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Here is another option that I found on a Nissan Pathfinder and then found these pictures...

 

I have been playing around with some online calculators and I have three types of rims/tires and three VLSD's.

 

Stock 4.6L Ford DOHC motor in my 240z:

 

11.78 sec. 1/4 mile

Top Speed 156 mph @ 290 hp (old 151 hp 2400 lbs. @ 125 mph)

 

 

1/4 mile based power to wt.:

http://robrobinette.com/et.htm

 

11.78 sec. 1/4 mile (2400 lbs. and 290 hp)

10.58 sec. 1/4 mile (2400 lbs. and 400 hp)

09.00 sec. 1/4 mile (2400 lbs. and 650 hp)

 

Needed HP for Top Speed:

 

http://robrobinette.com/top_speed.htm

 

156 mph @ 290 hp

180 mph @ 400 hp

203 mph @ 650 hp

 

top speed based on gears:

 

(if you have the hp)

 

http://www.catherine.../sti/tyres.html

 

Gear RatiosTR-3650 used in the 2001-2004 Ford Mustang GT

 

1st: 3.380:1

2nd: 2.000:1

3rd: 1.320:1

4th: 1.000:1

5th: 0.670:1

 

VLSD's

 

190 mph 4.09:1

191 mph 3.90:1

201 mph 3.70:1

 

The diagrams of wheels below have figures at the bottom to compare to a set of Swastika's

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Here are some pictures of the Trans mount (will work for T5, T45 and TR4650) I cut the flat sections, the center bridge and the water/oil adapter. I had the trans mount welded today...I also had the 3" flat iron cut for the motor mounts, trans mount bolt bracket pieces cut and I will be welding tomorrow. See pictures.

 

PS the trans mount is upside down compared to the Ford Mustang setup. It'll support dual exhaust!

 

I tried my hand at welding the motor and trans mounts...Horrible so I will be paying for a local mobile welder to come out and weld everything up at once.

 

I am waiting on funds to finish the suspension ( powder coating ) and am currently putting in the Lincoln MK VIII heating and A/C system and the 300zx z32 ABS system...If I use the 15" Swastikas...I will have to use Q45 (in place of the z32 calipers) calipers for now. The rears are late Z31 turbo rear ventilated setup.

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I tried my hand at welding the motor and trans mounts...Horrible so I will be paying for a local mobile welder to come out and weld everything up at once.

 

It will be WAY cheaper if you're having a professional welder do the work to tack the mounts yourself, and bring it all in to their shop to weld everything up at once.

 

Also, you'll have to pull the mounts out if you have them bolted in the chassis or something, so they can weld all the 'hard to get to' installed sides of the mounts.

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I am in envy! this project is amazing! looks cramped but i bet it is or will be totally worth it.

 

Yes it looks cramped BUT remarkably everything has been designed to be accessible...ie waterneck to block I had to cut out ~2" out so that I would clear the frame, I used F150 solid rubber mounts (that had mount recievers bolted to the frame in place of the liquid filled round mounts. I used the battery tray area to tap into the passenger side vent for a fresh air solution...I also used a Expedition oil filter relocation setup (which I will tap into for an oil cooler. I am currently going down a rabbit hole and installing ABS and 98 Lincoln MK8 Air Conditioning with digital control. Lots of fun.

 

Thanks for the reply

 

PS I tried installing a 5.4L with twin turbos but the long block alone wouldn't clear the hood.

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Yes it looks cramped BUT remarkably everything has been designed to be accessible...ie waterneck to block I had to cut out ~2" out so that I would clear the frame, I used F150 solid rubber mounts (that had mount recievers bolted to the frame in place of the liquid filled round mounts). I used the battery tray area to tap into the passenger side vent for a fresh air solution...I also used a Expedition oil filter relocation setup (which I will tap into for an oil cooler). I am currently going down a rabbit hole and installing ABS and 98 Lincoln MK8 Air Conditioning with digital control. Lots of fun.

 

Thanks for the reply

 

PS I tried installing a 5.4L with twin turbos but the long block alone wouldn't clear the hood.

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Nice, a well planned venture! I hope one of these days I will too be able to embrace creativity. I personally have always dreamed of having a 4.6 in a Z!

 

After a few years of buying all kinds of engines (L28 turbo w/ jim wolf ecm, Nissan VK56DE, mercedes brabus inline 6 3.4L, AJ34S Jaguar XJS 400hp, Ford GT500 5.4L etc) and finally I got a wild hair to get something installed...The rest is history.

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After a few years of buying all kinds of engines (L28 turbo w/ jim wolf ecm, Nissan VK56DE, mercedes brabus inline 6 3.4L, AJ34S Jaguar XJS 400hp, Ford GT500 5.4L etc) and finally I got a wild hair to get something installed...The rest is history.

 

So why the 4.6, did you find more performance parts for it? or is it more bang for the buck?

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So why the 4.6, did you find more performance parts for it? or is it more bang for the buck?

 

I have (6) of the 4.6L's and (4) 5.4L's and the 5.4L doesn't fit and the 4.6L fits and I had a Tremec 5 speed. All the other motors only come in Automatics...I got the automatic bellhousing for the motors that I will be adapting to a manual setup.

 

PS I have (2) 0 mileage hyundai genesis coupe 2012 V8's and (3) 0 mileage hyundai genesis coupe 2012 V6's.

 

3.8L Lambda V6 engine producing 306 hp (228 kW; 310 PS) and 266 ft·lbf (361 N·m) torque.

4.6L Tau V8 producing 385 horsepower (287 kW) at 6,500 rpm and an identical 333 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm

 

More fun for the future

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It's been awhile since I have read or posted...I don't have the Q45 V-8 but I do have Titan VK56.

 

attached is a picture of my front brakes and I am waiting for a custom rear rotor and adapter.

 

Here are the specs:

 

Brembo 4 piston fronts and 2 piston rears

 

355mm (13.98") Diameter 32mm (1.26") thick Fronts

 

336mm (13.23") Diameter 22mm (0.87") thick Rears

 

PS the rim is an 18" and sent in all my suspension for powder coating (I'll post pictures soon).

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Neat pile of stuff. I've never seen a Mag for these newer motors. Is it still points, or breakerless? That is the one thing that does continue to work even with PATS, is spark, so you could still run the stock ignition if you wanted, with the coilpacks pretty easily. I am likin' the look of those individual throttle bodies though. B)

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That neat pile of parts is pure eye candy, it is what some of just dream of getting our hands on. I'm just going with a 387W, stock 4 inch bore with the 3.85 scat crank. Along with long tube fox body headers. My torque boxes, and floor fell apart while I was waiting to get started, so I just cut them out along with the frame rails, and built a new frame with 1 1/2 x 3 tubing. Thats how I was able to use long tube headers. I can't wait to see yours going and watching a You Tube video of it.

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Neat pile of stuff. I've never seen a Mag for these newer motors. Is it still points, or breakerless? That is the one thing that does continue to work even with PATS, is spark, so you could still run the stock ignition if you wanted, with the coilpacks pretty easily. I am likin' the look of those individual throttle bodies though. B)

 

 

The distributor is H.E.I. (Hi Energy Ignition) brakerless. Which I have the whole setup so I could fire up the engine while I'm figuring out the electronic ECM.

 

Here are some links of setups that are way easier. The guy that sold me the stand alone and distributor setup went to.

 

Ford 4.6 5.4 SOHC DOHC MSD 6-Mod Controller Carbureted EFI 6011 Mark 8 Mustang

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-4-6-5-4-SOHC-DOHC-MSD-6-Mod-Controller-Carbureted-EFI-6011-Mark-8-Mustang-/300607863399?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item45fd9ffa67

 

MSD Ignition 6011 Ford Modular Ignition Controller for 4.6L/5.4L

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSD-Ignition-6011-Ford-Modular-Ignition-Controller-4-6L-5-4L-/150692206308?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item2315f496e4

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That neat pile of parts is pure eye candy, it is what some of just dream of getting our hands on. I'm just going with a 387W, stock 4 inch bore with the 3.85 scat crank. Along with long tube fox body headers. My torque boxes, and floor fell apart while I was waiting to get started, so I just cut them out along with the frame rails, and built a new frame with 1 1/2 x 3 tubing. Thats how I was able to use long tube headers. I can't wait to see yours going and watching a You Tube video of it.

 

I wanted something exotic...Like the 60's Ford OHC 600hp big block that I read about when I was a teen. And I wish I could do headers also...Maybe in the future.

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attached is a picture of my front brakes and I am waiting for a custom rear rotor and adapter.

 

Here are the specs:

 

Brembo 4 piston fronts and 2 piston rears

 

355mm (13.98") Diameter 32mm (1.26") thick Fronts

 

336mm (13.23") Diameter 22mm (0.87") thick Rears

 

PS the rim is an 18" and sent in all my suspension for powder coating (I'll post pictures soon).

 

Hear are some pictures of the brakes. I found a company in Los Angeles that will drill the blanks for our wheel lugs.

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