Sorry couldn't post updates but there has been some progress, installing this engine sure is difficult
We managed to get a custom cross member done for the engine now its in final shape and been tested already, with stock 350Z mounts
With mounts on
Installed the covers to see some space and test the mounts
Drilled holes as will keep screws to hold the mount to avoid any registration issues
AC compressor blocking stock steering rack
Turbo might touch/melt the steering coupler but it will be removed with new rack
Height without upper intake manifold seems ok
New Steering cross member, clamps to hold the suby steering is not not finalized will use stock rubber bushes. Its basically will move the rack almost half an inch forward but gives good space for crankcase
So with suby steering at least keeping AC compressor with a VQ engine seems to be solved there is around 3/4th of an inch gap and can be moved futher with adding another joint.
Height might be an issue need some shaving of intake manifold
Once steering rod is done will remove both cross members get those properly welded then grinding some epoxy primer and get it powder coated moving to exhaust manifold and fitting other parts.