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v-8 powered z-car
#1
i just crashed my lx, and was wondering if anyone knew about a ford swap into an early datsun z car. I have only heard talk on forums but not actually seen anyone doing it or making a kit. I have a good motor and a freshly rebuilt trans just sitting.
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#2
sure, plenty of people have done ford swaps. check out http://www.hybridz.org
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#3
there is a guy on the boards, goes ny the name mista fosta, i think he has a z with a ford or is it a Ls1?
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TfH
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#4
It was a nitrous chevy small block, then he swapped in a LT1 with a T56. Hes been eating rears ends though. The 240z rear ends are good til about 300 hp.
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#5
All the smallblock Ford motors on HybridZ are completely custom. No one makes a kit to put any SBF Ford into a Z-car. It sucks as I thought about it numerous times.
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#6
Miata?
"This ain't ninth grade, and no body gives a shit how much you bench." - Ronnie Coleman
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#7
Still have to smog Miatas.
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#8
yeah i am finding out that nobody is making a kit for the small block ford.......it is a shame because i just put $1500.00 intoi a trans. and i wanted to use it....
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#9
It sucks. You figure someone would have come up with something by now. The last time I looked into it was about 2 years ago and there's still nothing.
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#10
Not for a Z car....but who cares?
http://www.kugelkomponents.com/focus/focus.html

video:
http://www.tcf-v8-focus-conversions.com/...edown.html
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#11
Didn't ATI or someone bolt in an 03 32V into one of those?
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#12
Yeah, they bolted a 03 Cobra Motor in one with 470 hp. Search ATI Terminator Focus.
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#13
Jenn we need your focus, mikey's 331 block and some suspension. Then we have a fun car.
"few of them know, soul of a women was created below" - Led Zeppelin

TfH
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#14
Carcrazy Wrote:Not for a Z car....but who cares?
http://www.kugelkomponents.com/focus/focus.html

video:
http://www.tcf-v8-focus-conversions.com/...edown.html

pretty interesting. for around 35K total.
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#15
Kaotik Individual Wrote:pretty interesting. for around 35K total.

they are about two blocks from my house.......
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#16
http://www.grannysspeedshop.com/
buy ya you'll still have to smog it. but its quite fun
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#17
If I remember right, JTR makes one for a 302 in a Z car. Hope that helps.
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#18
i told my friend we should drop a v8 in the 86 cav im about to buy
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#19
why don't you jsut take the engine brackets off of the z and mod them to fit the ford??
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#20
Fastback33 Wrote:why don't you jsut take the engine brackets off of the z and mod them to fit the ford??

i would rather buy a set from a reputable company than try to make them myself......my i can work on my stuff, rebuild motors, i even spent a few years as a paint and body guy doing frame off restorations.....but i do appreciate the r/d that is done by guys like jtr and renegade hybrids.....
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#21
Fastback33 Wrote:why don't you jsut take the engine brackets off of the z and mod them to fit the ford??
because they have to be able to handle 500+ ft/lb's of tourqe.
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#22
Colorado Ron Wrote:If I remember right, JTR makes one for a 302 in a Z car. Hope that helps.

JTR makes the small block Chevy kit. No Ford kits.
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#23
Thats sacrelig.... :angry2:
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#24
Space Ghost Wrote:Thats sacrelig.... :angry2:
Learn to spell, then fuck off.



If nothing else, send a letter to the guys that make the swap kits. They might know someone who makes a kit, or they could be interested in developing one.
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