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#1 njoz1200ute

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:15 PM

I started a similar thread on the other forum.

Anyone ever take a Chevy S10 3.4L and put in a Datsun 1200 and make it fit without cutting the firewall?

Some have suggested the L27 buick motor out of early 90s GM cars.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:53 PM

I would think most 60* V6's would fit. I swapped a Mitsubishi 6G72 into a 72' Corolla wagon (about the same size engine bay as a 1200) and it fit reasonably well.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

A 3800 would be nice. Probably the most successful and numerous GM engine ever built.

 

 

But what's wrong with a VGsomething?????


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

VG is too expensive and nice.

I want a crummy old carburetored motor. I can buy a whole 1995 Buick LeSabre for the cost of one VG motor

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:06 PM

You can make a VG carb. They were available in Saudi Arabia. Get an L28 matchbox and have the end milled down.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

Apparently the mistubishi motor was in a Dodge Stealth....haha what a crummy car. I almost want to do that motor just because it came from a Dodge Stealth.

I really wanna do a V6 1200 Coupe! I have been watching the guys from Roadkill and their S10 turbo GM 3.4L v6 in their 240z. Looks like fun!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

You can make a VG carb. They were available in Saudi Arabia. Get an L28 matchbox and have the end milled down.


Import a whole engine from Saudi Arabia? Or you talking intake and carb?

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

Intake and that's all.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:22 PM

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

Wow guess i have no reason not to go VQ now. Everyones telling me keep it Nissan.

So....which is more possible in a B110?

Vq30 or Vq35

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:56 PM

That stuff is VG not VQ. Go VQ you are on your own.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:58 PM

But vg can be vg33 or even overbored with q45 pistons and be vg34.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:18 PM

Why do what other people want?  Do what you want.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:20 PM

Why do what other people want? Do what you want.


Don't tell him what to do.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:04 AM

Wow guess i have no reason not to go VQ now.


Get started.

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I'll put on chain mail and a dirt bike tire jock strap and drive it!!!!!


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:36 AM

Twin turbo 60 deg GM V6. The 60 deg cyl angle gives more room then a 90 deg design

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:46 AM

My constraints are money. Not modifying the firewall. And must be V6 and carburetored. Im not dealing with ecu wiring, sensors, antitheft, and all that shit

VG motor with carb conversion
Buick L27 V6 carburetored
Vortec V6 with carb conversion

Those are my options so far. The buick is going to be the cheapest.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:48 AM

I have been confusing VG and VQ in this thread

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:01 AM

I don't really know this, but I'd guess the VG will end up less expensive in the end simply because of the support and existing products

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

I think he's right about the L27 aka the 3800. They made millions of that engine series for many years, and like the small block they made frequent improvements.

I would look into what it takes to use a late model block with a carb and hope it's as easy as installing a distributor and an intake manifold. Even the last gen 3800s will bolt right up to gm 60 degree rwd transmissions.

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