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Old 07-14-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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Ecotec 2.0 LDK swapping into a 240SX S13

Im about to start a complete Ecotec swap into a S13 240sx. Its all because of a dumb texting driver that totaled my 09 cobalt SS. I will be using a 2.0 K04 LDK and a pontiac solstice ar5 trans custom motor mounts and trans mounts. I will also be swapping over all the wiring and fuse boxes gauge cluster and everything that will make the motor fire so i will have to splice the headlights and tail lights in to the cobalt harness but thats pretty much it for wiring because im using everything from the cobalt so when i fire it up it will still thinks its a cobalt SS as far as custom fab work that needs to be done is motor mounts trans mounts custom driveshaft and im using the metal dash frame and steering wheel from the SS so i will have to extend the steering shaft and make shims for the dash to fit becuase its 1 1/2" shorter than the 240 metal dash frame. once i get it in and fire it up and make sure everything works in the 240 im pulling the motor and building it rods and pistons bearings and a custom manifold for ether a 6262 or s257 and mount it near the front bumper
ill be starting the swap this weekend and ill be posting pics as i go i already have the motor and the SS as the donor and i have the S13 240 along with the AR5 solstice trans i will be test fitting the cobalt flywheel and Ky stage 4 pressure plate with the trans to see if there are any issues if it fits then all i need to buy is a clutch disc instead of a complete clutch kit. Ill keep everybody informed as i go
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This will be the 240SS
09 SS lnf
Ar5 solstice trans

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Old 07-15-2017, 09:04 AM   #4
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K04 LDK on e47 the 240SS new power plant
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Love these kinds of projects. That will be allot of motor for that car. Love it.
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Me too i did a 68 sbc 350 in a lx foxbody too i love putting swaps in cars they dont belong in and pissing people off 😂😂😂😂
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In for updates. You should swap a zfr on there.
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Im not really sure which turbo i will be putting on it. I first want to get it in as it is now just to make sure everything works and fires up once it fires im pulling it back out to build it and body work the 240 and fab a cage for it
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I can understand that, and I'm sure there will be plenty of space under the hood for swapping later
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Cool build, in for progress.
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So i put the cobalt ss flywheel on and pressure plate on the LDK to test fit the pontiac ar5 trans i already know i cant use the SS pressure plate due to it having a 14 spline and the ar5 trans has a 27 spline. So i mocked it up and it works just fine no issues no scraping or anything so i just have to order a clutch disc for a solstice and it should work fine
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My bad i ment i cant use the SS clutch disc and i can use the SS pressure plate
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Way to think out of the box. I'm with Eric- throw a 7163 efr on there without boost ramp cause the trans will handle it better than a f-35.
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i approve of this swap. its fun pissing off nissan guys, almost as fun as pissing off porsche purists lol
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Yeah the ar5 trans are supposed to be pretty stout in stock form ive heard a bunch of 2jz guys also run them so im not worried about the trans and as far as which turbo im just not sure yet i just want to get it in and wired and then fire it up i cant f******g wait
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Awesome build in for progress
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this is gonna be awesome. keep this thread updated with lots of pics!
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Oh i will ill post a updated everytime i get something done on it next i will be test fitting it in the 240 to start fabrication on motor mounts and getting the body and engine harnesses routed
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This looks like a fun project. Cant wait to see this driving!

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i approve of this swap. its fun pissing off nissan guys, almost as fun as pissing off porsche purists lol
all we need now is someone to swap an LNF into a porsche
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​​​​all we need now is someone to swap an LNF into a porsche
my l61 swapped porsche has an LNF intake manifold, does that count?
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my l61 swapped porsche has an LNF intake manifold, does that count?
wait what? Where is the build thread for this car?

​​​​​​​i think it counts if its an ecotec
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in my sig is a link to my google album of the build, and there is a build thread titled "so i bought a porsche" in the "all cars" section (a lot of the pics in that thread are now broken links)
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sorry i havent updated in a awhile ive been tied up with work. So ive done a bit more research and i can not use the cobalt pressure plate or flywheel with the solstice ar5 trans so that means i have to order a $190 flywheel and a good clutch kit i will be cleaning out my garage to get to 240 in this weekend so next weekend i should be dropping the motor and trans in for mocking up motor mounts and trans mount. Ill updated once i get the swap in the car
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Mocking up motor and trans in the car

LDK and AR5 is about to go in the 240 for the first time
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