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Old 09-29-13, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Daily sc300 1jz swap

What's up club lexus people.

Back in February after "totaling" my 93 dodge stealth, I picked up a garnet pearl '94 sc300 with 68k miles, factory 5 speed.

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Bought it from an older guy, second owner, who had barely put any miles on it since he got it in '03. He wanted $6900, and I talked him down to $4000, which was a hell of a deal.
Drove the car as is for about a month or two before I got bored of how it was, so I ordered some BC coilovers. Here's what it looked like after I put them on.

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After that got a pretty sweet deal from a friend at Import Image Racing on some Cosmis Racing Wheels.

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Once I got around to rolling the rear fenders I dropped the coils as low as they could go comfortably.

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I decided I wanted to do a soarer 1jz swap so I started saving my pennies, with a few exceptions. I got a really sweet deal on a quick release set-up locally, and found the griffin emblem here on the CL classifieds.

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I picked those up around 2 months ago, and just last week after some heavy rain went through a puddle that I really shouldn't have. The motor hydro locked. Towed it home, got all the water out, changed the oil and spark plugs, and it had some serious rod knock, sounded like a metal woodpecker was going to town in there.
So today I picked up a Soarer 1jz from a friend of my brother. Planning on leaving it all pretty stock for the time being. I'm just planning on doing regular maintenance to it and dropping it in.

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Stay tuned to see how it all goes!
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Old 09-29-13, 09:50 PM   #2
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So far looking good
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Old 09-29-13, 11:52 PM   #3
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aweeee yeahhhh 1j ftw.
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It's coming along, keep us updated!
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Nice build thread. Seems like everything is working out for you.
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nice man. you will love her.
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one of the cleanest garnets i have seen.
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Thanks guys.

I got around to giving the new harness a good look, and found a cut section, which I believe is the igniter wires. gonna head to the junkyard today to see if I can find some igniter connectors off a '95 Avalon.
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Old 10-02-13, 07:10 AM   #9
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I am curious of how deep the water puddle was????

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im in for build pics
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1JZPWRD, it was about 7" deep.

Couldn't find any 95 Avalons at the junkyard today. Does anyone know of any cars that use the same igniter connectors as the 1jz/avalon? specifically the 12 and 4 pin connectors.


I'm about 90% sure that the guy that sold me the motor lied, and the engine harness included is a chaser harness. If anyone knows someone with an uncut jzz30 1jz harness for sale, send them my way.

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Nice car. I've been contemplating those same cosmic wheels lately, I really like the five spoke. Btw, the griffin should be at an angle
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Everything looked good until you mentioned this puddle thing.
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Nice car. I've been contemplating those same cosmic wheels lately, I really like the five spoke. Btw, the griffin should be at an angle
Yeah, i'm a dummy and positioned it wrong. lol

Can anyone help me identify which plugs are cut on this soarer harnes? I think it's the igniter plugs, but i'm not 100%.

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yes that look like the igniter plugs ora gone
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