King Of The Bogans! Z32 V8 Swap

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Chrispy, Jun 9, 2008.

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  1. heavytrevy

    heavytrevy "Hammer time "

    Looks really good mate :) have u fabbed everything up you need to fit the motor and box ?

  2. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

    Fantastic to see Chris!!! You're really starting to see the fruits of your labour now mate. hopefully you're on the home stretch. Congradulations.

    .... but pleeeease try to get some footage of it starting up atm. :)
  3. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    No, was going to get it in position with the gearbox bolted to the car and have a good think about how I want to do the mounts.

    Benny, no vids until the mounts and sump are done :)
  4. MAX

    MAX Ex Zedder

    I bet you got that warm fuzzy feeling when you could see some progress. Jelous I am. But I still have my heart set on a S/C.:D
  5. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    good stuff chris...whats next...custom sump? engine mounts?
  6. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Got the engine and gearbox in today. Did it in one hit, better than trying to get the gearbox back together under the car.



    Throttle cable just worked, that was easy :p

    The engine comes quite close to the clutch master, had to remove the coilpack cover, will have to trim it before it goes back on. Just glad I didn't have to move it!


    Heaps of room :eek:


    Room for the rad, but not the fan:p We'll see how the thermo goes on the front.

    Doesn't stick out too far :D

    Here is my idea for the mounts, makes perfect sense in my head :p

  7. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

    If its any use M8, I cut all my "plates" out of stiff cardboard, punched the holes and "bolted" them all on.

    Then I set about with more cardy and a pair of scissors and cut the rest of the plates to shape and accurately fitted them stickytaped into position.

    Makes simple templates.

  8. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

    .... great progress, chrispy ... looking great .... !!!!

    .... finland for february .. back to uni in march ... mmmmmmmm .....
  9. Cam

    Cam ****

    Fits just like a VG :thumbup: Good work Chrispy.
  10. scooba84

    scooba84 Brassier Inspector

    Nice work mate. Did you use high tensile rod for your studs? That looks like the normal stuff.
  11. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    It is normal stuff :eek: It's in shear, she'll be right :p
  12. scooba84

    scooba84 Brassier Inspector

    Not as strong in shear remember! 0.58 X tensile yield. But it will prob be ok:)
  13. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Pah, heaps!
  14. scooba84

    scooba84 Brassier Inspector

    Nice technical rebuttal!!:D:D:D
  15. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Oh yeah, my giant turbo doesn't fit anywhere useful :(

    It'll fit where the batt was but no room for the cold side pipework and limited room for the wastegate. :(

    Same problem where the washer bottle in a 2+2 sits :(

    No chance in fitting where the air con comp was :(

    Looks like a couple of smallish T3's will fit though :D
  16. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    :rolleyes: twin turbo....sounds like a familiar idea :bash::bash::bash:should have done it in the first place lol...reckon you will get your money back on the big single mate?
  17. Cam

    Cam ****

    Get the grinder out and make room. :D
    I reckon twin would be easier to get under there though.
    Get a custom plenum with twin throttles and lower mounted so you can keep it a secret under there. ;)
  18. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Maybe... but it's not as impressive. I'll probably keep the blender, chuck it on a skyline or something.

    Nah, bonnet scoop FTW!
  19. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    you wanted a faster daily didnt you.....well lol :D
  20. Cam

    Cam ****

    What about neatly cutting the right shape out of the bonnet so when its down, the plenum just sticks through. maybe even polish it ;)
    I don't know what the legalities are on that but it'd look alright. :biggrin:
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