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#21 BLOZ UP

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:16 AM

Great to have some more pics of it. 9 years ago, huh? I wasn't able to drive back then, much less work on a car.

I'm doing the same swap as well, only very slowly. I've planned on having the engine (and thus, the shifter) mounted further back. No exhaust crossover, and the coolant lines from the back are being "modified" as well to fit. Basically, the intake manifold is right next to the hood latch. Any further and I might have to reach in the boot to shift.
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#22 Comrade_Charlie

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

9 years ago I was 10 haha. I might throw a na vg30 in there at first.... but still run reverse pathfinder manifolds just to clear and just run 2 pipes in the bay to a y pipe. Thinking about just trying to do it before I get all the parts just to get it done.
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#23 Glitch

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:22 AM

I am currently doing the VG30ET swap in my '71 240Z. I used a Pathfinder intake manifold angle-milled slightly for hood clearance and will be front mounting the turbo with custom manifolds. I was able to use the stock trans mount location with some minor hole slotting and a shifter mod. The early (series-1) 240Z chassis uses a different trans cross member and shifter location than the later cars so this may have been a factor. Steering clearance will not be a problem with the custom manifolds, but it would have been if I had used a relocation pipe. I used an alternator bracket from a KA24DE to avoid frame clearance issues. I found that I also had to use a different oil filter but went with a Volvo 240/740 OEM filter. I had no clearance issues with the hood latch area as the pathfinder manifold sits to the left of the hood latch and does not hang off the back of the engine like the 300ZX manifold does.

Edited by Glitch, 13 March 2009 - 12:36 AM.
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#24 Megatherion

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:41 AM

can you post some pics to see how it looks right now? I want to see how the pathfinder manifold looks like.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:16 PM

The pic in my signature is my car with the pathfinder manifold installed. It looks a bit different because I spent several hours smoothing it and removing all extra bumps and letters from it but is otherwise stock. I don't have any other pics hosted anywhere but my signature pic is current.

Edited by Glitch, 13 March 2009 - 11:19 PM.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:48 AM

The pic in my signature is my car with the pathfinder manifold installed. It looks a bit different because I spent several hours smoothing it and removing all extra bumps and letters from it but is otherwise stock. I don't have any other pics hosted anywhere but my signature pic is current.


Host your swap pix here. I wanna see too!

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:15 AM

I'll post some new pics soon. Right now where I live it's still -12C and snowing!!! My car is stored in an unheated garage so needless to say I haven't been doing any work on it through the winter. Things should be a little more spring-like in the coming weeks and I can't wait to get this car finished.
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#28 Comrade_Charlie

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

Cant wait to see that. I dont know if im going to be doing a vg swap in mine any more, Ive been droolling at the though of throwing a 1uz in something, but the sheer size and having to tackle the exhaust might get me to through a na vg33e in there.
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#29 Vg30eT-240z

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:28 PM

What type of motor mounts did both of you use to do the swap?
My swap will be right about the same as both of yours but it will not be a VG30ET, i will be doing a supercharged motor in my engine, which means i will not have the itake plenum on the car.
So will there be any differences with the motor mounts that will need to be done?
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#30 ShaggyZ

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:11 PM

What type of motor mounts did both of you use to do the swap?
My swap will be right about the same as both of yours but it will not be a VG30ET,

If you're not using the VG30ET, I'm curious why you're asking these guys specifically. Also, your signature still says "VG30ET swap in progress."
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#31 Glitch

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:33 AM

I used the stock engine brackets that came on the VG with stock 240Z motor mounts (inverted). I made my own frame mounts.
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#32 Vg30eT-240z

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 07:08 PM

If you're not using the VG30ET, I'm curious why you're asking these guys specifically. Also, your signature still says "VG30ET swap in progress."


Im asking that because im pretty sure all vgs have the same mounts, as my brother has one.
At the time that I did my signature i was planning on doing a turbo motor, but a buddy of mine sold me the things i need to supercharge it for only $100.
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:18 PM

I used the stock engine brackets that came on the VG with stock 240Z motor mounts (inverted). I made my own frame mounts.


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Start shoveling snow and post up some pics! ;)
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#34 Glitch

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:10 AM

Drax, my thread is not entirely worthless...I do have one pic :P The snow is pretty much gone now and as soon as I get a bit of time to move the clutter around my car I will take some pics. I did upload a few crappy phone pics to an album on my profile here at Hybridz if you just HAVE to look at something. There are a couple of shots of the mock-ups for the mounts in there.
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#35 Comrade_Charlie

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

Im asking that because im pretty sure all vgs have the same mounts, as my brother has one.
At the time that I did my signature i was planning on doing a turbo motor, but a buddy of mine sold me the things i need to supercharge it for only $100.


turbos have a different driver mount, its moved forward, just like the mounting point on the crossmember.

if it was me, id turbo and sc it LOL
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#36 Vg30eT-240z

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:26 PM

turbos have a different driver mount, its moved forward, just like the mounting point on the crossmember.

if it was me, id turbo and sc it LOL


I was thinking about it, cause that was my original plan and I already have the turbo manifold.
My bro is gonna upgrade his t3 to a t3/t4 60 trim .63 ar, so if i really want to, i can just rebuild it and have a twin charged car.
But that is gonna be WAY too much for me! :D
Im only fifteen and my first car is already gonna be BOOSTED! :)
So im just planning on doing the supercharger for now..
But you never know, sooner or later I know im jus gonna go twin charged.
Though another reason im going to go VG30ER is because how common is it that you see one? Especially in a "74 260Z?
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 11:14 AM

i know this is for a s30 chassis but this guy did a swap in a s130. jus pics tho
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:12 AM

Great project you got there. Keep the good work.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:38 PM

i came across this website http://xenonzcar.com...6028e7d62580752 i plan to do vg swap in my z hopefully and i thought it would nice since it relocates the turbo upfront.



That's some expensive garbage!


The link doesn't show up for me, but I can only assume it is for the turbo relocation manifolds I make, since I am the only one who makes them for the VG30ET. I can understand why it may seem expensive when it has taken over two years for you to put a 2JZ into a 280z due to lack of funds, but I don't understand the garbage comment. I have never had one of these fail on anyone, they work great and they bolt onto the factory cross over pipe. I ran an 11.5 in the 1/4 on mine and could have gone more had I more injector to work with.

That being said... It looks like there is TONS of room for a VG30ET in an S30 chassis! I love the project, keep it up!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

I'm curious as to why this swap isn't a little more popular?

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