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    Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    Hey guys and girls, just looking for some guidance. I have done some pretty extensive swaps, but direct experience with the project at hand is always nice. I have the added benefit that I can fab most things myself too.

    So here's what my plan is (feel free to suggest otherwise)
    First off I'm going to get an early ls400 write off since they're dirt cheap
    -USDM first gen 1u(has much beefier rods) with custom headers and obx itb's (nice upgrade and easiest way to ditch emissions trash.)
    -W58 with 1u trans adaptor, and matched flywheel and clutch
    -wilwood clutch pedal/master w/remote res
    -stock ecu with reflash to accommodate itb's and exhaust
    -mk1 supra rear end w/ 2 way of some sort
    -driveshaft matched to rear end and w58
    -Aaand custom trans/motor mounts.

    At that point I'll probably work out all the bugs once it's running then toss some bigger brakes on/wilwood master.
    I appreciate any ideas or suggestions, as for application...the car's going to be a daily with weekend track duty. That said Im still 27 years young and don't mind a rough ride.

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    I'd like to see how this turns out, as I too am contemplating the LS400 swap into my KE30.

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    Nice one man. It seems pretty straightforward.. If you can, pick up a write off. Also I'm going to ditch the itb's based on wanting to keep things simple as I want it to be reliable. I've had trouble finding mounts, but they're the easiest thing to make yourself. And there are 650 dollar kits that get you a bell housing, clutch and flywheel that mate to the w58.

    The wiring is also straight forward too. If you do pick up a 1u... Get a first gen 89-95 I think. The engine was just generally stronger in most aspects.

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    So you are looking for something like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV6gsmwN ... ure=relmfu

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    Yep. That's the plan.

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    There's a couple being built by a few drifters here in Australia, I can't remember the workshops off of the top of my head. AJPS maybe one of them

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    Thx mate. I'll check into them and see if they've got any helpful ideas.

    I'm gonna give the guys at motorfix a shout, too. Last time I spoke with them they were super friendly.

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    This is assuming the E7 has the same basic layout as an AE86

    LS400 1U came with the front sump which will clear your cross member.

    AE86 cross member modified for 1U

    Chop off stock motor mounts and using square steel tubing, welded in place as new motor mounts.

    Also had to drop the cross member 1.5 inches down for engine head clearance. Had aluminum block spacers and ran extended bolts. (Temporary fix)



    stock LS400 exhaust manifolds will not clear

    stock SC400 exhaust manifolds will

    W58 will fit in the transmission tunnel

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    Check it out... http://3tcgarage.com/viewtopic.php?f...p=94021#p94021

    And good luck with the swap!!

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    Re: Anyone here done a 1u into an E7?

    I think some major cutting might be need to the fire wall and trans tunnel. I have seen Chevy and Ford small blocks swapped into this chassis. Classic American v8 with a carb would be the easiest to wire in. For my te72 I'm swapping a ka24de with a truck transmission backing it up.

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