This is my 1st post, however I have been reading this forum and the Classic Z Car forum since 2002. The references that I found at these forums is the only reason my Z got on the road. I drove it with the L24 running Holley 4 Barrel carbs from 2004 to 2010 and loved it. The only thing I didn't love was tuning the car weekly to almost daily with as much as I was driving it. I have been dreaming of a swap since I got the car but budget wise it wasn't in the mix back then. I just recently sold my house and daily drivers and moved to California. So, now I have budgeted $8K for this build, but can go over if needed.
I have extensively read the sticky on this swap, but I just want to hear from you guys because I know I will be needing your help VERY SOON!
I have found a JDM Import Shop here in Sacramento, http://northwestjdmmotors.com/product/jdm-toyota-2jzgte-vvti-engine/ and I have spoken with them and their looking for a 2JZ-GTE with an R154 Trans for me.
The one in the link is a FRONT SUMP, I am pretty sure that will not work correct?
2JZ-GTE asking $3K
R154 Trans asking $1800
Pair of Subaru STI Seats asking $400
Planning on negotiating to $4500-4800
Let me know if this sounds fair to you guys
I have a friend who is a Master Subaru Mechanic coming up for 10 days to complete the swap in the near future
I sold most of my tools in the move to CA, still have socket sets, drills, screw gun
My neighbor can lend me any specialty tools I may need to start
Recommended tools for the project?
I'd like to buy all of the parts that I will need to order before he arrives
pair of Jaguar XJS V12 engine mounts
All the little things?
Anything I should do while the engine and transmission is out?
Any parts or tools or anything really that you guys ran into that I may want to know
I'll post pics of the Z soon!
I plan on hitting this hot and heavy between mid Feb and March.