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I'm picking up an '84 Nissan Maxima (the last year with the L24 engine). I intend to do a full L28 Turbo setup... but until I get the time and money, how can I get the engine to at least perform like a 240Z's? I believe the 240s were rated at like 150 hp while the Max is rated at 120... all help is greatly appreciated!

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The 150 hp rating for the 240Z was in terms of "gross" hp. Around '73 most US auto makers shifted to "net" hp which included losses from accessories and gave a lower but more real world figure. Nissan shifted to "net" hp sometime in the late 70's so the Maxima's 240's 120 is in "net" hp. The Z 240 engine was really only 120-130 net hp, so the difference is minimal. Later 280Z's came in around 148 net hp.
 

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that would be a healthy, ITS prepped 120-130. More typically 240's in normal stock street tune turn around 100-120 at the rear wheels when actually tested. An EFI motor would probably be in that range, given even decent tuning.
A basically stock L28 with SU's will run around 140 given proper attention. But the torque produced by the L28 will result in a significantly different driving feel compared to a 240 motor.
 

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I have a 81 Max that I am doing the same thing too. If you want we can exchange ideas and problems. I am shooting for around 300-350 HP when I am done.Yellow 280Z wrote:

Doran

> I'm picking up an '84 Nissan Maxima (the last year with the
> L24 engine). I intend to do a full L28 Turbo setup... but
> until I get the time and money, how can I get the engine to
> at least perform like a 240Z's? I believe the 240s were
> rated at like 150 hp while the Max is rated at 120... all
> help is greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
> www.rpi.edu/~grayc
 
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