Pissed Off Chevy Engine Sets Fire to Miata Drift Car
Watch this epic fail unfold, when 23 yr old Shawn Prince gets a little more than he bargained for during a miata engine swap! Shawn is building a custom drift car with a mazda miata powered by a 350 chevy small block engine. Unfortunately for Shawn, it seems the chevy engine was having no part of the deal.
Watch as things get hairy when Shawn tries to test the engine for the first time in his garage. At this point the engine was actually mounted on the subframe, and the hoist was really just keeping the engine level since he didn’t have the transmission hooked up yet.
Watch as the sparks catch fire to the small block chevy engine, and Shawn frantically tries to get it subdued. Of course, he will probably have an extinguisher closer and the gas tank further away next time, but hey, hard lessons learned seem to stick the best..
Shawn and the garage made it out of this gnarly fire ok. Shawn had 1 and 2 degree burns on his left arm as you can imagine from the video, but is back at it, trying to get this miata on the road and burning rubber. Watch the video below, and let us know what you think. Be sure to give it a ‘share’ before you go. Thanks for watching!