I just recently joined the forum and have been finding it a treasure-trove of info. I realize I'm resurrecting an old thread, but I'm doing the research for a 4.6 installation in a ZX. Not planning on building a race car, but instead a really nice Grand Touring car with enough power to be fun, but not melt the tires every time I touch the throttle. I'm looking at using the 280-290Hp engine out of a Mk VIII. I'll have a BUNCH of questions as this goes on, but right now what I'd like to know and can't really tell from the photos is whether or not an A/C compressor fits along with everything else. I live in Arizona, where today the high temperature is supposed to be 112°F. If you want to drive in the summer here air conditioning is a must have.
I'll have additional questions about ECUs and wiring harnesses for the conversion from automatic to manual, so on and so forth. Looking forward to spending more time here.