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in my research to replace my 240z with a new engine, i came across the motorsport auto catalog. they say they have rebuilt engines from japan (about $1600.00 long block). 36,000 mile warranty. anyone bought one of these before? if so, i'd like your opinions. thanks
 

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Not an opinion on the engine but a side note: If you do decide to get it make sure you join the internet Z club and they'll knock 10% off.

> in my research to replace my 240z with a new
> engine, i came across the motorsport auto
> catalog. they say they have rebuilt engines
> from japan (about $1600.00 long block).
> 36,000 mile warranty. anyone bought one of
> these before? if so, i'd like your opinions.
> thanks
 

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Rebuilt engines/#'s won't match

Wouldn't you want to rebuild the engine you have?
I read about how important it is to have the numbers match on old z's. Now that I brought this up, how important is this number matching business anyways? Thanks.
 

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Matching Numbers

> Wouldn't you want to rebuild the engine you
> have?
> I read about how important it is to have the
> numbers match on old z's. Now that I brought
> this up, how important is this number
> matching business anyways? Thanks.

Matching Numbers are only important if you are attempting a full 100 point restoration to original on a Z - or you have hopes of selling it to someone that may want to do that to the car someday - or the car is collectable enough to even consider that. Early model 240's I'd consider, 260's since they were only made one year, I'd consider, 280's probably not in the next couple lifetimes.
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> in my research to replace my 240z with a new
> engine, i came across the motorsport auto
> catalog. they say they have rebuilt engines
> from japan (about $1600.00 long block).
> 36,000 mile warranty. anyone bought one of
> these before? if so, i'd like your opinions.
> thanks
I'm doing some shopping myself & found Nissan sells re-manufactured engines w/ a 5 year/50,000 which seems like a little better deal than yours - mine is a '77 with an L28 & the price is $1,700. I believe that includes shipping & they require your old engine. Found them on the internet - I think it was the 300ZX & Zcar forum or Zparts home page... can't remember which but here's their number: 1-888-522-8686.
Good luck!
 

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Re: Matching Numbers

> Matching Numbers are only important if you
> are attempting a full 100 point restoration
> to original on a Z - or you have hopes of
> selling it to someone that may want to do
> that to the car someday - or the car is
> collectable enough to even consider that.
> Early model 240's I'd consider, 260's since
> they were only made one year, I'd consider,
> 280's probably not in the next couple
> lifetimes.
> Phantom

Motorsport doesn't require exchanging the old engine. Put the old one in the garage and sit on it if you're worried about matching numbers. It ain't a Rolls Royce---- yet!
 

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Re: Rebuilt engines/#'s won't match

> Wouldn't you want to rebuild the engine you
> have?
> I read about how important it is to have the
> numbers match on old z's. Now that I brought
> this up, how important is this number
> matching business anyways? Thanks.

good question. it's a 1973 240Z, not as valuable as 1972 or older, so numbers are not so important. in fact, the carb setup on 1973 sucks and most people convert to 1972 setup. in doing that, you change the heads, then you think it's just better to get L28 long block. i'll keep the old engine anyway.
 

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> I'm doing some shopping myself & found
> Nissan sells re-manufactured engines w/ a 5
> year/50,000 which seems like a little better
> deal than yours - mine is a '77 with an L28
> & the price is $1,700. I believe that
> includes shipping & they require your
> old engine. Found them on the internet - I
> think it was the 300ZX & Zcar forum or
> Zparts home page... can't remember which but
> here's their number: 1-888-522-8686.
> Good luck!

thanks for the info!
 
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