V8 Engine

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duhnow
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V8 Engine

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Post by duhnow » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:24 pm

I'm looking for a v8 for my 280zx street car, I choose a v8 because they're cheap and powerful. I'm looking for around 300 hp, I need it to be relatively light (400 lbs or less w/ ac) with a lot of aftermarket and stock parts available.

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Re: V8 Engine

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Post by Taterhead » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:26 am

Probably your best bet would be a Chevy 350. I believe that would be the most simple for you. I'm not sure about the ZX but I know that there are companies that make mounting brackets for the 280 Z.

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Post by noflers » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:30 pm

Sounds like you want an LS

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Post by yello620 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:55 pm

The only way you are going to come close to the 400lb or less is by using an aluminum block LS motor. Best of luck finding one for a price your willing to pay.

300hp out of hte LS is a walk in the park too. All of them will make that much bone stock with a tune to the ECU.

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