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1972 Mercedes Lexus 1UZ VVTI

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My Latest project . Merc 1972 w115 ex 230 auto . This will be a real grandpa sleeper .

Stock Standard except for the new heart from lexus

Lexus V8 1UZ VVTI 5 Speed Auto Box A650 . Busy wiring up the engine . Standard managment with imobilizer bypass . will post pics

The engine in pics are just my test fit dummy .
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The way I like it!
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David - it is threads like this that makes this old heart missing every second beat :thumbup:
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Bloed.Daai eerste stop straat wat jy wegtrek met 'n mannetjie in 'n Beamer en jy los hom vir goed sal ek wat wil gee om sy gesig te sien :lol:
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Is it your own vehicle or for some evil client ? :mrgreen:
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Going to be a monster. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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looks good david , just toss that revcounter away and nobody would be the wiser until you started it ,
trying to get the bosses e220 of her so i can drop a lex in ,
but almost finished with the 450slc with the eaton m112 blower on
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Thanks to all . Didn't spend time on this on her during this week . Will start with the res on monday

Yip mark . The revcounter will disappear in a few days . Please post pics of the blower on the 450 thanks

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Original motor was a 230 auto and then swapped out for a 327 chevy .

Chevy motor were sold by previous owner . Now the time has come for a real engine

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gonna look good , these old mercs still drive like a dream and the seats are still comfortable at their age ,
are you going to leave it stock looking david ,
if you want i have a set of 14 inch merc wheels that came of my e220 that you are more than welcome to if you want to keep it a sleeper
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mark watson wrote:gonna look good , these old mercs still drive like a dream and the seats are still comfortable at their age ,
are you going to leave it stock looking david ,
if you want i have a set of 14 inch merc wheels that came of my e220 that you are more than welcome to if you want to keep it a sleeper

Hi Mark . Thanks that will be great . yes stock standard as can be from factory . Those seats are perfect for long trips .

I have two complete spitronic kits for 1uz vvti . One still in box and one wired with plugs . if you are interested and one gbox managment . :thumbup:
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Semi Fitted :thumbup: :thumbup:
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But For now the merc will have to wait for another Bad Boy from Customer

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David,

Jy bly nie meer oorkant die garage nie?
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Hi Thabo . Nee het die huis verkoop maar ons het nog steeds die garage . Bly nou in Waverley . As jy naby is kom maak n draai .

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thx david , will be coming your way sometime , if you can use the wheels you are more than welcome , i dropped a set of amg 18's on with 245 rubber , but to a good home only a pleasure , as for the kits will keep in mind ill drop a pm with my details
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why the vvti instead of the non?
have all the lexuses got cam belts?
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mark watson wrote:thx david , will be coming your way sometime , if you can use the wheels you are more than welcome , i dropped a set of amg 18's on with 245 rubber , but to a good home only a pleasure , as for the kits will keep in mind ill drop a pm with my details
Thanks again Mark . Will give you a call .

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Tarquin wrote:why the vvti instead of the non?
have all the lexuses got cam belts?
Hi . A little more power and money wise a tad more expensive +- R2000. But for me a better looking engine . And the 5 speed auto has nice ratios . You can swop a a650 on a non vvti if you run aftermarket . Std non is a a341

Yip all of them are timing belt driven . Non vs vvti . If the timing belt slips or break on vvti engines its good bye to a few valves . But the non vvti one is a lucky one . Slightly lower compression ratio .

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BlumTRD wrote:
Tarquin wrote:why the vvti instead of the non?
have all the lexuses got cam belts?
Hi . A little more power and money wise a tad more expensive +- R2000. But for me a better looking engine . And the 5 speed auto has nice ratios . You can swop a a650 on a non vvti if you run aftermarket . Std non is a a341

Yip all of them are timing belt driven . Non vs vvti . If the timing belt slips or break on vvti engines its good bye to a few valves . But the non vvti one is a lucky one . Slightly lower compression ratio .

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David so its "belt" and not "chain"? I know on the V6 1GR-FE VVTi they use a "chain" (fortunately).
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Yip all 1uz 2uz and 3uz are belt driven . But its a very strong one . They don't brake or snap . Usually there's only are reason this happens .

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Hi.
I am building a W115 with Lexus 3uz engine and auto transmission.
I desperately need help with suspension and brakes.
Any info will be a great help.
I'd like to get your personal email so I can communicate a bit easier.
Again, any help will be much appreciated.

Is your car finished?
I would love to see pics.

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Hi Warren and welcome to the forum. The last post on this thread that you're responding to is over 5 years old and it's quite possible that David is no longer a regular visitor here. It might be better to use the "Contact" facility (in his profile on the side) to send him an email or private message.

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I see this is an old post. I'm doing a similar conversion with a 3UZ. Does anyone have the details of the guy who posted this. Would love to chat to him.
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Hi and welcome Sebastian. I don't know if David is still active here but you can try contact him using the contact details that are available.

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I have sent David a WA. I'm sure he will pop in at some time.
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