Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

Joshua Hamby from Joshua Hamby Racing is turning a 1984 Nissan 300ZX into a street and drift machine. He plans on accomplishing this by replacing the factory V6 and transmission with a 5.0 L V8 from a Ford Explorer connected to a T5 five-speed manual. He is rebuilding the engine with cleaned GT40 heads, Ford Racing F303 camshaft, Trick Flow valve springs, and a Mustang ECU/harness. Watch the project’s progress in the video playlist below and follow the project’s progress on his Youtube channel.

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

1984 Nissan 300ZX with a Ford 5.0 L V8

Source: Joshua Hamby Racing FB page and Joshua Hamby Racing YT channel

2 Comments

  1. Wayne Thomas

    Nissan has the VK50 and still is in the Nissan family. Makes more sense to stay with Nissan, but more power is (in the end) more power.

    • High Yacht

      While it would be unique it would be a lot more work to end up with an engine that has less aftermarket support and is harder to swap.

      Keeping the same company engine is cool, but sometimes it’s a LOT more work that’s not worth it in the end.

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