Well doing a lot of research before this project began has been paying off. According to the Lexus collision repair manual we had aound 1″ on each bank to play with when sized with the jza80 bay dimensions. So today we placed the lump into the bay..and well..we have a good 1″ of clearance on each bank. As we have also lost the AC pump, this leaves room for future components i.e. PS pump or Superchager. Yes boost is good on a Hi comp engine thanks to Direct injection technology..if we can find a way to contol that off course
The Sump fits exactly were the 2jz did, but we will be taking around 1.5″ from the rear member to bring the engine back another bit. The Engine mount backets also place the mounts quite close to the original 2jz point on on the subframe, which should mean custom mounts to tie things up.
Transmission tunnel and rear bulk head clearance can be summed up with a great saying here “you would get a bus through there bai!!!”
So next step will be sorting the rear crossmember and mounting