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    Greetings, I recently purchased a 280Z and want to put a V-8 in it. I live in the Dallas Texas area does anybody know who does this kind of work? Can do some work myself but limited experience. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardoc5
    Greetings, I recently purchased a 280Z and want to put a V-8 in it. I live in the Dallas Texas area does anybody know who does this kind of work? Can do some work myself but limited experience. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Congrats on the purchase of your Z! The best place I know of for information on V8 conversions in Z cars is HYBRIDZ. The HYBRIDZ web site has an astounding amount of knowledgeble members as well as tons of information in their post archives. They are all about putting V8 (and other engines) in Z cars. It will be well worth your while!

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    The first thing to do is buy the conversion manual from http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Datsun_Z_V-8.html and read. Many questions will be answered and many mistakes avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardoc5
    Greetings, I recently purchased a 280Z and want to put a V-8 in it. I live in the Dallas Texas area does anybody know who does this kind of work? Can do some work myself but limited experience. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    I live in Dallas also and was considering doing the same thing. There's a place right here that does that work - John's cars.

    http://www.johnscars.com/zcar.htm

    They have the whole kit.

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    i live in california and doing the same conversion.. is there a place??

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    you guys and your v8s , try a bmw 8 seires v12
    im doing a v8 too seen a friends 280 with the bmw he said it was tough to do

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    http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/PRC01 go to this site to order the parts i did the conversion myself and took bout 60 man hours if u want pictures i can show u how i did it

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    I just bought my LS1 and t56 Borg warner 6 speed for my Z yesterday!!!! Can't wait to get it going!!!
    [SIZE="4"][B][I]1972 240z (project v8 LS1 twin turbo, t56 6 Speed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by romeo_30906
    http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/PRC01 go to this site to order the parts i did the conversion myself and took bout 60 man hours if u want pictures i can show u how i did it
    can you email me some of this info @ travieso32@hotmail.com thanks, im looking to do this but i want a manual, not an automatic tranny.. thanks again

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