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by Lucas@AirLift
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Update! The new engine is in!! But lets start here: So I started pulling the engine last Friday. Here she is right after I put it on the hoist http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm184/sideout909/swap/DSCN2621_zps85150b22.jpg Bye bye 2JZ. This is the last time you will see this big bish in the bay ht...
by Lucas@AirLift
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Screw it, one more quick post! Since I'm now caught up to where I'm currently at, I have to share this:thumbup: As I said before, I work for the Air Lift Company. Fortunately for me, the XE10 was on this years list of cars that we want to release kits for! I can't post pictures of the setup yet as t...
by Lucas@AirLift
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

After looking at the block, I decided it needed some paint. After I had cleaned the headgasket mating surface the same way as the head, and scrubbed all the carbon off the pistons, I taped it off. I made sure to cover the entire top and front of the engine, as well as the knock sensor and oil cooler...
by Lucas@AirLift
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

So, call me crazy, but I decided that the 2JZ just wasn't me. I have a deep love for high revving 4 cylinders, seeing as I came from a Honda and Subaru background. One of my favorite cars I have ever built was my 95 Civic sedan with a legit USDM ITR/B18C5 swap. So, that being said, it is obvious tha...
by Lucas@AirLift
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Thanks for the kind words everyone! :mrgreen: I will just spill the beans now... I'm working on doing a 3SGE swap at the moment! I will write another post later after work showing my progress so far :twisted:
by Lucas@AirLift
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Re: Function + Form: My IS300 Project

After much deliberation I settled on the seats I would buy. I wanted to keep as many parts authentic and name brand as possible as no one buys real parts around here. Everyone has knockoffs of knockoffs, so I found a killer deal on a pair of Bride Gias seat in the awesome graduation pattern. I could...
by Lucas@AirLift
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Member's Cars / Projects
Topic: Function + Form: My IS300 Project
Replies: 21
Views: 7193

Function + Form: My IS300 Project

Greetings from the US! I figured it was due time to start a project log for my IS. Let me start by giving you a little background of myself seeing as this is my first post. I am a master certified automotive technician with approaching 10 years of experience. I am also a hardcore gearhead and road r...

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