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Hi I'm new to this whole forum thing, but I decided I would do one to share my ls swap into my z31. I am a college student majoring in engineering and I work part time at a structural steel fabrication factory. I have been around cars, dirtbikes, drag cars and anything with a motor my whole life. Partly due to my dad being a Automotive instructor who literally eats, sleeps, and breathes cars and his father before him was also a Automotive instructor and is the same way(aka my grandpa). So I have acquired a lot of information from them and I also took my dads two year course in high school so I'm pretty efficient on general car knowledge and working on them(third in state skills USA automotive written no big deal also competed in Ford AAA state contest.). Anyways I am new to nissans I have worked on some but only newer 2000 plus models so I am extremely new to 80s nissan technology and aftermarket. I was originally looking for a junker 70's or 80's GM car to swap this engine into but the z31 was cheap and was also in decent condition. It has very little rust and the interior is clean. The car was originally a vg30e non turbo with a FS5W71C 5 speed in it. The engine's timing belt had slipped and bent some valves due to the car being an interference engine. Anyways I decided the Z31 was going to be a better platform for my 5.3 which is the motor out of my 2001 Chevy silverado. I had it because I put a new motor in my truck awhile ago. It was an engine I built myself bored it over 40 and put flat top pistons in it. Anyways so I know the last 3 years history of the 5.3 I'm putting in my z31. The engine has 240,000 miles but it still ran like a beast when I pulled it from my truck I just decided I would rebuild my daily driver motor first so it won't die on me while I am pouring all my money into this project. Being a college student this build is going to be on a tight budget.