Engine Swaps & Fabrication

          Engine swaps is another TCS specialty! Whether its a late model fuel injected engine into an old vehicle, or one brand into another, TCS can handle the chore! 


          LS GM swaps include s10 pickups with 5.3 LS engine & trans using all the original computers & wiring harnesses, a Ford Granada with a 5.3 with throttle by wire,  as well as Kenny "Crash" Clinard's s10 6.0 & 4l80e combo.Heres some photos of the chassis on Calli's truck & crossmember on Kenny's. Calli's 5.3 s10truck runs mid 13s, has been on the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour (2200 miles round trip & 22mpg!) without a single problem. Kennys truck has the complete drivetrain mounted, all the sheet metal back on & brand spankin new hides all the way around for a 'Can Am' look with rubber hangin out on all four! It should be able to boil the hides at any given moment he gets the urge! I personally can't wait till the white knuckle ride in the passenger seat!


         Click on the picture below to find out more about this VW engine swap. Oh yeah, this bus belongs to James Culpepper, the drummer for Flyleaf.You may have heard of them.  They are a very popular and successful rock band that started out here in central Texas.  We finished the engine install, James got it painted, & is currently getting the interior redone, its got about twice the hp it came with, & probably got the first second gear scratch in its whole life when I test drove it!


         Fabrication is another strong point at TCS.  If there is not an available part, custom fabrication may be needed for a one of a kind application. If you have a need, we have an answer! 


     Above left is an EFI conversion we did for Darrel Gray on his Pontiac Grand Prix with a 400 block & automatic. Its equipped with a FAST XFI efi controller, custom twin in tank pumps, dyno tuned by TCS & runs high 12s with no power adders! On the right is a custom crossmember we built for John Gordey in his 93 Cobra turbo 5.0, T56 Magnum, speed shifting to mid 11s!    If you need custom fabrication, The Car Shop is the answer. We are equipped with plasma cutters, MIG & TIG welders, benders, & of course all the other fab tools  needed to make one of a kind parts. We are experienced in welding & cutting steel, stainless steel, chromoly, & aluminum. motor mounts, fuel tanks, headers, turbo tubing, crossmembers, roll bars & cages, suspensions, & solutions for manufacturing problem solver components.