79 280zx 302 swap happening soon
Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:42 AM
Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:40 PM
ill have photos of the 280zx today, motor and trans will be out tomorrow then i get to fab out my mounts. looks like the 302 might not happen because i picked up a 351w and trans for a steal. so far im into it about 200 total hahaha. any advice or suggestions is always appreciated, ive done several motor swaps so this isnt my first rodeo
Posted 30 August 2016 - 03:31 PM
Is this going to be streetable or just something to rip around the corn fields in?
1979 280ZX's have several possible differentials, from a 3.36 R180 to a 3.7 R200. An R180 might not last long.
Edited by NewZed, 30 August 2016 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 30 August 2016 - 06:17 PM
Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:40 PM
As I remember the 351w is a rather tall engine compared to the 302, you might have to cut a hole in the hood for the air cleaner.
The 302 will fit perfectly with very few mods and of course the best thing about the Ford engines, the distributor is on the correct end of the engine
Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:59 PM
Posted 01 September 2016 - 05:29 PM
I did a 302 into a 74 Triumph TR6, it was rocket, scary fast. The design of the suspension and steering on those cars were ancient, that was the scary part, the car just was not designed for speed. The Z is great with speed as long as you can keep the air from getting underneath. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your project.
Posted 01 September 2016 - 06:50 PM
Posted 02 September 2016 - 01:59 PM
Why autometer? Speedhut has a lot more selection of different styles of faceplates, script, needles and such. Also I think there is a group buy just getting started on this forum.
Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:46 AM
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