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Hi all anybody know what would be a good engine swap for my 85 nissan 4x4? mabe a bolt in, would a 20r or something or any idea's without alot of fabricating? mabe use some boltup plate? I need some idea's. this motor has been a pain and I need a fresher engine. I have a triumph spitfire engine I am willing to trade that runs great. any idea's welcome or mabe let me know what you have put in yours, will a v8 fit? thanks all
 

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You do realize a 20R is a SMALLER engine than a Z24i?

If the engine is shot, get it rebuilt, thats the only way to avoid a lot of fab work.
 

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280Z is an inline 6, crank pulley would be past the radiator. And it tilts the wrong direction for a KA transmission.
 

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THANKS ALL I'm just kicking some ideas around, and appreciate all the answers, I however don't need to be chided about certain engines we are just kicking some ideas around about what would be a good installation, I also have seen v8's , buicks v6's but was wondering if I could hear from someone who has "actually"done a good swap, and I will fabricate if necessary...Also on the 280z engine I mis quoted and meant a 300zx engine...
 

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Chided? Hope that wasnt at me, just letting you know the difficulties without the smileys and such, good luck on your engines!
 

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I have seen a Buick v-6 in a 720 4WD. That would be my choice. It was a clean install. Somewhere, maybe here, on the net, there is a pretty good detailed story of the Buick install. Spend some time Googling, or use Dogpile search, and see what comes up.
My Gawsh a 350-wow. In my 61, I had to tilt the tranny from the rear, just to get a HEI to clear the firewall, until it was all the way in the 283.Even with the short chevy water pump, that's longer then my Z24.
 
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