(Some, or all, of the title description is a lie btw...) The other week we saw a load of random shit on eBay, was cheap, and cool, but had fuck all use or reason for it, not to mention it was totally unknown stuff in totally unknown condition. Then I thought fuck it, and we went and bought it all for £500. It was a 33 year old V8, a transmission, half of a prop, some manifolds, some fuel shit, some electrical shit, a turbo, and various other things, mostly dirt and cobwebs. It was removed from a 1970s Jaguar XJ Coupe, and the thing is, we didn't have a car to put it in, or a reason to put it in one. So we measured various points on the engine and then I wondered around the scrapyard for an hour with a tape measure measuring anything with a subframe made for an engine with a rear hump sump. Fair few contenders that it looked like it might fit, Carltons/Senators/Omegas, E36/46, and Volvo 240s, but we chose a 940, purely as it was biggest enginebay, so likely to be the least work. £500 later and I had an immaculate, taxed and tested, Volvo 940 2.3 turbo, complete with electric leather heated seats and shit. My mate was confident he could get it all in there no prob, so he took the 2.3 turbo engine out... Stared at them both for a bit... Offered the engine up, made some mounts, and put it in... He then adapted the two props and made them one... We needed an exhaust, but tbh there wasn't loads of room for one, well there was, but it seemed like a ballache to me, so I got a load of old 3in stainless from the shed, cut it up, and went route one, straight out the front wing.. Plumbed the PAS, radiator, etc etc in, fitted a suitable fuel pressure reg, and that was that. Rev counter hasn't turned up yet, haven't checked boost (though it's v.v.low), and we set carb up so far purely by God's will (ie, yeah it sounds 'ok' and not 'too much' black smoke), so not pushed it hard yet, but here's a vid of it's first start n drive earlier... Taken about a weeks work and £1000 quid in parts (inc buying the car) And yes, we welded the diff too.