View Full Version : And another one, GD.

Gatwick Axe Man
26-01-20, 10:36 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gardner-Douglas-GDJAG-427-Chassis-MK4-Body-AC-Shelby-Cobra-427-Lexus-1UZ-V8/133316442452?hash=item1f0a477954:g:2kcAAOSwGj9eLdp E

Gatwick Axe Man
27-01-20, 09:36 AM
It's a LEXUS!

3uzfe not a 1uzfe as stated in the add, so a 4.3l vvti.

And it's a Gardner Douglas.

No it's not mine, I wish.


Ian C
27-01-20, 10:41 AM

I thought the intake plumbing looked a tad different - that explains it!

Another japanese Cobra, we will have to get the "Lexus Club Badge" finalised!!


27-01-20, 10:39 PM
Is that a common thing, the Lexus engine in a Cobra? I’m guessing it’s a pretty good engine but I know nothing about it....

27-01-20, 10:47 PM
They are very easily tuned. The down side is lots of electrics and six fuse boxes to hide for the 1uzfe with lots of wiring harnesses. Fuel efficient. I guess not for a purist.

Gatwick Axe Man
28-01-20, 09:07 AM
Becoming more popular, there are a few about on the forum, Pilgrim, AK (4 or 5), GD as above and others. The drift scene have been grabbing a lot of the engines so the price has been steadily creeping up but there are still bargains to be had, I got very lucky with mine and picked up the whole car for £250 a few years back. Stories on tuning vary from a very easy to obtain 300bhp all the way up to 1000bhp+ for a drag version in the States, twin turbo is the more usual to find but super charging is also popular, both beyond my budget! Faults seem to be few and far between, sticking starter motor crops up a few times but rebuild kits are cheap and readily available on the bay of E. Not the easiest of jobs apparently, lots of dismantling to get to the starter which is buried at the bottom of the V. I will let you know how easy or hard it is shortly (that's why mine was only £250!). A fuel injected, 4 litre+, Japanese built, supposedly bomb proof engine for not a lot of cash. What's not to like?

Another idea for the "badge" in the general threads up top.


29-01-20, 09:10 AM
I guess not for a purist.

Not really any worse than fitting a Chevy though is it ? :confused:

29-01-20, 09:13 AM
That's why I have a Ford

29-01-20, 10:00 AM
Is there another choice?