I just picked this thing up a few days ago. It's a 93 240SX coupe and I've got a 96 VH45DE V8 to go in it from a Q45. I'll be using a 5-speed transmission from a 300ZX (Z32) since q45's are all auto. The plan right now is to get the engine in and running and driving and then I pull it back out for a small wire tuck, seam welding and fresh paint.
How I got it:
Pretty stock roller with a 5-lug conversion, Z32 brakes, Tein springs and some Liquid Metal 18" wheels
Engine mounts and crossmember from Xcessive Manufacturing... These are solid mounts. I've never had an engine solid mounted in a car, but these are recommended due to the tight clearances in the engine bay. I'll give them a shot, but might pull them in favor of some mazworx mounts. I've heard that the VH is very well balanced, so I guess I'll find out for sure.
I had a couple hours tonight so I got started.
Removed the ridiculously huge wheels and test fitted my Works. I'm happier with the look and fitment as the offset is not quite as agressive. I might have to roll the fenders a little, but shouldn't have to pull them at all.
The Works do clear the 300zx brakes with a 1/4 spacer.. May just grind the calipers a little because I would rather not have to run it.
Then I put the car on stands and took the wheels off. I'll be selling the 18's soon most likely.
The next order of business was to remove the bellhousing from the Z32 transmission so I can send it off to Mazworx to be machined for their adapter plate.
EEW! at least there were no big chunks of crap, but I'll be taking a closer look at everything inside soon.
Broken front plate: The tube that the throw out bearing rides on is broken off for some reason. Anyone have one laying around?
LOL That'll work.
And the bellhousing all cleaned up and ready to be shipped out tomorrow: