Honda V6 Swap
Posted 02 August 2016 - 12:40 PM
Posted 02 August 2016 - 03:01 PM
Steve, that adapter has the control arm attachment points too. I bet it wouldn't be too hard to adapt that in and get the whole Miata front suspension. They have a shock tower that is very similar to our shock tower. Having spent a good deal of time under both I think the Z tower is taller, so might be able to run a longer bodied shock or cut the Z tower out completely and make a tower that fits the Miata shock.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:32 PM
That kit or the Kmiata kit would make a very interesting start to an exocet project.
Posted 4 weeks ago
Week before track day first start up. Huge vacuum leak from the EGR passages, apparently when you flip the lower intake it opens up the passage, had to tap the plenum and put a pipe plug. The EGR will be re routed externally. A bad main EFI relay from the 200K mile parts car kept the fuel pump from running at first.
Night before the track day, drove it for the first time, no windshield or hood at 10pm (wearing goggles) (the dash wiring is easier with the windshield out). Only minor problems, a seeping brake line from where they were re-routed and a rad hose seep. The RPM Systems modded stock ECU works normal with no limp mode (big sigh of relief).
Drove 1.5 hrs to the track, did a track day and drove back, no problems. It's not an LS1 but it's still scary fast and seems to be less nose heavy than the stock setup. Wider powerband, way more torque, better gas mileage due to the VTEC. Pulls hard all the way to the rev limiter (which will take some getting used to). Haven't had time to set up an electric fan, it got up to 200F but didn't overheat in stop and go traffic up a long hill (low 90's ambient). It seems to cool a lot better maybe due to the aluminum block.
About 8 months working part time and approx $1500
Don't know if I'll ever do a kit, it would take another year or so of development. May just write up the plans and a how-to. Will do a more complete post and parts list when there's time. It's already tempting to step up to the J32 and that might be more desirable as a kit. The J30 was just chosen because of the race series the car runs. The J30's are down to $100 at some wrecking yards.
Now I have to name the thing. Datsun J30Z? Datsun 300HZ? Datsun V-TEC-Z?
I have a Honda Odyssey and a 280zx Chumpcar.....hmmmm
Do you think my wife would noticed If I swapped engines?
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