Ford V8 Conversion Writeup
Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:30 AM
Click here: 240Z V8 Conversion â€“ Small block Ford
Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:02 PM
This is one of the cleanest conversions I've seen. I was working at some of the same items, but your solutions are much simpler. I wanted to install the engine without universals on the steering shaft just as you did, but I was thinking of the cradle mounting Corvette isolators with fabricated engine mounts. Much more involved.
My engine is a 1992 Police 5.0 from a Mustang with 17,000 miles. Cop tried to do a 180 turn and missed a shift, mustang slid back into a power pole and inserted into the body so far it bent the rear end. This is coupled with a cleaned up Explorer intake (lower half has been ported) and GT-40P heads, cleaned up and slightly ported. I found some of the old
Coast Mustang GT-40P shorty headers (remove the collectors for space).
I've been doing the heads and prepping the block for reassembly, while waiting to dig into the mounts. Up till now just sketches.
Car is a near Rust Free 76 280Z coupe.
Also using a T-5 transmission.
Your writeup has saved me untold amount of time.
1978 280Z Running
1978 280Z Parts Car
1976 280Z Hybrid 5.0 in process
1974 260Z RIP RLS30-036213 (Remains Crushed, 07-19-05)
1981 280ZX future 3.1 L6 for the street
Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:38 AM
Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:47 AM
I believe this documentation is even better than JTRs manual.
Maybe I'll switch to the Blue Oval team.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:01 AM
Thanks For Posting The Details
the more I look thru it the more impressed IVE become!! CONGRATS
Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:53 PM
I think that you give the wrong length for your driveshaft. Mine is 19.25 from center to center, and you quote yours as 28 1/4.
But still, great write-up.
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 04:27 PM
a work in progress...
The only difference between men and boys...is the price of their toys!!!
Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:39 AM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:31 PM
You have saved me alot of time and most of all inspired me to just do it. The swap was actually easier than all of the work I did just thinking about it.
Posted 25 December 2007 - 07:37 PM
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 04:43 AM
I came here with a header question but after just browsing your article, you have answered every question i have had for a while now, but if i have any more i am sure you have it covered...
Now for my 500 Z project to start
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