Originally Posted by 87_300zx
I want to turn my 87 N/A into a Honda killer so I was thinking that the VG30DETT would be the perfect fit. I found a website that sells them and the price is $1900 for the motor, trans and ECM. My 87 is an automatic and I have no problem with the amount of time it would take to convert it into a manual but I don't know the extent of the labor involved and was wondering if any one had any insights on it or if it would be more cost effective to just buy an already manual 300zx and swap it into that.
most shops that i have seen charge around $80 dollars an hour and i can find the trannys stock used or rebuilt for like $500 at lowest so the total may be more than the cost of an 87 but why would you want 2 87 z,s??