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Old 11-30-10, 12:14 AM
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1uzfe powered FC

That's right people! I've done it! I put a lexus 4.0 V8 in an FC and am now driving the thing daily.

I'm no good at documenting, but I'll try my best to answer any questions.
If you want video, The first runs are on youtube. I'm crappy with links so just type in 1uzfe rx7 and the first 2 videos are mine. Don't worry about the squealing belt, I've fixed it already. Bad alternator bracket.
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Old 11-30-10, 08:30 AM
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looks good. what did you do for trans? on the vid it says tII, but i wasn't aware they made an adapter for that.
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That's pretty sweet, do you plan on running ITBs on the 1UZ, I've seen it done, and there are several videos with 1UZ engines with ITBs.
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Old 11-30-10, 02:00 PM
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Sweet, I actually am gettin ready to do this as a side project to my 2j, along with a ford 4.6l swap too. Looks good in there.
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Old 11-30-10, 02:26 PM
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How was the wiring?
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Old 11-30-10, 02:42 PM
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Awsome I really like that engine, only thing that sucks is how much it costs to make power N/A with them. The parts are out there, you just gotta pay. Cant argue with forged crank and 6 bolt mains from the factory though!
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Old 11-30-10, 03:20 PM
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Thanks guys, not many people have done this and I'm the only one using the stock transmission.
They don't make an adaptor, I had to make it.
As far as ITB's, no. It's going to be turbocharged after a while
Wiring was all custom. Its running on a megasquirt III unit fully sequential.
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Old 11-30-10, 06:03 PM
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Right on, so what trans are you using? They do make adapters for the w58, r154, the 6speed supra trans and the t56 ford 6speed but they are expensive as ****
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good work, install looks proper!
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How much hood clearance do you have? Also have you been to or are a member at v-eight.com?

Nice work.
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Its a stock s4 TII transmission with a custom adaptor.
As far as clearance, the hood closes all the way, I had to remove some vacuum tubes on the throttle body and cut part of the skeleton to fit it on, but its pretty much as tight as it can get while fitting. The oil pan is level with the bottom of the subframe and there is enough room on either side of the motor for a couple of small twins (future project)
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Old 12-01-10, 02:21 PM
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a TII trans huh, that pretty sweet dude good job.
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Dude need more pics What chassis did the motor come from? Which oil pan?

What clutch setup?
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motor probably came from an LS400 or SC400. i think he said LS though. looks like stock 1uz oil pan to me.
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Awesome!
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Far out!! I am currently putting a 1uz in my 1987 4Runner. Great work man..

I always thought it would be cool to do one in a FC.
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Hell yeah! A guy on my facebook is putting one of these into his fc right now. Cool little motors!

Nasty torque and cheap monies!
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Ok, more answers. The motor was from a 1995 sc400 (rear sump) the adaptor is CUSTOM ONE OFF PIECE.
As far as the clutch goes, I'm using a stock TII disk (because of the transmission) and an mr2 turbo flywheel with the holes re-machined to match the 1uz and am using a toyota camry v6 pressure plate. So far this combination with a 12# flywheel and stock disk/pressure plate combination is holding every bit of power and wheel spin is very VERY prominent. 1'st and second gear = no traction with 275's in the back. It is quite cold here though. I'll soon be switching to some more winter oriented rubber.
Oh yeah, The clutch slave cylinder is a weird setup. Using the stock throwout on the new pressure plate with the stock fork and no spacer, the slave cylinder had to move back towards the rear of the trans because of the adaptor plate. its mounted temporarily. No details on how, one of those things that isn't pretty if you get my drift.
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So anyone else knows, I'm using megasquirt in its newest guise running the motor fully sequential vs its normally run 4 sets of 2 injectors and dual distributor.
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why the camery pressure plate and not a 3sgte?
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is the T2 trans input shaft long enough to make it into the Mr2 flywheels, input shaft bearing?

Ill be using the Haltech E6X i already have it'll be semi sequential should be decent
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You'll find that the camry pressure plate and the mr2 turbo pressure plate are the exact same part numbers. Its just what I ordered it for since it was slightly cheaper.... its a camry
The adapter plate is 3/8" thick and yes, the input shaft is long enough

The e6x should be able to run the motor just fine. It'll be pretty much like stock on the injectors. You will have to figure out your ignition though. Most ems's won't run the stock dual distributor setup.
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Also how thick was your adaptor? 1/2 aluminum?
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How much room do you have between the crank pulley and the bottom radiator?
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The radiator was remounted to be slightly more vertical. Its still tilted forward, just about 10-15 degrees different. With that, I have about 1/2" clearance between the taurus e-fan mounted on my radiator and the crank pulley. Its tight, but clears and has no problems. Stock mounting would not have fit a fan in between the radiator and engine. The radiator is a very large unit previously purchased from awr racing. Double pass racing version. its about 5" wider than stock, 2.75" thick and is double pass side to side. This is a VERY large radiator for this car. Much larger than most of the lsx boys put in their cars.
The adaptor plate is mild steel as it was significantly cheaper than aluminum.
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Thanks man for the answers I figure I'll use aluminum just because it's easier to work with being softer than steel lol
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