What's The Best Car For A Hayabusa Swap?

Having just visited the secret warehouse in which Dave Coleman (of Ghettocharged Miata fame), Alex (of CBR1000-powered Geo Metro fame), and Tim (of Magna V65-powered Honda Z600 fame) are dropping a Hayabusa engine into a Miata, today's question is obvious. » 6/27/10 11:30pm 6/27/10 11:30pm

There's Nothing Wrong With a Renault Dauphine That 625% More Horsepower …

My favorite thing about working for the 24 Hours of LeMons is experiencing the completely stupid engine swaps done by so many teams. From a ghettocharged 351W in an XR4Ti to a V65 Magna-powered Honda Z600, they're all winners! » 5/30/10 4:00pm 5/30/10 4:00pm

Pinto-Engined Baja Bug Couldn't Hide In The Desert Forever

If you were into hot-rodded Beetles during the Late Malaise Era, as I most certainly was, you probably remember the small-print ads for the "Pinto Beans" adapter kit from the back pages of your favorite VW magazines. » 4/25/10 5:00pm 4/25/10 5:00pm

Can You Spot The Problem With This Corolla's Center Link?

There's much more to an engine swap than making the new engine fit under the hood. Say you're trying to drop a Ford 302 into an '82 Corolla, and the Toyota center link won't clear the new engine's oil pan… » 2/13/10 1:00pm 2/13/10 1:00pm

V12 Edsel vs Citroën vs Marlin vs Much More: Get Ready For a New…

We saw some awesome machinery take to the track during the 2009 24 Hours Of LeMons season, but that was just a warm-up for the onslaught of great race cars we can expect during the 2010 season. » 12/27/09 3:00pm 12/27/09 3:00pm

Inside The Angry Hamster V65 Magna-Powered Honda Z600

Never mind that the Angry Hamster Honda Z600 finished in 140th place at the 2009 Arse Freeze-A-Palooza, because the team took home the coveted Dangerous Homemade Technology trophy and generally knocked us on our asses with their car's awesomeness. » 12/12/09 4:00pm 12/12/09 4:00pm

Inside Those Crazy Motorcycle-Engined LeMons Racers

You've seen the Angry Hamster Racing V65 Magna-powered Honda Z600 under construction, and of course you're familiar with the LeMons-winning CBR900-powered Geo Metro-Gnome… but the engineering behind these two machines pushes the LeMons Insane-O-Meter™ into the red numbers. » 11/21/09 12:05am 11/21/09 12:05am

LeMons Madness Level Gets Kicked Up A Few More Notches: V65…

Did you think the LeMons-winning CBR900RR-powered Geo Metro Gnome is a good idea? Well, then you're going to love this car, which is even now being prepared for next month's Arse Freeze-a-Palooza LeMons! » 11/01/09 11:00am 11/01/09 11:00am

Here's Why They Invented Engine Swaps: Buick-ized Triumph Stag

Remember this DOTSBE '72 Stag? It turns out that the execrable, 8,000-miles-between-rebuilds Triumph V8 has been replaced with the engine British Leyland should have installed in the first place: the Buick/Rover V8. » 9/26/09 4:30pm 9/26/09 4:30pm

PCH, Divina Commedia Edition: Toyota-Powered Fiat 1100 or Lancia Beta…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! As you saw in last week's episode, we love Italian Hell Projects! » 9/05/09 5:00pm 9/05/09 5:00pm