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Post by BoxyShazam on Wed May 22, 2013 12:26 pm

Originally started this swap in April 2012. Info copied from another forum.

Got stuck with this 88 Cressida again. It's pretty much a whore but I've decided to lock it down and give it a good home. Really stoked about this project and seeing it start to come together
Purchased a wrecked LS400 and it was out with the 7m
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Out with the 1uz
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Xcessive mounts
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W58 with 1uzfeswapkit setup
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1uz with ACT clutch setup
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And W58 bolted up all ready to go
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Some more slow progress was made. Here is the engine all back together and ready to go
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Xcessive mounts bolted in and looking baller
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Engine dropped in. Still sitting askew and hitting the brake booster >Sad
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PwvC2ATNMQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Quick vid of the gauge cluster and a little revving. This thing is a beast and I hope to get it to firebird on the 10th

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Post by BoxyShazam on Wed May 22, 2013 12:28 pm

Anyway here's some more pics.
This was it when I got it back. Too much rake for me
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Pulled the wheels off to adjust the sweet ground controls
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Got it much more even and stopped scraping on flat ground lol
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One more of the engine. Don't mind the clamp its temporary :p
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Now goal is to get it registered and slowly start fixing up the interior... Oh yeah and slide the piss out of it lol. Not sure if I want to weld the diff or try to find a mk2 LSD.

Anyway, the beast is acting up lately. Ran out of gas a few weeks ago and the problems all started a day after that. It's really slow now. I mean terribly slow. I've checked the ignition coils and igniters. They all seem ok. Maf tests fine. Replaced fuel pump with a freaking sweet Evo 8 pump (thanks Jimmy!) Getting spark on all plugs. Compression test shows a healthy 175-195 ish reading. Inside the tank is clean with no rust.
Is it possible I just got a really bad tank of gas? Anyone had experiences with that?
Well here's some pics of what I've been up to lately:
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Sound deadening removal
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Got 30 pounds out of the trunk alone!
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Really rough beginnings of a fuel pump access panel and evo pump installed
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Turned out to be a bad cat. A little welding later and all was well.

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Post by BoxyShazam on Fri May 24, 2013 11:19 am

Here's a pic of the serialnine rear subframe bushings installed
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Finally fit some 205/50's in the rear. Now I need some for the front to match.
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Working on getting the ac working.
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Pulled the trim off the sides. Trying to remove all the adhesive is such a pain!
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Post by BoxyShazam on Sat May 25, 2013 2:26 am

Took some more pics tonight
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Post by Graffitipanda on Sun May 26, 2013 8:44 am

Do you need the front valence piece? I just threw one out :/
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Post by BoxyShazam on Sun May 26, 2013 10:56 am

Yes I do lol. I'm sure it wouldn't have been cheap to ship it though

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Post by Graffitipanda on Sun May 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Probably not that bad. There's another at the yard here if ya want one. I just replaced mine with one from the yard Smile) worth every penny
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Post by BoxyShazam on Sun May 26, 2013 8:49 pm

How hard is it to remove? I took a quick look at one yesterday and figured it wasn't worth it. It was about 100 degrees out lol. If you want to snag one I'm down to pay you though!

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Post by Graffitipanda on Mon May 27, 2013 11:53 pm

not too bad if you don't care about losing 2 of the tabs attached by the bumper.... Try and remind me and ill take pictures of all the mounting points maybe tomorrow.
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Post by BoxyShazam on Tue May 28, 2013 10:06 am

That would be awesome! I'll just go snag one from a local yard then. I wouldn't care if it was held on by zip ties if it had to be lol

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Post by RayRay on Tue May 28, 2013 11:11 pm

Where did you find thos rear subframe bushings? They don't appear to be on serialnine's website..

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Post by RayRay on Tue May 28, 2013 11:28 pm

Ignore that, they are on xcessive manufacturing not serialnine..

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Post by BoxyShazam on Wed May 29, 2013 9:53 am

Nope they're on serialnine's website. Look a little harder next time. XM bushings are great I'm sure but theirs are poly while serialnine bushings are solid metal.

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Post by RayRay on Wed May 29, 2013 9:49 pm

HOLY SHIT! I have no idea how I overlooked that... scratch

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Post by Turboblack2door on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:01 am

get the xm ones. They will ship quick and s9 has been lax lately on anything
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Post by BoxyShazam on Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:59 pm

I had no issues receiving my s9 bushings. The only issue was the holes were the wrong size for the studs in my car. Once dremeled out though they're freaking sweet

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Post by sietekk on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:26 am

What did you do for the exhaust? I pretty much have all the same parts except I'm going to a junk yard in PA in a couple of weeks to finally grab the engine. Would you be any help with the wiring?

Great build! Hope to get mine started soon!

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Post by BoxyShazam on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:05 pm

Used the stock y pipe from an LS400 and just using a cherry bomb muffler. Single exhaust sounds amazing! You will not regret it. I'm sorry I won't be much help with the wiring. My buddy did it and he's more hands on

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Post by sietekk on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:10 pm

Thanks for the info! Forgot to ask about the headers. What needs to be done? Did you get custom ones made? Also, what diameter exhaust did you run?

I got the serialnine coilovers when I ordered the solid subframe bushings. Any reason why you didn't get them?

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Post by BoxyShazam on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:00 pm

I'm poor lol. If I ever feel the need I think I'm going to buy powered by max ae86 coilovers and make them work.

The driver side header needs the rear runner cut off and run around the steering column. mine still rubbed on the steering column for a while until it dented it in. Definitely not the most efficient way but it is cost effective.

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Post by sietekk on Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:47 pm

Haha I'm poor too. I bought the S9 coilovers 1.5 years ago. Still haven't installed them!

Would you mind posting up pictures of your exhaust install, paticularly the LS400 Y-pipe? Also, post a vid on Youtube of what your cars sounds like!

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Post by sietekk on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:08 pm

A donor 92 LS400 just landed in my driveway. It didn't come with a radiator and the Cressida radiator's inlet and outlet ports are smaller than the 1UZ's ports and coolant hoses. What radiator did you use for your swap? I'm confused....

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Post by BoxyShazam on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:10 pm

Congrats! I'm using the stock X7 radiator. The hoses are a very poor solution for now. They're two hoses with a little pipe in the middle. They leak just a smidge when it gets really hot out and the pressure rises. I'm thinking I'm going to buy a mk4 supra radiator and make that fit. If you look on lextreme, they sell a modded mk4 radiator for LS400's so I assume that will work.

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Post by sietekk on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:48 pm

I'm fairly confident the LS400 radiator won't fit, so the MK4 Supra one won't fit either. In some Youtube movies and elsewhere, I've seen X73s with a Mishimoto radiator, which is made for the X8. The OEM X8 radiator is the same size and mounts the same as ours, but it's a two core unit instead. I'm really surprised how hard it is to find info on what radiator fits and works with the 1UZ.

If you decided to try the Lextreme radiator, please let us know how it goes. I have heard the Lextreme guy is really busy these days, so ask those guys over there first before you order.


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Post by BoxyShazam on Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:02 pm

If I do go the mk4 route I will just order the unmodded one. Since they mod it for an LS400 it probably wont do me much good. Some members on jzxp said they used the stock LS400 rad. Also, on the old site there was a good write up on how to fit an is300 koyo rad into an X chassis. So pretty much anything can be made to work

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