VQ35DE swap

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VQ35DE swap

Post by YellowVG30 » 26 Mar 2004 21:23

Since right now i have a VG30, could it be done? Instead of box go to rack and pinion. I was just thinkin about it since a it is all aluminum, and b it puts out 287hp without any mods. It just sounded like a good canidate for a 510, since even with the v6 in my car i have plenty of room...

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Post by Blk68510 » 26 Mar 2004 21:40

It's a really nice engine and lengthwise it's not much bigger then the VG, but it is TALL, there has been talk on the Z forums and it is just way to tall to fit without cutting the hood, and lowering the X member.

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Post by b13ken » 26 Mar 2004 22:12

Only the 350z VQ has 287hp, g35 coupe has 280hp, g35 sedan has 260hp, and other ones differ too. Just in case you didn't know.

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Post by ///FiveOneOh » 27 Mar 2004 13:03

hasn;t it already been done by some chick?
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Post by Derek » 28 Mar 2004 12:00

I believe that was an april fool's joke last year on the Bluebird list.

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Post by ///FiveOneOh » 28 Mar 2004 12:02

I didnt; think it was a joke..cuz she got REALLY pissed of at the list and sorta left....
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Post by bigbadblum » 28 Mar 2004 12:20

i dont think it was a joke either, heres pics of the engine in the car
http://datsun510.com/photopost/showgall ... 73&thumb=1
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Post by 68Datsun510 » 28 Mar 2004 20:47

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Post by 510rob » 28 Mar 2004 20:51

I don't see an engine in that picture - I just see a bunch of frosted kernelators, gonk modulators, and general useless factory shit in the way of a perfectly good engine...

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Post by 68Datsun510 » 28 Mar 2004 20:52

I think Dave Lum and his FIAT V-Spec (datsuns.com) has competition!
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Post by 510rob » 28 Mar 2004 20:57

What ever happened to Dave Lum's SR20 that he was going to put in the 1200?

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Post by pokey » 28 Mar 2004 23:15

510rob, no kidding... Atleast the intake runners are nice and long. What ever happened to the KISS method? I bet if any of the hoozywink or doodad modulators go bad, the whole thing stops working. I'd figure:
Take that motor + (add)Decent Computer -(minus)75% of the vacuumlines and crap =more efficient, cheaper motor.
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Post by Derek » 28 Mar 2004 23:25

Having a photo of the engine sitting in an engine bay doesn't mean much. There's nothing to suggest it wasn't just plunked in there "just to see", and then those photos shared.

Dave sold that motor and turbos to someone -- don't know who. I think his 1200 would have been cooler than his 510 is now, but they aren't my projects.

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Post by pokey » 29 Mar 2004 00:54

I'm really impressed that there's enough room for the DOHC between the strut towers. I was under the impression that the conversion to A-arms was NECESSARY to swap in a vg30DETT (that is externally dimentionally the same as the VQ, right? Maybe the VQ has a bit higher deck height to accomidate the extra displacement, but it should be close) There even looks to be enough room for exhaust manifolds. As for too tall, who ever said a 510 needed a hood? :wink:
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Post by YellowVG30 » 29 Mar 2004 06:45

Paul at datsuns.com fiat spec-v has a vg30dett with struts still intact so you dont really need to cut them at all. Also since a steering rack is the next step for my car, headers would be very nice..

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