Nissan Skyline motor in a Mustang ?
Its crazy, its wrong. Why ?
Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. I was brought into this project to lend what I knew about the RB26. It was my first time ever working on an RB26 not in a Skyline GT-R. Working for the movie industry was interesting.
The first time Toshi called me to ask for an RB25 transmission, when he told me it was for a Mustang, I laughed out loud for a while. Eventually I got the call, and came in to help out with making it all work. At first they were mocking up an engine from a Fast and Furious 2 R34 GT-R. I let them know that a better idea was to buy an engine, put the R34 back together, and I would help to make it all work.
When we went to look at the car, I decided that a single turbo would be best, and I wanted to put it way up in front, I wanted it to be very visible. It had to have kind of a bit of pop, without being too crazy. As it was a drift car, the turbo is just something pretty simple. I should probably remember what that was, but it wasn't anything big. The stock engine, got a polished plenum, a GReddy exhaust manifold, and not much else of anything. Stock injectors, RB25 oil pan. Turbonetics turbo, Spearco Intercooler. Engine management was an AEM 1621U with a MAP sensor. Wiring harness was pared down to get rid of the junk, help hide it in the engine compartment, and help make it work in the Mustang.
Valve cover painted body color. It was thought it didn't go with the movie