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#41 Jared

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:24 AM

i plan on doing a vk swap in my 77 280z,and i would like to know how u mounted it in.i know this isnt the same car but i figure all info could help.

 

I used a poly mount for some kind of BMW from Ireland Engineering, stock locations in the Z, and built mounts to connect all that to the VK56.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:44 AM

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:45 AM

Two steps forward and one step back. I need a degree more negative camber in the RF.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:11 AM

Wow, that's a HUGE shop!


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:21 PM

Did you ever get a hood sorted out? If you did can you post pictures, I'm really interested. Thanks


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 05:47 AM

Did you ever get a hood sorted out? If you did can you post pictures, I'm really interested. Thanks

 

For the hood, I ended up going the route of modifying an OE hood. I cut out the cowled section and raised it about an inch. Right now I need to finish some welding. I will post some pics of it when it gets closer to looking like a hood again.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

Would I be able to trouble you for some clear under hood shots? I would like to use them as reference for mine, although what I've go planned is a bit different.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:52 PM

Would I be able to trouble you for some clear under hood shots? I would like to use them as reference for mine, although what I've go planned is a bit different.

 What precisely are you looking for?


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:38 AM

I was looking for shots of how close the heads come to the strut towers and how close to the firewall the engine sits. I couldn't really tell that well from the photos you have posted previously.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 05:28 PM

First real drive ever after getting some bugs worked out.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 05:33 PM

Gauges work!

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:34 PM

At idle, it sounds like any Titan with exhaust.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 03:06 PM

Cool man, keep us updated!  Those digital gauges are just too cool. I considered chopping some Lincoln digitals into my 78's pods before making my Tbird gauges work instead.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 06:45 AM

Jared have you seen anything other than dry sump or GTMotorsports for an oil pump upgrade? From what I've seen on the Titan forums and a few others the oil pump gear doesn't seem to last very long if the engine is pushed hard or the rod bearings lose pressure and spin? Any thoughts? Also there's a facebook group VK Nation you should check out/post your car on.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:23 PM

Some light throttle acceleration. Still no hood. Redneck style FTW.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

Jared have you seen anything other than dry sump or GTMotorsports for an oil pump upgrade? From what I've seen on the Titan forums and a few others the oil pump gear doesn't seem to last very long if the engine is pushed hard or the rod bearings lose pressure and spin? Any thoughts? Also there's a facebook group VK Nation you should check out/post your car on.

 

I haven't seen any upgrades other than those for the VK. I also haven't seen any oil pump failures in these engines. You don't always get the whole story on these failures over the internet, but my experience in seeing these engines every day, is the bearing failures that I've seen are in engines that were repeatedly allowed to run low on oil and/or were sludged from lack of regular oil changes. I reached out to techs I know from other dealers and only found one instance of a VK56 oil pump replacement. It was in a QX56 and due to a stuck pressure valve (not sold separately) causing too high oil pressure. My suspicion is the majority of cases you're seeing were from low oil levels, lack of maintenance, or oil pan modifications. I don't have a Facebook page or I would post there as well. Maybe I'll have the wife do it.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:29 PM

Thanks for the info, the issues I saw seemed to be from drifting with modified pans and drag racing so that's definitely inline with your experience. Thanks again!


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 02:52 PM

Thanks for the info, the issues I saw seemed to be from drifting with modified pans and drag racing so that's inline definitely inline with your experience. Thanks again!

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 02:53 PM

Hood in primer:

 

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 02:58 PM

Hood parts here:

 

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