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Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets by Matt Cramer

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Engine Swaps

Sometimes, the original engine just can’t be modified enough to satisfy your thirst for power. The best option may be to transplant in a more potent engine, a popular mod since the days of swapping flathead V8s into Model T Fords. This choice requires a good deal of planning and research. It is also a wise idea to make this choice as soon as possible into a project to avoid spending good money on an engine you do not plan to keep. There are a few cases where you may be able to move mods from the existing engine to a new one, but this usually is not possible unless the engine is extremely similar to the original.

While an engine swap may be intimidating for a beginner, some swaps are harder than others. In some cases, you may only ...

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