Category Archives: OtherWheels

Mazda RX7 to Chevy V8 350 conversion

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Putting V8s into little cars is fun. Driving them is funner. This project started out as a Gen2 RX7 with a blown engine. An engine and 700R4 automatic transmission from a 1988 Blazer provided the power. The good thing about … Continue reading

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1990 Ford Taurus SHO rescue

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I bought my first SHO in the early 90s, having never seen one before. I was tasked with buying a suitable generic 4 door sedan that day. When the salesman popped the hood of a 1991 SHO Plus, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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1995 Toyota Avalon rescue

I got this little Toyota at the insurance total auction. We buy cars there for parts and as fixer-uppers, and I decided to get this for a winter beater instead of driving my new Mustang in the snow all winter. … Continue reading

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Toyota Avalon and Camry 1MZ plug and valve cover job

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Even though I swore at a young age never to be seen in, much less own a generic import sedan, here we are. I bought this 95 Avalon at auction with the nose totaled. While it was meant to be … Continue reading

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