240Z, 260Z, 280Z V8 Swaps Chevy / Ford / Nissan V8 Motor Swaps

VH45DE swap

Old 02-26-2013, 11:52 AM
  #76  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
Pulled the cam covers off so I can have them polished. This is what you get when you buy a running car from the original owner. Zero sludge and ready to run without tear down.
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-wp_000804.jpg  
theramz is offline  
Old 03-17-2013, 07:19 PM
  #77  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
Well,I got a quote from the poliser to do the valve covers. $287 -each! Yeah so I started by getting some buffing wheels and rouge, some small sanding drums.
While at work I made a new oil cap and dip stick handle. Did the water necks and after about 3 hours I got good enough results for me. One more valve cover to go when I get time. Best $600 I ever saved!
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-photo-6-.jpg   VH45DE swap-photo-3-.jpg   VH45DE swap-photo-7-.jpg   VH45DE swap-photo-9-.jpg  

Last edited by theramz; 03-17-2013 at 07:26 PM.
theramz is offline  
Old 03-17-2013, 07:54 PM
  #78  
Registered User
 
PredatorZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: A Shady Tree in Boise
Posts: 1,032
Looks really nice

Wow shiny... me like Will be one bad *** looking and performing ride when you complete her. Cheers
PredatorZ is offline  
Old 03-20-2013, 03:18 PM
  #79  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
Looks GREAT !!!!! cant wait until i get a chance to do similar swap!
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 05-16-2013, 12:09 PM
  #80  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
any updates yet man? been a while?!?
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 05-16-2013, 12:28 PM
  #81  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
Not much, still trying to catch up on the honey do's. I realized that's impossible so I did the final polish on the manifold with the small wheels. I want to get the blue z ready to drive before I leave on vacation.
Found a cool sight for some am parts
Intercooler Pipe Fabrication - Silicone Intake Systems Auto Parts
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-wp_000044.jpg  
theramz is offline  
Old 05-19-2013, 11:28 AM
  #82  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
Did you do any CFD on your intake system or did you just fab up a giant collector with runners??
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 05-19-2013, 07:18 PM
  #83  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
I got the extrusions from Ross Machine Racing. I did some sketches to get the maximum height to clear the water inlet and the hood. The position of the injectors is to spray into the intake ports and get the spray pattern for best atomization. Not knowing what that was I made them the same height as the oem injectors.
theramz is offline  
Old 05-27-2013, 07:06 PM
  #84  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
I pluged the breather holes in the cam covers and made an adaptor for the breather in the block to go to the oil catch can. Put on some silicone hoses and some nice stainless clamps. Off to Maui_
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-wp_000068.jpg   VH45DE swap-wp_000069.jpg   VH45DE swap-wp_000065.jpg  

Last edited by theramz; 05-27-2013 at 07:37 PM.
theramz is offline  
Old 05-28-2013, 07:47 PM
  #85  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
SOOO MUCH SHINEYYYYYY!! lookin tight n pretty there. Lookin forward to startup video, have a good trip!
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 06-06-2013, 04:24 PM
  #86  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 26
xphiledgex is offline  
Old 06-16-2013, 07:54 PM
  #87  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
Came up with this to bypass the heater without choking off the cross flow. The head and thermostat housing allowed for a 1/2" pipe thread without drilling. Just some AN-8 adaptors and problem solved with bling. I still have the option of running a heater using bulkhead fittings at the firewall.
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-wp_000274.jpg  

Last edited by theramz; 06-16-2013 at 08:01 PM.
theramz is offline  
Old 06-21-2013, 02:52 PM
  #88  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
Header help for the VH240z

I heard that the LS1 headers were close to the VH45 spacing so I got a header gasket to compare them. The LS1 is dead on to the VH! I got the Mazworks flanges to make my own and I'm glad I did. The precision on the Mazworks is excellent and the transition from round to rectangular is great and the price can't be beat. Now I think I can get some LS1 headers, cut them off at the flanges and go from there. Some Corvette headers look very close. You SX guys will do better with am headers, not an option for me. I was going to use the cut off VH headers but compared to the Mazworks they are somewhat restricted.
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-ls1-gasket-header-flange.jpg   VH45DE swap-ls1-gasket-comparison-1.jpg  
theramz is offline  
Old 06-28-2013, 12:17 PM
  #89  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
headers

So I decided to go through the fender wells. Stainless all the way with side pipes above the rockers so I can get it nice and low. I just got a few pieces so I can visualize the outcome. These were from OBX. Mandrel bends and a 4 into one collector. Now I can proceed with the rest of the install as this will allow for more flexibilty on the set back and motor mounts. Weight balance should be around 50/50.
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-headers-1.jpg  
theramz is offline  
Old 06-28-2013, 12:34 PM
  #90  
Registered User
 
Seattle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 26
This is going to be a rocket! Can't wait to see it!!
Seattle is offline  
Old 07-03-2013, 04:12 PM
  #91  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
corvette style DATSUN woot woot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 08-25-2013, 11:14 AM
  #92  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
hope your build is coming better than mine! any updates?
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 08-25-2013, 03:12 PM
  #93  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
Summer is over next week and time to get back to it. Been buying some parts and have a list started for other things I will need but don't want to trip over to much stuff. I got a Tig welder so that will help out a lot. I'm going to sell the other '71 as I fixed some issues on it to make room in the garage. I need more time.
theramz is offline  
Old 08-25-2013, 08:18 PM
  #94  
The Emblem Thief y0!
 
WanganDevilZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 942
I'm not normally one for V8s, but this, this...

WanganDevilZ is offline  
Old 09-12-2013, 12:44 AM
  #95  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
I just sold my 260 a week ago, but im buying the next year 280z thats in WAYYYY better condition
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 10-14-2013, 02:01 PM
  #96  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
update

I havn't abandoned this project, I just been busy with my other car. I sold the engine out of the doner an some other stuff to make some cash and some room. I'm working on my other '71 repairing the dash so I can sell it. Then I can bring the doner into the garage to do the tear down. I'll pull the whole front off so I can work on the engine/trans mounts and mock up the headers, frame rails, suspension etc.
theramz is offline  
Old 10-17-2013, 12:57 PM
  #97  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
WELL HURRY UP ALREADY!!!!! Haha
DeathByNissan55 is offline  
Old 10-24-2013, 08:23 PM
  #98  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
After randomly grabbing a VH45 and a T-5, with the intent of plopping then in a 240sx. This thread is going to make the inspiration side of things easy. I'm a machinist tradesmen and hobbyist welder. Mine won't be nice like yours. Goals are: light cage and bit of stitch. Do what ever it takes to keep the power plant and drive line running. Add angle. Rattle can it. Destroy tires.

Looking forward to watching your progress, ingenuity and craftsmanship!
TomBo is offline  
Old 12-02-2013, 02:33 PM
  #99  
I have a present for you...
Thread Starter
 
theramz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dayton, nevada usa
Posts: 1,661
no progress

Been busy on the other cars but I did this just for quick fun.
Attached Thumbnails VH45DE swap-q-emblem.jpg  
theramz is offline  
Old 12-09-2013, 12:29 PM
  #100  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: milwaukee,wi
Posts: 137
Looks nice man!
DeathByNissan55 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: VH45DE swap


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.