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#1 3ryce

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:16 PM

Ok I might have misspelled vortec, anyways I was wondering if anyone had thought about swapping that engine into their z. Add a turbo to it for some extra umph may not be worth a rebuild but I do know that thos motors are fairly cheap and seem to be easily acquired. Anyone else have thoughts? I haven't really checked to see if it would actually fit into the car tho.

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#2 Zetsaz

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:22 PM

The 5.3 v8 vortec is as cheap and has more support, 



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

Ya, it does and it's nice, I like the idea of an inline six still tho. But I am unsure if I would be able to have a 5 speed with that motor.

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#4 Neverdone

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:34 PM

Sounds like bad news bears for using the Vortec 4200 in an S30.

 

http://njay240z.blog...01_archive.html

 

The engine looks to be too tall.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

Will click on the link in a second. But ya I had looked at that while looking at my mom's trailblazer.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

Good link. Glad I asked questions first. Now on to find another inline six engine

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:13 PM

If you're interested in a unique I6 swap, maybe look into the Mercedes M104? I don't know, there's a lot out there. There's at least one person I know of who finished a mercedes turbo diesel swap into his Z. 



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:56 AM

Alright will do sounds cool thanks for the ideas.

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