1966 Nova Wagon with Twin Turbo Duramax

1966 Nova Wagon with twin turbo Duramax engine swap

Diesel engines are finding themselves in more engine swap projects recently. Here we have a 1966 Nova Wagon with a massive Duramax 6.6L V8 stuffed under the hood. The engine came out of a rolled 2006 Chevy 1-ton truck. With the engine taking up most of the room under the hood, the single factory turbo had to be replaced with two smaller Buick Grand National turbos. The owners estimate the engine is making 550 horsepower and 850 lbs-ft of torque. The Allison transmission was too big and heavy for the Nova so it was replaced with a 4L80E.

twin turbo Duramax V8 inside the 1966 Nova Wagon engine bay

Source: Diesel Power Magazine


  1. Thundertruck

    The more I look at it the more I like it; the patina on the old wagon with period luggage with just the right set of wheels and then a TT diesel. Very creative

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