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JohnLawley

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« on: August 13, 2008, 09:53:01 AM »
Lexus LS400...

1990-1994 241bhp
1995-2000 280bhp

anyone know the difference and is there anythign to look out for on them?

thanks
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 18:33:21 PM »
greetz Paul.

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 07:09:16 AM »
very nice

ended up getting a 1995 LS 400 so got 280bhp already

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 17:09:58 PM »
The Lexus 4.0 is a very underated engine, all steel and forged internals, dirt cheap to buy and bulletproof to about 450bhp.
Have been seriously thinking about one myself, only downside is the width. You will also need a supra turbo box and poss rear diff to take the power. Some people have pulled silly power out of these motors.

Please keep us informed on progress.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 06:44:06 AM »
:lol: i'm "planning" on keeping it standard as a family car was just wondering what the difference was between the first engine and second that made 40bhp more......but that twin turbo kit is tempting...

does anyone know if there LSD or just an open diff at the back (not actually picking it up till 30th  he's off to wales this weekend...)
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 09:49:49 AM »
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(not actually picking it up till 30th  he's off to wales this weekend...)


how annoying having to wait, when you get the new car itch it needs scratching... now. :-)

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 06:48:42 AM »
don't mind waiting too much as it means i still have the money in my bank account :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 08:29:21 AM »
26 1/2 hours to go......it's now i can't wait lmao.

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 20:04:33 PM »
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26 1/2 hours to go......it's now i can't wait lmao.

damm, i still have to wait 7 to 9 weeks before my new Dart iron eagle block is here  and even longer for the 427 lc stroker kit and afr 225 heads  

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greetz Paul.

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008, 02:29:34 AM »
very nice

Pics of the lexus



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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 07:52:38 AM »
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very nice

Pics of the lexus


now you can drive in comfort   nice car.

the dart block is on its way to houston texas and would be deliverd today. whit some luck it goes into the container and on the ship next week. still 7 or 8 weeks off waiting to go.  

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008, 09:00:11 AM »
Paul,  which pistons and rods are you going to use?  I'm using an ls7 crank and possibly ls7 heads.  The Mahle pistons look very good value and tough alloy to!

Also, container ships take 3-4 weeks to get here so you'll see that block much quicker then you think unless it sinks the boat:)
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008, 09:44:06 AM »
hello Mikey.

the dart block is based on a ford 351 w (9.5 deck hight and a 4.125 bore).

i got the feeling ls7 parts dont fit very well. i am still doing research on the parts i am gone use for it. but because off the bigger bore (stock is 4.00 inch), i am forced to use pistons in the upper price range like ross, je or cp. sinds the engine will be turbocharged, it properly will be custom made pistons.

thanks to the morgage crisis in the u.s, alote off part, engine's and cars are up for sale now, that otherwise never would be for sale, sometimes very cheap. this dart block is brand new from the factory, never used or any work done on it.

i payed $1900,- for it whit all the parts and apr studs. it sells from the factory for $2900,-ex now. sinds i already was looking for a stronger block, this was a bargain. and it gives me the chance to build the engine whit the parts i want for it, insteed off elcheapo parts, most common in the crate motors they sell over there.

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greetz Paul.

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 21:04:19 PM »
Bloody hell Paul.
What car is that going into the with turbo's and all?

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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 21:27:16 PM »
Hi Paul,

I don't know what your head volumes are but the Mahle 427  turbo piston has a 16cc bowl iirc.  You'll find them on the Thunder racing website.  I may be ordering these for myself. I've had some really expensive custom pistons from JE but I'm not convinced I need that kind of expense next time around plus the mahles are off the shelf should I ever need a replacement.

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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 07:59:41 AM »
hello Jurgen,

the block will be for the blue capri v8.

hello mike,

thats why i do alote off research. i am still not done whit the heads, AFR 225 70 cc or trickflow R 70 cc heads, both heads are very good and they both have there plus and minus. and by using these heads whit 70 cc chambers, i dont need a piston that has a very big dish. a other problem is that these heads use a different valve position, hence different pistons for each head. so i need to sort out what head i am gone use first, and at this moment i lean against the AFR heads.

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greetz Paul.

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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2008, 11:08:13 AM »
Hi John, what plans do you have for the Lexus?

Mik.

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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2008, 01:40:41 AM »
not much, tinted window to keep sun off baby run it till it fails an MOT on something expensive then buy a 1998-2000 one or a very rare LS430 that is in the pre-CO rating car tax (this way i'll have 280bhp for £185/200 a year road tax not £455!!!!!) which is 6th november 2000- 1st march 2001 with much higher spec.

 

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