’66 Chevy Nova Engine Re-Builda one-of-a-kind classic car project
It’s not too often you meet a classic project car named Gorgon — a ’66 Chevy Nova with 990hp that shouldn’t be street-legal but somehow is.
Its Gen V, Bowtie 502 block was bored to 4.500″, making it a 509 ci. mill. Has a custom radiator, custom headers, and an MGI SpeedWare fabricated methanol spray control panel. And to top it all off, this ’66 Nova boasts an impressive 4mi/gal. The Jerrycan is a life saver. Although it blusters with explosive quarter-mile power, Gorgon may be better suited for the comforts of show-car glory.
NitroSpeed Rally Team1987 Toyota FX16
The 1987 Toyota FX16, a 2 year production car weighing in at 2150 lbs, packs more punch than you’d expect from a nostalgic hatchback. Toyota even showcased the FX16 model during the WRC Olympus Rally in the late 80s. What’s more, the car boasts frontwheel drive with 4 wheel disc brakes and a 1600 twin cam that lives happily all the way up to 7600rpm.
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’71 AMC Hornet Projecta complete classic car project
The ’71 AMC Hornet SC360, a quick and compact 2-door muscle car with a planned production of 10,000, couldn’t outrun its ill-timed fate: rising fuel and insurance prices signaled the end of an era — production was cut and only 784 were made. With the help of Motor Trend magazine, which described the car as “just a plain gas to drive … it handles like a dream”, the ’71 Hornet soon became a coveted prize for many collectors.
Integra Build55 weeks and counting
Not all restorations are Mustangs and Bel-Airs — sometimes the best passion projects involve a underrated import, like the Integra, that has slowly vanished from the streets. Case in point, this 55+ week project that has seen a complete rebuild.
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Next project: ’71 Pontiac GT37
Conceived to win the Urban Vehicle Design Competition in 1972, Viking 1 was the first car built at the Vehicle Research Institute of Western Washington University. Its unique steering, which allowed the car to be parallel parked in a space only 10” longer than the car, earned the maneuverability and parkability awards. Viking 1 finished 3rd overall, beating heavy-weights such as Stanford and MIT.
After a few months of glory (and one mysterious fire), Viking 1 was left to sit outside in the unforgiving weather of northwestern Washington. Its restoration included removing the original fuse box from beneath the dashboard and installing an MGI AFP12 fuse panel into the central console.
The latest Viking car is a tandem seat three wheeler that focuses on low-drag efficiency and low-cost production.
Toyota Tacoma Light Bara cost-effective modern project
Popular Truck Projects — Toyota Tacoma
It seems like the Toyota Tacoma is the perfect truck for aftermarket electrical upgrades. The Tacoma sports a relatively easy to replace switching section in the console both to the left and right of the steering wheel. This makes the Tacoma a popular candidate for custom switch panels with off-road toggles.
With metal toggle switches rated for 20A, this switch panel with carbon aircraft covers is perfect for controlling aftermarket lights and bars.