Z32 Anyone completed an LS1 swap here in AUS?

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  1. Ns-Zed

    Ns-Zed Member

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    Hi guys. Have anyone done this swap in Aus? I'd be keen to chat as I am considering the swap, but a turbo version.
     
  2. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    You'd want to have a talk to Ztoy then. Doing exactly that.
     
  3. Woo05h

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    Hi mate...
    I've done one recently fits in very well ... not too hard to do. Castlemaine rod shop makes a mounting kit.
     

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  4. Ns-Zed

    Ns-Zed Member

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    Thanks guys.
    Woo05H, did you use the the TT gearbox and get an adapter kit?
    Also did you retain the LS1 accessories?
     
  5. Woo05h

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    I used the t56 6 speed with mine .
    I used all the ls1 accessories... I put a under driven pully kit on the ls1 and a flow restrictor in the power steering pump to match the z32 rack...

    I had a custom tailshaft made up to suit..
    I used a r230 rear end.. the 3.69 ratio goes very well with the ls1 with the 6 speed box...

    I never installed the a.c. in mine as mine's a dedicated drift car.

    It's not a overly hard conversion to do..
     
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  6. Ns-Zed

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    Great info, thank you. Now to find a cheap car to get started
     
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  7. pmac

    pmac Z,, IT'S COMPLICATED!!!!!

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    Hi NS-Zed & Woo05H,
    I'm part way through mine, using an L77 6.0L with T6060. All LS accessories. Fabing all my own mounts etc.
    I just started a Facebook page for anyone interested a RHD LS swap. plenty of info on the LHD setup.
    https://www.facebook.com/ZcarRHDswap/ Not much there yet but join if you like.
     
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  8. Scott Cason

    Scott Cason New Member

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    Yes, there must have been a number of people who’ve done this in Australia as There’s been three LS swapped 300ZXs for sale on Gumtree lately. A red one in WA, and two white ones on the east coast (maybe Vic and NSW?). Only one is still listed - white one, cloth interior, automatic transmission, Castleman Rod Shop conversion kit and engineered.
     
  9. pmac

    pmac Z,, IT'S COMPLICATED!!!!!

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    What did you do for your clutch master cyliner? where it hits the RH head?
     
  10. Woo05h

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    Hey mate,

    I used a compact wilwood mastercyclder you need a larger bore one anyway for the t56 slave cyclinder.

    I just made a adapter plate for mounting it.

    Because the wilwood cyclinder it's also shorter it doesn't hit , however you need to relocate the rear coil pack and remove one mounting lug off the rocker cover....

    Some people on ls into s chassis notch the rocker cover.

    I'll post you up some photos in about a hour or so
     
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    Here you go mate
     

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  12. 97 fairlady z

    97 fairlady z New Member

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    Im not from Australia but I have an LS2 in my JDM 300zx, might be able to answer some questions
     

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