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lexspace

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181 posts

26 months

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Yup - that's the plan !

Well i have got a Lexus ls400 4.0l V8 ,(£500 so what the hell) have removed at last count 282KG !! of interior trim ,boot trim, under bonnet trim , other trim , stuff i don't want/need etc etc

I have recently fitted a Wizards of Nos Nitrous oxide kit , jetted at present for approx 80-100 BHP boost but system capable off 150BHP boost

At present researching best options for the exhaust system

The plan is to transplant this engine into a Renault Grand Espace

Tell me does this sound like madness or genius ??????

pwrc

2,247 posts

38 months

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lexspace said:
Tell me does this sound like madness or genius ??????
both. do it.

ohtari

642 posts

30 months

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Yes. silly

Do it!!!

davepoth

23,231 posts

85 months

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Espace is FWD, Lexus V8s are RWD, are you going to go for a mid mount? If so, you could always leave the front engine in...

CapriV6S

421 posts

28 months

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Go for it.

Bit of thinking to do yet tho, but all can be overcome.

Transmission so you can drive it, driveline to rear wheels, better suspension & brakes.




When was 18 in 1986 a mate started a V8-Rover-powered, mid-engined, narrowed-Jag-IRS, 1961-VW split-screen camper-van with custom box-section chassis.
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Another Fluffer

3,879 posts

51 months

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This thread is bookmarked!

Please do it chap, epicness awaits...

gofasterrosssco

653 posts

122 months

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davepoth said:
Espace is FWD, Lexus V8s are RWD, are you going to go for a mid mount? If so, you could always leave the front engine in...
Yeah that. Level of madness will be confirmed dependant on drive configuration... Although I think you'll find you'll struggle for FWD - its not a short engine.

TheDoggingFather

16,255 posts

92 months

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When do the Lasers arrive?

BriC175

906 posts

66 months

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davepoth said:
If so, you could always leave the front engine in...
This please!! biggrin

DouggyMc

705 posts

49 months

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This should be a laugh- go for it!

melvster

6,614 posts

71 months

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I can see where you got a little inspiration from hehe



Go for it, should be an interesting project to say the least.

Once complete, all you need is Alain Prost to test it for you around Paul Ricard biggrin

DannyScene

3,179 posts

41 months

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Bookmarked.
Do it! please

rhinochopig

17,047 posts

84 months

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What's the difference in wheelbase? Might be simpler to use the Lexus floor plan in the Espace body and then cage it.

bakerstreet

1,905 posts

51 months

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melvster said:
I can see where you got a little inspiration from hehe



Go for it, should be an interesting project to say the least.

Once complete, all you need is Alain Prost to test it for you around Paul Ricard biggrin
That was an amazing thing. I remember watching it lap Silverstone at one of the F1 rounds.

ConorE

267 posts

26 months

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Slightly off topic, but any pictures of the Lexus, never seen a 'racing' version hehe

shalmaneser

2,897 posts

81 months

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rhinochopig said:
What's the difference in wheelbase? Might be simpler to use the Lexus floor plan in the Espace body and then cage it.
That sounds vaguely sensible given the lunacy on display here.

mig25_foxbat2003

2,358 posts

97 months

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You are a massive idiot in the best possible sense. Can't wait to see this!

DannyScene

3,179 posts

41 months

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ConorE said:
Slightly off topic, but any pictures of the Lexus, never seen a 'racing' version hehe
Noone mentioned a racing version?

43034

2,222 posts

54 months

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DannyScene said:
Noone mentioned a racing version?
I believe he means with the interior stripped.

ConorE

267 posts

26 months

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DannyScene said:
Noone mentioned a racing version?
I use the term 'racing' lightly. A Lexus with no interior? Closest you'll probably find hehe




Edited by ConorE on Thursday 23 August 20:39

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