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Yes a clear window in the hood would be the bomb but I would need to do some dress up like the Audi above.

 

Drive185mph, I think you meant patience. And it did take some of that. Most of the time I just walk away when I am not thinking right. It is better to think and do with a level head.

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Your car looks awsome. I was there at MSA. I pulled up behind you in line in a Tundra pulling my 1972 240Z that had 2 miles on it since a bare metal restoration. You informed me were to park the truck. I checked out your car and thought that the motor looked like a factory install. The way the car should have been available from the factory. Great job. Enjoyed checking your car out. I thought it was the most interesting car there, beautiful, purposful.:burnout:

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Yeah, I remember you. That is a very sweet 240Z you have BTW. I would love to get one of those to add to the collection however, the wife would kill me if I added another car.

 

Yeah. I am still building, as if that is anything new to anyone with a Z. Will find me a Procharger someday for a decent price and then attempt to fabricate it into the engine bay also. Then the LSD and I MAY be done with it for a bit.

 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the build thread.

 

 

Your car looks awsome. I was there at MSA. I pulled up behind you in line in a Tundra pulling my 1972 240Z that had 2 miles on it since a bare metal restoration. You informed me were to park the truck. I checked out your car and thought that the motor looked like a factory install. The way the car should have been available from the factory. Great job. Enjoyed checking your car out. I thought it was the most interesting car there, beautiful, purposful.:burnout:

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Decided to start making up an engine torque damper. So I dug out the old box spare urethane parts. Hmm, let's see what we have here. Hey this will work. So I am using the urethane that is normally used on the front tension rods for the 84-86 300zx. Found some aluminum pipe that the bushing would just press into and cut it in the correct length. Welded on a smaller aluminum pipe to that pipe. Took off the cross bar mount from the top of the strut tower and made up a two bolt mount up point on it. Just need to measure the smaller tube length and then weld it up to the flat plate to bolt to the tower mount. On to the PICS...

 

 

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More to come on this project of course.

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Feel free to copy any pics that are posted here or my pictures website. Just to let you know, that T5 has been modified for the Z31. It is still the T5Z but not for the Cobra any longer. That is a custom built input shaft and the upper and tail casings have been changed to the Z31 cases. All the internals have been cryo treated also to help eliminate breakage.

 

I do not mind you contacting me. I will PM you some info.

I also have the drawing of the trans adapter. Only the 10 holes for the bell to the adapter were hand drilled on a press. The other is CNC.

 

Let me know if you have any questions. Now that I am at the final blows I will answer any questions you have about it.

I was about to do a Mustang T5 behind a VH45DE and found your great write-up. I'm sending you a PM asking for the adapter plate print. :mrgreen:

 

Question: why did you modify the T5 input shaft (and tailhousing?) - just to use the Z32 clutch disc and PP? Couldn't you have used the Z32 pressure plate with a Ford clutch disc, so that the splines on the T5 shaft lined up with the disc, and saved some effort? Just curious.

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Put in a Q45 ecu from Impul Japan. It made a very nice change in the engine. This is just a short video running at night with the new ecu.

 

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Test-drive-with-new-Impul_717894.htm

 

One more. Night drive down Highland Valley rd. in San Diego.

 

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Z45-A-shakedown-run-on-rd_717898.htm

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Hmm.... 245 whp is less than I had expected. Any ideas?

 

Its not a totally "apples to apples" comparison, but I dyno'd the 4.4L DOHC V8 from a '99 BMW 540i 6-spd I once owned, and it made 262 whp (on a DynoJet 248C). I figured the VH45 would be pretty close, as the BMW M62 is rated at a nearly identical 282 hp.

 

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On another note, I purchased a VH45 last week. After being inspired by this thread we're going to attempt this motor swap into a BMW E30 chassis. Got the motor back (its in pieces - mostly going to use this one for mock-up purposes and will get an assembled/running VH45 if this one fits) then weighed it and measured a few things. Here is what we learned:

 

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The motor and all accessories weighed in at 514 pounds.

 

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Engine width was 28" wide at both the cam covers as well as from the alternator to the oil filter.

 

Zmech - Did you have any issues with the alternator or filter hitting the frame rails in your 300ZX? If so, did you relocate either?

 

Thanks,

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Hey this is gs14racer from nico with the s14.

 

Let me just say from one crazy person with lots of time to another, great job. Its good to see so many quality swaps coming along and yours is money!!!! :mrgreen:

 

As per your dyno, i remember the same disappointment, because it feels faster than it says on the paper doesnt it? However in your case i think you have another problem. The knock sensors are notorious for dropponig lots of power on these motors, assuming youve checked these and know them to be good, here are a few places i think you can improve, the headers seem a little restrictive plus the cats arent helping either, ( i know you probably require them where you live), and the exhaust looks to be 2.5 from the pictures which seems good, but 3" is where its at.

 

These motors really like to breath, and the most you can do that the better off your gonna be, for reference heres my dyno run, granted this was on a 100 degree day in miami, in the winter months the motor put down a solid 295whp with the tuned ecu. The only differnce between yours and mine are the headers and dual 3 inch exhuast.

 

Of course you could always supercharge it like i did, and make gobs more power, but the above mentioned things will still hurt you there as well.

 

Once again great job, let me know if you need any info.

 

 

 

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Was on cruise control/auto pilot at 5:30am on the freeway. Some dumbshit came out on the freeway and went across all the lanes right in front on the two cars in front of me. So they slammed on the brakes and I was not ready for it. I tagged the brakes and turned to the left to avoid hitting the person in front of me and the car lost the rear end. 4 wheel drift directly into the concrete center divide at 70 mph. Front first then flip around and the rear. Then it was a ride all the way back across the freeway, 5 lanes. Lucky for me no one else got gathered up in it. So now after the insurance is cleared up it will be chop cut and rebuild. Such is life! Just glad the car is tough...

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