Drag racing has become home to all types of platforms and configurations, and mixing and matching has become the norm. Almost gone are the reactions in the early days of engine brand swaps when your buddies would disown you for dropping a small block Chevy in your Fox body. Nowadays, so many hardcore
enthusiasts are in on it, swapping brands with engines, bodies, transmissions, rearends, you name it!
The Nissan 240 SX to the import world is typically a drifting platform known for sliding controllably through turns, however, Chris Becker saw things differently with his 1994 240 and went for the swap!
Chris followed his dad around the drag racing world as a youngster, watching and tinkering with him while building cars in their garage. That set the stage for him when he finally got a project of his own. Thinking differently, Chris sought out to find a 240 because he liked the body lines and, of course, it was a rare sight at the drag strip. A Nissan 240 comes with a four-cylinder engine backed by a five-speed transmission from the factory and Becker knew that with his vision for the car, everything would have to change, so the entire powertrain was scrapped.
With the GM LS platform becoming one of the most popular swaps for power versus budget, Chris went all in and for 2021 upped the ante even more. He originally built a 410 LS with twin 62mm turbos but the new heart for the 240, built by TKM, started with a half-filled 6.0L factory GM block. A Callies crank spins Manley rods with custom TKM pistons and their Black Sheep cam. Trick Flow heads were massaged and oversized Manley valves were added with PAC springs, and for mating block and head surfaces, a half-inch head stud conversion ensures a less likely chance of a separation at big boost….Watch the video here. READ THE REST OF THE STORY ..Click on the image below…