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A15 engine swap, advice would be nice!

Hey everyone!
I was wondering if anyone has done an A15 conversion to their 1000?
i will be doing one in the next few months and would really appreciate any advice or tips you would be willing to share
thanks guys!
M
sorry I cant give you any advice but I used to own one that had an A15 installed by the previous owner. I was only speaking to him yesterday because I've just bought an L16 & 5 speed to go into my ute.
I am about to go down the A15 turbo path in mine, has a A12 at present. Will keep you posted as I learn more
It supposedly all goes straight in with a couple of modified engine mounts but after going back to A12 I have had issues with the rear (gearbox) mount and then tail shaft. Also in the other direction fan clearance may be an issue. Just drop it in and start measuring, you can use some 5-6mm steel plate to offset the engine mounts but make those other things I mentioned
line up
A15 is only a good thing in a K with either a 3.545 or 5 speed and 3.9
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Hi Everyone,

If you have pictures handy of engine mounts you have made up for an A15 on standard, unmodified cross member, can you please share? I am looking for options and designs for offset mounts from the block, not looking at a plate on rubber mount option.

Also, would be keen to see how far back the engine can sit. Gearbox is 2T and I don't have a tailshaft made up yet so placement is flexible.

Thanks
The only simple way is a plate to the original mounts to offset the bolt pattern
if you are after something more fancy, no-one has done it to the original ears
most people go the simple plate or remove ears and make/mod new ones
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Thank you for the info.
For easy flat plate engine mount relocation...I have an example of someone elses early-Late conversion which is a flat plate that bolts to the AC mounting points and engine mounting points (exhaust side), then an early engine bracket bolts to the adapter plate.

So same idea as what D has suggested, just done on the engine block side instead of on the crossmember side.

I think It has a cleaner look, but on the down side it does remove AC mounting as an option.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.


Pics of what I am talking about.

Never saw it mounted, was just on an A14 that I bought a few years ago.

The other side isnt worth showing, It looks like the previous owner wanted to modify the bracket... but got confused and then added a long adapter plate to fix the now 70mm offset (35mm early to late difference and then an additional 35mm because bracket goes the wrong way)
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Thank you, that is the sort of thing I am looking at doing. I should get a chance in the next 2 weeks to bolt up the gearbox and make the cross member, once its all done I will post a couple of pictures of the engine mounts.
Drivers side will still be as D suggested.

If you can, I would suggest rounding off the corners on your plate.
The asthetics of it will far exceed the effort .
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Yes was going to suggest that you must round off the corners of anything!
we are OCD and we just dont understand how people dont spend another
minute just grinding and smoothing ends and making them rounded.
Sharp corners give me the irrits!!!!!

After travelling through Spain and Santorini Im always angered by modern
concetre western building also all sharp corners no soul totally clueless.
Round things off yar butchers!!! Now thats CDO (in alphabetical order)
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'" Harold Rosenthalhttp://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
If your talking CDO...

I like to use a washer as a guide.
If I grind too much, the washer adds thickness to slow any error.

Then break the edge with a file to add the last little bit of detail.

Dosn't take long. (I made this while waiting for the kettle to boil for my morning coffee)



Well worth the extra few mins.

Good luck with the swap.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Thank you for the tips!
I also use a washer but to mark the area with a perm marker to not risk ruining a washer

Thats from another condition on top of hoarder to add to the list of car neurosis or ticks
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'" Harold Rosenthalhttp://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
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