alright so time to raise this from the dead....
probably close to two years ago; i was looking for s30s and turbo zs because; frankly there is nothing sweeter in my mind than a classic z with a l28et for an affordable sports car.
then i stumbled across a video on youtube titled l28et s13... and i thought that would be so awesome and unique in its own way.
so ok im not the first but i plan to have a quality build so others on nico dont have to do so much guess work.
My research and the write ups from pallnet on various forums stated that it is basically bolt in; with an r32 crossmember and a front stump l28et oil pan.
i searched for two years for some of these hard to find parts... not kidding, all the forums, junkyards and I finally found an r32 crossmember a few weeks ago. I almost gave up on this idea so many times; but after i sold my zxt shell, i had a true l28et turbo block and basically everything else to do the swap.
So the gameplan: drop my current l28et into my s13; after i get it running and the bugs worked out, I will do a full rebuild on my spare 78k mile l28 non turbo block; with turbo pistons and p90 head.
The engine out of my zxt ran alright at best; but upon looking at the valvetrain im thinking it was lack of proper maintainece and the s*** stock electronics. So i am ordering a gasket set to replace all the external gaskets before i drop it in.... main seals etc.
OK so parts list:
front stump oil pan off a diesel maxima ( this has a pickup for the oil return for the turbo; and has a lower profile than a gasoline pan and should clear the sway bar which was a problem on pallnet's swap)
95 KA transmission w 95k
l28e bellhousing off my 78 z
stock t3 turbo for now
90 s13 (duh)
300zx turbo electronics (z31 stuff is a bolt on improvment in fuel management)
n42 intake (NON egr intake; had one but sold when i was gonna give up on this project)
Powersteering- not sure how i wanna do this yet; i know i need SOHC lines and ill probably fit a s13 ps pump to a custom bracket unless i find another nissan vehicle that i can make this work
radiator: im thinking of getting a custom radiator or finding one that would fit under the rad support to give me some clearence (z31?)
i know this isnt a common swap, sure there are better choices, but im dead set on this and i think it will be a refreshing change from srs and kas.... and pay homage to the nostalgic fan ive become
OK a few pics i just got done cleaning up the garage, so things should start rolling soon