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Old 08-19-2021, 01:48 AM   #1
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Question 1985 720 engine swaps

Just got myself a super clean '85 720 ST king cab. the current z24 is 100% done for. At first I really wanted to 350 swap it, but I can't get myself to hack this thing up too much. I was wondering what some good swaps are? Would something like a k20 honda motor or the B234R saab engine work?
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Old 08-19-2021, 02:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to IN wgd...

We'd luv to see some PIC. Please share. Sorta a newbie initiation right...

Hang tight, I'm sure someone will have some input for ya.
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Old 08-19-2021, 05:48 PM   #3
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2wd or 4x4?
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Old 08-20-2021, 02:08 AM   #4
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What are you thinking?

A Honda of the same size of a Nissan....what would you gain? You'd have to find a trans to hook it up to.

SAAB....same thing.

Both of em are in a FWD configuration.

How about a Nissan K24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_KA_engine

https://ratsun.net/topic/78523-1985-720-ka24de-build/

https://ratsun.net/topic/72232-how-t...swap-into-720/

How about a nissan 3.0 V6
https://ratsun.net/topic/43807-rice-...wagon-project/

Chevy 4.3 would be better than a 350

You can get adapters for a Honda 3.5 V6,TH trans...but why?

Nissan 350Z would be a better idea.
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Old 08-20-2021, 05:27 PM   #5
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Carb'd SBC 350 with a th350 trans is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Easy swap as well (at least in a d21, 720 may be a bit tighter).

Anything will work with deep enough pockets
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