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

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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…

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Well, you could mess around with all sorts of headache-inducing pan and/or crossmember modifications, but who's got the time for that? Drill a couple of holes, break out the machine screws and welder, and voila! Ready for the road!

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DeLorean and Honda Z600 owner and maniac race-car fabricator Evil Clint somehow ended up with the '75 Volvo 242 we rescued from a redwoody grave a year ago, and he figured this Hell Project engine-swapped Corolla would give him a Ford V8 for the Volvo; the Corolla will end up as a 24 Hours of LeMons car as soon as Clint digs up an even more ridiculous (and cheap) engine to stuff into it.

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Check out that super-Malaise tan-on-brown interior! Crank up the Flock of Seagulls!

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We're not even going to put this one to a vote, because Evil Clint gets automatic Project Car Hell Poster Child status for his latest purchase.

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DoctorNine

I am genuinely shocked that you forgot the all-important duct tape safety wrap.