V8 Swaps for Z Cars
Introductory Discussion by Paul Richer:
- Required reading list:
FAQ's For V8 Swaps:
(Swapping from a straight 6 to a V8)
Why would anyone do this?
Will I ruin my car?
What could I expect when I am done?
What suspension and Frame changes are required?
Can I still race my car?
If you are thinking about it, you need this book!
Differences for 280ZX Installations
What is Fast?
Stage 1 - Easy (?) Stuff For the V8 Swap:
- Purchased Kits
- Chevy Power
- Ford Power
- Other V8's
Stage 2 - More Advanced Mods for V8 Swap:
- Building Up the Suspension
- Increased Cooling Systems
- Better Brakes
Stage 3 - All Out Quest For Max. H.P V8 Swap:
- Frame Reinforcements
- Tubing out a Z Car
- Gearing for the 1/4 Mile
- Wheels and Tires