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Old 03-07-2014, 02:38 AM
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Default My LS hybrid build

Just getting started. This is my first time using the LS platform. I scored an 82 for $1000 not running. Plan on doing a chinese turbo 5.3 deal. Already have LQ9 all aluminum motor for it as well as turbo, ls9 cam, 4l60e and converter. I plan on axing the transaxle setup but retaining all the factory rear suspension by using a third member from a TT 300zx. it has limited slip and 3.69 gear and is plenty strong for this power level.
Pump gas daily driver type car with AC. Goal is to keep it under $10k total and run in the 10's. I've spent way too much money on my cars and usually never have any kind of budget, so I thought I'd challenge myself and see if I could do it.
The car weighed 3190 (w/o driver) before I started pulling it apart. 928 motor weighed 491, LS weighed 430. Pretty sure I can get the car under 3100 by the time its all said and done.

Anyways, heres a list of parts so far and cost. I'll keep updating as time goes on.
Car 82 928 $1,000 Engine 2010 L33 5.3$900 Trans/Conv$700 Intake & TB LS 6$300 R230 Third member$275 Axle $60 LS9 cam$137 Turbo, intercooler, tubing, wastegate$757 Valve Springs$129 Coil$45 Crank Bolt$30 Vbands$34

Total so far $4367. Should be able to recoup the cost of the car by selling the motor and transaxle.
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Working on getting the R230 rear put in place. Looks like it will fit but will take some pretty good fabrication to mount it. Good thing I got duct tape!! Gonna have to make some adapters for the 930 cv joints and driveshaft. This diff is really freaking heavy but with moving the trans to the front it should keep the weight distribution pretty close. Next step, remove gas tank and start fabbing g mounts. Name:  122BC842-3BAC-44F4-AB06-0E0C322B2107_zpsulisdrcw.jpg
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Finally got motor and trans set in place. Took a little persuasion with the BFH, but the trans fits and puts the motor right about where it would go with the RH conversion kit. I decided to go front sump on this deal because I felt it would allow me room to run exhaust under the pan and also alleviate any interference issues with the sway bar. Now gotta build motor and trans mounts, then I can move ahead with the rear end install. Name:  5828E9F9-9465-4C19-ACC8-F6F261675E55_zps2hyf1bhd.jpg
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Same here, a lot of work, none of it easy but is it a good way to go............?
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Moving quick and on a budget, my kind of guy.
Also subscribed Danny.

You can really see how compact these motors are,
it almost looks mid-engined now.
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Interesting.....subscribed!

Please tell more about the transmission setup..pictures would be great!

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Def my kind of project. I've seen the pics of the Toyota V8 swap with a trans and differential. A Newer camaro diff uses 930 cv's FYI.
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Very nice.... I just love these creative projects!!!..FYI..If your nissan rear has issues.....I just finished installing a Ford 8.8 IRS differential with 930 cv joints. It fit like a glove!!
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Interested in how the transmission fits, pic' looks like there is no mods to body.
I did a transmission moved to front on a 1982 928, (Lexus 430 Vvti with 5 speed auto, Borg warner LSD) needed to cut out a big mouthfull out of the firewall and front half of the tunnel, and even then it was tight!
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What is the PCD on the Z diff output shafts?
Nice work axis. I wondered who did that swap. Where's the build thread?
I think a TKO 500/600 would fit nicely without too much hammer time.
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Danny,

The LQ9 is a cast-iron block with aluminum heads correct? Same displacement as an LS2 (6.0)? Is the weights you posted for the LS engine the LQ9 or an all-aluminum L33?

Really enjoying reading about your project. Keep the pictures coming!

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