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the star of the party arrives…5 Litres of Jap muscle

well after myself and Colin endured a 500mile trip involving boats, tempermental Vans, and a Sat Nav suffering fom extreme Dyslexia we finally have in all its glory the main attraction. 2009 Lexus IS-F 5.0L V8 2ur-gse arrives at SSI  !!!!!

 

now thats me being Smug ;)

 

The donor Car – 1998 Supra MKIV Jspec n/a

So the lucky car in question is a 1998 mkiv supra, a Jap spec non turbo manual. The car has already been raped of its v161 transmission as most do for a 2jzgte manual conversion. The body is flawless but has been subject to being dressed in a silly frock. So the first steps where to remove the dress, n/a 2jzge engine, and interior. As you can see the car was raped of a few other items in its life including  the Faelift rear lights.

So out came the very low mileage N/A 2jz-ge power plant which will return back to life as a Forged bottom end and an ideal replacement for a 2JZ-GTE block. waste not want not as my folks used to say.

Which in turn leaves room for the new engine..