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#1 Modify.It

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:54 AM

Currently working on my first project car; a 1993 Nissan 300zx Z32. The car came as an NA 2+2 shell, so instead of rebuilding the measly VG30DE, I decided to swap in an LS series engine.

 

Parts list is as follows

 

 

300zx LS swap

 

LM7 5.3L Engine- $500- BOUGHT

 

LOJ Swap kit- $2,700

My total- $435

 

 

Mounting

 

Custom trans bracket

 

Custom shifter bracket

 

Custom alternator bracket

 

Custom accessory bracket

 

Cut/balanced driveshaft- Universal Automotive- $85

http://www.universalautomotiveconcordnc.com/index.html

 

 

Accessories

 

ACDelco F body water pump- $100

 

Fluids

 

JEGS oil pan- $170

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/50228/10002/-1

 

JEGS oil pickup- $40

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/50247/10002/-1

 

Griffin Radiator PN 1-25241-X- $180

Ebay

 

GM oil filler neck PN 12570623- $10

http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-12570623-Oil-Filler-Tube/dp/B00GV8O6I2

 

ACDelco fuel cap PN FC208- $10

http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-FC208-Original-Equipment-Engine/dp/B000C9TTJM/ref=pd_bxgy_263_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1XZWE2S8NQKEGFR24B88

 

 

Electrical

 

Stock wiring harness with PCM reflash

 

Battery

 

AC Delco spark plugs PN 41-110- $40

Ebay

 

Coolant temp sensor ACDelco- $20

Ebay

 

 

Exhaust

 

Trailblazer SS manifolds- $150

 

Custom header-back exhaust

 

Misc.

 

Hose clamps

 

Fuel, oil, coolant, and vacuum lines.

 

Wire, connectors, electrical tape

 

Power/rebuild

 

Stock (LS1, LS6, 6.0L) camshaft- $140

 

Machine work- $100

 

Cam bore bearings (waiting on sizing)- $40

 

Clutch fork boot- $15

https://conceptzperformance.com/nissan-oem-300zx-fork-boot-z32-30542-31g10_p_1936.php

 

Input shaft seal- $10

https://conceptzperformance.com/nissan-oem-300zx-manual-transmission-seal-front-input-shaft-z32-32114-y4000_p_2574.php

 

Rear output shaft seal- $15

https://conceptzperformance.com/nissan-oem-300zx-rear-transmission-output-driveshaft-input-seal-90-96-z32-32136-01g10_p_2375.php

 

Remaining- $1,090

 

 

 

Purchased

 

Victor Reinz gasket kit- $130- BOUGHT

Ebay

 

ARC switch panel- $55- BOUGHT

 

EZ wiring standalone chassis wiring harness- $200- BOUGHT

*May require additional circuits, switches

 

ACT 6 puck clutch/pressure plate- $200 BOUGHT

*May not work with adapter plate/flywheel

 

Speed Engineering motor mounts- $80- BOUGHT

 

Custom adapter with lightweight flywheel- $100- BOUGHT

*Still need to repair, balance, and re-make

 

F-body harmonic balancer- $60- BOUGHT

 

Spent- $825

 

 

The order of things

 

Machine work $100

Cam bearings- $40

LS1 camshaft- $140

Build adapter plate

AC Delco spark plugs PN 41-110- $40

Trailblazer SS manifolds- $150

Jegs oil pickup- $40

Jegs oil pan- $170

Coolant temp sensor- $20

Weld motor mounts

Mount engine

Transmission seals, clutch fork boot, sensors

Transmission mount

Shifter linkage

Driveshaft shortening- $85

Alternator bracket

Accessory bracket

F body water pump- $100

Accessory belt- $20

Griffin radiator- $180

GM oil filler neck-$10

ACDelco oil cap- $10

Oil

Battery- $200

Front brake rebuild- $50

Stoptech brake lines- $130

Wiring

Tune

Start car

 

 

Subsitutions

 

LS6 camshaft- $160

 

Scram Speed alternator bracket/Gm LS1 bracket- $140
*Uses truck accessories

 

Dayco Serpentine belt PN 5060685

*If using truck accessories

 

Goodyear Serpentine belt PN 4060695

*If using LS1 idler pulley

 

Corvette water pump PN 252-781- $100*

 

Corvette harmonic balancer-$150*

*These are only to be used in conjunction with each other, if truck accessories cannot be utilized.

 

Victor Reinz valve cover gaskets PN 695-VS50250 - $30

Ebay

 

Victor Reinz MLS head gaskets-$40x2= $80

http://www.jegs.com/i/Clevite/695/54441/10002/-1

 

Fel-Pro MLS intake manifold gaskets- $60

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fel-ms98016t/overview/make/chevrolet

 

WIX 24766 Oil filter base- $40

http://www.amazon.com/Wix-24766-Filter-Mounting-Base/dp/B000CSIO1C

OR

Speedway Motors 720-1029 Oil filter base- $20

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Single-Remote-Oil-Filter-Bracket-Vertical-Outlet-13-16-16-Thread,31462.html

 

NA clutch/pressure plate

 

Moroso LS oil pan PN 20140- $240 requires notching of tabs on subframe

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOR-20140

 

Moroso oil pickup PN 24050- $50,

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-24050

 

Moroso 93152 oil pan gasket- $40

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-93152

 

Chevy windage tray PN NAL-12558253- $30, requires modification

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/nal-12558253

 

Vibrant 90 degree reinforced silicone elbow- $75

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vpe-2748/overview/

 

K&N Air filter- $60

 

Warlbro 255lph fuel pump- $75

Ebay

 

CX racing V mount radiator kit with 2 12” fans- $350

http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CXR&Product_Code=KIT-RAD-LS-Z32-RAD016&Category_Code=300ZX

 

Stock LS wiring harness with PCM reflash from HP Tuners- $250 with new PCM

http://www.wiringspecialties.com/prlsxtoz3230.html

 

 

Resources

 

3V performance machine shop

http://3vperformance.net/

 

LS6 cam spring guide

Yellow= 02-04 ls6, 05-07 ls2, good for .551 lift..... Blue= 01 ls6 good for .525 lift.

 

JShull's LQ4 swap

http://www.tennspeed.net/forums/showthread.php?t=16532

 

Vode An’s single turbo LM4 swap

http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/109763-ls-powered-single-turbo-300zx-z32/

 

LS how-to

http://ls1howto.com/

 

LOJ’s R&D

http://www.300zxclub.com/showthread.php?t=219340

 

LSX differences

http://www.nookandtranny.com/Info_LSx.html

 

LT1 swap wiring

http://lt1swap.com/

 

Track 300zx build

http://community.rat...-300zx-project/

 

Alternator relocation

http://www.kwikperf.com/lsx_alt_ps.html

 

General LS swap

http://www.dragzine....ide-the-basics/

 

300zx hard data

http://www.twinturbo.net/nissan/300zx/FAQ/stats/mtjune91.html

 

LS engine component specs

http://www.smokemup.com/tech/ls1.php

 

Camshaft basics

http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/0607phr-camshaft-basics/

 

Camshaft overlap calculator

http://www.wallaceracing.com/overlap-calc.php

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#2 1969honda

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:40 AM

I'm in, nice task list and layout. Keep us updated, oh and pics or it doesn't exist

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:31 PM

Couple of pictures of when I first saw it.. including the *aghem* VG30DE.

 

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And after I got it home and cleaned it up.

 

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As it sits now, working on shaving the engine bay. There was a lot in between getting it home and getting to this point, but that's for another time and place.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:27 PM

Sanded down some bondo, grinded down some welds, and laid down a light coat of primer on the passenger side this weekend.

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:15 PM

Great start


Father to tooquick260, part time mechanic and co-driver.

Our build since 2012, never ending but soon to be a master piece.
http://forums.hybrid...echnotoytuning/

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:44 PM

interesting build. more power to you



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:01 AM

Got some more body work done to the engine bay this weekend. A few more skim coats of bondo, sanding, and primer, and we should be ready to paint.

 

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In more exciting news, I finally got a good donor motor for the LS transplant. We pulled a 5.3L iron block LM7 out of a 2000 Suburban 1500 and tore it down last night to investigate. Seems like a pretty healthy motor with good compression, but was obviously abused judging  by the caked up oil in the cylinder heads. In the coming weeks the motor will be completely stripped and put through a parts washer before checking all measurements and putting it back together with new seals and hardware. 

 

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 12:23 PM

Buddy started cleaning up the heads for me this week. Looking much better now. I also ordered my EZ wiring 21 circuit chassis harness, hot rod motor mounts, and an ARC switch panel today with my tax return.

 

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:24 PM

Keep at it! hope your making more progress then me :3



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 07:42 PM

Disassembled the rotating assembly and numbered the pistons for later. Found out the engine had a spun cam bearing and destroyed the cam, so hopefully sending the block off this week or next to get line bored and hot tanked. Then time to buy more parts. For now, just doing more research into the engine build.

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:24 AM

Won an auction for an adapter plate, lightweight xtd flywheel, and clutch/pressure plate on ebay yesterday all for $100 shipped. Adapter plate is homemade so we'll see how it works out. Either way, it was a steal! Still plan on using the ACT clutch/pressure plate if it'll work. Welded engine mounts and custom bracketry should allow correct placement of the engine and transmission. This brings the cost of my swap down another $500, so that's exciting. Next purchases after machine work should be an LS6 cam and yellow springs to wake up the motor, then new MLS gaskets, water pump, and oil pump.



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 03:30 PM

Put a couple color coats on the engine bay and front bumper. Starting to look good.

 

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 06:12 AM

Quick picture of the flywheel and adapter plate. Some of the bolt holes in the flywheel leave a pretty thin wall, so those are getting TIG welded and balanced before install. Adapter plate is pretty sketchy, so we're going to re-make that entirely.

 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 08:36 AM

Long time without posting. Updates...

 

Finished painting and clear coating the engine bay. Looking pretty good, but while installing the driver's side coilover, the paint chipped off around the rear tophat bolt. That'll need to be touched up. Front subframe is installed now, but need to find one of the brackets for the swaybar.

Cleaned out the brake master cylinder and reassembled, painted the brake booster, and installed.

Found out the block we had could not be machined to fix the spun cam bearing, so I had a new GM block shipped to me courtesy of Summit Racing. Cleaned it all off and installed the rotating assembly, torqued everything down, and spec'd out all of the bearings. Used new Victor Reinz gaskets on the top end, and FelPro gaskets on the bottom end. Installed a lightly used LS1 cam with new LS6 springs. Going to pick up some new lifters and install some LS1 pushrods hopefully this weekend. 
Just ordered a new GM camshaft sprocket, as well as a GM timing chain. Hopefully we can install that soon, and pick up a few more parts before test fitting the engine with whatever oil pan we end up using.

 

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