Searching with Google, I find several wrecker yards that want ~$2000-3000 for a VH45DE. Ouch. Ebay has several ~$1000 cheapies, but who knows if you're getting a good one on Ebay?
I'm not AGAINST the idea at all, it would be way cool to see a Nissan V8 in an older truck. I have no doubt it would run for a good long time, either. I'm just pointing out the simplicity factor. A properly rebuilt carbed 300HP 1976 350 with the appropriate parts will run for 100K miles easily and will still be easily modifiable for more power at a later time if needed...performance parts for a Q45 are going to kill your wallet, guaranteed. Hell, STOCK parts for a Q45 will. Is it my fault Chevy engine parts are cheaper than imported Nissan ones? It all depends on how much you have and are willing to spend. Swapping a Nissan V8 into a truck won't necessarily guarantee resalability or overall value, either.
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Last edited by 88pathoffroad; Aug 13th, 2006 at 03:54 PM.