One of the great debates among car enthusiasts is engine choice. There are some that believe an engine should remain original. Some think a motor can be upgraded or replaced with a better performing motor from within the same brand. Then there are those that live by the motto that anything goes!
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I subscribe to the idea that the only opinion that matters is the owner’s. With that being said, I appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to swap a motor and I am drawn to these creations.
A popular swap with the Honda crowd is replacing the economic engine of a Civic with the more powerful engine of anything else with a Honda or Acura badge. Similar to the muscle car method of replacing small blocks with big blocks which is widely accepted in most crowds. But what if someone puts a Ford motor in a Dodge, or a Chevy engine into an import?
The Chevrolet LS series motor has been GM’s most successful engine platform, leaving the factory in everything from the Chevrolet Corvette to Cadillac CTS-V. It’s so popular, we have seen it swapped into just about everything.