Z Car Engine Rebuilds


Looking for a Rebuilt OEM Engine for your Datsun or Nissan Z car? Or are you craving a bit more performance in your Z? Turn to Z Car Source – Your Z Car Engine Specialist!

Z Car Source offers Rebuilt Original Engines for 1970-86 Datsun & Nissan Z Cars, as well as Custom Engine Rebuilds and Set-ups for all Z Cars.  So whether you are looking to keep your Engine stock, or are thinking “out of the box”, Z Car Source can help you put together the best engine for your Z. 

Our specialty in Z cars has many benefits to Z Car owners. With our specific Z Car knowledge and huge inventory of Z Car parts, we have all the parts on hand to keep your project on time, with a faster turn-around than most engine shops.  And with our Z Car Restoration shop’s unique approach, your Z's engine project is completely laid out before the work starts, saving you time and money.


We know what it takes to not only rebuild to OEM specs, but to expand on and enhance your Z's performance if that's what you are looking for.

And your performance upgrades don't need to be limited to Engines. Z Car Source can help you design a complete performance package, from Performance Brakes to Limited Slip Differentials and everything in between. You dream it and Z Car Source will help you do it.   

So, turn to Z Car Source for your Z’s Engine project.  And take advantage of our extensive and unique Z Car experience – all of which makes Z Car Source the place to go for all of your Z Car needs.

Z Car Source’s OEM Engine Rebuild Process Includes:

  • -Engine block is cleaned and magnafluxed for cracks
  • -Cylinder head is cleaned and dye-penetrant inspected for cracks
  • -Block and head surfaces are measured for flatness and corrected as necessary
  • -Crankshaft journals are measured, machined (as required) and polished
  • -Engine block saddles are measured and line honed for straightness
  • -Piston walls measured and honed with cross hatch. Boring as required. 
  • -New Freeze Plugs installed
  • -3 angle valve grind for intake and exhaust valves
  • -Valve guides and seats are replaced as required
  • -Valve springs load tested and replaced as required
  • -Pistons, rings, wrist pins, head bolts and all bearings replaced
  • -Master engine gasket/seal kit included with order
  • -New timing chain assembly (chain, tensioners, gears.) Timing belt is replaced as applicable. Other parts replaced as required
  • -New Oil Pump
  • -Components are re-measured before installation, installed with pre-assembly lube and torqued to factory specs
  • -Block finished in correct Nissan Blue
  • -Stock cam and rockers included
  • -Used valve cover installed
  • -Oil pan, water pump, intake/exhaust manifold, fuel injectors, carburetors, turbo charger, torque converter, flex plate, flywheel and pulley(s) are not included, but are available separately. Please call Z Car Source to add any or all of these parts to your order
  • -Warranty: 12 months (from delivery time) / 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Call Z Car Source for additional warranty details.


Up Grades & Add Ons:

*Performance Cam Kits

*Performance Flywheels

*Polished Valve Covers

*Cylinder Head Porting & Polishing

*Oil Pans 

*Water Pumps 


*Fuel Injectors Headers

*Exhaust Systems 

*and so much more...  




Contact us today to discuss your Z Car's Engine project.  We look forward to helping you build the Z you’ve always wanted!


800-373-2532 or 623-581-9227


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