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    Posted: 20 July 2006 at 11:18am
Does anyone here think that a L28E motor could be swapped into a '76 620? That or a 240z motor (if that's not the L28E) that has the E31 block and E31 head. My engine is starting to bum out on me, and so is my tranny. So I'd be very interested in a swap.
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 bullet Posted: 20 July 2006 at 11:28am

The 240Z has the L24, the 280Z and 280ZX uses the L28. They are both the same physical size so you would have a lot more power putting the larger discplacement L28 in there.

It can fit but your radiator won't unless you're thinking of cutting the firewall back and moving the engine rearward.

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 bullet Posted: 20 July 2006 at 9:17pm
I also heard that disc brakes can be swapped on to early trucks?
1973 620 "Prerunner"
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 bullet Posted: 20 July 2006 at 11:35pm
Do a ka24e out of a truck, me and bleach will have a write up soon.
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 bullet Posted: 21 July 2006 at 12:25am
Is that expensive? I'm trying to stay on the cheaper side. I can't get two L28's for 300 bucks, and they do run. Well. As for the radiator, I figured I'd just put a thinner one in (if it's possible), because I figured it'd run out of room.

But a ka24e does sound like an idea. What trucks do they come in?
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 bullet Posted: 21 July 2006 at 2:22am
I don't know the exact years, I to am on a budget for this project (project low rider truck) so far i got air bags and all accessories 200 bucks, triangulated 4 link free from ted, ka24e and z tranny hopefully 125-150 with 115,000 not to bad. I'm slowly collecting parts. I still need LZ bell housing, the fuel management out of a 240sx aka a little more power. Also a walbro fuel pump. Bleach is supposed to look for a truck for me, I want a 620 kc. The 521's are cool but I just want a little more room.
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 bullet Posted: 21 July 2006 at 2:35am
Jeff (Icehouse):

I have a LZ 5-speed bell I'll let you have, but you gotta take the whole tranny (it's quite broken, but the case should be good). I was gonna take it apart to see what failed but it's not worth the time. I still can't get the bloody replacement tranny back in the truck- no clearance to the pressure plate and I've bent the hell out of the floor trying to jam it in there with a jack.

My Orange, engineless 620 KC is free if you haul it... has title.
'64 320
'68 520
'72 521 V6
'74,75,79 620s
'76,78 4X4
'76 KC
'72 510 Wgn
'78 B210
'78,81 510 Wgn
2X '78 510 Coupes
'83 720 KC

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 bullet Posted: 21 July 2006 at 2:38am
Could you bring the tranny tomorrow? Also could you post pics of the free kc
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 1:35am
What about a VG30? Would that fit into the engine bay?
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 3:05am
ka is almost or maybe even a bolt in...
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 12:40pm
We're talking about the E, or the DE?
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 3:36pm
1990-97 Nissan Hardbody has the rear sump SOHC, KA24e engine that we are talking about.
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 4:26pm
I don't see the benifit of a dual cam, the single has more n/a suport and easier to install. The dual is only like 10 hp difference from the factory. I also raced a couple singles with dual, the difference was minimal, so I'm really not that exicited about the dual's, plus all the extra work. I mostly want fuel injection/ reliable 150hp.
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 7:55pm
i've got a king cab that i can donate, i have a title, its a complete truck and the only catch is i'll only let it go to some one who WILL  fix it up nice. reason for, it was givin to me by a friend in terms that it would be finished or hotrodded in memory of her son. it was his truck. i honostly don't have time.
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70 chrysler newport 383 power
71 Plymouth Fury 3 (girlfriends car)
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 7:57pm
i may even be able to suply a few body panels. it's kinda why i haven't parted it out.
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 8:08pm
sounds cool. Hey Icehouse got any pics of Project Lowrider Truck
HAVE YOU EVER DRAGGED A DATSUN LATELY

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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 9:42pm
If I did it would be a just be a pile of pieces, Doug also has a truck he would donate. Ted is yours a kc? I'm just to tall for a 521 + I commute an hour each way at least.
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 10:04pm
numourous amount of datsuns
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70 chrysler newport 383 power
71 Plymouth Fury 3 (girlfriends car)
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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 10:10pm

When that truck is done, whoever has it should go show it to the woman so she can see what was done with it.

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 bullet Posted: 22 July 2006 at 10:56pm
Dude it looks nice, have you seen Dougs? What one is cleaner? I like how yours has history, as long as he didn't die in it. Hhhmmm maybe I could make one good one out of the 2 of them.
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