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Monte Makeover (Part 7): Selecting and Sourcing Parts for the Transmission Swap

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission to transform his […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 13): This is It

In this update, we’re taking a retrospective look at the past six months of this build that started with tracking down a junkyard engine and ended up with a beast […]

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Video: Summit Racing Upgrades a 2018 Can-Am X3

In today’s video, our friends at Summit Racing introduce you to one of their latest project vehicles—a 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 X DS Turbo R, which underwent several exterior and […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 12): Wire, Fill and Fire!

There’s nothing in the world like firing up your project car for the first time. The thrill, the excitement, the smoke…the smoke?!  Well, hopefully not too much smoke. After seven […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 11): Wiring Up and Cooling Off

In this update we’re starting on our big wiring job and keeping that turbocharged tornado frosty with a front mount intercooler and methanol injection kit. LS-based engine swaps are popular […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 10): Plumbing for Fuel, Oil and Water

It’s time to tackle the important job of plumbing the lines for all the vital fluids that will keep Firebolt alive and well. This turbo 5.3 will need plenty of […]

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Monte Makeover (Part 6): Summit Racing Pro LS Cam Install, Exhaust Upgrade…and Dyno Test!

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission to transform his […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 9): Rear End, Driveline and Punch List Punch-Out

A couple of updates ago, you saw me load up our junkyard Ford 8.8 that was removed from a semi-cooperative 2001 Ford Explorer. I originally kicked around the idea to […]

Courtney Barber 1978 Ford Bronco - Project Road Warrior 2.0
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Video: Courtney Barber Talks Driving Her ’78 Ford Bronco to the Arctic Circle

We met Courtney Barber last year when she agreed to share her Summit Racing-sponsored 1978 Ford Bronco—dubbed Project Road Warrior 2.0—with us. Barber is known in hot rod circles for […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 8): The Turbo Arrives & Exhaust Build Begins

Back when I built Thunderbolt, my LS3 Miata, I had a very clear project plan laid out.  I wasn’t the first person to do an LS-based drivetrain conversion on a […]