Turbo Toyota Powered ’31 Ford Model A

Turbo Toyota 2JZ 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod

Brandon DeJesus rolls a ’31 Ford Model A rat rod, but it may not be what you’re expecting — it’s powered by Toyota’s 2JZ-GTE power plant — an inline-six-cylinder engine that is sooo ready to make staggering amounts of horsepower that, more than two decades after its introduction, professional motorsports teams of all kinds still seek out these early ’90s 3.0L engines.

GT42 Turbocharged Toyota 2JZ Powered 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod

 

Love it or hate it, very few production engines before or since are capable of the insane horsepower that the 2JZ-GTE is good for with so few modifications.

GT42 Turbocharged Toyota 2JZ Powered 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod

Brandon mated the 2J with a stock 5 speed Toyota transmission. The ride is bagged in all four corners and is right hand drive.


Turbo Toyota Powered ’31 Ford Model A Walk-Around

 

Turbo Toyota Powered ’31 Ford Model A Running Walk-Around

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