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Ah yes, I clocked that a few days ago and wondered why they'd dropped in a yank LS motor.

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Looks a bit tight...

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Only just seen this.

I was talking to a guy only last week that had the V8 out of an LS430 in his IS200. It's not pretty but if I bump into him again I'll get a picture... :biggrin:

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There does seem to be quite a few guys over on the IS200 FB page who have done the conversion to the LS V8. I believe that a chap in Northern Ireland builds the bell housing conversion and engine mounts for an "easy" drop in conversion onto the existing 6 speed manual box.. It seems that the mechanical bit is the easy bit, but the electronics to make the gauges and clocks work as they should are a bit of a challenge but there is one guy who does that kind of stuff.. I think that there is even an IS V8 with a couple of turbos on..

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Apologies. It was an LS400. This one in fact...

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Which eventually gave up the ghost and the engine went into this...

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