Pretty deep into my VQ35HR swap into my 240Z track car.
1973 240Z, race only, VQ35HR with trimmed harness and Orisis already installed, so I just have the engine computer, FBW pedal and no other boxes.
Using the McKinney mounts.
Some questions / comments:
- I've trimmed the front cross member and original mount pedestals. I am using spacers provided by McKinney also.
I have the motor about as far forward as I can get it to leave plenty of room at the firewall. There is really only about 1/2" forward or back it could possibly go?
- The spacers effectively move the motor mounts in and out from the engine and thereby tend to raise / lower the engine. I have one spacer on each side and only about 3/8' clearance from alternator to frame rail and 1/4" clearance from the steering rack u-joint to the lower pan. The steering shaft just touches the mount so I will trim that mount a bit. Guess that's about where it will end up?
I have stand-alone gauges for oil and water temp and pressure, guessing I will need to add additional sensors to the motor and just let the stock sensors feed data to the ECU which I suppose it will want regardless?Answered below. Turbo-Toys supplied the trimmed harness from a vendor in Florida and it has 4 exposed wires: +12v, Ground, Fuel Pump and Starter. I guess I need to figure out what the "Starter" and "Fuel Pump" wires do? One is trigger to starter and the fuel pump is output for the pump? or a signal to the pump relay?Answered below
I'll try to get some pics up today.
Edited by duragg, 10 November 2015 - 09:08 AM.