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Scara

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    Ian
  • Lexus Model
    LS400
  • Year of Lexus
    1992
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK

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  1. Do you not have rolling circumference and load index rules applied to UK cars ? I only ask as the LS400 gen 1 and gen 2 for example comes in two variants: 205/65R15 and 215/60R16, both requiring a load index minimum of 94 (in aust). The former having a overall diameter of 648mm and the latter 664mm, there would had to have been a speedo correction at production. I figure a 215/45R17 would have a overall diameter of 625mm therefore, speedo would read incorrectly, load index too low, and fuel consumption up without any revisions. Just pointing that out 😉
  2. Steve2006, I have just surveyed the forum properly, would you be kind enough to move this post in its entirety to the Build Thread ? I think it would be better. Cheers 😉
  3. Original car sat way too high, almost 3" over the oem wheels, want to give it better street appeal and cornering ability. If only Bose electromagnetic suspension was allowed to be supplied at the time it was invented, would have made a whole heap of difference imo.
  4. Here is a list of the parts on the buy list I either already have (in red), or are on the way. The list is up to date as of this afternoon. Again will take a group pic over the weekend. INTERIOR: · DASH CLUSTER REBUILT - SOARER SURGEON NZ. · HVAC LCD SCREEN RHD - TANNIX ELECTRONIX WISCONSIN · DOOR CARDS TAN – BROWN REMOVED · SEATS TAN – BROWN REMOVED · DRIVERS SEAT BELT REPLACED. · CARPETS REPLACED TAN – BROWN REMOVED. · HOOD LINING RE-PINNED. · NEW DRIVERS MASTER CONTROL WINDOW SWITCH · NEW DRIVERS WINDOW MOTOR AND REGULATOR ARM · NEW CABIN FILTER AIR / HEATER BODY EXTERIOR / LIGHTING · LEFT HAND HEADLIGHT INDICATOR REPLACED · DENT REMOVED RIGHT HAND FENDER ABOVE WHEEL ARCH · BUMPERS REPAIRED · WASHER SPRAY NOZZLES REPLACED · NEW RADIO ANTENNA INSERT OEM · DENSO WIPER BLADES SET · NEW GAS BONNET STRUTS PAIR ENGINE / DRIVESHAFT / EXHAUST: · RE-PINNED WIRING HARNESS · NEW ALTERNATOR · NEW STARTER MOTOR · GASKET SET TOP AND BOTTOM NEW · NEW WATER PUMP / TIMING BELT & H.A.T. KIT · NEW POWER STEERING PUMP · NEW HEATER CONTROL VALVE · NEW MISC HOSES · NEW RADIATOR · NEW RADIATOR HOSES TOP AND BOTTOM · BATTERY NEW / BATTERY TRAY REFRESHED · BREAK · A341E TRANSMISSION REBUILT NEW SOLENOIDS CLUTCHES · NEW PROP SHAFT CENTRE BEARING · FRONT Y PIPE REFURBISHED – DISCONTINUED BY LEXUS · NEW S/S EXHAUST SYSTEM FROM Y PIPE BACK · NEW AIR / OIL / FUEL FILTERS SAKURI · NEW SERPENTINE BELT · NEW THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING WITH O RING · NEW HARMONIC BALANCER · NEW ENGINE L & R AND TRANSMISSION MOUNTS · Denso A/C Receiver Drier · TRIDON TEMP SENSOR COOLANT SUSPENSION AND BRAKES: · NEW FRONT, REAR ROTORS, BREMBO PADS, & BRAKE SENSORS · NEW COIL OVER SHOCKS AND SPRINGS · NEW WHEEL BEARINGS FRONT AND REAR · NEW S/S BRAIDED BRAKE LINES FRONT AND REAR · NEW TIE ROD ENDS OUTER L & R · NEW LOWER BALL JOINTS L& R · NEW UPPER WISHBONE ARMS WITH BUSHES AND BALL JOINTS L & R · NEW LOWER CONTROL ARM STRUT BUSHES · SUPERPRO RACK PINION BUSH KIT
  5. Interior Pics all being changed out. As you can see he is in pretty bad shape. Been neglected for well over 7 years sitting in the baking sun, leather is like cardboard and too dark for my liking. Newer interior is tan beige, as shown in last pic along with matching door cards and carpet.
  6. Hello peeps. Well further to many brethren suggestions, I am posting in the LS400 section. Please find some of the tear down pictures as they come to hand. The intention is to restore it to a former glory, motor trans, interior, etc paint. So far the parts listings is adding up, but the show must go on. Started the break down 3 weeks ago. This coming weekend I shall take some more photos of the parts I have purchased to date, mostly engine and interior with a touch of suspension thrown in. This week, I've been spending time concentrating on finding the hard to get bits, and sorting out the colour I want. OEM was 3H9. Will be back in a week with an update 😉
  7. Greetings and Salutations. New member from Western Australia. Have a 1992 LS 400 that needs TLC. Been in the family for some 11 years but ran out of rego and now needs refresh for re-licensing purposes. You guys call it MOT inspection. Will post up a build thread if you like as things develop. Started tearing it down 2 days ago, lots of snap shots as I go. Will need to access experienced 1UZ-FE owners for the knowledge as time permits. Wish me luck with the tear down 😉
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