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#61 bigboy620

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:33 PM

First day in the garage. L20b out

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:20 PM

And itS out!

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:44 PM

Great pics.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:21 PM

Test fit.


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Only issue I see is the alternator hitting the idler arm and maybe the steering link might need to be flipped.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:54 PM

This guy did it in the link below and he knows every part from every vehicle you need to fit it in there without issues.

http://community.rat... yello620 vg30

Unfortunately the photos are gone because of Photolame, I suspect though that he mentions what he got the needed parts from. he tried at least 3 different starters and I don't have a clue on how many alternators he tried before he found what he needed, if your stuck PM him, he may answer.


 

 


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:49 PM

Nice mounts! What’s the front chin/bumper from? I like the look of it
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:57 AM

This guy did it in the link below and he knows every part from every vehicle you need to fit it in there without issues.
http://community.rat... yello620 vg30
Unfortunately the photos are gone because of Photolame, I suspect though that he mentions what he got the needed parts from. he tried at least 3 different starters and I don't have a clue on how many alternators he tried before he found what he needed, if your stuck PM him, he may answer.


I read through various threads. All have great insight and different solutionstyles. JuSt wish I could see pictures aha. Thanks

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:58 AM

Nice mounts! What’s the front chin/bumper from? I like the look of it


1980s camaro iroc. Just trim the ends to fit

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:16 AM

I read through various threads. All have great insight and different solutionstyles. JuSt wish I could see pictures aha. Thanks

There is an app for chrome that fixes all the pic. I started a thread on it if you want more info.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:20 PM

That app does't work for me on windows10 anymore except for maybe the old photos(not all of them), I see that Photolame upgrade photo all the time now in other peoples threads.


 

 


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:20 AM

That app does't work for me on windows10 anymore except for maybe the old photos(not all of them), I see that Photolame upgrade photo all the time now in other peoples threads.

hmmm still working for me. try another app if not I can download them and send em ur way if you want.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

Gday, first post but a bit of info.
The alt bracket on a pathfinder can be cut up and swapped to the otherside the holes line up and the pulleys are in line. Need to hack a heap off it and just keep 3 holes. Fab bracket to suit. Or find an Aussie who can send you one of an r50 as it will fit straight up. Will need to sort adjuster for the belt.
An r50 pathfinder starter motor fits without touching the torsion bars. Adjust engine hieght to clear the frame where engine mounts sit.
Flip the centre steer link and reem the tapers out to suit a larger tie rod from the under side. I used some off a toyota power steer rack. Be careful on selecting those as some are a 15mm thread which i had to thread on a lathe for the rod link bar. You may have more options over there.
The vg33e out of an r50 pathy fits nicely. You can bolt the 5 speed gearbox off d22 navara straight up to get rid of the auto, use the tailshaft as well and get it shortened to suit a bit of fab work and it lines up pretty good.. Indecently the front spindles off the d22 drop straight in and you get upgraded brake disc size and twin piston calipers. I did need to use the steer link off a 720 spindle to get the tie rod tapers to match though. That requires a 5mmish spacer machined up to get the link to fit the spindle. Basically a big washer. but other than that it fits easy.
If you use the 5 speed mentioned you can fit a decent set of headers in if you are patient and a bit sadistic!
I am assuming the vg30 would be pretty much the same as they appear to be a bit like lego these nissans.
Cheers have fun.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:02 AM

Thank you for the information! I have the brackets to put the alternator on either side. And I am mating a z32 transmission to the vg30e. So I have to use a z32 starter or 5 speed maxima starter.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:58 PM

fs5r30a is the 5 speed Im using. Thought it was the same as the z32? Maybe its the z31.
Can i ask where you got the 4 barrel manifold from? I tried making one using the bottom section but the plenum ended up to large. Wasnt happy with it so i hacked it back up to adapt some different carbs onto.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:47 AM

Its a vg30i manifold that's been modified by David Carroll at experimental engineering
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

Awesome thanks! I had seen his business but i dont do face book so couldnt see the photos properly. Atleast i may have a back up plan if i cant get these webers to fit.

What sort/size of carby are you looking to use?

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:51 PM

Holley 2bbl 350cfm.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:51 PM

Motor finally married to tranny.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

Finally 620zx! The motors in. It's snug, now to finesse with trans mount and engine mount, plus the alternator and everything else.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:12 PM

Motor is centered and level with a 3 degree tilt. The z32 transmission is sitting on the stock 620 crossmember and transmission mount. No drilling. Straight bolt on. (Cutting of transmission tunnel required).

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