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Everything posted by RUSSJZ-ZED

  1. You seem to be budgeting for what you don't need. If you are building a fast daily driver, you don't need a Le Mans/ Daytona setup. You don't need a cheap paint job, It looks like you have an expensive one already. (nice car) If there are no hiccups with fuel delivery to your existing injected engine, touch nothing, leave it alone . It works, don't fix it. Fit your Chevvy, then find out what you might need. (then try a Bosch motorsport pump if it's thirsty. Perhaps add a swirl pot to your tank.) $500-$1K for cold air ? Cold air will be at
  2. Wasted in a Karman Ghia/bug, Subaru is quite a common swap into Porsches, 911/Boxster http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-engine-conversion-tech-forum/
  3. Here's a couple of pic's of sumps that might help. first 2 are differences between a 1UZ and 3UZ (1UZ on left in first picture.) other 2 are comparing a front and rear from a 1UZ 3UZ is a much better engine , 4.3 litre Vvti (You will only need the "1uz stronger rods" if you are planning an all out race car with Nurnburg ring level power- 600HP plus, supercharged, turbos etc. etc. ) The rods are swappable into the 3UZ if you are really pedantic , 3UZ extra capacity was bigger bore. if you are not building an all out race/track car,Stick with the 3UZ Earlier 4.0 engines are g
  4. Rear sumps are really a mid sump(they don't go that far back) The one on the right in the pic is from a 3UZ I put into a 928, on the left is early 1990's 1UZ (soarer? ls400?) I picked up to experiment with. as you probably already know , 1UZ, 3UZ sumps are interchangeable,
  5. Hi Panic, You obviously know the A341 backwards, I wonder if you can help me out with an A650E? I have one installed in a Porsche 928 with a 3UZ transplant, ( transaxle replaced with conventional Borge Warner LSD, the A650E where it's supposed to be, behind the engine) I have zero clearance for the dip stick, and due to this transmission holding so much fluid in the converter, it is guess work trying to work out if the fluid level is correct. (at the moment, only way is drop gearbox, drain converter, refill to factory spec. -) I have room at the side in the tunnel so I thought ma
  6. It might pay to uprate the fuel pump, from memory original factory ones are only 3bar (45 psi) I love your spelling mistake, I feel the same way. (purpose of the car is just cursing)
  7. ^^^ smooth running could be the key. Solid, as in, aluminium -or solid, as in, not silicone filled? I've used the solid (rubber) v12 Jaguar mounts on; a 260Z with 1J turbo, 928 porsche with 3uz V8 300zx TT- factory engine, (but modified the mounts due to ridiculous cost of factory mounts filled with silicone gloop) two TR8s (3.5 litre and 4.6) Never experienced anything even resembling a slight ( out of place) vibration
  8. these look different, can't seem to post links but if you put "Supra engine mounts Silver project" into ebay, should bring them up Solid, urethane,(but not cheap.)
  9. I was running a 3.3/1 and it was a rocket off the line with the auto,(and you can either use the sports shift or just manually shift it) install the auto with whatever diff you have now and test it before you start making modifications, you could be surprised. If you don't like it, it is no drama swapping a diff later. Make sure you immobilise "snow mode" switch
  10. That's the one, From memory, it is a late version of an R154 built by Aisin Japan supplied to GM, with all the bugs taken out. I think that all you need is a 1JZ bell housing . When I fitted The R154, it only needed a small area of the tunnel pushed out to fit, think I put a jack in there and gave it a couple of cranks, didn't need much. I had replaced all the shift bushings prior, I just didn't like it, Toyota had a better shifting box with the W58, but it might not have handled the power. I wonder what will be next now we are up to 8 speeds? hardly worth bothering changing gears yo
  11. You probably saw it on ZGarage site (good site, but now deceased) can't remember being on viczcar forum , that's a site mainly populated by people on quests to find things like "a genuine Datsun washer to go behind the bolt that holds the number plate on" Pedant central. Definitely NOT Toyota transplant territory. The auto worked for me, smooth shifts when on boost, the R154 is a heavy shift, lost boost changing, jerky. thought it was just mine which had had a complete re-build but I found it the same in a Chaser I took for a run. I recall that there was a better 5 speed manual that bolt
  12. Not a Z but it ended up looking like this. Sushi porker. It has Datsun Z content, the cross engine brace started life as a 260Z front swaybar. Tunnel rebuilt to take the 5 speed auto (at the front) transaxle gone replaced with 3.08 Borg Warner LSD -Weisack rear suspension retained, Porsche Cayenne rotors front, Porsche 968 (front) brakes fitted on the back. Mk4 Supra Master cylinder and servo, Alloy radiator. 1380 Kg 3036lb (53% front, 47% rear) It really upsets Porsche people, Lighter, faster, reliable, corners like a rat, plus- more economical, 12000 kilometers so far, an
  13. Top of page.^^^ sticky -installation for Dummies. I'm fairly sure the 4 speed auto on a 1J Vvti is the same as the ones used in 2J. it fitted without any issues. (you will need to remove the original gearbox mounting "ears" from both sides of the tunnel.-see pic's) passed the "finger clearance" all around test. no contact with the tunnel when booted. (I loved the auto- hated the Ri54-a giant step backwards IMHO)
  14. As long as you have a "finger" clearance, you wont have contact problems.
  15. There have been a couple of 1UZ into 240z transplants on lextreme.com, plus lots of turbo info there, (can't get the link to stick) Edit, misread post, thought you were looking for info
  16. ^^smart way to mount the engine to the rails. don't weld in place till you find out if the shifter will locate in the factory hole .slide them along till it fits. Jaguar V12 mounts are much stronger/better insulation than the range Rover, only a couple of MM thicker, 20mm bigger diameter, and only about $15 more expensive.
  17. Adios time, Zed free, gone, no more. Waved it goodbye the same day ZOOM magazine(#138) came out with a feature on it.Damn! another week would have got more for it. Great article, the previous owner of the car was so impressed that he emailed to express his disgust at the way I had "destroyed":icon6: a "good" Zed. Might do it again to another one some day. New project is annoying Porsche true believers. 2002 4.3 Vvti Levus 3UZ V8 into a 928S , I was going to use a 2JGTE, but they weigh in 200 pounds heavier than the NA V8, (same power figures though) Undecided as to if it is going
  18. Just noticed this thread, I'm on a course using some of what you started with, (There is no Datsun content whatsoever.) I've pulled the engine from a 928,( here's where we part company) I've dumped it! As other people have mentioned, Even know it is alloy, it is HEAVY! I'm now installing a toyota 3UZ 4.3 litre from a 2002 Lexus 430. The Toyota V8 including the 5 speed auto, weighs about 50 pounds lighter than the Porker engine on it's own Also removed the torque tube and transaxle, (leaving the Weisach rear suspension) tunnel will be "expanded to fit the 5 speed auto. The end result sho
  19. Thanks Z-GAD, Great information, Local Nissan not helpfull with sourcing ,will probably have to see if I can find find ex Japan. Also ,a belated thanks, the picture of your car ,engine bay with 2J sitting in there, sans extra's,just that huge turbo, Together with Cyrus' slightly more civilised project,were the inspiration for me to do the 1J install, (I opted for brakes on mine- thought the parachute might cause problems snagging on pedestrians)
  20. Early R154 and V160, not the greatest angle to get an idea of width, but definately longer. borrowed this picture from www.2jzswap.com
  21. If the start of the plan is the lightened flywheel,I don't think this engine is going to be around that long that is going to die of natural causes.
  22. Nothing adverse about the way the 11 pound one goes, no stalling when the revs come off,and the Vvt's have big torque low.don't notice any loss there. I had a 6 pound alloy flywheel in a 4.6 powered TR8, that had definately crossed the line into uncivilised, stalled all the time when it got back to first,and on a few downshifts until I got used to it. but was OK when you got it moving up the gears, faster it went the less it was a worry. but first was ugly. Ridox, don't worry about the transfered harmonic noises, the huge induction "slurp" and the scream of tortured tyres spinning on tar
  23. The 2.94 sounds interesting didn't know it existed, what years Armada was it fitted to? (I think the Armada is marketed here as a Pathfinder) I had a 3.3 R200 in at the start, very rare in Australia,that was OK, but unfortunately was not in great condition when I put it in,but I at least gave it a good reason to whine before it died. 3.5/1 in at the moment , makes first very "grabby", Anything around 3.0/1 would really improve things.
  24. Sideshow Jim got married, probably why his prices jumped, but whatever he charges ,pay it, you will get the job done properly, with after sales follow up if anything goes wrong.If you are not in a hurry, see if he has to go to Canberra for other work and negotiate. Still in Sydney,Got my timing wrong. the yuppy market I was going to target to sell my house to are out of work and they are now only looking for cardboard boxes to live in.(the up side is there will be as lot of cheap Porsches for sale.) Edit. Sideshow did his mechanic apprenticeship with Stewart Wilkins, knows Z's backw
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