Kyusha Kai

As Promised, L Series Swap Part 2
December 22, 2009, 12:40 am
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Loaded the pictures onto Photobucket and since I have some time to kill on this grave shift at work, here’s the rest of the pics.

The block we started with.  Clean enough to lick!  And the blue engine paint sure looked tasty!

The head came assembled from the machine shop.  I wanted to learn how to put that together too, but we definitely would have ran out of time.

Preparing the connecting rods.  All new ARP bolts everywhere.  Do it right the first time!

Pistons with the oil rings assembled and prepped.

Attaching them to the crank.  It was really cool to see how the machine shop milled the metal to balance everything.

Random shots of the head on the block.  I was just playing around with my camera.

The (nearly) finished product.  It was a lot easier than I expected to put everything together.  For someone who’s never done it before, it’s a daunting task but with good help, it sure seemed simple.

The Bible.  One of the guys we were working with said the Lexus LS400 service manual is actually something like a 17 book series.

And apparently, the new Styrofoam packing peanuts are made of starch so when you lick them, they’ll stick to anything.


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love the pics!

Comment by Dano

For some reason I love the inside of motors. The 7th, 8th, and 9th shot are really good ones.

Comment by enoezam

thanks man! i love looking at mechanical innards and seeing how they work too. i guess that’s why i always obsessed with model cars growing up and now i’m obsessed with the real things.

Comment by kyushakai

Soo… does this mean that this car will be attending the meet on the 10th?? 😛

Comment by eseer

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