Engine Swap Heroes: Datsun 280ZX Turbo Engine In Pontiac Firebird!

The small-block Chevrolet engine has proven to be one of the least reliable engines in 24 Hours of LeMons racing, but there's one that's even worse: the Nissan L28. Some teams see that as a challenge!

Engine Swap Heroes: Datsun 280ZX Turbo Engine In Pontiac Firebird!

The Junk Yard Kats 280ZX Turbo, veteran of several California LeMons races, was looking pretty good at the Sears Pointless LeMons race back in March...

Engine Swap Heroes: Datsun 280ZX Turbo Engine In Pontiac Firebird!

...right up until the Kats got involved in an apocalyptic wreck, completely destroying their Nissan.

Engine Swap Heroes: Datsun 280ZX Turbo Engine In Pontiac Firebird!

But the L28ET engine survived, and the Kats got to thinking: maybe we should drop the engine in a different kind of car. How about a third-gen GM F-body? Good idea! We're hoping it beats the odds and runs away with the race.
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