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Old 09-27-13, 06:35 AM   #271
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The second pic looks like oil mixed with water in the transmission, do you know why water got in trans?
Anyways pure awesomeness.!!
you literally dropped ur engine twice.. like a boss !!
anyways still subscribed , waiting for more pics & drooling.
There was definitely water in with the oil. From the looks of it, the previous owner must have had some transmission problems and then to add insult to injury probably left it sitting outside for a long time. Long story short, I made a bad Craigslist purchase and it ended up costing me in the end. On the bright side I know that my transmission should be good for a long time now.
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Old 09-27-13, 06:36 AM   #272
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Thumper, you should bring the car out to the JM lexus car show.
I'll be there. Hopefully there will be a good turnout.
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Old 09-27-13, 08:19 AM   #273
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I'll be there. Hopefully there will be a good turnout.
I'll probably be there if so I can't wait to see your car in person.
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Old 09-27-13, 08:53 AM   #274
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I'll probably be there if so I can't wait to see your car in person.
One word: Videos.

Actually, three more words: LOTS of videos.
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Old 09-29-13, 08:51 AM   #275
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Ewwwww, that trans had seen better days. Looks like it'll live to see another day though! Good work; saved another one from the junk heap.

So...are w still pondering a turbo setup on it? Twins? Front or remote-mounted?
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Old 09-30-13, 10:32 AM   #276
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amazing! you should be teaching some shops on how to do professional work!
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Old 09-30-13, 10:46 AM   #277
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WOW Thumper, I'm excited and it's not even my car!!!
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Old 10-01-13, 06:12 PM   #278
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amazing! you should be teaching some shops on how to do professional work!
Thanks, that's an awesome compliment. However, if I was a shop I wouldn't be able to afford myself. The time it takes to do high quality work continues to shock me. I can understand why really good shops charge so much and why a lot of shops out there take shortcuts.
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Old 10-01-13, 07:36 PM   #279
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you still thinking about making a kit to sell!?
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Old 10-02-13, 11:37 PM   #280
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This build is awesome. I just finished reading every post you did from the beginning till now. GJ.
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Thanks, that's an awesome compliment. However, if I was a shop I wouldn't be able to afford myself. The time it takes to do high quality work continues to shock me. I can understand why really good shops charge so much and why a lot of shops out there take shortcuts.
Agreed! Reason why my last project took 5.5yrs to complete to my liking.
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My current project is going on 7 years now, lol
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Old 10-04-13, 05:10 AM   #283
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Agreed! Reason why my last project took 5.5yrs to complete to my liking.
A car is never complete, that's just a false statement we use on our wifes or gf
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LOVED my MGW on my Viper Spec T-56 and I had the Orange and Gold handles and swapped them out for a while, positive engagment in the gears you will not regret taht purchase. Also Astro does GREAT work man, good to know you took it to them!

Car is coming along, i'm jealous man, I have the 1JZ GTE VVTI but am still Auto and honestly i would rather have an LSX based build. I have considered taking the 315hp 4.8 out of my truck and throwing it in a differetn shell as I'm looking to put a 6.0 or 6.2 in the truck in the nto to distant future;-)

Love the car and the build!
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LOVED my MGW on my Viper Spec T-56 and I had the Orange and Gold handles and swapped them out for a while, positive engagment in the gears you will not regret taht purchase. Also Astro does GREAT work man, good to know you took it to them!

Car is coming along, i'm jealous man, I have the 1JZ GTE VVTI but am still Auto and honestly i would rather have an LSX based build. I have considered taking the 315hp 4.8 out of my truck and throwing it in a differetn shell as I'm looking to put a 6.0 or 6.2 in the truck in the nto to distant future;-)

Love the car and the build!
Good to hear about both Astro and the MGW. The good thing about the LSX based engines is that if you are willing to start out with a Vortec iron block, you can get a whole setup for probably $1500. I didn't go that route this time but I probably will for the next project.
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