exterior rough to make what […]

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True Hero Swapped A Volvo Amazon Wagon Body Onto A BMW E30 In His Driveway

You know a project car is truly insane when swapping the body of another car was described as the “easy route” but that’s exactly what Adam Nonis did with his 1966 Volvo Amazon wagon. The Volvo was too rusty and needed too much work, so Nonis swapped the body onto a BMW E30—all in his […]

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