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#1 ROVdriver

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:04 PM

Have noticed there's already a few others in here doing the Lexus conversion into their Z-car. I have planned to do this for a couple of years now, and have finally started the conversion. Here is my car:

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It has been restored since 2005, and has been used on the street for a little more than a year with the original L24 inside. So, when the winter knocked on the door, the Z was put in the garage and the project started.

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#2 ROVdriver

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:09 PM

I had the UZ apart to make sure it's in good condition.

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Had to back the car out of the garage to turn it after the snow came, and was barely able to get it back in:) -Very slippery!

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:16 PM

And then, with some good help from my daughter, the L24 went out...

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...and the UZ were joined with the transmission and lifted into the car.

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So then I have to spend some time to measure and align everything, before I start fabricate engine and transmission mounts....

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:26 PM

I found this picture in Marc280's thread....
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Is this a W58 transmission? I have the R154 from a Supra mk3 turbo, but I don't got this shifter-extension on mine. I will need an extension to get the shifter 15-16cm further back...
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:34 PM

Hey ROVdriver, it's good to see that there are some other people out there going the 1UZ route! By the way I love the look of your car...

In regards to the transmission that I have used, yes, it is a W58 transmission that came out of a JZA80 model non turbo supra. I think I remember seeing someone that said they modified the remote shifter to be used on a R154, although I can't be sure on this. If I do find the link I'll post it up.

If you don't already know about it take a look at the site toyodiy.com as there are full parts listings that you can use.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:58 PM

Just had a bit of a look through all my bookmarks and couldn't find the page showing the remote shifter being swapped over to a non remote box however I did come acoss the following page

http://soarercentral...678/275445.html


I was forgetting that you can already get a R154 box with a remote shifter from a soarer, and I found this in another thread

The JZA80 remote is only for the W58 or V160, not the R154.

The JZZ30 early model's R154 is very similar to the JZA70 but the shifter is about 20mm further back.

The late model JZZ30 has a full remote shifter.

The JZX90 has a full remote shifter, but I'm not sure if its identical to the JZZ30's

The JZX100 has a full remote shifter, but its not bolt on compatible with the early R154's.


You could probably use toyodiy.com to check the part numbers between an r154 remote shifter and w58 to see if they are the same (in case one might be easier than the other for you to get). If you search on Soarer Central or ALSC (Australian Lexus Soarer Club) there is quite a bit of information about manual conversions that those guys do, which might be useful.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Very cool to see this old car making good progress. I wish I had pictures of the car from 8+ years ago to post up. The original owner, whom I have lost contact with would probably cry in joy in seeing her old Datsun looking this good and being cared for.

Keep up the great work! :)
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#8 ROVdriver

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

It takes some time..... - but will be good in the end:)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:11 PM

What a clean car! Keep updating us!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:19 PM

WOW!
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#11 Leon

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:08 PM

1UZ with ITBs? I want!!!

Great build, I'd love to see the details.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:19 AM

You must record the sound of the engine with that induction system at full song!!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:18 AM

Wow, I love that car!
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:30 AM

Nice job !!!! ;)
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

Any updates?

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:24 AM

In the progress of mounting diff(r230) using modern motorsports kit.
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Have also bought a car lift, that was a bit improvement for the working conditions:)
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

A picture of the itb's. Looking forward to hear the sound of these:)
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:25 PM

Nice car. These engines sound sweet with an uncorked exhaust...and last forever, at least in stock form. So says my 251k mile SC400 that burns pretty much no oil.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

Just wondering what ITB's you are running? Look great so far.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:07 AM

Thanks for all replies. The itb's are actually some very cheap OBX- ones.... I just had to buy them to see how they work since they were that cheap, only 850$. They need some small adjustments to fit properly, but it does not look bad at all so far. Will keep you informed.:)
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