We first reported on an IS300 with a 4.3 liter V-8 back in 2006 when the swap was first accomplished.
It was an exceptionally clean swap expertly done by Brad Bedell of Dallas Texas. Brad once did some work on a Supra TT owned by a friend of ours and we’ve followed his adventures in Dallas ever since. Brad is a swap genius, and is probably even better known for his V-6 MR-2 swap. You can see all the details on his site here: http://www.bedellracing.com/
But sometimes the initial engine swap isn’t enough. The V-6 MR2 got a boost – literally – with a supercharger and nitrous. Now it’s the turn of the V-8 IS300 to get a supercharged, and that project is taking place right now.
Brad is also creating a new set of equal-length long tube headers to replace the custom set he built for the original swap.
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