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    Learnt the hard way , by burning out two Bosch...

    Learnt the hard way , by burning out two Bosch 44's, that in a fuel injected car you need a swirl pot. I put one in the tank with a single in-tank pump with one filter between the pump and the...
  2. All this " end of the ice" stuff is predicated on...

    All this " end of the ice" stuff is predicated on the continued support of the general public.

    The general public are already wary of pontificating experts repeating doom laden forecasts of a...
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    This popped up in my you tube feed. ...

    This popped up in my you tube feed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynl2dJSpEYo



    Bit staged but great to watch.

    Cheers
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    Absolutely ditto.

    Absolutely ditto.
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    Hi Kev, Kev, Kev, Kev, Kev etcetcetc Bodger...

    Hi Kev, Kev, Kev, Kev, Kev etcetcetc

    Bodger and Blagger will be at Litchlake in a rather nice tin tent ( no solids) this year so drop on by for a beer or three.

    Cheers

    Tony
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    Best place to get in front of potential...

    Best place to get in front of potential purchasers would be at the upcoming Silverstone Classic. Get it in the club section ( Zone eight), well presented and with info sheets and contact details.
    ...
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    On the LS400 the pipe you have circled in the...

    On the LS400 the pipe you have circled in the photo goes down to the water/ oil cooler assembly on the oil filter housing.

    If you are running without the oil/ water cooling assembly (that the oil...
  8. Thread: Pedal Extension

    by TonyD
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    With an AK, ie without runners to achieve the IVA...

    With an AK, ie without runners to achieve the IVA required seat belt heights, the seats needed to be bolted to the floor. Personally I would get the car through the IVA even though the wheel would...
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    Re steering wheel. Could you get this to fit?...

    Re steering wheel.

    Could you get this to fit?

    https://www.europaspares.com/collapsible-element-boss-kit-steering-wheel-adaption-70mm-75mm-steering-wheel-pattern.html

    May need to drill and...
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    I use a suitable length alan key. Helps if you...

    I use a suitable length alan key. Helps if you soak the ignition barrel in WD40 beforehand.
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    The gearbox cable isnt really a kickdown switch...

    The gearbox cable isnt really a kickdown switch as the throttle position sensor and the kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal do that job. From what I can gather it adjusts the severity of the...
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    Number 1 Accelerator Number 2 Cruise Control ...

    Number 1 Accelerator

    Number 2 Cruise Control

    Number 3 Auto Gearbox Cable.

    Do not feel too hard done by as we had the take off the top two inches of that bracket as it fouled the AK bonnet....
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    Early engine Injectors were purple and have a...

    Early engine Injectors were purple and have a lower maximum flow rate than the later green injectors which are good for up to 6 psi boost. If you are looking for more aftermarket/ replkacement...
  14. Thread: new on here

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    I do know of a certain Lexus 4 litre V8 powered...

    I do know of a certain Lexus 4 litre V8 powered AK with power steering and autobox that is available in Grantham for very reasonable money. Owner currently holidaying in West Indies so urgent sale...
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    Hi, Ditch the rubber donut, it turns the...

    Hi,

    Ditch the rubber donut, it turns the propshaft into a skipping rope.

    My prop guy welded a circular steel plate, with three holes for the bolts through the "fingers" of the output shaft, ...
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    I used a Rover 25 engine driven pas pump in a...

    I used a Rover 25 engine driven pas pump in a home made bracket in the space that the AC compressor used to sit in our two AK Lexi's. Pirtex made up the hoses to the BMW rack and it worked a treat....
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    Look for a Toyota shopping trolley, Aygo, Yaris...

    Look for a Toyota shopping trolley, Aygo, Yaris type of thing as they might even have the same type of plug as on the Lexus engine loom.

    The original alternator puts out some 120 amps and you...
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    Looking very nice that. Cannot remember if...

    Looking very nice that.

    Cannot remember if you are going for engine-driven power steering or not. If yes check that there will be enough wrap around the crank shaft pulley. If not, and it's just...
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    No Problems, IIRC there are a couple of minor...

    No Problems,

    IIRC there are a couple of minor inconsistencies in Nigel Wades treatise but overall its great and the bible to use when doing 1UZfe conversions.

    Re shiny engines etc all the...
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    Hi Ian, He is wrong and I am correct. The...

    Hi Ian,

    He is wrong and I am correct.

    The position of the dash guage sender does not change between the years. What does change is that the brown sender and plug is present in early engines, ...
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    Exactly as MrK noted. Re Supercharger a...

    Exactly as MrK noted.

    Re Supercharger a secondhand Jag XKR Supercharger with its intergrated chargecooler sits nicely in the V atop a readily available or self-bodgeable inlet manifold. It has...
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    The second pump is the air conditioning...

    The second pump is the air conditioning compressor , do with it what you want although there may be uses for the electronic/ magnetic clutch on the pulley.

    Re the hydraulic cooling fan which is...
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    This. I will have two. Makes a sticker...

    This.

    I will have two.

    Makes a sticker look poverty stricken.

    Cheers,

    Tony
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    No 1 is a single wire feed for your instruments...

    No 1 is a single wire feed for your instruments will work well with Smiths guages or any other I presume.

    No 2 ( Green plug and sensor)is the all important temp sender to the ECU. This is very...
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    Re starter motor in standard guise in the Lexus...

    Re starter motor in standard guise in the Lexus LS 400 you just need to take the top and bottom inlet manifolds off, this exposes the starter motor complete with the standard rats or mouse nest that...
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