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Old 12-01-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Here is my work in progress S130 560ZX. My goal in this is to have a bad *** Nissan late model V8, that is 100% daily driver friendly(total stock/sleeper look with no loss of daily driveability or creature comforts. I love this engine. It has huge ports, a large bore, over square design, 6 bolt mains, and has been extremely reliable. I also own a Titan. I was also tired of seeing this awesome engine only swapped into purpose built race cars with no driveability or accessories. This car will have cruise, ac, power steering, and all working gauges. I'm a swap purist and believe a Nissan chassis deserves a Nissan engine. Based on what I've seen, this may be the first VK into an S130 as well as the first fully functioning street car/dd VK56.
My warnings to those who would attempt this, it is not a brainless swap. Almost everything is one off and has to be built, fabbed, wired, programmed, etc... I would not recommend this swap in this chassis to anyone but the most knowledgeable. The engine is huge and difficult to fit. Clearance is tight around the accessories. The parts are all unique, and you'll need lots of patience and a place for this time consuming project to live. In retrospect, I should have just done a VQ35DE or RB26DETT, but that wouldn't have been as cool. Pros: big torque, solid engine combo, newer engine. Cons: difficult to get running, expensive, everything has to be fabbed. There are two basic options for this swap: 1-Use all Titan wiring and control units(ECM, BCM, IPDM) Which would also require use of the stock throttle chamber (DBW), pedal, auto trans, ABS, etc...; and 2-Aftermarket standalone ECM allows you to do anything to the engine's manifolding and requires minimal wiring. This also makes it easier to integrate into the vehicle's chassis wiring, as well as use a manual trans.
As far as power train mounting, there is no good spot for this engine in this chassis. You can go for oil pan clearance, lose hood clearance, and have to cut out part of the tunnel to get the drive line angle correct. Or, you can go for hood clearance(although not by a lot), build a lower pan, lay the upper pan almost on the steering rack, and have good drive line angles.

Right now all that I have left(hopefully) to get the car running is to finish the engine harness and integrate it into the S130's EFI harness.

SPECS
-Stock 2006 VK56DE
-Extrudabody Individual throttle bodies
-Custom adapter plate
-Custom engine mounts/trans mount
-Custom lower oil pan
-Stock 350z CD009 6sp trans
-Custom DSS aluminum driveshaft
-AEM 1050U with custom VK56/S130 harness
-CM Twin disc clutch
-Custom crank trigger setup
-Custom driveshaft speedo hall sensor
-Walbro 255lph pump
-Aeromotive Adjustable fpr
-Custom aluminum radiator and electric fan
-All custom fuel, coolant, p/s, a/c hoses, vacuum, clutch line
-Custom RMS fabrication headers
-Custom exhaust
-Lots and lots of misc custom brackets, hoses,etc...


Other vehicle specs:
1983 280ZX GL

DRIVELINE
-Stock R200 rear with new seals, bearings, and LSD
-Freshly rebuilt turbo CV axles and companion flanges

SUSPENSION AND STEERING
-New OE front and rear pads and rotors
-MSA stainless brake lines
-New OE tie rods, ball joints, and boots
-New OE steering rack bushings
-Energy suspension urethane front and rear control arm bushings
-Urethane rear subframe bushings
-New OE rear diff mount
-T3 front tension rods
-Bump steer spacers
-Suspension Techniques swaybars, mounts, urethane bushings
-Tokico struts and springs
-BFG tires/XXR wheels 225/50zr16 255/45ZR16




















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YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!
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And lots of pics already.. this seems verrry promising
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In for this!!
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #5
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Thats pretty bad ***!
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:47 AM   #6
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Buttoned up the body wiring harness(starter, alternator, ac compressor, fans, battery, cruise, temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, etc...) tonight. Hopefully this weekend I can get started on the EFI harness, I've already stripped the L28 section out of it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:17 PM   #7
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sweet.. would luv to see a vid..
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God damn this is beyond epic
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Got started sorting out the engine harness over the weekend.











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All those wires bring back horrible memories from my buddy's build we've been working on for the last year. Car looks great man, can't wait to see the end result.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:04 AM   #13
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All those wires bring back horrible memories from my buddy's build we've been working on for the last year. Car looks great man, can't wait to see the end result.
What are you building?
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Definitely in for this build. Car looks great so far.
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sick man!!! why not the frontier vq40?
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Just a 91 Civic Sedan that we converted from auto trans to manual trans, power steering to manual, OBD-0 to OBD-1, and did an intake manifold swap and a bunch of suspension mods in the process. Lot's of deleting of wiring and just tidying things up.
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More harness building. Almost there.







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*drools* this is the most amazing thing...

reminds me of this one build i saw where a guy was trying to shoehorn a VQ35DE in to a 2006 Sentra SER.
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That looks incredible, keep up the good work.
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effing sweet!
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samuel adams keeping you from going crazy with the harness i see.
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ive literally had dreams about putting the VK56DE into various chassis...

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Cool build but on that upper radiator hose.... is that a fake AN fitting? If real, how did you thread the plastic housing?
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