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Marty’s epic Levorg>VA STI swap really has fired the imagination sauce for many of you rad cats out there in Internet Land. You can watch how he converted his 1.6-litre slushbox into a ridiculously awesome 2.5-litre turbo, all-wheel-drive manual 6-speed wagon that Subaru should have built here: EPISODE 1 | EPISODE 2 | EPISODE 3 |  While Marty made it look easy he’s got over 15 years’ experience swapping drivetrains between cars the manufacturers never intended to be awesome. So let’s uncover one of the great, unspoken secrets that help Marty, Mechanical Stig, Turbo Yoda and countless other legends build...

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This week we've seen the continuation of Marty and MOOG's epic Kei Truck Death Match Fight Challenge, which you can WATCH HERE, and it led to the question of what is a truck and how it differs from a ute. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is an Australian government department who classify what makes a truck, road train, B-double, and more. On their website (CLICK HERE) they classify a "truck" as a "rigid motor vehicle built mainly as a load-carrying vehicle", and from there they split truck types into the size of the load to be carried, the length of the truck and trailer,...

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The lads are chewing through the new Kei truck project (check the LATEST EPISODE HERE) and they're making excellent progress with the tiny machine. However, what if you're not so fortunate and your project car doesn't fire straight up? Any engine needs three things to run: air, fuel and spark. If your project car isn't running at all, you're likely missing either fuel or spark. If you're unsure if you've got fuel try removing the feed line and stick it far into an empty water bottle with a rag wrapped tightly around the top. Hold onto the line tight and...

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If you've watched the LATEST EPISODE (CLICK HERE) you'll see MOOG has picked up a crazy new (tiny) JDM project. While everyone froths GT-Rs, Supras, RX-7s and the well-known hero cars get the glory online, we've been blown away by the love for some lesser-known models, including the Daihatsu Midget. These tiny one- and two-seater Kei trucks are the opposite of a performance car, but they became a quirky anti-hero of Gran Turismo thanks to their tiny size and complete absense of horsepower. In short, they're loved because they're the single silliest car to take on a race track this side of...

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If you've watched THE LATEST EPISODE of MCM (CLICK HERE), you'll know exactly where this post is going. If you haven't watched it, I heartily suggest you put aside 30minutes of your day and catch up on MOOG's latest Marketplace Mistake.  As car enthusiasts we tend to see a car, get all giddy about the 4000 ways we could potentially build it, see the vision come together in our mind, and then race into a rushed purchase without thinking through all the potential ramifications or work ahead of us. We let our heart rule our head, and this can sometimes work really...

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