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Swap a Trailblazer Straight Six Into a Checker

The Checker Marathon (you know it as the classic New York City taxi cab) was basically a sedan like you’d buy in the 1950s, beefed up and produced virtually unchanged into the 1980s. It was like a best-of compilation of old school American cars. Now somebody’s cramming one of the best engines of modern America …

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How a $1,000 Car Build Can Cost You $27,000

Screenshots: Speed Academy The appeal is strong: instead of starting with an already worn-out old car and fixing someone else’s repairs, why not buy up a rust-free shell from the desert and start from scratch? Doing everything right the first time has to be the easiest way, or? Well, that might be true, but that …

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This 2000 Horsepower Toyota Straight Six Has Nothing To Do With The Supra

This car crossed my Instagram feed the other day and I didn’t think much of it. Oh, cool, I thought, another 2JZ swap. Whatever. Oh, but I was wrong. No JZs here. This is a 1FZ, a giant 4.5-liter iron-block truck motor that few Americans think about. I like a lot of odd Toyota engines, for …