2JZ-GTE swap into 240SZX
We encountered this 240ZX at the Cobb Tuning First Thursday event in Austin, Texas on May 3, 2012. 240SXs are fairly common at these types of shows common, even more so with the JDM nose and headlights transplanted.
But this one was worth a second look – it has a 2JZ-GTE engine from a Supra TT swapped inside!
Interesting fit – the extra length of the engine due to the extra two cylinders isn’t a problem. We have seen swaps of the Nissan RB26DETT engine, from the GT-R, but never a Toyota engine. Why Toyota? Why not – the point of a swap is overcoming the complicating factors, not the ease of the swap. Integrating the Toyota electronics into the Nissan wiring is a challenge that any true swap enthusiast would want to take on.
And note the Supra wheels, front and rear. Nice touch.
There are also Brembos up front, although the rears and stock.
As much wheel and tire as possible was crammed into the back… although the Supra wheel isn’t exactly the right offset. The rear suspension appears to be vintage Nissan, converted to 5-bolt.
The back of the engine gets a little tight, but certainly that was taken into account when the front crossmember and engine mounts were fabbed. And a strut tower brace helps with structural integrity…. certainly a problem in an older and well-=used car with a high-horsepower transplant.
The front received a JDM Silvia clip as well… a very popular transplant on these cars.
This was clearly a project in progress… some details were rough. But it runs well, and it will certainly make for a unique car when it is done. It may be the only one of its type in the world…?