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The REAL engine swap for a 240...

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  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    I have a buddy in TX... Who had a full road race 240sx...

    Well, he got bored with it... And decided to change it into a drag car..

    First, he said the axles were too puny for what he wanted... So he did this...
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    Then, he said to himself... There's only so much you can do with a KA24... But I don't feel like doing an SR... Or an RB... I want REAL power.. So he busted out the tape measure... And said... I think this might fit...
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    And for those that wanna know how it runs...
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    Thats goosing the throttle from idle to about 1/8 throttle... ;)

    Basic Specs on the car:
    406Ci Small Block, 4 bolt main
    11.75:1 CR using SRP Forged Pistons
    Scat Rods
    Balanced And Blueprinted Bottom end
    .515 lift / 292 Duration Cam
    70cc Ported & Polished heads with Magnesium Valves
    CSR Electric Water Pump
    Holly Demon 750 Carb
    Team G Intake Manifold
    Custom Zumi Headers
    TCI 2 Speed PowerGlide Transmission with transbrake & Carbon Fiber TransShield
    Mallory Electric Fuel Pump
    MSD 6al Ignition

    As far as how long it took them... about 6 months... And this is NOT a tube frame car... this is a COMPLETE 240sx uniframe underneath it that has been gusseted for extra strength...

    Shakedown runs hopefully wednesday night... :eek:

    And after the first drive around the parking lot... The first words out of his mouth... "We need more tire"...

    Oh yeah... a video of it running... RIGHT CLICK SAVE AS OR I'LL HAVE TO PULL THE LINK!!!

    http://www.riotdesigns.com/videos/DragCar_FirstStart.wmv

    :worthy: :worthy:
     
  2. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    thats just flat out insane... :worthy:
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Bah, only a small block?
     
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    blackice90HB Senior Member

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    should have kept it nissan and put a a vk45 or vk56 in it. wiring would have been a b**ch, but when fully built and twin turbo charge, it would have been worth it.


    its tight though, it would be a tight street car. the last thing people would expect to see when the hear that grumble is a 240. i know a kid whose family is in to drag racing. the have a 79 camaro with a 409, and i know how fast and how loud that thing is, so i can imagine how crazy that 240 is in real life
     
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    Maybe he didn't want to spend double what he did for the same power? The SBC block and heads are much narrower than the nissan V8. I should know, I own a Q45. The engine in there's almost as wide as oprah on a donut binge.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    well, yeah, i guess you got a point.
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    theres a v8 240 in pensecola, i havent seen it yet up close yet, but ive heard stories ;)
     
  9. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    got a friend running a 502 in a 89 coupe..... its fun.... REALLY REALLY REALLY FUN!
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Sounds like my 460-280Z project... :ph34r:
     
  11. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Adding to the rumor, that in fact, you CAN put a small-block Chevy into ANYTHING.


    I like the concept, though, I would have rather seen something rarer- like a TT VQ56, or a 20B.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Exactly... This motor width wise actually measures about 3" wider than the stock KA does!!! And the transmission actually mated up to the stock 240sx tranny mounting positions with very little modification!

    And why a small block?? Why a big block? This small block will make 600+hp in its current form, and run 10's.

    And who knows what it will do with a little more carb, slightly bigger cam, and maybe a couple hundred shot of n2o... ;) And have NOWHERE NEAR the cost of even THINKING about swapping a Nissan v8 in there... And have NOWHERE NEAR the power.
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    haha, thats great.
     
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    Bah....ruined it in my opinion.


    RB26DETT me please....big honkin' single turbo and some funny gas. Bye-bye small block.

    But I guess the small block would be cheaper, considering you can practically get them in gumball machines.
     
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    Gawd. I hate it when people discard rational thought.

    Ruined it? Please. That SBC will make more power for less money and do it 5x more reliably. You want turbo? Turbo the SBC then.
     
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    adnoh Senior Member

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    Two Words....FUCK CHEVY.
     
  17. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    this is great and all, but if he wants to drag race seriously, he will never be classed in anything that competes at even a regional level.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Now he needs to find some ho-hum looking rims and a seriously quiet exhaust system. Super-Sleeper :ph34r:
     
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    He's doing this because he wants to race it... Not compete... Sure, he'll compete... Probably in Pro Street, or Pro Outlaw... And be very competetive.. But he doesn't care... He's doing it because he wants to.

    And for the RB26DETT comment... You deserve to be SMACKED! An RB w/ a big turbo will MAYBE get you into low 12's to high 11's... And would cost you FIVE TIMES what this small block setup cost. Sure you could get it into the 10's... But don't even THINK about running it on the street, unless you run it on pure cam2, plan on replacing o2 sensors left & right from the constant cam2, and worry about it every time you drive it...

    His only worry he has with this car... Not enough tire. This car is built SOLID..
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    The entire frame channels have been gusseted for strength, as well as the roll cage that the car already had.
     
  20. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    very nice scRapin'

    I like what your buddy did to his ride....Good job....

    It looks awesome....

    Check this one out.. its my buddies toyota...
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