Oct 13, 2010 update on Deedilus's 2005 Nissan 450z

Update #3 - Test fit engine Z32, tranny picked up

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Original post date: 08.18.2010

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My new V8 inside of it’s new home! Time for some cleaning / painting, then mount fabrication and whatnot!

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The very same engine I posted before, an example of how incredible it will look when it’s all done!

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My new tranny on the way to my friends garage to get it’s adapter plate fitted, Hardest part of the swap.

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My new Centerforce clutch and Fidanza lightweight flywheel! Scored these off of a 300zx TT at the scrap yard, they have less than 20 miles on them! Owner of the 300zx was on the second test drive of the TT when they wrecked… ouch!

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Always nice to reward yourself after a long, tiring day with some fresh Tuna Nigiri and Seaweed, Squid and Sesame salad ;)

Tranny adapter will be on tomorrow, and then tranny will be attached to the engine, and the fab work begins… Still shooting for it being finished on Sunday! It’s gonna make time tight to get it done, but it keeps things progressing. If not, then sometime early next week for sure.

The engine was the furthest back it could possibly be and it was looking like the shifter wouldn’t reach to the stock shifter position! So right now it looks like the shifter might have to be extended a bit just so it’ll rest inside of the stock shifter place.. Some test fitments are DEFINITELY going to go down when I get the transmission back to my buddy! There was a bunch more that he told me and explained to me today, but it’s so late and I’m so full of sushi that I can’t possibly remember at the moment. Will do a small update tomorrow as well.

 

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