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maichor, February 16, 2005 in Gen III & IV Chevy V8Z Tech Board
510 rwhp 490 t @ 9 psi
1976 280Z Coupe
Now itâ€™s going to be a rush to get the rest fixed up and redo interior, dash, paint/body work competed but at least itâ€™s alive!!
Pictures are on my flickr account in my signature (hope to have a build thread soon to show it off with part numbers and future plans). Couldnâ€™t have done it without the help of all the guys on this site (Thanks) and the loads of info I pulled out of here! Time slips soon to followâ€¦
1982 280zx started as a stock ls1 swap, now it has a brand new lq4 with forged flat top pistons, 233/236 cam dual springs and hardened pushrods, ls1 241 ported heads. t56 6 speed trans with monster stage 3 clutch. r200 limited slip with 373 gears. Rota 17in wheels with 275 nt05r drag radials.
I'm so glad to see more LS S130 swaps . Great jobs , guys ! .
LS3 based 403 stroker using Callies Compstar crank and rods, along with SRP pistons. The heads are L92 and the injectors are 48#. Intake is a stock Ls3 and the Tbody is a nick williams. Oil system on this one is a DRYSUMP from Nutter Racing Engines. The lines are Parker Pushlok and the tank is a butlerbuilt square 4 gallon. We plumb it with a Moroso -16 vent tank and also vent the PCV system with twin tanks plumbed to both chambers of the top of the motor. Everything is managed by the FAST XFI and XIM systems and all data is monitored with the integrated FAST DASH with data logging.
The Drivetrain consists if a custom T56 I hand built, and a Ford 8.8 rear IRS, that I also completely rebuilt. The car is NOT a street car and is going to start the 2015 season as a Time Trial car in NASA and move over to wheel to wheel in VINTAGE Outlaw.
Jci motor/trans mounts
Stock 04 5.3 iron block
08 pistons and rods
243 heads (mild work)
Arp rod bolts/head studs
Comp cam (big)
Flipped truck manifolds
V band everything
Ls1 intake truck throttle body dbc
F body accessories/just crank, alternator water pump
Champion 3 row radiator
2 Spal 12" pullers
Billet fuel rail
Trans brake, rmvb
Hurst quarter stick shifter
Shortened 01 mustang GT 8.8 rear
15 gal fuel cell
-8 feed/return fuel line
Lots more, just can't think of it right now
71 240z with 5.3 241 heads ls1 intake used crx racing engine mount kit with t56 transmission
Long tube extractors (headers)
GM, IRS, LSD differential
Dayton wire knock-offs
PWR radiator - relocated forward of engine bay
Aluminium fuel tank
GM in-tank fuel pump
Puckett, 250 GTO, body
After 15 years I decided to move away from my beloved RB and jump over to the dark side. As most people can attest to once you go fast its like a drug and you want more and more. Well I had reached the depth of my wallet with the rb. If I wanted to go faster and not eat up cranks and rods, I needed to drysump. I crunched numbers ,sold the rb and got into a truck motor and everything I needed to go fast and had enough left over to have anti roll installed and a parachute ;> .
So here it is.
2000 Silverado 5.3 w BTR stage 2 turbo cam, rocker trunnion upgrade, titanium springs and retainers, LS7 MLS head gasket, a hi volume/pressure melling oil pump, 1600 cc injectors spraying E85, and a Borg warner S480 turbo.
This will be mated to a powerglide with 3:70ish gearing in a 8.8 that is 4 linked.
This was a finished project that I'm swapping motors so if you want the specs on the rest of the car swing over to the rb forum and check out my builid thread over there.
I have a build thread going called Unnatural Aspiration part 4 ;>
Any body run a stock brake master cylinder!!!
Pardon the dust, its been a slow moving project.
They are never done... but at least it's on the road and track. 72 240Z, LS1 T56, CXracing, 3:90 R200 LSD.....
Spitz-how do you power the alternator with the electric water pump?
Uh, say what. lol. Its a bit vise versa
Unless you're talking belt wise... then its pretty simple:
But.... that alternator is too big for my liking. So I want to fab up a mini alternator on the low passenger side.
Thanks! Absolutely incredible!
102mm throttle body
3.91 os giken L/S differential
Techno toy suspension
Techno wilwood big brakes
CX racing mounts, headers and y pipe ceramic coated Lava wrapped
T56 tail mod for speedo
All original guages
Painless engine wiring
Alignment by Soul Speed
Tuned by Aikmam Performance
1978 280Z - 2,560 lb. after swap
- LS2/T56 pullout from an 05 GTO w/ stock harness
- Hawks Third Gen weld in motor and transmission mounts
- C6 LS3 Oil Pan
- Hawks Third Gen Longtube Headers
- 3" Dual exhaust with custom X-pipe and Dynomax Race Bullets
- Ported and polished Intake and TB
- VRX5 Camshaft: 236/238 .601/.605 113+2 LSA
- Mightymouse catch can
- Monster Stage 3 clutch w/ 18 lb. flywheel
- 3" Aluminum driveshaft with billet slip yoke - 9 lb.
- Z31T CLSD R200
- Chequered Flag shortened half axles
- Chequered Flag companion flanges
- Tilton 7/8" Clutch MC
- Wilwood 1" Brake MC
- S12W Toyota vented brake upgrade
- 14 gal. Jeg's fuel cell
- Bosch 044 fuel pump
- -8AN fuel lines
- Ground Control weld in coilover kit
- Tokiko Illumina shocks
- 225/250 springs
- Energy Suspension polyurethane bushing kit
- Rota RB-R 17" x 9.5" on all 4 corners
Started the swap November 18th and turned the key on May 27th. Started driving it May 30th and haven't looked back!
:L33 5.3 aluminum block bored to 5.7, ls2 dart heads, forged piston/rods,ls6 intake 406whp
:RPM t56 trans rated for 750hp
:R200 w/ 3:54 gears and quaife internals
:modified JTR mounts for SBC to work with the Ls motor
:special Canton oil pan to get the motor low enuff
:headers are the biggest problem, I modified Billy boat c5 shorty headers
:made my own dual 2 1/2 to single 3 1/2, all stainless, had to use oval pipe to get over sub frame
:my grandfather purchased the car in 1984, then my dad had it and I bought it from him in 2004
started with a SBC swap in 2008 but it made the car nose heavy and I still felt it was out dated.
in 2010 the Ls swap was done.im jealous of all the stuff the older Z's have for Ls swaps, zx's have nothing
: A friend and I fully restored the body and painted the car from blue to black
:Arizona z car brakes
:techno toys front shortened coilovers
:custom made 420lb rear springs (very needed to reduce squat)
:whitehead performance 300m 39 spline stub axles
:Boze custom made rims 17x7 and 17x8
:shaved side markers, antenna, side trim, rear wiper, custom taillights
:aeromotive fuel system, modified gas tank to be gravity feed.
: on and on and on, ill just stop there
everything done by myself and help from friends and family. many,many long nights and dedicated hours. And a wife that supports me taking the time to do it.
BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!
I really hope this post can inspire some 280zx owners to do the swap. there isn't many that have completed this swap. the car is very dependable. 2918lbs. 50/50 weight. runs 11.9 @116mph in the 1/4 mile. and I beat on her all the time. awesome swap to do. im very willing to help with any questions.
New to the Z world, I just bought this car from a gentleman in Illinois. Seemed like he really cared about the car but had to let it go. I'm not sure if he was a poster on this forum but he did mention it.
It's a 1975 280z.
Most of this is quoted from the seller's listing. There's a lot more to say but here's the meat and potatoes.
1. 1999 GM LS1 from Trans Am with 118,000 miles, GM unlocked computer, PSI Conversions harness
New water pump, oil pump, timing chain, starter, rebuilt injectors (Oside Tiger), fuel pump (MSD), fuel regulator, (Corvette regulator and filter) Sanderson ceramic coated headers, MSD plug wire with heat boots, braided AN fuel line, PSI harness,new valve cover gaskets, intake gasket, silicone intake hoses, K&N filter, LS6 converted valley cover, new starter3” into 2.5” all stainless, tig welded exhaust with Vibrant resonator and Magna Flow muffler, all connections are V-bands.
2. Professionally rebuilt 4L60E transmission and torque convertor (less than 500 miles), OEM Camaro shifter with custom weldedand smoothed shifter box housed in trans tunnel, custom solid brass shift knob (looks like a manual),
shortened shifter, JCI drive shaft, OEM rear end. The rear suspension is stock for the most part with exception ofT3 coilovers and all poly bushings.
6. CUSTOM one-off American Racing forged wheels, model VN477, satin black 17x9 and 17x9.5
Brand new Continental Extreme DWS tires 245/45-17 front, 275/40-17 rearCustom yellow “continental” tire lettersTechnotoy Tuning coil overs (front and rear), front lower control arms, TC rods, triangulated front strut bar (not installed)SilverMine Motors Wilwood brake conversion, front and rear, powdercoated redWilwood master cylinder and proportioning valveTechnotoy front camber plates
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