David's VG33 Swap Finally Begins

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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by five&dime » 16 Nov 2009 05:38

Hahahaha. I knew you would end up going with the larger engine :twisted: Good job. Can't wait to see it.
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by qwik510 » 16 Nov 2009 10:23

five&dime wrote:Hahahaha. I knew you would end up going with the larger engine :twisted: Good job. Can't wait to see it.
I need to be able to keep up with you :mrgreen:
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by five&dime » 16 Nov 2009 11:04

Ahh. I see. That's because I am a noob here and am looking at installing a twin turbo viper motor in my 510. What will I need and how much will this cost? My experience with tools would be a soldering iron and a hot glue gun. Will I need more tools?
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by Track Junky » 16 Nov 2009 11:14

^ you forgot DUCT TAPE lol!!

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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by qwik510 » 16 Nov 2009 12:58

five&dime wrote:Ahh. I see. That's because I am a noob here and am looking at installing a twin turbo viper motor in my 510. What will I need and how much will this cost? My experience with tools would be a soldering iron and a hot glue gun. Will I need more tools?
The only other thing you will need is the ability to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye :lol:
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by qwik510 » 19 Nov 2009 17:27

Another Update:

The first test fit of the VG33. :mrgreen:

It's in! :mrgreen:
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Plenty of room up front. Maybe even enough room for a turbo or two :shock:
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Plenty of room for heater hoses, etc. back here
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There are a few issues that need attention. The VG33 dizzy is too tall so we need to swap it for the VG30 dizzy. The main input on the alternator is very close to the frame rail so we either need to change the bracket that holds the alternator or trim the stud and put a protective cap on it.

All other areas seem to fits well.

More to come soon.
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by spoolinitup33 » 19 Nov 2009 17:34

qwik510 wrote:Another Update:

Plenty of room up front. Maybe even enough room for a turbo or two :shock:
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Now you're talkin!! Lookin' good, Dave.

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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by S15DET » 19 Nov 2009 19:28

WOW that motor looks so tiny. Awesome. What's the hp/tq numbers on that motor?

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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by qwik510 » 20 Nov 2009 04:27

S15DET wrote:WOW that motor looks so tiny. Awesome. What's the hp/tq numbers on that motor?
180 HP 195 torque :mrgreen:
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by 510wizard » 20 Nov 2009 06:45

The VG sure does fit nice in the 510, looks like it could of been a factory option. Not like my Audi S4, which the engine is stuffed in there, can't even put your fist in there.

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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by S15DET » 20 Nov 2009 06:49

I sure hope you can drive this car down to the meet in the spring. I can't wait to see it. Is that an iron block with Al. heads?

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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by qwik510 » 20 Nov 2009 07:03

S15DET wrote:I sure hope you can drive this car down to the meet in the spring. I can't wait to see it. Is that an iron block with Al. heads?

I am hoping to have it ready for the Mitty 8) but I was also trying to have it ready for Summit Point last spring :shock:

Yes. Iron block and aluminum heads.

3.3 liters of fun :mrgreen:
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by qwik510 » 20 Nov 2009 20:08

The trans is in now too. Having issues fitting the drivers side 200sx exhaust manifold. It will not clear the steering box. I may need to get some headers :cry:

The Dizzy has been changed too and now the hood should clear :mrgreen:

Here are a few more pics from today.
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by vgwagon » 20 Nov 2009 20:44

The pathfinder distributor fits fine in my car.....where was it hitting on your car?
I went the pathfinder dizzy to clean up the engine bay as the coil is in the cap.....did the dizzy at least clear the 200sx intake?

I told you the headers would be worth while :roll: lol
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Re: David's VG30 Swap Finally Begins

Post by NICKLE&DIME » 21 Nov 2009 00:20

With the block being Iron and the heads being Aluminum, does this create a problem down the road for head gasket failure or warpage? Just wondering, I had this problem with my truck. Are you going to do any work to the cooling jackets?

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