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OK. Since I jokingly suggested an LS1 Z car club I feel compelled to follow this thread.

 

My car is a 1972 240Z.

 

The motor is a 2002 LS1 from a Camaro SS with 20,000 miles. It has the LS6 block. The motor is stock.

 

The transmission is a T56 6 speed from a 2001 Trans - Am WS6

 

I used the JCI (Johns Cars Inc.) install components. JCI motor mounts, A/C setup, driveshaft,fuel pump, speedo signal converter, etc.

 

I used the JTR Trans Crossmember and Air intake system.

 

I had Speartech make a custom wiring harness and reprogram the computer.

 

I have the Sanderson Headers.

 

I started on the swap in May of 2004 and hope to have it back on the road this spring but no later than August in time for the international Z Car Convention.

 

The car has coilovers on all 4 corners with eibach springs, camber plates, Tokiko 5 way adjustable inserts,strut tower bars,poly bushings, etc.

 

Brakes are soon to be upgraded along with adding a 4 point rollbar and sub frame connectors.

 

That's all I can think of for now.

 

Oh yeah, I am in Maryland near Washington, DC

 

Lets hear from the rest of you so we can have a good resource for the newbees.

 

Updates since I posted this so long ago.

 

Car is 90% or more completed. It has been on the road since August 2005 and I have driven and enjoyed it for about 10K miles.

 

Can now has a Q45 VLSD with MMS adapters, MMS 13" big Brake Kit, New NOS Dash with speedhut EL lighted stock gauges, Vintage Air AC/Heat system, Leather Recaro Seats and 16" x 7" Panasports.

 

I have had it on a dyno and it made 340RWHP and 365 RWT. I have run it down the 1/4 mile track 2 times. Both runs were tracktion limited and I ran a 12.88 at 109mph.

 

I have done 7 track days with the car and it has performed fantastic. The car is extremely reliable and also gets great fuel mileage. I got 30+ Miles per gallon on a 900 mile trip.

 

I love my LS1 powered Z car. This is the way Datsun should have made them.

 

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Beautiful cars Guys!! I guess outta pity because I'm an old guy and the fact that I've owned 3 "Z"s including a Ford 289 V8 73 240Z I built, Davy welcomed me and my little Mongrel Miata to the Forum.

 

I'm drooling over all the great "Z"s you guys have built, I guess I'll just have to be satisfied though with my little Mazda.:wink:

 

As you can see I started out with a used LS1 and later bumped up to a new crate LS2:biggrin:

 

OOpps, forgot to list my specs;

 

Total project time 3 years, just finishing

 

No Kit, one off design / fab.

 

Hella quad headlights, stailess mesh grill

Ron Davis, cross-flow radiator, dual Spal 1850 CFM fans, custom remote fill tank.

F-body accessories, GTO alternator, custom billet front engine mounts (solid)

Crate motor, 2006 Corvette LS2, solid engine mounts (block to K-member)

Fly-by-wire T/B 2005 GTO PCM, custom Corvette program, Corvette pedal

Custom built headers, relocated steering rack (power, GM to Mazda) 7/8 sway bar. Thermal sheilding, wiring & brake lines

2002 Tremec T-56, heavy duty (ZO6, Viper) no skip shift, also solid mounted, with custom shifter

Ureathane bushings throughout, KYB AGX shocks, ground control coil-overs.

MOMO Wheel, custom built Renegade seats, simpson belts, Auto-meter sport-comp II guages. Hard-dog roll-bar, leather padding.

Walbro 255 pump, all braided stainless fuel line, heat sheilded

custom Z-28 drive shaft & u-joints 750 HP capable.

Ford 8.8 SVT IRS 3:73 gears, Detroit True-trac posi.

custom built 300M axles, Mark Williams hubs, ARP ZO6 wheel studs.

Konig wheels, Toyo T1S 225/40 ZR-16

11" power discs, front & rear, EBC green stuff pads.

5/8" rear sway bar

Dual 3" super 44 Flowmasters, with 3-1/2" dual stainless tips

Entire interior was coated with 3 coats primer, 4 coats of thermal acoustic paint, under body with 4 coats also, including trunk area.

 

Thanks for your interest guys

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Beautiful cars Guys!! I guess outta pity because I'm an old guy and the fact that I've owned 3 "Z"s including a Ford 289 V8 73 240Z I built, Davy welcomed me and my little Mongrel Miata to the Forum.

 

I'm drooling over all the great "Z"s you guys have built, I guess I'll just have to be satisfied though with my little Mazda.:wink:

 

As you can see I started out with a used LS1 and later bumped up to a new crate LS2:biggrin:

 

LOL, I love you car! Little Mazada, ha!

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1. This is a 1975 280z with an LS1 and T56.

2. I used Johns car kit for motor/tranny mounts and driveshaft.

3. I used a camero ls plastic tank and pump. The motor has Patriot 205 heads, comp cams 11-424 cam (558 lift), 85 mm throttle body on a Professional Products manifold. 30lb injectors with 75lbs of pressure. MSD Blaster coils. Sanderson headers 2.5 inch into a single 3 inch.

4. I started on January1st 2009 and just finished in August 2009

5. Other mods include tokico adjustable shocks and springs. Toyota 4x4 front calipers and maxima rear disc brake setup. 2+2 brake booster. polyurethan bushings. Quaife rearend and Wolf Racing cv halfshafts. also bigger swaybars.

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Almost there…

’97 BMW M-3 sedan, Daily driver.

LSx M3 build thread...

 

LM7 w/ported heads, ’00 Vette cam, LS6 springs, LS1 intake, WOLF V-500 Engine management, T-56 trans.

 

After the initial bugs get worked out, will be building mild 6.0L, seriously considering the single plane crank in the 6.0L block.

Flat crank thread.

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Almost there…

’97 BMW M-3 sedan, Daily driver.

LSx M3 build thread...

 

LM7 w/ported heads, ’00 Vette cam, LS6 springs, LS1 intake, WOLF V-500 Engine management, T-56 trans.

 

After the initial bugs get worked out, will be building mild 6.0L, seriously considering the single plane crank in the 6.0L block.

Flat crank thread.

 

 

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Paul,

Love the "16 Valve" emblem. Very true.

Mike

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1. 1986 RX7 -- 2000 LM7 with LS1 intake, oil pan, accessories, LS6 cam, 160# injectors, T-6 76mm turbo

2. Powerglide with brake and 4500 stall converter

3. Granny's engine mount kit, deleted power steering and AC.

4. Twin walbro 255 pumps and Megasquirt ECU

5. Started June of 2007, Finished September 2008 (need a new turbo right now)

6. Ford 8.8 rear mounted with Granny's torque arm kit and watts link.

 

Link to build thread:

 

http://forums.hybridz.org/showthread.php?t=127466

 

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My car has been running for a couple of months but just had some body/paint work done....In advance like to thank every member, this by far was the most useful site and i am still learning new things everyday.

 

1978 Datsun 280z

2003 corvette LS6

Heads/Cam/Fast 90/90

Crane Gold Valvetrain

Speartech Harness

Trans am Fuel tank

T56 from LS1 Trans am / PRO 5.0 Shifter

Johns car Mounts

Made my own Sub frame Connectors

Sanderson Headers

Exhaust by Kinneys muffler shop Euless,TX

Stock suspension for now

Tuned by RPM in Lewisville, TX

Car made 422/393 2 days ago...I love it

 

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77 280z

1. 2005 5.3 L33 93k, electric corvette throttle body, ls1 intake,

2. 2002 camaro built t56, stage 1 clutch, chromoly 15lb flywheel

3. jci all the way

4. electric throttle body clears the truck water pump outlet, 300lph inline fed from stock tank, aftermarket 3 row stock aluminium radiator, 3" single exhaust with cutout for fun, SSP wiring with drive by wire setup and 411 ecm, more to come

5. Aug 09 til hopefully before the end of this year

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Getting close to start up !!!

1. 2002 WS6 Trans AM LS1 with some ZO6 stuff :)

2. 4L60E

3. Mounted with JCI kit.

4. Walbro fuel pump, steel braided and stainless steel hard lines.

5. Started Feb. 2007 -

6. Speartech re-work pcm and custom harness. JTR radiator, intake ducting, (Sanderson headers) vent tube. Street and Performance 11:00 alternator only accessory mount. B & M Quicksilver stickshift, Flex-a-Lite Mojave heater/defroster, Longacre 3 toggle pushbutton starter panel, Corbeau seats, Autopower roll-bar, TCI diveshaft loop, Kwikwire 8 circuit electric harness, Ron Francis Closed Loop Ground kit, Tokico suspension and MSA complete bushing kit, Industrial heat and sound mat from Mc-Master Carr, Autometer electric guages, Patriot sidepipes, BAMF ZG flares (still in the Box), Boze wheels (Still in the box). Need to finish wiring, get brakes, get tires and install ZG flares and do bodywork and paint.

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1.) LS1 - 2002 Camaro SS

2.) T56 - 2002 Camaro SS

3.) Engine and Tranny- Johns Cars kit (developed on my Dad's car -

Phantom)

Accessories - Custom braketry by Grenade300 for Alt and tensioner

Rear end - Modern Motorsports

4.) 16 gal summit racing fuel cell, Aeromotive Fuel Regulator and Pump, Fast

fuel rails, 8an fuel lines, 6an return line, 2 fast fuel filters

5.) Started a couple years ago by Grenade300 (see sticky on how to install

LS1) -----Purchased by me yesterday! :mrgreen:

6.) JDM R230 from a '91 300zxTT

CV's, 17x9 front and 17x9.5 RBR's

Autometer Gauges (Tach, Speedo, Fuel, Voltmeter, Fuel Pressure)

Eibach Lowering springs

Headers - JCI

Exhaust- True Dual 2.5" Stainless Mig welded with Borla Mufflers

MSA flares

Pro5 shifter

JTR Aluminum Radiator

7.) NEW CATEGORY -GOALS

Fix/replace unbalanced drive shaft

Disk Brakes - AZC?

Adjustable Racing Suspension - AZC?

Interior - Carpet, sound deadening matl, panels, Seats (coming next

Wed),

Exterior - MSA valance, Paint,

Engine - bolt-ons and tune for motor - target 450hp (intake, port

polish, Roller rockers, springs, pin the crank, mild cam shaft)

 

NOTICED THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 OTHERS GUYS POSTED HERE THAT ARE ALSO IN THE DFW AREA - LETS GET TOGETHER...

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I accept with information: Motor is '05 GTO LS2, had 3509 miles on it.

Tranny is T56 from said GTO

Used JCI kit, also fan, AC kit, and drive shaft. JTR radiator, and Sanderson headers.

ECU programmed by Diablo Sport and use their tuner. B&M shifter now with my own shift lever with custom knob. Just last night welded in BAD DOG frame rails. R200 clsd on the bench right now installing new R&P, bearings, and seals. Tockico adjustable shocks, and springs.

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In progress (LS2 engine swap)

1973 240z

2005 GTO LS2 (4044 miles)

T56 Six speed transmission

B&M Short Shifter

JCI's Engine & Transmission Kit

JCI's Sandersons short hugger headers

R200 diff

3.9 gears with Torsen Gleason limited slip

280z Stub axles,

Modern Motorsports CV adapters,

CV Joints with 280z Half Shafts

Front Suspension shortened 1.5", powder coated red

Koni adjustable shocks

8" coil overs with 250 lb springs

Toyota 4x4 calipers, 300zx vented rotors

Adjustable lower control arms

Adjustable Tie Rods

AZ Front Camber plates

7/8" Front sway bar

Rear Suspension shortened 2", powder coated red

Tokico illumina 5 2ay shocks

8" coil overs with 225 lb springs

Modern Motorsports disk brake adapters

240 sx rear calipers, 280 zx rotors

Modern Motorsports Adjustable rear control arms

3/4" rear sway bar

Wheels Enki 16x7.5" -20 offset

225x45x16 Yokohama V710 tires

 

Replaced frame rails with 2x3" boxed steel, extended the frame rails from the front to the rear suspension.

 

Still need to add rear camber plates, finish painting the engine bay. I have already dry fitted in the LS2 and transmission. Hope to have it on the road this summer!

 

I love reading everyone's builds and love the creative ideas people come up with, some of thes I hope to implement on my car.

 

I call him Frank short for Frankenstein.

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Well think i can join club at last been long time coming but just did first motorsport event with car so think i can claim it 99% finished

 

car is 71 240z

engine and gearbox are from 98 commodore hsv clubsport r8 or Gto as you know them in states ls1 with t56 6 speed with 70,000 km

started install in april 2005 got engine running june 2008

used jci install kit made up gearbox cross member myself say as jtr specs

Used jtr radiator

used jtr header on left hand side as its rhd car had to make my own right hand side header running twin 2.5" exhaust into single muffler at rear

had std computers securites burnt off and tuned mafless raised rev limit to 6800 and had mild tune done on computer

Had guy modify std wiring loom adding wires i needed to connect along with identifying wires for gauges

Had tail shaft made up to suit

fitted internal walbro fuel pump into tank

Fitted r200 lsd from dr30 skyline

28 spline stud axles along with 300zx cv axles

went bit crazy with arizona zcar buying there camber plates,coil over its ,lower front suspension control arms, diff moustache bar , alloy rear suspension hangers and bump steer knuckles usd modern motorsport rear control arms along with bilstein struts

plus i sectioned 45 mmm from struts along jtr idea using vw rabbit struts in front and old fronts in rear

 

ow and just love the power of the ls1 is just amazing so happy i went with the ls1

thats all i can think of now

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1. Year of motor/mods

 

2004 LS1 GTO / headers daft in..coils msd,tb big, maf vette,intake..predator..

 

2. Tranny

clutch RAM hd. aluminium flywheel,T56 , rear end 300zztt R230 custom shaft, 3;69..

 

3. Kit used or explanation of your custom mounts.

daft motor mount ,transmition cylinder clutch, line steering ...headers.

 

4. Any special accessories or parts needed for the swap, including fuel, wiring, etc.

wiring current performance stand..filter vette..cooling system cxracing radiator..

 

5. Date you started on the project, date finished 2009..2010..in progress stroker383 blower 112 magic..

 

6. Other car mods (suspension, brakes, etc.)

coilover megan racing, brakes 300z calipers 4 piston front 2 piston rear..disc front 13" brembo, pads hawks..

 

 

Optional:

Pictures and miscellaneous info!

 

saludos, desde Caracas Vzla.

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Please include:

 

1. Year of motor/mods

2. Tranny

3. Kit used or explanation of your custom mounts.

4. Any special accessories or parts needed for the swap, including fuel, wiring, etc.

5. Date you started on the project, date finished

6. Other car mods (suspension, brakes, etc.)

 

Optional:

Pictures and miscellaneous info!

 

 

83 280zx turbo

2000 ls 1 stock

6 spd. trans.

i fab. all mounts . using nissan oe motor mounts

got it done in 6 weekends . running and street legal last month .

had to lower the front 1.5 in , lost a lot of weight , and 1 in. rear

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Well think i can join club at last been long time coming but just did first motorsport event with car so think i can claim it 99% finished

 

car is 71 240z..........................................

 

Pics? Particularly of the right side headers/steering area. I'm looking at converting my 280ZX which would have similar problems I guess.

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Just starting project... Just got car this weekend 78 280z "ZeD"

 

 

1 LM7 5300 v8 Turbocharged Nitrous injected

2 4L80 or 85e

3 will do all custom mounts/welding/fab in garage at home

4 Not sure yet

5 Start now-Finish never

6 4 piston calipers, ordered already- cv axles and lsd in r200 for sure- full cage will be required with 700-800hp on the bottle- 5-3/8" spoiler

rear- simple chin spoiler in front- 16" rewinds and zg flares on silver paint. No bumpers cuz I dig that on these lol

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1. 91 240sx 07 Corvette LS2 360whp/390tq

2. 02 Camaro t56

3. Fab'd my own mounts

4. Nothing to special about it. pretty easy swap

5. Started some time in the summer and got it doing burnouts at the end of summer.

6. J30 Diff, HKS Hypermax coilovers.

 

Just out of the shop:

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hey guys

well I joined the team of the 350 swaps, but sorted cheated, I bought it that way, It is a 78 280z, with a 96 corvette motor (LT1) with the vette trannie, then it has a LSD rear end. Not sure on a lot of the specs as I just bought it and am having the interior professially done. It has a fuel cell installed and dual flowmaster exshast.To stop her , it has disk brakes off a 350 Z. Bought it from a fellower Zer who is going throu a divorce. When I can find more info I will post at that time. I can't wait till sumer to take her out on a run.

Later bob

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