You originally said you were only interested in the 5-speed tranny for your
AFAIK, the only 5-speed tranny that will bolt up without too much trouble to
a roadster engine is a 5-speed roadster tranny.
Wouldn't be the first time, but did I miss something somewhere?
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Pete - (O o) -
Lake Forest Park, WA
1966 1600 SPL311 roadster
1966 L20B PL411 wagon
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ronnie Day
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 3:38 PM
To: Francisco Arriaga; Roadster List
Subject: Re: Engine swap-Z20E
> I know this is a subject frequently asked about, but,
> has anyone done a Z20E engine swap? I found a good
> engine from a 1980 200SX with a 5 speed transmission
> that I can have for free. I was mainly interested on
> the tranny, but it might be better to do the whole
> package; the Z20E is fuel injected and 5 speeds would
> be nicer than 4. My original idea was to stroke my R16
> to 2000cc. The price is right too!!
> I tried to find some resources on the Z20E online, but
> there isn't much. Doesn't seem to be a popular choice.
> Thanks in advanced!
The Z20 is basically an L-20 with a NAP-Z head. Yes, it could be done, but
clearances would almost certainly be a problem, both pan to cross member and
cam cover to hood. Plus you'd have to do a lot of fabrication.
It would be much easier since it all just bolts back in, and almost
certainly much less expensive bottom line, to stroke your R-16.