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Co1



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What’s the insurance and V5 process like when doing this sort of thing gents? Instagram @richmond_custom
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Timbo



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Co1 wrote:
Nice work, you must be chuffed. Don’t worry about the fuel, prices will come down again I’m sure… Whistle


Thanks Co1 Razz I'm not gonna hold my breath on fuel prices though Big Cry
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Timbo



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LJMARSDEN wrote:
Timbo wrote:
It passed! Thumbs Up Scraped by on the emissions but everything else no problem Laughing I can't get along with LS430 pedal so I've ordered the is350 one from phoenix £105 to fill up Big Cry I've used over 1/4 of a tank already Whistle I'm smiling every where I go now


Bloody marvellous Tim, well done mate Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up


Thanks Luke! It's a bloody joy to drive the sound is awesome Thumbs Up Very Happy
Post #956488 24th Jun 2022 9:49pm
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Timbo



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Co1 wrote:
What’s the insurance and V5 process like when doing this sort of thing gents?


Co1 in my circumstances it's a bit of a long story. I bought the donor car and removed engine. I sent the V5 back to DVLA to tell them about changes and got a letter back saying I needed to prove my ownership of engine with
A. A receipt from garage I bought engine off or
B. A letter from Toyota stating that it was their engine Shocked or
C. An inspection for insurance purposes from a MOT type garage

I sent an email explaining that I'd bought the car privately and registered it in my name and sold it complete minus the engine and gearbox with the buyers name and address. This it seems was proof enough as they returned my log book with engine change but still had it down as a diesel.
I pointed out the error and got a new V5 with the engine change, still as diesel but now only having 1 seat instead of 5!
I pointed this further error and am now awaiting the next V5 to see what they've screwed up this time Rolling with laughter

The insurance was a bit of a mine field as I use vehicle for work as well as SDP but Adrian flux sorted it. Nobody else wanted to quote Shocked

Are you thinking of a similar conversion?
Post #956495 24th Jun 2022 10:03pm
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Co1



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I am. I was thinking of going the more “standard” LS3 route, but your thread is causing me decision fatigue!! Instagram @richmond_custom
Post #956508 25th Jun 2022 7:20am
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Defendermatt



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The log book side of things is pretty easy other than having to deal with dvla.

I too had to submit my changes twice as first time they only changed the capacity (fuel change was stated also) , then resubmit for a change to petrol.

All ok in the end. Just some patience and back-and-forth required Rolling Eyes 1989 90 4.3 V8
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Post #956513 25th Jun 2022 8:20am
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Timbo



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Co1 wrote:
I am. I was thinking of going the more “standard” LS3 route, but your thread is causing me decision fatigue!!


My first choice was an LS3 but they priced me out of the market Laughing My neighbour told me about the viability of the UZ-1fe/UZ-3fe as a cheaper alternative. Donor cars can be picked up fairly cheaply and have lots of useable parts. The engine is really free revving and, although more technical, is very reliable to very high mileages 500,000 being a number bandied about. Smile I have to say mine isn't as torquey as I'd expected but throttle response is instant and power is head and shoulders above the remapped puma engine I removed. If you want to boost the original engine I hear the LS400 UZ1 responds better than the LS430 UZ3 I have. Something to do with the thinner walls between cylinders. But overall I have to say I do not regret my engine choice. I think the transfer box needs to be a bit higher geared as I'm changing gears faster than Sterling Moss ( Kids ask your parents Laughing ) If, like me, you want more grunt and a lovely sound then go for it. I don't have a lot of mechanical experience but common sense and a little help from people who know better goes a long way. Good luck Co1 with whatever you decide to do and feel free to ask me any questions. (or better still DefenderMatt) Rolling with laughter
Post #956569 25th Jun 2022 9:54pm
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Timbo



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Ls430 pedal binned and this is the i200/300 lexus pedal. I had to bend the metal a bit (lot) to get it to fit and not bottom out on the floor. It's a lot more user friendly thanks to Chris at Phoenix engine management for the speedy service. I recommend his expertise highly if you want to do this conversion whether using a Lexus ECU or stand alone he's your man Very Happy Thumbs Up
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