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Those T56's apparently are strong as shit, but they also shift like shit from what I hear.

 

If you have like what... 3.5 or 4 grand for just the bare transmission laying around I guess you could go for it. I went my route because I got my CD009 for $300 by some miracle.

 

Guy's wife had another kid on the way and she demanded that he sell a ton of his car stuff. She came with him to make sure that he sold it lol.

 

I've never seen a sadder dude :( His loss is my gain though.

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Deals are out there for sure.

I just don't care for my R. It's pretty reliable and holds the power, but the synchros are meh and it shifts like it should be used on a dump truck, not my Cressida.

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Precisely why I went with the CD009 trans. I really wanted a better shifter feel too. Triple cone syncros in first through fourth and then dual on fifth and sixth. The R154 only has one per gear :(

 

 

The R154 is just too expensive to get built up the way I want. By the time you do a marlincrawler rebuild and buy the trans itself, you're like 3-4k deep before you even have a half decent clutch or your bellhousing.

 

 

 

I'll do more fitting and crappy string measuring soon to see just how awful my tunnel's bdsm session is going to be.

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Hm.....

Wonder how my HPI 6-speed is going to fit.

Looks smaller than the CD009, but pictures are not a good way to measure shit.

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Lol that transmission has the skinniest tail section... I'd imagine it would go in super easy.

 

That bellhousing on the other hand looks like an absolute monstrosity, just like the stock CD009 bellhousing.

 

Glad I was able to saw the CD009 bellhousing off. The A340 fits my tunnel entrance like a damn glove. Like Ricky said and like his pics show, the rear section looks like it's going to give me trouble.

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Wonder if I can cut the bellhousing off with one of my many chainsaws :)

 

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Just joking, I have a mill to do that type of work.

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Abortion shifter didn't do me any favors across the board really. But fuck it I built it myself for free and it worked, not very well, but worked.

 

Bearing plate width and height is the bear. But I've seen it done with the center console left intact. Far as I can tell cutting and welding is unavoidable. Some other dude here ran into the same thing in his x100. Don't remember who though.

 

Everybody knows the death wheel is the only cutting tool you'll ever need, right?

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Yea that was Jon not me. I definitely just threw in a w58 I had lying around because I'm lazy and have no power aspirations for my 100.

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Cost me a hell of a lot less than that. Pretty much the only reason I went cd. Still convinced I would have had to hunt pretty hard to do an r154 for much less and fuck the w58.

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Well, here's more pics to give people a better idea of what I'm up against.

 

 

Here, both the input shafts are lined up

 

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As pretty much everyone else has confirmed already, look at the height difference of these things

 

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People on other forums with SC300/SC400's have the same A340/A341 or whatever auto tranny variant that the cressidas have and they all have had to chop the fuck out of their tunnel as well.

 

Like Ricky said, all I will need is a cutting wheel and my tears to keep the steel dust from my pretty stock interior under control :(

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Also did some more piddley crap this afternoon.

 

 

Ditched the stock oil cooling system in preparation for a thermostat controlled sandwich plate and air-cooled system

 

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Bypassed both my throttle body coolant system and my power progressive rack vacuum assist line thing. For those wondering, connecting the vacuum lines instead of blocking them off apparently keeps a smoother idle.

 

Also, the lines in the pic below are not kinked or mushed. They are a little ugly from this angle, but they make for a pretty tucked look from the front.

 

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Put some new hoses on here and there which helped clean up the intake side of things.

 

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I would have been able to finish putting everything else on the motor back together today, but I missed the mailman who had all my parts. I will have to wait for this weekend.

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Alright, put most of the mechanical parts of the motor back together.

 

 

 

Fluidampr unit along with the Powerhouse Racing pulleys:

 

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New timing belt and serpentine belt installed.

 

Put in an IS300 power steering pump and Xcessive pump brace, which allows me to eliminate the power progressive setup from the Aristo:

 

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And all buttoned up:

 

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Mocked up the mounts:

 

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Love the pulleys, but don't don't be surprised when they change colors cause mine sure did haha

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Gonna pretend I didn't just read that lol.

 

Looked through your build thread. I've lived in Kirkland my whole life, small world. I recognize the location of a ton of your photos. I only relocated to the slums of Everett within the past few years to get closer to work.

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haha my thread should be title pictures of my car on flatbeds around the east side. I've only been in WA for a little over 3 years but so far I love it. Hoping to stay in Kirkland as long as possible lol Do you work for boeing?

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Not going to confirm or deny where I work, but it's possible.

 

Kirkland is nice, so many fine females running around during the summer at all the beaches. It's a good place to cruise the strip too. People show off their cars in downtown pretty heavily during the summer.

 

People used to cruise that strip so much, the city passed what my buddies and I call an "anti-pimping ordinance". Now they say you can only go up and down the strip once or twice in an hour or something.

 

If you live in downtown Kirkland, I'm jealous. It's expensive as fuck since all the Microsoft people creep over from Redmond and Bellevue.

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Those pulleys look way more rad than the DM jawns. I like that you did the IS300 pump swap before you installed the engine. I wish I knew about the problem with the Aristo pump when my engine was out, because I've been living with it for the last year and a half and I really want to swap it out. Keep it up.

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Yeah, I'm pretty impressed with the quality of them. I read a few reviews about the DM ones and people were saying that one of the pulleys caused their PS pump to go out. No idea how much truth to that there is.

 

The PR ones guarantee the included bearing in the tensioner for life, which is kinda nice.

 

 

 

Also, I found this on the lexus forums:

 

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They figured out how to get it to bolt up. They did not figure out how to make it fit easily.

It requires a lot of transmission tunnel "modification"

Then, the rear diff ratios are completely incompatible with it.

A friend was the first ever to do this. He may not like to admit it, but it was definitely one of those "I told you so" moments for me.

Fits fine. Completely integrated into the car with minimal tunnel work. Shifter same spot as stock. Small cut needed for housing (this car was MT) and transmission comes in and out very easily. Uses ANY OEM 350/370Z clutch, OEM tranny x member and modified OEM driveshaft.

 

 

All this info was courtesy of G at serialnine.

 

Obviously this was done on an IS300 and not a Cressida, but both chassis used an A34xx or W58. I believe their tunnels are fairly similar in dimension, but I'm not positive.

 

Having my stock J3 A340 bellhousing with the collins kit will give me more clearance over the stock CD00x bellhousing if anything, and I'm using the Serialnine shifter depicted in the above pics.

 

This is promising, but I won't know for sure until I do a test fit.

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