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Old 07-19-14, 10:55 PM   #3901
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ok here I go, I am new a this stuff so be kind when I screw up. I have a 92 green (looks blue to me)SC300 auto, gray interior, I bought it about 7 years ago I loved this car never had any problems till last year, thats when I found your club, spent weeks on the site looking for answers and found the fix I needed, I was so happy that my car was running again. My dream car has once again become a nightmare. I live in sw missouri on table rock lake, I have not seen another sc300 since I move here 4 years ago, the best thing about living here are the curvey roads you have to drive on, my car and I used to have so much fun taking the curves at insane speeds pushing it to the limit, well those days are over and the car is just sitting and waisting away, I hate to even look at it, so I thought I might get to know some of you and find some help on how to go about parting the car out since no one around here knows how to fix them and the lexus dealer is dumber then I m about these cars, just wants money I don't have so I thinking about parting it out and don't know how to do it.. thats my storyand I'm sticking to it. I dont know how to post pictures yet so be patient.
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Old 07-20-14, 10:38 AM   #3902
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So my name is Ryan. My friends and family call me captain. You can call me whatever, I am easy to get along with. I have been in love with supras, and sc's since the early nineties . It's never been the right time to own one till now.

Last year I picked up a 93 sc300 that was unloved and in bad shape but it ran great and was cheap. Original color was garnet pearl and after 20 years in Florida sun and previous owner trying to drift it needed some work. I have a friend that is a painter so why not change the color. It is now cobalt blue. It's VERY blue. I could use some ideas to make it pop.

I'm looking forward to talking to new people and getting ideas. Nice to meet you all.
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Old 07-23-14, 11:52 PM   #3903
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Hello all on clublexus, Ive been around on here for a while now but only as a guest, but i decided to finally join the fun. Currently i have a red 92 sc400 before that i had a green 92 sc300 and before that was another red 92 sc400. There's just something about these cars that i love. I think what really pulled me in though is the fact that they're built off the supra chassis.
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Old 07-24-14, 04:07 PM   #3904
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Hey guys, Im a returning member of CL. Was pretty active when I bought the car in 08, and now Im back with a username and password I will actually remember! My name is Matt, and I have a 1997 SC300 Diamond White Pearl. Im from New Jersey and love to play golf. Looking forward to getting back into the forums!
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Old 07-24-14, 07:32 PM   #3905
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Welcome everyone. Thank you for taking the time out to read the rules and tell us a little bit about yourselves.
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Old 07-25-14, 07:28 AM   #3906
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Hello all! My Name is Jim McLaughlin and I am from Chicago, IL. I am not new to the Lexus community but I am new to the forum and I just recently purchased a 1997 Black/Tan SC300 automatic. It is completely stock and in excellent shape. I don't know what I am going to do with it just yet. Probably park it in the garage and look at it for a while. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself.
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Old 07-31-14, 08:20 AM   #3907
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I own a 1992 SC400. I intend turning into a "track" car.I will use a company here in Summerville South Carolina called Show Zone, despite the name they build race cars, drift cars, and auto crossers. I have seen bits and pieces of the despised drag racers laying around. Show Zone is very professional and quality seems their highest priority. I want to keep it normally aspirated, but I must admit the fuel injection system is a visual, -- yuck. Also getting my hands on a set of shop manuals has been frustrating. I live in a nursing home due to congestive heart failure. I recently fixed a fellows 1982 Rolls-Royce for the fun of it. It hadn't run in years. The hardest part was persuading the owner it could be fixed. I let some of his mechanics install the new parts but I ended up haveing to do it all over my self. Being under a 6700 pound car suspended by jack stands and hydraulic floor jacks for about two weeks was a real thrill. The Rolls also had some odd electrical gremlins. I fixed everything including the electrical gremlins, without the expedient of jumpers, running new wire, or any of the other work arounds. My cardiologist and the nursing home had a fit when they found out what I was up to. Once finished the owner and his mechanics thought I was the second coming. Any way the fuel injection system on my SC400 is a real aesthetic downer.


PS The car club I hang around with is called The Dark Side, and Show Zone has a very interesting FB page displaying the level of work they do, in fact they just finished an SC300 they turned in to a full on race car..

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Old 07-31-14, 08:32 AM   #3908
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Sounds fun, I have contacted Kelford in New Zealand for , to 1JZPWRD

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Old 08-01-14, 08:01 PM   #3909
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Hai, guise!

My name is Gerard and I'm in the US Air Force. I just moved to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas! I figured there wouldn't be much to do out here so I decided I'd give cars a try. I never worked on cars, but many of my friends do so I'll be getting a lot of help from them.

Today, I picked up a manual 1995 SC300 wif dat 2JZ lol.. Should be fun!

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Old 08-02-14, 01:46 PM   #3910
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I have been member of club for a while. Also have 99 ES300 with O/D problem. New to social media , posting, threads, and such. My SC is white , in very good shape and only has 65,000 miles on it. Interestingly, I bought it from same person who owned a 2001 Honda S2000 that I bought about 10 years ago. Small world. I am hoping to get some performance tips from this site. Would love to add some horsepower.
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Old 08-02-14, 08:34 PM   #3911
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Its interesting reading the different types of posters and posts. My first inclination whenever I buy a new car is to rip the interior out and throw it away. Then take everything else apart that will come apart and sand/media blast everything in sight. The first car I have had much to do with was in 1972ish and it was a Porsche 914/6, our first move was to saw the windshield off. But then thats just me and the type of guys I hang out with. we raced it very successfully in SCCA C Production Sports Car. I can't remember ever losing a race with it. So, the short term goal with my 1992 SC400 is to tear it apart. I will chronicle that both here and on my facebook page. Hope to meet some like minded types here as time goes by.
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Old 08-03-14, 09:55 AM   #3912
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I keep introducing my self, and still get e-mails asking me to introduce my self. Whats up with that, moderator? I notice that two of my introductions although there yesterday are now missing? Again whats up with that? I've never had a harder time joining a group I am absolutely dying to join and get to know people. Dear Moderator thanks for any help.
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Old 08-03-14, 09:58 AM   #3913
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I found them they are still there Mr. Moderator. Onward, why do I keep getting the e-mails to introduce myself although I have done it several times now?
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Old 08-03-14, 10:35 AM   #3914
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I found them they are still there Mr. Moderator. Onward, why do I keep getting the e-mails to introduce myself although I have done it several times now?
I bought a 1995 Sc a month ago. It is an Sc300 and it has a huge hood but small hind quarters with a nice character lines on hood and sides and this is how I like my sporty cars. Also, to confirm its sports roots, it even resembles a 240 from the side as I read elsewhere here. I was looking for a nice car to replace a "totalled" Honda Accord. I was a victim of roadrage. The Sc fell in my lap, I had no idea it would even look this good until I physically paid a visit and was floored as the prospect. It blew away any car I was considering from looks alone. This is my first "drive cool" car, my first, nothing to proove car, my first coupe, my first luxury cruiser, my first RWD, my first Lexus, my first 20 year old vintage or retro car..my first of so many things I could be here forever. The engine has 126k but I haven't even had it long enough for a cup of coffee..check that tea, TEXAS tea as in OIL so I mean 1 oil change..have not even had it long enough for 1 darn oil change. Can you believe this story? I love the beige color cause I have had a lot of trouble with traffic related issues. Beige is 1 better then a neutral color cause it doesn't seem to fall on police radar as quickly as even neutral colors of black, white and silver. Since it is a 3, lots of engine room so easier to repair and I won't be speeding as much like in a V8 so better mentality even more bonus! Since it is a 300, less parts means less things can break and so less visits to the mechanic. Since it was HEAVILY garage kept and when out, never sat next to any other car, it completely avoided any door dings and when I say it is a pock and door ding free, I mean it looks like flat as a flat face. pizza dough flat face. TO me, this is better then any model up to 2015 with even 1 door ding. I have mild OCD so even 1 door ding will be a lovelost, yes it is that bad. Feels good to be overly careful about this stuff as I rightfully should for ANY car. It took this car to change me. The engine is DURABLE which to me means less shop time which is a priority for me. I take pride in reliability which to me means no time at a shop. It is so stock, I hate to even change anything for fear of angering the car gods and upsetting the harmonic balance of everything in a 20 year old car! I am so glad I paid less then 5 grand versus the 28 LARGE I would have for the Wrx I was considering not to mention that car would be in the shop for anything versus this 1995 Sc which avoids the shop like it was death itself. Now for minor things, I make the boys at AZ do the wrench turning while I watch and supervise. Actually, by make I mean I buy one of their batteries and they install it but I had a bad experience even doing this (anyone remember my Autozone installer nightmare thread? it was EPIC) I wonder if AZ boys can handle my trunk strut but I am fasting from AZ for now. Sorry for the long post but I can't get over spending peanuts for this level of comfort and reliability. They don't even give out peanuts on southwest airlines anymore. TO see me save nearly 20 to 25 grand on 1 single transaction is, I think, a WORLD RECORD and I already feel like I am in the record books as a result of this transaction.

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Hai, guise!

My name is Gerard and I'm in the US Air Force. I just moved to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas! I figured there wouldn't be much to do out here so I decided I'd give cars a try. I never worked on cars, but many of my friends do so I'll be getting a lot of help from them.

Today, I picked up a manual 1995 SC300 wif dat 2JZ lol.. Should be fun!

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Look at this delicious clam shaped beauty! They just don't design them this well anymore. I was shopping for months and no other styling pleased me. Doesn't it just make you hungry and take a bite? Bon a petite, Lexus Sc owners! drareg, What do you know about that 2Jz
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Old 08-03-14, 12:50 PM   #3915
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Hey all, just became the proud owner of a 1995 Lexus SC400! It's gold, 148k on the clock (pics to come soon!), and has been a blast to drive (literally just got home with it).

It's got some quirks I need to go through (speedo and gas gauge don't work, some of the dash lights don't come on, A/C light randomly flashes and I have to hit it a few times for the A/C to kick in, need inside door handles...etc) but I'm looking forward to getting her back to new and enjoying the experience along the way.

It's so great to see an active community for the car that seems very knowledgable and ready to help. I hope to add something of value to the team and get this party started!

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