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Category Archive: MOPAR, Project Cars

One 3rd Gen Hemi, One StarQuest, Equals Greatness! Check Out This MoParty Build In The Works!

For some of our younger readers who might not have ever seen an “imported for DODGE” sticker, let’s explain: in 1970, Chrysler bought a 15% stake in Mitsubishi Motor Corporation and...

Crazy Taxi: An Update On The Turbo 4200-Swapped Checker Marathon

The guys behind Fuel Injection Sucks have been dormant for a few weeks, and not for the reason you would expect. Yeah, being in the Northeast during the pandemic isn’t ideal, for sure, but the...

The Challenger Revival, Part 16: Finishing Up The Stance And Tending To Details

The devil is in the details, you were taught as a child. It was one thing to wash the car for attention, but did you just soap and water the car, or did you actually clean the wheels, scrub off the...

Solid Bet: Beefing Up The Rear Suspension On An A-Body Pontiac For Gamblin’ Adventures

Okay, I’ll say it: I’m still amazed that Kevin is actually going through with the build of this 1968 Pontiac LeMans. The car was submerged…probably a few times. It sat abandoned...

BangShift Project Files: 1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 Preparing For An LS4 Swap

I’m old enough to remember seeing Luminas like this one everywhere. I’m young enough to not quite fully understand why everybody hated them as much as they did. So bear with me on that,...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Getting The Wheel And Rack To Talk With Borgeson Parts!

On the positive side, I’m finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the SN-95 five-lug conversion of the Great Pumpkin, our 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia. The rear axle is...

The Shop Toy, Part 1: Dusting Off A 1989 Mustang To Put Back Onto The Street

The Introduction The story of this car, from my perspective, starts with meeting the woman who is now my wife. After meeting face to face at the 2010 SEMA show, the next proper step was for me to...

BangShift Project Files: Chevron Classic – Building A Lotus 7 Kit Car For The Kid To Drive

In 1957, Colin Chapman’s ultimate form of his “simplify and add lightness” program, the Seven, started production. It worked in many different levels. It was fuel-efficient, capable...

Pre-Blown: Street Machine’s “Project Supermang” Berlina Gets It’s Baseline Run

I’ve been waiting for Scotty’s latest project to hit YouTube. The car is a Holden Berlina of the VN generation, which, at best, is the Australian form of the Buick Regal…the W-body...

The Challenger Revival, Part 14: Making The Interior A Pleasant Place To Live!

So far, Dylan McCool’s Challenger has seen suspension work at both ends, structural repairs from sitting since right about the time Ronald Regan was starting to get comfortable living in the...

Parts-Bin Special: Bringing A 1966 Mustang Convertible Together With Raided Parts

The last time we checked in with Mike from ClassicMustangs429, he had turned a Lincoln Versailles into a pile of usable parts that was destined for a project that, originally, was supposed to be for...

The Fiero Revival: Those Last-Minute Details Before Paint

Looking at a Pontiac Fiero that is without body panels reminds me of a plucked chicken before it’s prepared for cooking for some reason. It’s cool to see it taken down to the basic root...

A Brit Abroad: Rescuing A 1976 Triumph TR7 Out Of It’s 34-Year Parking Spot

Kevin and I talk quite a bit about the cars of Iowa. Namely, that most of what he runs into in his search for video content leads him to pickup trucks with flappy bedsides, Chrysler products that are...

The Barra/Granada Swap, Part Four: Time To Quit Dragging Ass!

So far, all of the attention made on the 1976 Ford Granada that Fuel Injection Sucks is swapping an Australian Barra six into has been focused on the engine swap itself. And that’s as it should...