The other night, I had an oddly specific dream.
I owned an Isuzu Bellett 1500
2-Door sport (about a 1964 model year) that had an EJ22E out of an early
Subaru Legacy swapped into it. The oddly specific part was that I had
intentionally chosen the SOHC N/A motor and mated it to an FS5R30A
5-speed transmission from a Z32. These choices were made for the sole
reason that both that engine and that gearbox
are generally considered indestructible. With just about 140hp, the
car wasn’t fast, but I literally drove it off road with the tail hanging
out incessantly and it just wouldn’t fail. Was one of the most
entertaining dreams I’ve had in a while, haha.
(Now, having worked on an Isuzu Bellett pretty extensively, I’m like 99% positive that you couldn’t shoehorn a Boxer engine into that engine bay without cutting the shock towers up completely and converting the front end from Double Wishbone to MacPherson strut. If anyone wants to give me a pile of money though, I’d be more than happy to try!)
May your dreams be filled with petrol! Or gunfights with aliens, mine generally flip flop between the two.