Hey guys I have always been wanting a project 240z car and finally I have it. I am going to throw a SBC in it and some coilovers and so on and take it on the track/street. I have spent a good amount of time searching other threads on here reading about the V8 Swap and I finally felt that I should introduce myself and ask a few questions.
I am trying to keep this project fun (It's a father son project. I am the son) and simple but at the same time I am not one to cut corners...but I love to save money and time if I can. Anyway, the V8 SBC is the only thing I have decided on; since I have time yet till starting the project. I would like to hear from some of you guys what setup you have after the SBC. Something that will handle the SBC yet be easy to match up. I see the most popular are the 88-92 T5 tranny and the R200 rear-end. To state the obvious, I want to install my engine/tranny/driveshaft/rear-end and not worry about wear and tear for a long time, while keeping it simple and saving money. Sooo......
What I lack in knowledge is this:
1) What is the easiest match-up (engine to tranny to driveshaft to rear-end) that will handle the SBC that you know of?
2) Is keeping the stock rear-end even an option for this track car project?
3) After the rear end to tranny have been decided on what's the best way to go about matching-up the driveshaft?
Thanks for welcoming me to the forum guys. Interested in the feedback.