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Watch a Honda-Swapped, Mid-Engine Ford Mustang Race LeMons

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This 1967 Ford Mustang Has a J-Series In Its Rear24 Hours of Lemons

The popularity of Honda engine swapping is largely owed to the commonality found across the brand's platform. From petite four-cylinder packaging to shared ECUs, some swaps are as close to plug-and-play as is mechanically reasonable, but dropping a 3.5-liter J35 V-6 from a 2004 Honda Odyssey into a 1967 Ford Mustang isn't exactly that.

That didn't stop the Dead Horse Beaters team from creating the engine-swapped monstrosity of their racing dreams, however. Starting with a shell of a 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe back in 2016, the team did some basic calculations and realized that the 240 hp J35 engine would fit almost perfectly, so long as you completely re-engineer the chassis.

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