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I recently Purchased a 79' 280zx with the 5spd and it is in excellent condition, the only problem is the straight 6 has 216k Miles on it so I am planning to buy an engine from someone who has a 300zx-non turbo and I am wondering will it bolt up? do I need a new transmission will the 300zx engine fit inbetween the wheel wells?
could I get an adapter for the bell housing to make it work???
 

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>Here is what little iknow about your question. First off your 79 is an inline 6 and the 90 is V6, bolt up is definately out of the question. It seems as though going from the inline 6 to a Chevy or Ford V8 is the only easy swap to get away from the L series engines. I have heard of only one person that did the swap you mentioned and the price tag on the job was a few grand, engine not included. Do youself a favor go with a L28 from an 83 unless you have the bucks for that swap.

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