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Z series conversion
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has anyone done say a Z24 conversion into a 1200?

im tossing up some ideas for relatively cheap conversions comparitively with finding an A series 5 speed, most 5 speeds are around the $1200 mark with possibly a million kms on it and needing a rebuild costing a similar amount.

over the last few months i have also observed several CA18DE's with gearbox, lume and ECU sold for under the price of an A series 5 speed.

the E15 definitely catches my eye and they are very cheap, lightweight and factory turbo but then there is gearbox issues as well, would have to get a bellhousing converted to something like a CA box and im guessing that would be expensive.

the L series motors and 5 speeds are cheap but getting old and racking up the kms.

so im thinking maybe the Z series from D21 navaras and pathfinders would be the go, super reliable and tourquey and parts are still readily available, im just not sure about the dimentions of the motor and box and if there would be any firewall/transtunnel mods needed.

any ideas guys?

Posted on: 2010/12/16 1:31
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Re: Z series conversion
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same as fiting an L series, block and gearbox and pretty much the same. they lean the oposite way to L series to accomodate the inlet manifold.
NA, carby, form you are probably better going an L series as there are more parts available and most Zs are as old as L20b and such anyway

efi or turbo form you are probably better off going CA as the injection and turbo stuff is alot easier to get
CAs as also smaller and easier to fit in than both Z and L

not much point thinking and E series if you are doing the conversion to get a 5 speed as you are no better off then the A series

in my opinion the best option would be to find a running CA, one that you can actually see running not one that was "running" before it was pulled out for an SR conversion.

oh and for any of those engines i would count on tunnel work unless its auto, as all the gearboxes are about the same size

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Whitesedan has done the Z in his 1200 sedan, I think he has twin webers as well. He doesn't come online though, I can give you his number.

Chris

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he has L series in both his 1200 sedans

he has a z24 in his 180b though

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Posted on: 2010/12/16 5:55
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cheers guys, the CA is sounding pretty good especially with the ability to use factory turbo gear down the line if i choose to go that far, plus there should be some local drift kids wanting to dump CA gear.

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whats a running CA18DET worth with a box ,harness ,computer and all ??

Posted on: 2010/12/16 9:17
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depends who your mates with, mabey 900 bucks with said mates..

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yeah there are times when a complete front cut will cost less then a grand, but yeah ive seen 3 go for around the $900 mark thats why im having difficulty justifying spending $1400 on a worn out old 5 speed.

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Bugger CA go for something different, like an A-Series.

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