Monthly Archives: December 2010

Honda powered Fiat X1/9

I’ve always liked Fiat X1/9s and I’ve always liked engine swaps This combines both into a slick, factory spec looking package. The Fiat X1/9 has always had more handling than motor but the engine compartment is rather small which limits … Continue reading

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Datsun 610 retires to the scrapyard

I went scrapyard shopping for a Datsun 210 transmission without luck but I did come across a 610 station wagon. This particular example is a 1973 model with a 1.8L L-series inline four cylinder engine and three speed automatic transmission. … Continue reading

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42L Packard V12 Powered Bentley called Mavis

photo from Wikimedia Commons via Jalopnik The Telgraph tests an amazing 42L Packard aero engined vintage Bentley called Mavis. The engine is from a World War II bomber and has four valves per cylinder and with the super charger develops … Continue reading

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Li’l Red Express – Dodge Dakota

Here is one I didn’t know existed until I saw one – Li’l Red Express – Dodge Dakota Made from 1990-1992 the Li’l Red Express or Li’l Red Dakota based on the Dodge Dakota. All had the 5.2L V8 engine … Continue reading

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Virtual hot rodding in Blender 3D

Virtual hot rodding in Blender 3D, This was a very quick and dirty conversion using mostly bits from existing models. I started off with my GAZ AA truck (license built copy of the Ford AA). then chopped the roof, deleted … Continue reading

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Rare Canadian for sale – 1960 Frontenac

I can’t recall the last time I saw any sort of Frontenac for sale. They are a rare, one year only Canadian car. Obviously based on the Ford Falcon of the same year but with unique trim utilizing the Canadian … Continue reading

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Snow Demon

This 70s Dodge Demon makes an interesting choice as a winter car. I am digging the big tires on steel rims with small caps. Still looks solid body wise with the exception of the front spoiler which looks to have … Continue reading

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