Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - First Generation > Build Threads
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

IS300 LS1/T56 Daily Driver Build

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-13, 09:12 PM   #76
allenpark
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: georgia
Posts: 9
Default

Thanks for the quick reply. I had a whole bunch of questions for you and wanted to see the car again but didnt see you at Caffeine and Octane this month. hopefully ill be able to get together with you next month? hopefully the car is serving you well these days
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
allenpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-13, 06:11 AM   #77
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

I had some fuel delivery issues that I think are for the most part resolved so the car should be back to daily status. I'd like to make it out do C&O again, see that the schedule looks like for December.
eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-13, 11:34 AM   #78
allenpark
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: georgia
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eng1nerd View Post
I had some fuel delivery issues that I think are for the most part resolved so the car should be back to daily status. I'd like to make it out do C&O again, see that the schedule looks like for December.
sweet im looking forward to seeing the car again
allenpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-14, 01:31 PM   #79
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

It's been a while since I had a real update. I've been driving the car daily for several months now and am to the point where the projects I have left are easily done on weekends.

A few weeks back I finally got my OBD2 port hooked up in the car. It had been just temporary under the hood.

This weekend was brakes. I noticed there was a pretty bad lip on the edge of all 4 rotors so I figured it was tine. I got drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads all the way around. I know there are mixed feelings about these, and the guys that do like them always have a preferred brand. I have used parts from Brake Motiv (ebay seller) in the past and have always been happy so that is where these came from.



Here is the rear.



And the front.



I have also known for some time now that I need solid subframe mounts. The diff. mounts I made help with the rear end rocking but moved all that force to the subframe and have worn them out. While I had the rear wheels off I took a look and as you can see there is a pretty big gap between the metal and rubber that I'm confident isn't supposed to be there. This is on the project list to get done in the next few weeks.

eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-14, 05:18 AM   #80
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

Sorry man, the thread isn't dead I have been incredibly busy and didn't see that you had posted in here.

I have the receipt at home for hte power steering fitting. If I remember corrrect it is a metric oring seal (M14 or M16) on the rack and then M JIC -6 on the other end. I picked it up at a local hydraulic supplier I deal with at work.

The throttle cable is a universal 36" Lokar from Speedwaymotors.com. Originally I was going to use an F-Body cable but ended up with the wrong version cruise vs. non-cruise I think.

The A/C I still need to hook up. Same with the solid subframe mounts.

My wife and I are expeting our first child in the next two weeks so any time I have has been dedicated to getting us and the house ready. The Lsxus has been a reliable daily driver but hasn't seen much in the way of work lately.
eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-14, 06:44 PM   #81
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

Been way too long since I updated, been pretty busy with work and family. Anyhow here is what I've done lately.

Getting ready for our baby (who is now 4 months old), the Lexus got a car seat.


Over the winter I discovered I was slowly loosing coolant. Turns out the barb I had installed for the steam lines was leaking at the threads. I just turned a new barb out of aluminum and got it welded in at work.





I knew all along that the filter I had put on the intake was too small so I finally upgraded to the biggest size I could fit without going through the hood or fender well.





You can see on the right side of this picture where I added a GM MAF into the intake. Still don't have the car retuned to utilize this but at least it is mounted and wired.



At some point along the way I decided I should check the cabin air filter...I'm glad I did and kinda wish I had the day I bought the car.



Finally what so many have been wondering about. A/C. I got all the lines made up (and somehow forgot to take pictures of them. I also got the GM side wired with a relay and the factory pressure sensor. Took it over to a buddies shop to get charged and got cold air out of the vents. Then popped the high pressure relief on the back of the compressor. It seems like the system us building pressure and the sensor isn't shutting the compressor off as it should. I'm suspecting either a bad sensor, or poor choice of location for the sensor in the system (on my part). I still have work to do here but at least have light at the end of the tunnel since I felt cold air!

eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-14, 07:09 PM   #82
tmf2004
10 years on Clublexus
Trader Score: (12)
 
tmf2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: FL (PSL)
Posts: 20,393
anthonymichael34
Default

thanks for the update.. nice to see this up and running... this has been a small journey.... more pics and sound clips in the near future...
__________________

2011 Vossen Clublexus Contest Winner

1999 GS400
2012 Kia Optima SWP TURBO

Past: 88 Samurai--87 mustang LX GT conv--95 Mustang GT auto--97 Lexus Es300
Quote:
Originally Posted by VtotheJ View Post
Drone is overrated......let the V8 breathe!
tmf2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-14, 10:19 AM   #83
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

I feel like a complete moron, but it's ok because I now have working A/C!

What I discovered was that the line I recycled from the Trans Am with the pressure transducer also housed the orifice tube. Not only was it not needed, it was backwards. I pulled that, recharged the system and now have nice COLD air.
eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-14, 12:41 PM   #84
Heyboss2JZ
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Heyboss2JZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 47
Default

nice Build! bet this thing is a blast to drive!!
Heyboss2JZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-14, 02:55 PM   #85
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

I'm a week late at this point but oh well. I took the car to LS Fest again this year. My buddy even went with me again, even after spending last years trip under the car working on it. The weather was great. Saw some familiar faces again from last year. And...we didn't have to work on the car! Enjoy a few pics I snapped.





eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-14, 02:59 PM   #86
tmf2004
10 years on Clublexus
Trader Score: (12)
 
tmf2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: FL (PSL)
Posts: 20,393
anthonymichael34
Default

pics are blurry but what a great swap and build
__________________

2011 Vossen Clublexus Contest Winner

1999 GS400
2012 Kia Optima SWP TURBO

Past: 88 Samurai--87 mustang LX GT conv--95 Mustang GT auto--97 Lexus Es300
Quote:
Originally Posted by VtotheJ View Post
Drone is overrated......let the V8 breathe!
tmf2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-14, 04:23 AM   #87
eng1nerd
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
eng1nerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmf2004 View Post
pics are blurry but what a great swap and build
Thanks, it was fun to build and a blast to drive.
eng1nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-14, 01:13 AM   #88
DeusDept
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 1
Default

Hi , Im doing the same swap too but am stuck with the AC. I pmed u and was wondering if u can help me out a bit. Thank u very much!
DeusDept is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-14, 01:13 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TheShaddix's Build thread TheShaddix Build Threads 105 11-23-14 07:21 PM
Anhzie 3IS Build Threat anhzie Build Threads 75 10-27-14 04:15 PM
IL Brand New Authentic TTE Lip Painted Millennium Silver 97-SC300 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 10 01-08-14 05:40 PM
CA FS: 97 + Fog Lights PlatSilvSc SC400 / 300 Classifieds 7 08-22-13 03:30 PM
International LS430 2004 For Sale - SYDNEY AUSTRALIA fergo308 Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 3 07-21-13 05:56 PM


Tags
ac, aluminium, dedicated, drive, filter, gs300, is300, is350, lexus, locate, ls1, motorsports, relocation, shaft, swap

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:28 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info