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Hey all, Hope you’re good. I’ve been browsing the forums a lot but I’ve not really seen anything specific to the swap that I’m doing. I have a 280z and a 2JZ-GTE VVTi and not sure whether to mate with either a T56 Magnum F or a CD009. Please feel free to direct me to a thread which can answer what I’m outlining below! These would be my two options both brand new. Either Grannas T56 MF kit or the Collins/Autosports CD0009 adapter kits.. I’m based in the UK with a LHD 1977 280Z. We don’t really have any long stretched roads in the area that I live in - lots of twisty roads and sharp turns let’s say. Not really too fussed about cruising and fuel economy as this will not be a daily. I’ll be looking to build this primarily for street and to be able to take on track occasionally. I will be doing a single turbo conversion and looking to push around 500-600bhp max. I’m really stuck between both CD009 and T56 MF and what would be better suited to what I want to build the car for based on the conditions above (I guess for the type of roads and possibly track, shorter gears are better?) I’m also quite unsure on which diff I should go for that will make the most out of whatever transmission I decide on. Do you guys have any thoughts as to what is the best pairing would be for the 2JZ in terms of transmission and diff? Can I stick with the long nose R200? Or do a SN R200 conversion, 8.8 conversion… etc. There are a few bits that’s I’ve read about general pros and cons on another forum but haven’t managed to find technical pros and cons/justifications that is specific to my chassis and swap. I’m not sure how much of that information I can take to crossover with my build so I just would rather ask to make sure. I’m sure I will gain some insight here from you knowledgeable people! Please let me know if you need any more info from me! Thank you very much. SS
So I've been debating pulling the trigger or not and have finally found my favorite year of the 280z's and i must say in decent condition with minimal rust and for $2,000 must say it was definitely a good find. On to the details..The frame has 53,909 original miles and came with vin matching Motor and Transmission (4spd) previous owner also threw in a 5spd transmission. The motor was rebuilt using flat top high compression pistons, all work done by previous owner. Most of the rust found on the car was surface rust but no real rust except from the Radiator support in the front which seems to be a bit more severe. The interior is complete although the car has a missing front windshield so the interior has gone to shit but the good news the floor panels seem to be in great condition, found no holes on the underside of the car. Now onto the Project - My intentions are to do a 2JZGTE VVTi swap with the Getrag v161 6 speed transmission and a ford 8.8 differential (still haven't decided on gearing). I know in order to surpass the 1000whp mark I'm going to need to increase head flow, pistons, rods, springs, valves (3 angle valve job), retainers, cams, single turbo exhaust manifold and lastly the turbo still debating but will AT LEAST be starting with a 72-85. As far as suspension goes definitely open to suggestions. ....and some pictures