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First looks at a VH45 V8 engine test fit into a 240Z
Nissan Q45 V8 Test Fit in a 240Z


Nov 11, 2002 Due to many requests from forum members at Hybridz.org and Z car enthusiasts around the world, I have at last found a set of photos sent into me last year of an interesting project showing a test fitting of a VH45 V8 engine from a Nissan Q45 luxury car into a 240Z or Fairlady Z..

In the past several years the idea of swapping Nissan's Q45 V8 engine into an early Z car has intrigued many Z car customizer, but lack of project examples or test fit specs, aftermarket performance add-ons for the VH45 engine and added expense of such a swap most have been deterred from trying. Maybe these photos will give others new hope.

One of the biggest concerns about this swap is the max width of the VH45 engine measured horizontally from

outer edges of one valve cover to the other related to maximum engine bay opening width between the shock towers of an S30 engine bay (240Z-260Z & 280Z all have S30 bodies and engine bay measurements) As the photos show, it will fit, but barely.
Note: The VH45 has a baby brother in Japan named VH41 that is rumored to be 1.5" less wide. Photos of that engine may appear here later.

April 12, 2004 Update
Owner of project, Yuki Komiya, of Tokyo Japan, just posted me this morning with first previw photos of now completed Q45 V8 car. More information will be posted here as I receive it. Please do not write requesting any other information.

--Eric Neyerlin - owner of ZPARTS.COM

 

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Nov 11, 2002
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April 12, 2004

First Photos of Yuki Komiya's Completed Project

720 HP 240Z Headed for the Drags in June.
Goal? the quarter mile in 9 seconds FLAT ! Stay tuned for first results starting in June.

Complete Specs and article on this project being prepared for publication at ZPARTS.COM

April 12, 2004 -Completed
April 12, 2004 -Completed
April 12, 2004 -Completed
April 12, 2004 -Completed

April 12, 2004 -Completed

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