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    Hi,

    Has anybody fitted a Nissan 1400cc A14 motor and g/box to a SJ410?

    I am planning to do the conversion myself and all relevant information is welcome.

    A company in Pretoria does the conversions but charge R 14 500 for this conversion.

    Daylight robbery if you ask me.
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    a monkey should be able to do that.

    a14/15 motors are about R5000 at the most
    and gearbox mabe R3000.
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    I already have the engine and box.

    Just need to know whether there is major work to the engine mountings and propshaft for example.

    As well as do's/ don'ts and what to look out for.
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    well, if it were me.

    i would goto to a suitable workshop that deals with older model cars
    that have cheap motors.

    most likely they would be exchanging the engines.
    then they would have the knowledge for the swap.
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    I know it is a commom conversion for that vehicle but it is not the right motor for offroading. I think the only mods is to the sump and the bell housing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    but it is not the right motor for offroading.
    Beans, what be the reason for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcsmax View Post
    I already have the engine and box.

    Just need to know whether there is major work to the engine mountings and propshaft for example.

    As well as do's/ don'ts and what to look out for.
    Mine was done by someone very much ess than professional, but I can tell you what was done.

    Engine mounting brackets.
    Gearbox mounting bracket.
    Hole in body for new gearshift location.
    Transfer case moved backwards (new brackets).
    Transfer case lever modified.
    New front and rear prop-shafts.
    New prop-shaft between gearbox and transfer case.
    Sump cut and reversed and welded.
    New radiator, and electric fan in front of radiator. (mod I did myself)
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    Thanks SAXJ,

    Where did you buy the electric fan, the model/part no. etc and where did you mount it? (on the engine side or the grill side)
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    I have a langley radiator with an extra core. I found a langley fan that fitted it perfectly in a scrap yard. I fitted it on the grill side. I used to have the fixed fan on the end of the crankshaft, but I tore up two radiators. Once when an engine mounting broke, and again while going through deep water. So I decided the best option was electric. I didn't have space between the engine and the radiator for the fan, so I put it on the other side of the radiator.
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    It will also depend which way the fan blows, sometimes you can change the dorection by swopping the wires over and then it will blow in the other direction, you must remember that the fan must blow onto the radiator if it is mounted on the front, but before you do or have the actual engine fitted, consider first if you want to do a body lift, if so do the body lift first, then you will know if you have to fit heavy duty higher engine and gearbox mountings and of course the couling for the radiator must be taken into consideration that it also lines up with the fan blades if you keep them on the engine.

    There was one of these vehicles running around town, but the conversion was not done nicely, the guy had ongoing overheating problems, you can also consider fitting an electric water pump.

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    A sucker out-performs a blower by far. You shouldn't rely on a blower. It should only be used to supplement cooling. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hilux View Post
    It will also depend which way the fan blows, sometimes you can change the dorection by swopping the wires over and then it will blow in the other direction
    I made the mistake once of wiring the fan the wrong way. When the car was running at low speeds the temp was ok. At high speeds it wasn't! It took a while to figure it out.
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