Austin-Healey 100 With Blown Jaguar V12 Has Almost Enough Engine Now

The Austin-Healey 100 is a true British sports car, all right, but there's something missing. What could it be? Yes, of course- a Vortec-supercharged 5.3 liter Jaguar V12, which is what Canadian lunatic Martin Jansen has installed in this '54. We don't get any horsepower figures for the engine (which seems odd,… » 6/13/08 3:00pm 6/13/08 3:00pm

PCH, Power-To-Weight Edition: V8 Peugeot 403 or Blown Beetle?

The Dirtbag XJ-S pounded the Sepia 1940 Mopars like a Canadian carny pounding a case of Moosehead in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, which was about what we expected. After all, a V12 Jaguar can beat most any PCH contender, up to (and perhaps including) a Citröen. We'll test that hypothesis later, but today… » 6/04/08 5:20pm 6/04/08 5:20pm

PCH, Personal Dilemma Edition: Love (And Fear) The One You're With

This series got its start- and continues to be so much fun for me- as a result of my own search for just the right personal Project Car Hell; I came close to buying the 20R-powered Austin Healey Sprite in the very first PCH, and I've been searching ever since. I considered and rejected the '65 Falcon wagon, and now… » 12/25/07 3:00pm 12/25/07 3:00pm

Huffed at Two Speeds! New Supercharger Features Transmission

This is truly a cool piece of hi-po tech geekery, and it's so simple, we don't know why anyone hasn't tried it before (or at least why we've never heard of it). The pocket-protector advocates over at Atonov have come up with a centrifugal blower (which operates like a crank-driven turbocharger) that uses a… » 5/05/06 11:30pm 5/05/06 11:30pm