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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 […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 7): More Tear Down, Steering Relocation, & 8.8″ Rear End

Our first job of the day is to clear out the interior a bit which will give us room to work on a couple of upcoming jobs, like wiring this […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 5): Engine Assembly & Test-Fit Time

In past updates we freshened up this LM7 V8 by installing a mix of quality replacement parts and Summit Racing‘s Pro LS Series high performance goodies to complement our turbocharged […]

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Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 4): The Teardown

I’ve put this job off as long as I could. While this 2.4 liter automatic Tacoma’s acceleration is painfully slow, I was enjoying doing truck stuff with it. Hauling lumber, […]

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Project Firebolt Q&A: Get Background, Insight and Other Info on Tom Tharp’s Latest Project

Why did Tom Tharp of Tom’s Turbo Garage go with an LS engine instead of a Toyota 2JZ for his Project Firebolt Tacoma? Where does he get his ideas for […]

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Rutledge Wood Porsche 911 Carrera Update: MOAR Power, New Color

If you’re like us, your project cars usually up being different from what you originally envisioned. Such is the case with Rutledge Wood’s 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera. Sure, it will […]