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    i cooked my Td5 when i burst a top radiator hose and had no option but to go for open heart surgery.

    i have been toying for some time to drop a Lexus into the D1 but with the Defender flat on its back, took the plunge and bought the 1UZ FE to fit to get the truck mobile again.

    will try to update this thread regularly with pics to show the progress.
    the next step is to drop the Td5 into the D1 as soon as it has been rebuilt.

    don't know of any other D1's running about with a Td5.

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    Nice, this will become one of the most watched "FREDS"
    Keep us posted, cant wait!
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    Nice! Can't wait to see / hear that thing in action!
    Going auto?
    Spitronics?
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    Are you going to use the toyota ECU or spitronics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvandyk View Post
    Nice! Can't wait to see / hear that thing in action!
    Going auto?
    Spitronics?
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    Eish, did it do the damage ? Sorry to hear man, but very interested to hear about the rebuild and see the end result. Good luck and *subscribed*
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    nice, I'm subscribed.

    I've got a lexus v8 in the garage waiting to become a project

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvandyk View Post
    Nice! Can't wait to see / hear that thing in action!
    Going auto?
    Spitronics?
    1UZ FE with Lexus auto box adapter tube and LT230 TC
    shorten rear prop by around 50mm and extend front by around 50mm.
    trying the Lexus ECU as i bought the motor with the harness and boxes.
    if i don't succeed, i will go Spitronix
    pulling the gearbox right now so will probably have the vehicle prepped for the implant by tomorrow.

    is there anyone out there that has a wiring diagram for the Lexus?

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    Please take a lot of photos

    What did the engine, gearbox and wiring cost?
    And cost of adaptor plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    1UZ FE with Lexus auto box adapter tube and LT230 TC
    shorten rear prop by around 50mm and extend front by around 50mm.
    trying the Lexus ECU as i bought the motor with the harness and boxes.
    if i don't succeed, i will go Spitronix
    pulling the gearbox right now so will probably have the vehicle prepped for the implant by tomorrow.

    is there anyone out there that has a wiring diagram for the Lexus?
    PM my uncle. He has alot of info. (paul_raut)
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    no adaptor plate - using the Lexus engine and box as a unit.
    the tailpiece of the gearbox is removed and an adaptor tube and driveshaft extension added to mate it with the LT230.

    i am fairly convinced the Td5 radiator is adequate to cool the motor.
    will pull the intercooler out and fit a backup electric fan in front of the radiator.
    the primary cooling will be via viscousfan

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    http://www.lextreme.com/misc2.htm

    they have some diagrams..
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    Try Rotor here on the forum.
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    Sorry for being stupid but what is a "LT230 TC" the "TC" tells me it is a transfer case, but is it a standard LR product?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans Reichert View Post
    Sorry for being stupid but what is a "LT230 TC" the "TC" tells me it is a transfer case, but is it a standard LR product?
    Yes, Land Rover Transfer case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans Reichert View Post
    Sorry for being stupid but what is a "LT230 TC" the "TC" tells me it is a transfer case, but is it a standard LR product?
    Disco 2's have two tc's. Traction control en transfer case.
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    No one ever ruined their eyesight by looking at the BRIGHT side!!
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    And here is another one: http://durban.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-V...AdIdZ426523229

    With the auto box conversion, I am posting this if you would like to do some inquiry.
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