Engine Swaps

Engine swap

LS? Coyote? Hemi?

Pick your powerplant and we’ll make it happen. We’re specialists in modern engine swaps into classic cars - from mild to wild and oddball combos, we love making your classic better with an engine swap. We know the right parts to make it all work seamlessly and make awesome power and reliability.

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Engine swap

We do “normal” engines as well

If your original engine is shot or you’d like to get more power and performance - we can handle that. Whether it’s sourcing and swapping a crate engine - or working with our rolodex of reputable machine shops on a custom build we can handle it all.

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Tips from the Pros
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After years under cars, we've honed the best installation matched with the right parts to do the job right

It’s not just the engine silly!

Modern engine swaps are a great way to make your classic car more powerful, reliable and efficient - but along with the engine itself, we also need to modernize the transmission, fuel system, cooling system, exhaust and more. These parts add up and often surprise a customer before they even pull the trigger on a swap.

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Oddball swaps - Count us in!

Swapping from an inline 6 to a V8? No problemo! Swapping from an old 4 cylinder to a modern v8 or inline turbo 4? We got you. Our team is not only well versed in the mechanical end - but we have on staff fabricators who can make brackets, exhaust pipes, crossmembers, etc… oddball swaps are what excites us.

Can you work with old school power plants?

Totally! Flatheads are still cool… and who doesn’t like a big block with a multi-carb setup and a blower sticking out of the hood. We’ve seen it all and can handle it all.

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What's the cost?

Each job will be estimated individually, but here are some guidelines to help you budget

Cost varies depending on make and model of vehicle and performance level desired.
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for the parts

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We can - but be aware that you are paying for labor - and used parts can have issues.


We would rather spec, and purchase the parts for you. We buy in volume wholesale and can meet or beat most online pricing - and make sure you get the right stuff.


We don’t do engine machine work in house - but we do work with several reputable shops to do this work. We either have the machine shop assemble the engine - or in some cases we do the assembly in house.