So this was fantastic for a while, almost zero lag and a good street setup.
But I got bored.
So in a moment of weakness I bought one of these:
VQ30DET Y33 Cima front cut with a genuine 26,000km on the clock.
And then the conversion started.
First of all I sorted out the ECU, decided to go for a Nistune setup, as the car is a streetcar with A/C, P/S decided that the stock ECU modified would be the best plan.
After around 12 hours work using multiple wiring diagrams (removing body loom, airbag loom etc) , wiring = sorted
Then had some of these made up so hold the engine and transmission in place:
Then SR20DET came out and real work started:
SR20DET and wiring loom came out and work started on installing new valve springs and 265 deg cams into the VQ30DET.
Anyways, pix of progress.
SR20 out - served me well, off to live a new life in a Datsun 200B coupe
On trailer returning from engine & wiring loom removal
Back home ready for work to commence
Drained motor of oil and cracked the sump, the motor was mint
So then I decided that I wanted to chuck a set of cams in it.
All covers and accessories off and cams out - so much crap to come off to get the sticks out
Jim Wolf spring compressor mocked up - fits up nicely.
I read the first post a couple of days back and wondered where the vq30det engine was from the title. Great engine conversion, you might be a bit tight on space, as those engines were notoriously difficult to work on even in a Z32. Either way I'll be looking forward to seeing the swap done, there's so much potential in those engines.
Interesting and unusual build, out of interest how much does VQ30DET weigh? What suspension and brake setup will you be running? Will you still use the HKS's
Last edited by Auss15; 27-11-2012 at 10:28.
Cheers mate, would love to post up all my pics but as im a new member this is taking quite some time as each post must be approved.
Unless a mod can sort that out for me?
Originally Posted by Adam L
Cheers mate - ive build a couple of unusual cars before so this is not out of the norm for me
Originally Posted by Auss15
VQ30DET is around 20kgs heaver than SR20DET (very compact and all aluminium) but negating the weight its able to be mounted far back in the engine bay.
No plans in changing suspension and brake wise i'm running R34 GTR 324mm front discs with calliper adaptors and 300mm rear discs - should stop pretty decently i hope!
Cool build! I've got an S15, a Y32 Cima, 300zx box and cross member needed to put them all together. Cant decide if I should do it or just bling the cima up and drive it. I'll be watching your progress!!!
clean car, really like it. Just wonder where are you going to put turbo, in front of the engine?
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