LS Series V8 to Nissan Patrol ZD30 Manual
Nissan Patrol Engine Conversion using the LS1 / LS2 / LS3 V8 Engine
- GU / Y61 - ZD30, 3L Diesel Manual Gearbox
This is our newly designed full replacement bell housing conversion setup for fitting LS series V8 engines to the Nissan Patrol ZD30 manual gearbox. This custom made bell housing is engineered and manufactured exclusively by Mark's 4WD Adaptors.
The bell housing kit consists of a full replacement bell housing which couples the engine to the original 5 speed manual transmission. The bell housing spaces the new engine away from the irregular shape of the Nissan Patrol firewall. No firewall modifications or re-positioning of the transfer case is required. The bell housing is designed to allow the right hand exhaust to cross under and give as much ground clearance as possible.
We supply an input shaft extension which fits over the original Nissan gearbox input shaft - this shaft allows us to change to the 26 tooth GM spline allowing us to use a GM style clutch which has a much higher clamping ability compared to the Nissan clutch.
The heavy duty billet flywheel has been designed for 4wd applications. It is 10mm thicker than the factory LS flywheel which is prone to cracking. The greater weight also helps the engine maintain momentum at low revs when 4WDing. The clutch is a heavy duty Exedy cover & Seco organic plate with a massive 1250kg of clamp load - this clutch will suit all N/A (naturally aspirated) engines. The kit includes a new clutch master cylinder and self adjusting concentric slave cylinder which is matched perfectly to the clutch. Once the bell housing / clutch / flywheel setup is installed, you will have a very smooth and even feeling clutch, but with loads of clamping pressure to handle all N/A engines.
The engine mount rubbers in this kit are a brand new item which has been designed and manufactured in Australia specifically for this engine conversion. The factory chassis posts are used in the original position, drill jigs are supplied and new holes need to be drilled to suit. The block brackets will bolt up to the block and the new engine mounts will fit up to these and the factory chassis posts. All the required nuts bolts and washers are supplied.
The LS engine accessories (alternator & air conditioning) will require modification due to the position of the Patrol chassis rails. We can supply these modified accessory mounts for both LS1 (VT-VZ) and late LS2 (VE-VF) style accessories. (see products below)
Part Number: MFP1905ZD
This kit includes the following parts:
- Full replacement bell housing - pre-assembled with internal concentric slave cylinder
- Input shaft extension
- Spigot bearing
- Cover plate
- Genuine Nissan gearbox input shaft seal
- Oil pressure and water temp sender adaptors
- Heavy duty billet steel flywheel
- Heavy duty Exedy clutch kit - 1250kg clamp load
- Clutch master cylinder and braided clutch line
- ARP flywheel crank bolts
- Alignment tool
- Fixing hardware
- Heavy duty Australian made engine mounts
- Bolt in engine mounts
- Nuts, bolts & washers
The engine mount rubbers in this kit are a brand new item which has been designed and manufactured in Australia specifically for this engine conversion. The factory chassis posts require careful removal and the new posts welded and then painted. The block brackets will bolt up to the block with the supplied hardware. New engine mount rubbers are supplied as well as all the required nuts, bolts and washers.