Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/18/05 07:20 AM
The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I know of only one other that might take the title but it's a little less street and a little more race.

Paul asked me to post some pics of parts we're recieving for him on a daily basis. There'll be more to come. These are parts exactly to his specification so I'm sure he's more prepared to answer questions than I am. (especially on the electronics!!!)

There are plenty more to come!





Driveshaft shop step 2 axles front and rear. Heat treated ALU driveshaft.



James Bond rear view mirror (WTF!? Paul, you're nuts




Koyo Radiator



ATS Front and Rear carbon differentials, Cusco Center on the way now.



Cusco Front and Rear Strut bars (last ones in the world)



Three Speed SS, after all the chassis work he's not going to want to grenade a flywheel and ruin his car.



Holset HX35/40 internal gate direct bolt on (you guys have seen this one)

Paul, I'm calling about your wheels today.

Al


boostx
(On The Wrong Side. )
05/18/05 07:26 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

a monster in the making

Hksvr4
(The New Vettel)
05/18/05 07:38 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

want to touch the parts

iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
05/18/05 07:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Is he going to ship you the car, or are you going to ship him a container?

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/18/05 08:17 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

We're shipping a container.. and some beer.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/18/05 09:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

There are plenty more to come!




With due haste!

This is like looking at porn.


CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
05/18/05 09:40 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Is this all for the car that was at KTR? I think I may pick up one of those scatter shields soon.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/18/05 12:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm really interested to hear how that driveshaft and the ATS diffs work for Paul. Good stuff Al!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/18/05 02:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

those parts are so pretty. this will certainly be a rather impressive street machine. i can't wait to see it come together.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/18/05 02:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The diffs should be one of the most unique features on this car. No holds barred. I've never even seen the cusco center diff. I can't wait for it to show up.

JB
(Other)
05/18/05 03:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

cha ching...

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/18/05 03:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It's going to be interesting. I'm still worried about the ratios on the hybrid gearbox, but the consensus seems to be that as long as the boost comes in as quick as it is supposed to on the Holset, with all the engine work, the stroker kit and the 9.0:1 compression we shouldn't have any issues there. If we make enough torque down low then theoretically this thing should fly.

As we all know however, throwing parts and money at a car doesn't guarantee results, it's all in the tuning and this sadly is where I lack both knowledge and experience. Chris (Pivvay) has pushed me away from the AEM EMS and onto the DSMLink and I'm glad he did that. It was a bit of a blow to the ego being told I was biting off more than I could chew with the AEM unit but I think it was the truth. I still think it is going to be hard work getting everything setup but I feel more confident now, like I'm setting off with a map and directions and not just fumbling around in the dark. It's not quite GPS but at least I know roughly where I'm headed.

For the perverts amongst you (that means you Paul) there are far more dirty pictures to come and some others that need to be ressurected (carbon clutch, some centre console modification, huge stereo install to name a few) ...

... right now I'm in the process of talking to a bluetooth engineer to see if we can rig up a keyfob that pairs with another device as you approach or get into the vehicle and breaks the conection when you get a certain distance away from it. The idea is similar to the old TMO security hacks for 'locking' the ECU unless the correct pedal taps are made before starting the car. This will be a little more convenient; if you are sat in your car the ECU works and as soon as you leave it it is disabled. The beauty of this (if we can get it to work) however is that even changing the ECU over won't get round the security feature.


CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
05/18/05 05:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Remind us again why you're doing all this to a sub-$2000 car? Next time I'm at DSG I plan to take a closer look at this project.

G
(JDM Unit)
05/18/05 05:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Dayum ! they must pay those cops in hk top dollar !
btw that security feature/technology already exists. clifford has it, also a few other companies use it on their alarm systems.


PolskiVR4
(Will take advange of children for carbon fiber)
05/18/05 06:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Those Cusco stut bars are nice. I hope your joking about them being the last ones. If you are can you please tell me where you got them from. BTW- those are the most driveline modifications on a Galant that I have seen or heard of on this board. NICE.

VR4ownzU
(IcanHazFugly)
05/18/05 06:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

were all going to be even lower on the food chain

powerplay
(Yes Man)
05/18/05 07:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Those strut bars are more than alot of the guys pay for their suspensions. And I believe they were the last and only new set known to still exsist.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/18/05 07:17 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Remind us again why you're doing all this to a sub-$2000 car? Next time I'm at DSG I plan to take a closer look at this project.




For the simple reason that it IS a sub-$2000 car. I have already tried the modifying a new car route and it's a blatant waste of money. You buy a new car and you rip off perfectly good parts to replace them. It would have cost me twice as much to do this to a new car.

I know there are people out there who will say "I couldn't justify spending that sort of money on a 12 year old car, I'd rather buy a new one". And if you feel that way and that's what makes you happy, then I think that's what you should do. But if I bought a brand new Subaru or EVO it would be 'stock'. It would have all the weaknesses, all the restrictions, all the needs of a stock car. When the VR4 is done, it will in fact be NEW. You'll be hard pushed to find something on it that isn't. And it will be stronger, faster and better than any stock AWD out there.

Add to that it's a bit of heritage, it costs me nothing in insurance compared to a brand new EVO or such, noone will ever expect it to be THAT fast which makes giving a brand new STi a complete hiding much more fun ... and it just looks good, even after 12 years.

This is my DREAM car. You can take your Lamborghinis and Ferraris, your Porsches and your Hummers, your AMG Mercedez and your Rolls Royces. All are fantastic cars but if I had to choose one car to drive everyday and to do everything, I'd still choose this one. 0-60 in sub 5 secs, a top speed of probably 160 or more, a proper trunk, four doors, four seats, a first class stereo, GPS, internet access, DVD playback with 5.1 surround sound, air-conditioning, rear view camera, race suspension, 18 inch rims with 380 mm front discs. Now tell me the sticker price on a new car that has ALL of that included and tell me you STILL don't think this is worth the money.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/18/05 07:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

cha ching...


+1

powerplay
(Yes Man)
05/18/05 07:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Having owned many new cars and old, I now drive a VR4. I just sold my daily driver which was a twin turbo, Volvo. I have spent the better part of a year working on this car and I couldn't have said it as well as you just did, Paul. Thanks for allowing me to share in your dream machine.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/18/05 08:23 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What brake kit are you using that has 15 inch rotors? I thought I had it nice with 13.5 inch rotors...

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/18/05 08:23 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, to be honest I've never thought about things that way. I've wondered why you chose the galant but you're right.. people lose sight in projects and start with a 20K car then spend another 20 and completely devalue the car en route to modifying it. Interesting perspective.

Anyway Cy, it's not the galant we have at the shop. That belongs to another member and it's race only. That's why I'm qualifying this as a street car even though it's a lion in disguise.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/18/05 08:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

PS- like Powerplay said.. those are the last Cusco Bars in the world. We got them straight from Cusco Via EMS. They cost more than a lot of suspension kits when they're here but the quality is unrivaled. The bars are I beam style, the plates on the strut tops are almost double the thinkness of the average strut bar.

We also have a set of JIC Magic adjustable coil overs for E39A for sale if anyone's interested.. while we're on the suspension subject.

Paul, check your pm when you can

AL


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/18/05 09:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

What brake kit are you using that has 15 inch rotors? I thought I had it nice with 13.5 inch rotors...




lol ... Faustus it's a sore point ... It's a custom modified Stoptech kit built by Supercar Engineering. If you read between the lines what I am saying is all the research has been done but the kit doesn't yet exist. I also in all honesty can't afford it right now which is a PITA because the guy wants 50% up front to start but if I paid that I wouldn't be able to get the other bits done. The kit will take 6 weeks to build. If he'd just build it and let me pay when it's done I'd be laughing but you can understand him not doing that.

I guess I'll just have to do everything else and put the brakes on later or rethink an AP unit. I've got 3KGT brakes on at the moment which are actually very good, I'm just not sure if they'll hold up to the extra HP.

Does anyone know what the maximum rotor size is that I can use with an OEM 3KGT caliper?


Ian M
(waiting for the bus)
05/18/05 10:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

Remind us again why you're doing all this to a sub-$2000 car? Next time I'm at DSG I plan to take a closer look at this project.




For the simple reason that it IS a sub-$2000 car. I have already tried the modifying a new car route and it's a blatant waste of money. You buy a new car and you rip off perfectly good parts to replace them. It would have cost me twice as much to do this to a new car.

I know there are people out there who will say "I couldn't justify spending that sort of money on a 12 year old car, I'd rather buy a new one". And if you feel that way and that's what makes you happy, then I think that's what you should do. But if I bought a brand new Subaru or EVO it would be 'stock'. It would have all the weaknesses, all the restrictions, all the needs of a stock car. When the VR4 is done, it will in fact be NEW. You'll be hard pushed to find something on it that isn't. And it will be stronger, faster and better than any stock AWD out there.

Add to that it's a bit of heritage, it costs me nothing in insurance compared to a brand new EVO or such, noone will ever expect it to be THAT fast which makes giving a brand new STi a complete hiding much more fun ... and it just looks good, even after 12 years.

This is my DREAM car. You can take your Lamborghinis and Ferraris, your Porsches and your Hummers, your AMG Mercedez and your Rolls Royces. All are fantastic cars but if I had to choose one car to drive everyday and to do everything, I'd still choose this one. 0-60 in sub 5 secs, a top speed of probably 160 or more, a proper trunk, four doors, four seats, a first class stereo, GPS, internet access, DVD playback with 5.1 surround sound, air-conditioning, rear view camera, race suspension, 18 inch rims with 380 mm front discs. Now tell me the sticker price on a new car that has ALL of that included and tell me you STILL don't think this is worth the money.




You took the words out of my mouth!

I am a GVR4 guy,I love the them,and I would rather have a baddass GVR4 than a WRx,Sti,or a EVO. Hands down. I might be biased,considering my other two project cars are nearly 50 years old..

If I were too build a no-holds barred ultimate project,I would do the same thing! Sounds like you are gonna be raising the bar.

You car sounds like its gonna be sick..I cant wait to see some pics when its done!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/19/05 12:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

What brake kit are you using that has 15 inch rotors? I thought I had it nice with 13.5 inch rotors...




lol ... Faustus it's a sore point ... It's a custom modified Stoptech kit built by Supercar Engineering. If you read between the lines what I am saying is all the research has been done but the kit doesn't yet exist. I also in all honesty can't afford it right now which is a PITA because the guy wants 50% up front to start but if I paid that I wouldn't be able to get the other bits done. The kit will take 6 weeks to build. If he'd just build it and let me pay when it's done I'd be laughing but you can understand him not doing that.

I guess I'll have to just have to do everything else and put the brakes on later or rethink an AP unit. I've got 3KGT brakes on at the moment which are actually very good, I'm just not sure if they'll hold up to the extra HP.

Does anyone know what the maximum rotor size is that I can use with an OEM 3KGT caliper?




I've got a Stillen/AP Racing Big Brake kit from a 3000GT VR4 if you would be interested in trying to make that work. I was going to do it with the help of TCE but just went with one of their kits instead. Good Luck.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/19/05 02:12 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

And it will be stronger, faster and better than any stock AWD out there.




You sound just like Oscar Goldman!!

Good luck with the project.

Mike.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/19/05 09:29 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

how much WHP are you shooting for

JB
(Other)
05/19/05 09:59 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

alot.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/19/05 03:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

how much WHP are you shooting for?




You know to be honest, I've never really sat down and thought about it. The design brief was for driveability rather than maximum horsepower. That's what the components were all chosen for. The stroker kit, higher compression, mid range cylinder head work and the modified Forrester intake are all aimed at producing torque rather than horsepower. If I was going the latter route I should have built a 2.0 litre, lowered the compression, gone for some far more aggressive headwork and stuck a sheet metal intake on. I still think the components are there for some pretty healthy power figures but I don't think I'm going to have any of the big boys on this board worried ... and a lot is still going to depend on how well I get to grips with the tuning issues.

The Holsets are supposed to be good for 549 whp at 22 psi. Maximum boost should come in at about 4000 rpms if the car bullseye-power set up is anything to go by, and that was a 2.0 litre with an extensive list of supporting mods. If I can get anywhere near that I'll be happy.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/19/05 03:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

where did you get the koyo radiator from???

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/19/05 07:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Koyo Radiator from Dent Sport Garage

jepherz
(Too Clean)
05/19/05 08:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I could have sworn they used RFID for those keyless tags on cars. I am in the process of doing a project with RFID right now, and let me tell you, it's amazing...

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/19/05 08:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Can you please tell me which Driveshaftshop.com axles they are? Are the fronts the ABS models or non-abs? I am going to order them soon and need to know which to get. Also, what about the rear upgraded bars? Thanks for any help you can provide.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/19/05 08:49 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They're step 2 shafts. If you call them they will know which they are. I can also check the invoice for a part number when I get a chance.

3Diamond
(Hampster Powered and In the "Private" clan !)
05/19/05 10:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

YEAH but the problem with RFID's is (BTW prius uses them, benzez are still IR or laser or something optical) is that they need to be powered. So the interior one is quite easy, getting power from battery, but your fob one will be requiring AAA bat quite often.

The unpowered units are at a disadvantage beacuse they require constant proximity to the reader, and emit info in bursts, not a constant stream of data. I suppose you could rig them to work if they get pinged once a min or something.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/20/05 01:11 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

oo cant wait to make my DSS order.... but im gonna get the tcase upgrade to
lots of $$ going to be spent there from me this summer.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/20/05 08:25 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

They're step 2 shafts. If you call them they will know which they are. I can also check the invoice for a part number when I get a chance.




What I was asking is: Are they the ABS versions or not. Is Cheekychimp keeping his ABS and 4 lugs or has he gone to a 5 lug? That what I meant. If you can find the part numbers that would be great to if he is keeping his ABS and 4 lug set up. Thanks.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/20/05 08:44 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You could just call driveshaft shop. and talk to them about what you're lookin' for..

RA9796L2
RA9797l2

Driveshaft

MISH23


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/20/05 09:00 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm keeping the 4 lug and ditching the ABS ...

Paul


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/20/05 12:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

You could just call driveshaft shop. and talk to them about what you're lookin' for..

RA9796L2
RA9797l2

Driveshaft

MISH23




I have many, many times. They are pretty much clueless when it comes to GVR4s. Thanks for the help though!


CO VR4
(Senior Member)
05/20/05 12:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They apparently are not clueless about DSMs in general, however, since they are building the "bulletproof" transfer case/driveshaft combination that Shep is using this year in his 8 second drag wonder.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/20/05 12:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I never said they were clueless about DSMs. I said that everytime I call and ask them about the stage 2 axles, they ask me a ton of questions about the GVR4 and have no real answers. All I want to know is if I should get the ABS stage 2 axles or the non abs axles for my GVR4. The reason being I have read the ABS rings are in different places between the DSMs and the GVR4s.

Mike Green
(Senior Member)
05/20/05 11:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey guys I just want to chime in my two cents here.

First thing is that my Galant has been moved from KTR to DSG, and been taken out of mothballs. It has been at DSG for like a month now and thengs are starting to move along. Unfortunately I am so busy that I do not have any time to work on the car myself. Luckily, I can rely on Alex and Bill. They have been working on my '72 mini, you guys should see the cage that Bill is putting together for it. Alex has been taking the lead and I will leave it to him to post some pics in a new thread when he feels like he has some progress worth showing. The plan is to get the thing running this summer.

Paul, sorry for hijacking the thread, is the carbon clutch you are using from ATS? I have their twin plate in my evo and love it. I saw some of your parts when I was down at dsg the other day and they look awesome. Next time I am in HK I want a ride.

There are a lot of us that have way more money investred in these cars then they are worth to most people, but to us they are worth more. I would rather spend the money on parts then the donor car in any case. The difference in price between a Gvr4, even a mint one, and an evo leaves enough money to build a pretty sick car.

-mike


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/21/05 01:37 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Mike,
If you are ever in HK and the car is ever finished, you'd be very welcome. The clutch isn't from ATS. I wanted to get an ATS one to match the diffs, but apparently it wouldn't fit the VR4 only the EVO I, II and III. I did query it at the time since EVO III gearboxes fit on the VR4 but Al checked it out for me and they were adamant it wouldn't fit. So this one came from RPS with a slightly heavier pressure plate.

Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/21/05 11:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Dammit, Paul. You're building the batmobile. You gotta do it the way you do it. There is no common wisdom in cars period. If all we looked at was the financial aspect, then no one would own a car, as they depreciate faster than our refrigerators, cell phones, bubble gum, and that trendy coffee we drank last night. Thus, you must do what feels good. More power to you.

As for me, i'm more friggin confused now than ever about what to do.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/22/05 07:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Here are some more pics. I'll take more of Paul's electronics later today.

Custom SPA digital gauges, AEM UEGO, DEFI blackout gauges and link unit




ATS front Carbon diff


The tip of the iceburg on some of the electronics..



Billet T body for the FRH manifold



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/22/05 09:25 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Is that an AccuFab thottle body? How $$$ for those diff's? Car's going to be sick Paul!

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/22/05 02:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Mike I'll start a new thread for your car- mid this week once I get the cooling system mocked-up. I think will be worth showing.

AL


joec
(or maybe lick the biss)
05/23/05 07:31 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Alright, I have to ask "What is the Gesture Pad from Fingerworks?" I have this image of driving around giving the one-finger "gesture" to other drivers who try to cut me off

JB
(Other)
05/23/05 08:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

fingerprint recognition maybe?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/23/05 08:36 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Alright, I have to ask "What is the Gesture Pad from Fingerworks?" I have this image of driving around giving the one-finger "gesture" to other drivers who try to cut me off




lol ... that's quite a thought. Sadly the gesture pad is not so entertaining but it is rather practical and useful. Fingerworks do versions of these that also double as keyboards. I used one for years on my Macintosh laptop. This is simply a large mouse pad which incorporates finger gesture recognition. Place two fingers on the pad and move them and the cursor will follow your every move. Use three fingers and you can instantly drag files. Place four fingers on the board and move them up and down and the entire screen scrolls. Initially it is clumsy. Get use to it and it's as quick as any mouse, maybe quicker. There are further gestures that allow you to cut and paste, go back to the last webpage etc

On a desktop I'd probably still use a mouse but in the car it's a no brainer. This will go on a bracket near my right thigh and be connected to the on board computer (linked to a pop out vga monitor located in the centre console).

Functions will be GPS, MP3 playback, Direct link to DSMLink and DVD playback with 5.1 surround sound linked to the stereo system.


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
05/23/05 08:41 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I never said they were clueless about DSMs. I said that everytime I call and ask them about the stage 2 axles, they ask me a ton of questions about the GVR4 and have no real answers. All I want to know is if I should get the ABS stage 2 axles or the non abs axles for my GVR4. The reason being I have read the ABS rings are in different places between the DSMs and the GVR4s.




This was discussed before. You need non-abs, because GVR4s and 1g DSMs DO NOT have the ABS rings on the axles. They are mounted to the hubs. I don't understand why they even offer ABS type for 1g vehicles.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/23/05 09:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

Alright, I have to ask "What is the Gesture Pad from Fingerworks?" I have this image of driving around giving the one-finger "gesture" to other drivers who try to cut me off




lol ... that's quite a thought. Sadly the gesture pad is not so entertaining but it is rather practical and useful. Fingerworks do versions of these that also double as keyboards. I used one for years on my Macintosh laptop. This is simply a large mouse pad which incorporates finger gesture recognition. Place two fingers on the pad and move them and the cursor will follow your every move. Use three fingers and you can instantly drag files. Place four fingers on the board and move them up and down and the entire screen scrolls. Initially it is clumsy. Get use to it and it's as quick as any mouse, maybe quicker. There are further gestures that allow you to cut and paste, go back to the last webpage etc

On a desktop I'd probably still use a mouse but in the car it's a no brainer. This will go on a bracket near my right thigh and be connected to the on board computer (linked to a pop out vga monitor located in the centre console).

Functions will be GPS, MP3 playback, Direct link to DSMLink and DVD playback with 5.1 surround sound linked to the stereo system.




lol but will it talk to you like kit in nightrider? "Hello CheekyChimp"


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
05/23/05 10:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/23/05 12:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, the Cusco diff is here on our desk. It's quite a sight. There's a machined ring that eliminates the need/use for the Viscous coupling. I'll post pics tonight when I get home.

AL


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/23/05 08:37 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

El Cusco grande...

This thing is uber-randy.



Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/23/05 08:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



3Diamond
(Hampster Powered and In the "Private" clan !)
05/24/05 01:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Its like a laptop touchpad. AKA a mouse if you will. I suppose hell have a PC hidden in there somewhere .

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
05/24/05 02:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

With the mess I just went through with my tranny and the different gear pitches that Mitsu decided to use between '91 and '92 I hope for Paul's sake that center diff meshes correctly, with whatever tranny that Teet built for him.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/24/05 04:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

We all do!

Those dudes can make it happen. The thing is that none of these diffs have anything to do with gear pitch since the gears aren't attached to them yet. He should be able to use what he's got. We still need to know if it's a 22 or 23 spline t case though. I emailed TRE this long email and he replied

"Thanks, Jon"

I had a good laugh over that one.


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
05/24/05 04:50 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I could swear I'm seeing a gear attached to that center diff.

If it's as simple as just swapping out the gear to the diff unit, then well, that's pretty simple.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/24/05 04:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

"Thanks, Jon"

I had a good laugh over that one.




Al,
That's actually not funny !!!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/26/05 03:17 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Its like a laptop touchpad. AKA a mouse if you will. I suppose hell have a PC hidden in there somewhere .




lol You're pretty sharp arent you. You wouldn't have to suppose if you read his post where he described the computer setup going in the car.


3Diamond
(Hampster Powered and In the "Private" clan !)
05/26/05 11:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

???

NADA just tuned in. Im kinda lazy and attracted to shiny stuff. Sooo anything that has either pictures ot technical stuff get my attention.

Although...now that we ARE on the subject why didnt you get a touchscreen in the first place??


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/27/05 02:36 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I have got a touchscreen. They work great for the front end MP3 player etc but they can be a pain to use with more intricate programs especially the software for the DSMLink and the GPS. A stylus might solve that but I'm just so adept with one of these touch pads since I had it on my Mac before, I just find it second nature. I'll have plenty of options for stuff anyway with the USB Griffin Powermate set up to run tracks and volume/mute etc on the MP3 player. It will be quite a system when it is all in believe me.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/28/05 12:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm seeing all this stuff your buying for your car. But i'm wondering what the car looks like right now. Also are you gonna paint the car also? If so what color?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/28/05 04:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I'm seeing all this stuff your buying for your car. But i'm wondering what the car looks like right now.




It looks a mess !!! It's jacked up in a garage downtown and it's almost a bare shell whilst the chassis is being seam welded. I ought to go take some pictures for the before and after.

Colour : Black ... always has been and always will be !!!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/28/05 04:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I can't wait till this thing is all done. I wanna see this like brand new GVR4. Yeah i would take some before and after shots.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/28/05 07:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I can't wait till this thing is all done. I wanna see this like brand new GVR4.




+1 ... you and me both. It's been a long wait and well over a year pouring over the internet deciding on which parts and how to do it. I can hardly believe I'm only a few weeks away from getting all the parts together. I hope to have a rolling chassis being at least run in sometime after September.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
05/31/05 06:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Braille battery.. so tiny!!!

Paul's using two and they're still smaller than one Optima red top.



HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/01/05 09:09 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That's def!

JB
(Other)
06/01/05 09:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

wow.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/01/05 10:33 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Al,
Where are the electronics bits?

Paul.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/01/05 02:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I thought I posted pics of those. I'll get some up.

number3
(Senior Member)
06/01/05 02:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

More work...



Less posts...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/01/05 02:49 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

He's just running interference for the BMW so we won't know if it's running yet.

CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
06/01/05 02:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

"He's just running interference for the BMW so we won't know if it's running yet."

As of Saturday, it wasn't. From the cursing, I'd guess electrical issues.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/01/05 04:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Harry, snap the whip damnnnnn!

Cy, the car is running. (phew) it took a hell of a lot of work but I learned a Shi%load this week about this motor. It's so damn sensitive to any minor fuel changes compared to the 4G63. It won't start with the 850cc injectors, period. I have to shut the pump off and crank it with residual fuel in the cylinders, then fire the pump once the car is running. Needless to say the ECU is being sent out this week and I'm going to miss another event. The body harness is done. I can loom it now that the car is working.

I had to back the AFC low throttle settings out 50% across the board and back the FPR out to about 28lbs to get it to start.

It backfires and shoots blue flames every now and then which makes me quite randy.

Anyway.. enough of that. I'll have some more to say about that later. Here are some more Galant parts. Talk to Paul on these.. they just show up at the shop and we can only guess who they're for.





One more just to show that I have no life and I'm at the shop 13-14 hours a day trying to get this POS on the track.



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/02/05 03:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Talk to Paul on these.. they just show up at the shop and we can only guess who they're for.




...

Plenty of stuff still to come ... you will have more cashflow SOON !!!

I'm going to need one of your SS Fuel pick up housings as well !!! BTW did you get a look at Mike's car to decide if there are any issues involved in hooking up the hydraulic handbrake the way you suggested ... I was under the impression I'd need to run another separate caliper for the handbrake !!!

Paul.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/02/05 04:11 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'll look today. I don't think that you'll have to do that but the problem with a dedicated hydraulic handbrake is that it will bleed down and it's tough on your seals if it's not used as a momentary brake.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/02/05 10:23 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul look up the dune buggy stuff for the hand brakes. You can get the systems that have one for each rear tire. Great for sliding through corners /drifting or showing out. Feels like driving a farm tractor.

My dune buddy friends all have them and use them to steer or do donuts by having them on the front.


Larry Parker
(Rally Member)
06/02/05 01:49 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

CNC the dune buggy company makes some good hand brakes and some other stageing brake stuff....

Cheers
LP


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/03/05 07:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The Bismo is HOT!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/03/05 01:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

The Bismo is HOT!




Yeah ... I agree. You can't tell me you really did that paint with a rattle can Al.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/03/05 02:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, I just did this too.. man you guys are going to hate this.



I think your wheels are going to arrive next week. I should call them and check up on it.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/03/05 02:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, a couple of more James Bond items. Please explain....



pen is for scale.. this keyboard is pretty small. That's all I know about it.



4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/03/05 03:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I think the hood looks really cool!

CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
06/03/05 03:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That hood is one of the gayest things I've seen in a while. Nice job Alex Paint some damn flames on the thing, and then have Bill put in one of those tailpipe flame throwers...er, shotgun blast thingys.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/03/05 05:03 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I was just wondering why everything is being shipped to bimmubishi then going to be sent to cheeky? Where is the car at right now? Who is gonna install all of this stuff? When is the car expected to be all done?

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/03/05 05:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Cy the only view you'll have of it at the track is of the trunk, I'll leave that flat black.

[west coast customs]Yo, You ain't never seen a compressor wheel as a hood ornament that actually spins.[/west coast customs]





HA!


mistaVR4
(Rest in Peace)
06/03/05 06:05 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

WOW This is going to be the biggest thread of ALL TIME

Congrates Paul! Now this is definitely something remarkable! Can't wait to see the finished product!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/03/05 06:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I was just wondering why everything is being shipped to bimmubishi then going to be sent to cheeky?





The parts are more than likley paid for and acquired in the USA, and then boxed together and sent to Cheeky


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/03/05 06:34 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yes, exactly. It's easier for Paul because he has a group of guys he trusts here and won't have to pay for individual shipping for every part to him, and... many places can't take credit cards from Hong Kong and other places far outside the USA, the companies feel like it's a lot of liability. It works out well for everyone.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/03/05 06:58 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

oic

RayH
(Senior Member)
06/03/05 08:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I see you got the Griffin controller. Damn, I still remember when those things were called paddles back in the days of Pong and before there was such a thing as a joystick.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/03/05 10:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah,
I really don't know what I would have done without all you guys. I really don't think I could have done all this on my own. Funny isn't it how you guys are all craving JDM and this JDM VR4 is gonna have more DSM goodies on it than half the DSMs over there.

The Griffin Powermate is pretty cool. I'll have to actually get it plugged in to the dedicated on board PC to find out how much functionality it has. Essentially it will be the master control volume for the MP3 player and hopefully I can get some of the auxiliary buttons programmed for mute, next/previous track etc

The keyboard is a wireless unit, supposedly with a 100 ft range which is kind of pointless since I'll only use it inside the car. I just like it because it's small and there are no wires in the way. It will fit nicely in the magazine pocket on the back of the passenger seat until I need it.


number3
(Senior Member)
06/04/05 08:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul,

When are you coming to PA to run me for this title? Maybe CJ Moses or Marty will setup some track time for us.

edit: I almost for got to invite Al.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/04/05 08:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Harry,
I would love to. But whilst I think I can make it over to the States (perhaps next year) sadly I don't think I'll ever be able to get the car over there. I guess we are always going to be looking at each others cars and just wondering ...

I think there's a lot more to it than the car though. I hope CJ is willing to share with me on tuning the DSMLink when the time comes and I'll be asking your advice on launching I'm sure.

Right now I'd settle for just making my trunk as clean as yours. I wish I knew how you made those trap doors for the batteries and amps etc.

Paul.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/04/05 09:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

yeah, you guys both have some competition for eachother. it's going to be tight.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/04/05 09:03 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Paul,

When are you coming to PA to run me for this title? Maybe CJ Moses or Marty will setup some track time for us.

edit: I almost for got to invite Al.




hey harry ill run u for ur title if u want
ill run u any way u want it
and im only 2 hours away
let me know


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/05/05 06:17 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul,
Let me know when you're ready I'm glad to assist and any questions I can't answer I'll get Tom D. or Dave M. (The DSMlink owners) to cover

CJ


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/05/05 06:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

If we're talking about road course or short track we can do that...but I want a shot at the title too , but you can leave me out of the bling, street and drag comps

CJ


Hksvr4
(The New Vettel)
06/05/05 10:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

hey harry ill run u for ur title if u want
ill run u any way u want it
and im only 2 hours away
let me know




why dont you guys run for time slips. It saves you the two hour drive.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/16/05 08:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn I had to go to page 3 to find this thread. I can't believe you don't have any thing new to show off.








Or do you. Muhahahahahahaha


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/17/05 12:01 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



More strange items for Paul. I thought smokescreen and then I thought water injection but there's no pump so that was out. Anyone know wth these are? I don't and Paul's teasing.

AL


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/17/05 12:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Propane

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/17/05 12:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, did you win the lottery?

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/17/05 12:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Snap! I'll be excited to hear how this comes out. We're set to do something like this on a TDI soon. I haven't seen a propane kit before.

Paul has some lights too from Curtis I think. Modded 93 housings with some internal driving lights.



Paul wanted me to post that one. We have some FFD Studs here for you too Paul. Wheels should be here on Monday at which point I'll post a picky-poo.


Matticus
(Senior Member)
06/17/05 12:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Propane




Man, is that thing gonna have an onboard BBQ along with everything else?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/17/05 01:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Nope ... no BBQ ... just high pressure hard lines and solenoids at both ends (one at the bottle and one just prior to the nozzle) so that we'll be injecting propane as a "LIQUID". The subsequent gaseous change to vapour should create some drastic in-cylinder cooling (not to mention the fact that LPG has an Octane rating of 110).

The aim is to allow us to run 30 psi through the Holset on "high boost" with the 9.0:1 compression without knock rearing it's ugly head ... low boost for daily driving for those of you that are wondering will be a little less severe ...


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
06/17/05 02:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I have not seen a pic of the "flame thrower out the tailpipe" kit yet.

When is that coming?


JB
(Other)
06/17/05 02:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/17/05 03:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I have not seen a pic of the "flame thrower out the tailpipe" kit yet.

When is that coming?




... soon ... I got a great deal of this guy on e-Bay, he's got a Talon that can do a 7.35 sec quarter mile. He's been meaning to run Shep for the last two years but the 1500 bhp from the 4G63 bored out to 3.5 litres and stroked with the GT86 turbo and 650 bhp shot of Nos keeps breaking his carbon fibre dog engagement gearbox. He's getting titanium ones built now though so he reckons on being in the sixes soon !!!

anyways he needed some cash for the titanium parts and the special turbine he's building that kicks in at 13500 rpms and so he sold me the following

flame thrower kit (universal) with custom gas filler aperture mounting kit ;
purge led illumination kit ... I've got no NOS so I'm venting the air freshener to atmosphere ;
a special high flow fan for the intake pipe that creates a ramair effect at under 2000 rpms ;
NASA/USAF special order B-2 Bomber Stealth Paint (reduces coefficient of drag by 33%) ;
carbon fibre ignition key ... weight reduction ; and
a special electrical impulse generator that allows the timing equipment at the drag strip to get a reading of the cars speed (normally impossible because of the B-2 Stealth Bomber paint !!!)

Check with Al for details it should be arriving at Dent Sport Garage sometime next week !!!


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/17/05 04:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/17/05 06:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The completed lights are on my car for aiming purposes. Sorry for the bad pictures but I need a new camera. For the guys that want these and have already contacted me. I need 93 lights and a set of 92 backplates along with the fogs that I can get or fogs of your choosing with my approval first . This will be a one at a time deal it took 3 days to get these done not counting all the running for parts a pieces. I just graduated school and haven't even had a day of to sit on the deck and drink beer.

Sorry Paul but I had to show them off in there completed form. Plus I wired up the angel eye's and the strobes today just to see how they worked OH man Hong Kong Police are going to be watching you.
Enjoy Curtis




Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/17/05 06:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul "is" the Hong Kong police. HA!

G
(JDM Unit)
06/17/05 06:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

forget about the holset, you need one of these !



4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/17/05 06:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Those lights are hot at night, but I'm not wild about the blue lenses...

atc250r
(Senior Ricer)
06/17/05 06:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Speaking of "smoke screen" I've got some info for you when you call me Al! The pimps of Boston have some good info waiting for them. If you can't wait then just PM me.

John


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/17/05 06:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'll shoot you a PM.

number3
(Senior Member)
06/18/05 06:04 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

I have not seen a pic of the "flame thrower out the tailpipe" kit yet.

When is that coming?




... soon ... I got a great deal of this guy on e-Bay, he's got a Talon that can do a 7.35 sec quarter mile. He's been meaning to run Shep for the last two years but the 1500 bhp from the 4G63 bored out to 3.5 litres and stroked with the GT86 turbo and 650 bhp shot of Nos keeps breaking his carbon fibre dog engagement gearbox. He's getting titanium ones built now though so he reckons on being in the sixes soon !!!

anyways he needed some cash for the titanium parts and the special turbine he's building that kicks in at 13500 rpms and so he sold me the following

flame thrower kit (universal) with custom gas filler aperture mounting kit ;
purge led illumination kit ... I've got no NOS so I'm venting the air freshener to atmosphere ;
a special high flow fan for the intake pipe that creates a ramair effect at under 2000 rpms ;
NASA/USAF special order B-2 Bomber Stealth Paint (reduces coefficient of drag by 33%) ;
carbon fibre ignition key ... weight reduction ; and
a special electrical impulse generator that allows the timing equipment at the drag strip to get a reading of the cars speed (normally impossible because of the B-2 Stealth Bomber paint !!!)

Check with Al for details it should be arriving at Dent Sport Garage sometime next week !!!




This is a joke, right?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/18/05 06:29 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yes ... Harry, it WAS a joke

But this IS NOT ...

Today I heard that the Galant Club in Hong Kong has a supplier for brand new carpet ... I'm on it already ...


CO VR4
(Senior Member)
06/20/05 09:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:


http://www.galantvr4.org/img.php?id=16423&width=400

Cusco Front and Rear Strut bars (last ones in the world)





Maybe...... maybe not........ :-)




**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/20/05 12:43 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

i haven't said anything yet. i've just been keep up with the new posts and pics.. but shit, this is far better than porn. i absolutely can't wait to see the finished product. this car is just crazy.

and those headlights are looking a LOT better. i wasn't a big fan of the old ones but reworked they look sick. not my style in particular but a huge step in that direction.

can't wait to see the new goodies!


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/21/05 08:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Wheels are in the house.



Bimmubishi
(giant log)
06/21/05 08:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/21/05 09:05 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

... Oh man ...

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/21/05 05:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

wow those wheels look great

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/22/05 06:59 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

here is my $0.02...............
jesus christ man. I give up on trying to have a nice galant.


number3
(Senior Member)
06/22/05 08:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Why?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/22/05 10:38 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Harry,
How did you manage to get hold of Jon at TRE before? I seriously have nothing against the guy, he has been held up with delays on delivery of the Cusco Diff and that was not his fault. But now I just want to get the TRE box done so that I can get this stuff shipped over here and get going on the rebuild. His voicemail is full and both Al and I have sent long e-mails requesting specific work and information for payment and all we get back is a "Thanks Jon"

You don't have a cell number do you?

Paul.


a_santos
(Brasileiro Turbinado)
06/22/05 07:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Why?




Dont be jealous cause his Galant is gonna be the sickest ever. Nothin agains yours though, as it is extremely nice as well.

The rims look sick.


number3
(Senior Member)
06/22/05 07:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Jealous...

No, I was asking why he was giving up on having a nice GVR4.

You can no longer quote previous threads, if you haven't noticed.


number3
(Senior Member)
06/22/05 07:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Harry,
How did you manage to get hold of Jon at TRE before?

Paul.




We are old friends and are in the same line of work... anyway I contacted him for you.

http://www.teamrip.com/accessories.html


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/22/05 10:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Harry,
Thanks. Jon got back to me, he says the gearbox should be done next week. I think I'm about done on the parts ... a few things to chase up, like the intercooler setup, getting my poly bushes to Al so he can fix up and clean up the 4 bolt rear and install the rear diff ... and then I'm pretty much ready to ship.

Paul.


Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
06/22/05 10:31 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Rim specs?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/22/05 10:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Compomotive MOs 18 x 8, offset can't remember exactly (it's on their site and it was in the 35-38 ballpark area) ... not light about 26 lbs each I believe but pretty much guaranteed not to break. I thought about Magnesium Rims I would of taking Als rims at that price if I'd realized he was selling them but I couldn't justify the price tag of the TE37 Mags much as I adored them. The TE37 Mags are literally HALF the weight of these and still the same dimensions which is just unbelievable.

I'm sure for the price the quality would have been awesome but I've heard a lot of issues with Mag Rims on anything other than perfect asphalt and we don't get much of that in Hong Kong. One thing I have learnt about going fast on the roads here is that you need ground clearance, shocks with plenty of travel and strong rims. With these mods alone you can beat just about any car of equivalent performance to your own because the race shocked, lowered and fancy japanese rim brigade brake, slow down and go over every speed hump, pothole, ramp and crack in the pavement at obscenely slow speeds. If you can just keep going you can close them down no trouble.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/23/05 04:49 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Shit Paul, I was following this thread for the 1st 2-3pgs, now it's up to 6. I just spend the last 20 mins catching up on everything WOW This will be the most anticipated gvr4 build in the world. Can't wait.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/23/05 05:05 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

This will be the most anticipated gvr4 build in the world. Can't wait.




I hope I don't disappoint you all ...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/23/05 08:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey Paul,

I take it you have the body all stripped back and it's getting a respray too?

Do you have any photos of that part of the build at all? Are you sticking with the stock Jspec kit?


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/23/05 11:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

This will be the most anticipated gvr4 build in the world. Can't wait.




I hope I don't disappoint you all ...



At this point, the only disappointment would be to scrap this project which I'm pretty sure won't happen.


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
06/23/05 01:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:
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Quote:
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This will be the most anticipated gvr4 build in the world. Can't wait.


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I hope I don't disappoint you all ...


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At this point, the only disappointment would be to scrap this project which I'm pretty sure won't happen.



I'm already disappointed! I'm disappointed that I'm not a cop on the take to be able to afford a build like this.

You mentioned somewhere on page xx of xxx something about use for work. Do you intend to use this thing for po-po work?


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
06/23/05 01:03 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

PS- what the heck is up with the quote deal?! Some you can quote and others you can't?

steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/23/05 01:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

n00b




**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/23/05 01:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

this is for a police officer ? thats awesome !!! I'd love to get pulled over by a gvr4 ! wait a minute, no I wouldn't

Ted Andkilde
(Canuckistani Ambassador)
06/23/05 01:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's


I wouldn't worry too much about Paul pulling you over, unless Alex sources him some retractable pontoons and a stern drive...



4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/23/05 02:33 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You gotta paint it black and white and put a light bar on the top. Pleease... that thing would be so hot!

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
06/23/05 03:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

n00b







And where is that middle finger smilie when you need it?


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
06/23/05 04:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You just can't quote the most recent post, like mine. See, just look up here.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/23/05 06:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Jase ... yes it's being fully stripped, seam welded, painted and undersealed ... I'll get pics don't worry. When you say J-spec kit what do you mean exactly.

The idea has always been to keep it looking essentially stock but just new as if it just rolled off the production line but at the same time to be mechanically far superior. Apart from the lights Curtis has done it shouldn't look that different, just clean. But mechanically it will be more Hardcore DSM than J-Spec. The Cyclone has gone, replaced by a Forrester !!!

Police work? ... hell yeah ... but unmarked only ... black and white with a lightbar? ... Paul that's for photoshop only you "fou" !!!

Curtis has prepped the headlights for covert strobes ... he hopefully will be doing the same with the projector fogs. Two weeks ago car thieves got away with THREE brand new EVOLUTION XIs stolen from a Mitsubishi depot. Boy would I loved to have had this monster on the road when that went down !!!

Cop on the take? I wish. If I was maybe I'd still have enough money for the Alpine F1 status speakers I want ... but I got to pay Al and TRE first. I can't believe I'll be driving around with Zapco amps and processors and no tunes until I can save up some more cash ...

... so how DID I afford this? No kids (yet), I don't drink, don't smoke, I'm 37 and have been working for 15 years overseas, I worked my butt off for my degree in university to land this job ... and this is my reward to myself for the sacrifices I have made ...


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/23/05 07:44 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Somebody photo shop a JDM VR4 with his wheels and black and white paint.

Also Paul you have way to many hits on this thread. I'm going to start a thread that gives away free beer or woman or both to de throne you.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/23/05 07:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well I'm going to reveal something else.



If I didn't like Paul I wouldn't have built this because I breathed in enough phenolic resin dust to kill 12 lab rats. Yes Phenolic resin theres only 2 idiots in the world with a COP like this me and Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/23/05 09:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Curtis, why didn't you just use an aluminum or Stainless plate like everyone else? Just curious. Looks great though. I love my COP.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/23/05 09:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It will keep the coils cooler but most people wouldn't pay the price for a sheet of phenolic resin or even know where to get it. This was left over stuff I've had for years and I have to be abby normal.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/24/05 01:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Faustus,
There has been a lot of controversy about COP setups before ... well with the 4G63 engine at least ... coil failure rate seems to vary, but there seems to be very little controversy over the main cause ... EXCESSIVE HEAT !!!

Under hood temperatures WILL NOT just go away because of this stuff, we both know that and in my case at least, keeping them down will require the combined efforts of a large Koyo radiator running Evans NPG+, ceramic coated header pipes, the JDM vents and a 50/50 alcohol/water mix injected right after the turbo.

I DO NOT think there can be much doubt however that the heat transmitted to the coils through this stuff will be SIGNIFICANTLY less than the heat transferred through any other metal.

Maybe the COOL factor itself will have some cooling effect ...


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/24/05 07:28 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Maybe the COOL factor itself will have some cooling effect ...




If it did, you wouldn't need the vents and alcy injection.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/24/05 08:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I breathed in enough phenolic resin dust to kill 12 lab rats. Yes Phenolic resin theres only 2 idiots in the world with a COP like this me and Paul.




I hear ya on this. I made 2 spacers out of this shit and decided I'm not making any more. This stuff dusts like no tomorrow and it's so bad for you. Water jet cut from now on...


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
06/24/05 11:01 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:


... so how DID I afford this? No kids (yet), I don't drink, don't smoke, I'm 37 and have been working for 15 years overseas, I worked my butt off for my degree in university to land this job ... and this is my reward to myself for the sacrifices I have made ...




You go girl!, uh, ...I mean guy!


Ted Andkilde
(Canuckistani Ambassador)
06/24/05 11:59 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Faustus,
There has been a lot of controversy about COP setups before ... well with the 4G63 engine at least ... coil failure rate seems to vary, but there seems to be very little controversy over the main cause ... EXCESSIVE HEAT !!!




I spend some time on the FSAE forums and there was mention of "coil dwell" being a factor in coil life. As near as I can tell if the coil dwell (which I believe is somehow related to the charging time) is not correct the coils can barbecue themselves due to internal heat buildup.

The "coil dwell" is a settable parameter on a lot of standalones -- so I imagine it could be a factor when using mix & match coils from different cars.

Cheers, Ted


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/24/05 03:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ted,
I think there is probably something in that as well. In fact I posted about coil dwell not so long ago. I'm not sure how many standalones allow you to set coil dwell but I know for sure the AEM EMS does. Certainly guys on the AEM forums have said that setting the coil dwell on the Chrysler coils to the equivalent dwell of the Dodge VIPER produced significantly better results which leads me to believe that what you posted above is also very true. However a lot of guys using COP use it in conjunction with a capacitor discharge ignition module like the AEM or MSD units. Theoretically this should eradicate any problems with charging time since the charge should then be available instantaneously. That said, one of the COP 'gurus' on the AEM forums stated that he got better results programming the VIPER coil dwell into the EMS and using the factory ignitor than he did using an MSD, AEM or any other ignition module, which makes you think doesn't it?


14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
06/24/05 04:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Why use COP? I have seen many cars make big power without it. Is there some advantage to it? It just seems like a pain in the ass.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/24/05 04:58 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You would have to drive a car without and then with it to feel the differance. Sometimes its not about top end HP but driveability. My midrange and off idle is way better and when downshifting to pass is instantanious. Plus the top end never breaks up. This is no different than 5 years ago people saying the 20G was gods gift to DSM speed then someone finally bolted on a Garrett then a Holset.

CO VR4
(Senior Member)
06/24/05 05:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

A 20g is God's gift to DSMers...

mistaVR4
(Rest in Peace)
06/24/05 05:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:


I'm sure for the price the quality would have been awesome but I've heard a lot of issues with Mag Rims on anything other than perfect asphalt and we don't get much of that in Hong Kong. One thing I have learnt about going fast on the roads here is that you need ground clearance, shocks with plenty of travel and strong rims. With these mods alone you can beat just about any car of equivalent performance to your own because the race shocked, lowered and fancy japanese rim brigade brake, slow down and go over every speed hump, pothole, ramp and crack in the pavement at obscenely slow speeds. If you can just keep going you can close them down no trouble.




Are you saying that your a street racer!? (OFF time off of course), Paul?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/24/05 05:44 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No, of course not, they just all get in my way ...

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/24/05 07:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

3000 hits ... wtf !!!

14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
06/24/05 08:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Maybe I'll hop on over to Hong Kong and drive it to see for myself. How much longer do I have to wait officer?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/25/05 02:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Jase ... yes it's being fully stripped, seam welded, painted and undersealed ... I'll get pics don't worry. When you say J-spec kit what do you mean exactly.




Sorry mate..

I mean the stock J-spec front and rear bar? (What probably came on your car actually..)


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/25/05 07:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Jase,
The rear bar/bumper is staying but I am trying to source an RS Bumper for the front, every little extra cooling right?

Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/26/05 11:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Definitely - mine would have a RS front bumper and vented bonnet/hood if I could afford one.

All the best with it mate.. keep us informed


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/27/05 08:36 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

A few more pics ... nothing too exciting though ... I need to get Al to post pics of the VGA screen and mini-itx computer with solid state drive !!!

This is the Hotbits rally suspension ...



And this is VR6 Eater's shift boot which is gonna look so cool with the Delrin Shifter



Paul


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/28/05 04:06 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So how do you revitalize an old switch panel like this with some new switches ...


First of all, you need to cut those useless coin holders out and put something more functional in them ...



Then a little bit of work with a stanley knife and a drill and voila ...





cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/28/05 04:19 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Installed for RHD Galant ...







4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/28/05 08:40 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Looks good Paul! I did the same thing for a Dejontool MBC I had, it had a switch going to a solenoid that would turn the MBC on or off, it gives a very clean look doing it like that. People didn't even notice it (mine were black).

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/28/05 08:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul,
I did consider going with black switches. Do you think it would look better? I don't think there is much I can do about the large rocker switches that go in the coin holders, I could only find those in red. But the holes for the others are cut now and it wouldn't take much to switch those over. I just thought a bit of red broke the monotony up a little. Sometimes you can have just too much black !!!

Paul.


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/28/05 09:09 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Which one operates the ejection seat?

14u2nV
(Resident Pedobear)
06/28/05 09:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

A black permanent marker will change the color of the switches. Take your time, get it even, and it will look like they came that way.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/28/05 09:32 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Which one operates the ejection seat?




Hey Dude ... come for a ride and I'll show you ...


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/28/05 10:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Paul,
I did consider going with black switches. Do you think it would look better? I don't think there is much I can do about the large rocker switches that go in the coin holders, I could only find those in red. But the holes for the others are cut now and it wouldn't take much to switch those over. I just thought a bit of red broke the monotony up a little. Sometimes you can have just too much black !!!

Paul.




Black may look a little cleaner, but I would leave them red. It will make them easier to see in the dark.


holeshotmoe
(subclass marmoreus)
06/28/05 11:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Coolio!! When is this thing gonna be together? I'm dying to see all this stuff connected. Think the red looks good too. But, here are a couple sources for black, clear, other colors:
ITT , carlingtech , and of course digikey. BTW, I'd love to be in the ejection see.....but only once...like that car in the MIB movie.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/28/05 06:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

For all kinds of cool electrical junk, gauges and toys go to aircraftspruce.com....It like super walmart for mechanics.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/30/05 02:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Black may look a little cleaner, but I would leave them red. It will make them easier to see in the dark.




Yeah, nothing could be worse than having that cute chick from the club in your passenger seat, reaching for the seat vibrator button and seeing her disappear out the sunroof ...


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
06/30/05 02:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



Your car rules.


blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
06/30/05 04:17 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Installed for RHD Galant ...










Very James Bondish (reminds me of Thunderball)


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/09/05 02:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Found these on the hard drive ... some pictures of the engine build !!!

Groden Rods



Ross Pistons 9.0:1



Wedding Day preparations



Are here's the lovely couple !!!



Knifed edged crank



Coming together



Ceramic anyone?



Mean f*^ker



See that little sucker on the end ... he in for a hard time !!!



The man from Del Monte ... he say YEEESSSSS !!!


quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
07/09/05 03:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oh man, that is looking gorgeous.

Ted Andkilde
(Canuckistani Ambassador)
07/09/05 11:05 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey Paul

I thought aluminium rods were a "race only" deal -- strictly for the fellows who tear down their engines on a frequent basis.

Are the Grodens made of a fancy fatigue resistant alloy?

Cheers, Ted


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/10/05 03:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ted,
I'll be honest ... I don't know. I've heard the same rumours and from people who know far more about engines than I do. I really don't have enough knowledge or experience to turn round to those guys and say they don't know what they are talking about. The man who built the engine says it isn't true. He said it isn't necessary to warm the engine up anymore than you would/should warm up eny engine before thrashing on it. He also said there are people using these who have hundreds and hundreds of Dyno passes (over 500) on them without an issue. I personally think that this is more abuse than they will get from me.

One thing I do know is that the rods don't fatigue, the rod bolts do !!! ... and they do this because they expand at a different rate to the rods. One way around this might be to buy titanium rod bolts in the right size.

Titanium rods might be the ultimate answer but they are ridiculously expensive ... if one day these break, I might consider it. Bottom line is, I spent a lot of money on this engine. Even if it had titanium rods in it, to just run and run and run it and never crack it open for any maintenance is in my opinion asking for trouble. Okay maybe the rods wouldn't break but something else undoubtedly would. I intend to look after this engine. So if I have to replace rod bolts every year or two ... it's not really a big deal.

Time will tell ... if they break, I take full responsibility. I've listened to all the advice and I've made my choice. At least the next time I talk to someone on the subject I can speak from personal experience and not from a "people told me so " perspective. If you don't try, you never know ... right?

Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/10/05 04:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Those aluminum rods are beyond hot.

JB
(Other)
07/11/05 06:19 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

the whole car is trick Paul. Every aspect of it...

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
07/11/05 06:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Very nice!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/13/05 11:51 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

so when can we get some exterior shots of this beast or something ??? i cant wait !!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/14/05 04:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Jason,
I can and will get exterior shots of this car. I need some before and after pictures ... but you have to understand it looks much like any other 13-15 year old car right now and it is also beginning to look very much like Larry's rally beast in that the vast majority of the interior has been stripped in preparation for all the seam welding, reapplication of some sound deadening (yes I'm sorry but this is a street car) and fitment of the half/street cage. This is essentially why I have had so many interior trim pieces out of the car to allow me to play with.

Believe me I of all people want to get going on this, the real problem is that the guy who is doing all the work only has a small garage. As you all know, space is at a premium in Hong Kong and we do not have the large workshops that you do. Many of your home garages are bigger than his shop and DSG by comparison looks like a dealership. Once he starts work on my car it is essentially going to put all his other business on hold so understandably once he starts,he wants to be able to just get on and do it all as quickly as possible. It would be very unfair for me to make him start now and then get left with his workshop totally unuseable for weeks whilst we were waiting for parts. As a result we agreed a long time ago that we would wait until everything was here before we really start.

In some ways it is nice. It has given me some time to look more closely at things. I now will not be doing any cutting or blocking of the 4WS lines. I'm just removing the whole lot and replacing them with a 1.8 litre Galant GTi FWD power steering rack.

I'm hoping we will get started in September (a lot is dependent upon when TRE gets the gearbox finished and subsequent shipping time). Once we start because all the parts are bought, I actually anticipate the build up being pretty quick, because everything is essentially prefabricated and should bolt right up.

Paul.

*Oh yeah I'm still waiting for stuff from Paulo too ...


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/18/05 06:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Just when everyone thought this post had died and Paul couldn't mod anything else on the car.
These happened.
I final got a chance to finish work on his clear lens JDM fogs today. The projectors were replaced with some coated ones that were a little smaller and match the ones in the headlamps. The center sections of the square lights were also replaced with some that have an amber globe on them. The main reason is because Paul informed me that the Hong Kong Police force is cracking down on HIDs and this is a way to camoflage them. I still need to cut the cover for another light and do some finish painting but they turned out quiet well.
I wish I had a JDM bumper so I could install all of these to see what they look like as a set.

Since Paul isn't at home right now most of you will see these before he does.





**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/18/05 08:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

those are bad f**king ass, can I be next in line for set... nice job yo

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/18/05 08:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, you are going to have the baddest car!

Nice job curtis!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/18/05 09:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I can do some more, kinda like these but the clear lens wouldn't be a problem.

I told Paul that the stuff I was building for him wouldn't be duplicated, me being a man of my word it want be so don't ask. Thats the beauty of doing one off custom stuff your guaranteed not to see anyone else with the same thing. Like the pictures of the JDM car with the flares and the mucho wide tires and custom brakes and the headlights I built for myself, the headlights where the front signals should be, the chopped rear bumper, dual exhaust, etc. etc. etc. . Muhahahahaha


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/19/05 05:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

The main reason is because Paul informed me that the Hong Kong Police force is cracking down on HIDs and this is a way to camoflage them.




Isn't Paul the Hong Kong Police force ?

twkd


fastasleep
(I love first-timers.)
08/19/05 08:37 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I think I just wet myself a little...

any ETA on when this beast will be complete? Are we talking weeks or months here? This car is gonna be sick. <-- thats a period


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/19/05 09:38 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

more than months

the parts are still in the US


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/20/05 01:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

So how do you revitalize an old switch panel like this with some new switches ...


First of all, you need to cut those useless coin holders out and put something more functional in them ...



Then a little bit of work with a stanley knife and a drill and voila ...








what are they for?

Tee


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/20/05 03:21 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

from left to right:
-turbo boost
-passenger seat ejection
-driver seat ejection
-trajectory
-oil slick
-martini dispenser


quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
08/21/05 10:34 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What? No Turbo Boost?



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/22/05 12:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

which ones the blown tranny button ? :P

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
08/22/05 07:51 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

which one is the button to call TRE and have someone pick up?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/22/05 08:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That button is made of unobtainum

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
08/22/05 09:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

That button is made of unobtainum






number3
(Senior Member)
08/22/05 09:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

which one is the button to call TRE and have someone pick up?




I have a Mitsu trans box for sale.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
08/23/05 04:49 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Harry, I think that we only need an Intermediate shaft and some gears. I have to call him again today and get Paul's stuff on the way.

number3
(Senior Member)
08/23/05 06:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

"Shipping box" to be more specific...

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/23/05 07:06 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Harry,
I think Al meant 'pick up as in the phone. I think this is a busy time for Jon and he's busy working on transmissions hopefully one of which is mine.

Al,
What did Jon say about switching to standard ratios with the GGSX final?

Paul.


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
08/23/05 07:27 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I called him twice in the last three weeks and he answered the phone both times.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/25/05 04:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Iceman,

Can you go and stand next to Alex and then phone him again !!! ... lol !


number3
(Senior Member)
08/26/05 05:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I don't understand the problem here.

I talk to him [Jon] all the time. What do you need?

Harry


Larry Parker
(Rally Member)
08/26/05 06:29 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Jon is a busy ass dude! If you have ever been to his shop the phone rings off the hook!! You have every crappy TEL and VR4 boy calling him up to tell him storys on how there car will be SUPER fast and needs a tough trans..... He has my box right now and I never call.... Just email..... remember its only Jon and Ming that build boxes....

LP


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/26/05 09:03 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul PM me, just want to know what's going on =)

John


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/26/05 10:32 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I don't understand the problem here.

I talk to him [Jon] all the time. What do you need?

Harry






Harry,

Well if you can get hold of Jon, the 'problem' if you can call it that is that the RS gears Teet provided me with are giving some problems with the fitment of the intermediate shaft and 1st and 2nd aren't quite as strong which is giving us worries over launching the car and busting 1st.

I've looked back at the gear ratios thread we had a good discussion on earlier and using Paul's excel program I ran the ratios for a set of standard US spec gears with the GGSX final. The ratios aren't dramatically different in terms of speed in each gear with the exception of first which will now only run to 44 at 7500 rpms. Other than that speeds are reasonably comparable up to 4th gear.

So basically as long as the ratios are correct and I haven't messed up the calculations, I want to ask Jon if we can go with US spec gears which are stonger, use the RS shift forks and rails, use the taller 5th gear ratio I sent him for highway use and mate the GGSX final drive. I also want to know if double synchros on 3rd and 4th will improve durability and if so add those.

He spoke to AL about exchanging RS gears for standard ratios or billing me for new gears and sending the RS gears back for re-use. I can accomodate either solution.

I also need the bill so I can arrange transfer of funds as he won't accept paypal from me overseas. That's about it ... oh and remind him I want an EGT probe and magnetic engine drain plug.

Al's going spare so if anyone can get anyone at TRE help us out. Cheers.

Jas I'll PM you tonight, we need to get some stuff to Alex for the 4 bolt fitment and I need to discuss shipping methods.

I appreciate this guys ... you are all THE BEST !!!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/30/05 05:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

This little Dude ...



had nothing to do this afternoon so he came up here ...



... and this was the result.





I'm not sure that the photos really do it justice but to try and show the difference, here is a before and after pic

Before


After


It might be overstating it a bit to say it all looks new, because the trim is still 12 years old and has it's fair share of scrapes and scratches, but the difference is night and day all the same. Some of the B-pillar pieces were so faded they were almost white !!!

I'll post some pictures of the door trims and dashboard when I've done those. I think if the fabric dye works on the grey seats and headliner as well as this plastic dye did on the trim, the inside of the car will look pretty clean ... stock but clean.

Paul.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/30/05 08:37 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn it boy that looks good.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/30/05 09:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Jas I'll PM you tonight, we need to get some stuff to Alex for the 4 bolt fitment and I need to discuss shipping methods.




Paul, I'm going to MA with the wife and friends. We'll drop by Al's shop this Saturday to drop off the small items and the exhaust I'll send him when he's ready to ship everything out.

John


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/30/05 10:11 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

John,

Can you possibly take the downpipe as well, Al needs it for the fabrication of the O2 housing he is doing ... sorry if that makes things more difficult !!!

Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/30/05 10:27 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

sorry dude, can't do it. I'm going to have to walk to the back of my office and take the box apart and dig for the pipe then carry it down to the car and drive it up to MA, too much work.....J/K

No problem at all

BTW I'll be going back to HK in Jan or Feb to change to my smartcard ID. So I wanna see the car ready

John


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/30/05 10:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

John,
I'll do my best. We are getting there. Iceman did me a huge favour and got in touch with Jon at TRE. So he has spoken with Al a few times since then and the Trans is pretty much on it's way. I'm waiting on some CF parts and an Intercooler setup and Al has to do tidy up the 4 bolt and fit the rear diff with the GGSX rear ring and pinion gear and we are about good to go.

If we are lucky, it might be done by December.

Paul.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/02/05 11:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Trans has arrived!



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 11:48 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well come on Al, don't keep me in suspense, what's the verdict? ... and what 'exactly' has/has not been done ... put me out of my misery ...

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/02/05 11:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

PM sent. Assorted parts from FWD Mirage found piled inside with a letter "gone on vacation"























Just kidding! It's perfect.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 12:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

NOT FUNNY !!! ... is 5th a standard gear or my taller one? Cryo treatment is $200 if it's not on the bill it's a good bet he hasn't done it same as forgetting the EGT probe and engine block magnet I reminded him about three times ... sigh !!!

OK ... need some advice guys ... very serious. I realize TRE are busy, and Im absolutely sure the work that went into this was top notch. BUT the fact remains that because of the much higher gearing on this, a double synchro 1st and 2nd was considered almost mandatory because of the very high likelihood of needing to change down to 2nd and 1st more than with standard ratios. Since that couldn't be done with the RS 1st and 2nd, it was suggested a full US spec gearset 1st to 4th be used. This was also what Jon recommended because he said the RS gearset wasn't as strong as the US gears. I also explicitly asked for cryo treatment because the engine is almost certainly going to make more than 400 ft/lbs of torque.

So should I;

(a) just take it as is ... drive it like I stole it and see what happens? (bearing in mind there are $3000 of diffs in there that will be pulverised if anything breaks !!!)

(b) beg Al to send it back and get it cryoed and the 1st 2nd standard ratios fitted with double synchros?;

or (c) take it, baby it and never get to use it to it's full potential?

Help me out guys, I'm feeling rock bottom about this.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/02/05 12:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I choose A. Any damage as a result of non cryo'd parts will be to the gears and not the diffs. Better that be the weak point than the diffs.



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 12:21 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Get it fixed now how YOU want it. It's TRE's job to do the work or tell you they won't, especially in a timely manner. This is the reason I don't like dealing with Jon. I know many older guys have great experiences with him but he treated me pretty poorly before and during the sale, forgot other things I wanted to buy from him that I reminded him about repeatedly and didn't even get the transmission speced the way I wanted. He did take care of EVERYTHING so I didn't lose money including paypaling me cash to get the correct t-case. He is a good guy and does good work eventually. But my experience with the whole situation led me to never want to deal with him again.

Just my $0.02. This was 3 years ago so I can't comment first hand on today but this thread certainly doesn't make me want to give him my business.

<flame suit on>


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 12:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well ... I actually did consider this, and it makes sense Al, but honestly speaking if a gear takes a crap in there will the diffs survive?

Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 12:27 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Get it done the way you want it right the first time. Send the shit back till tis right.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 12:27 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Alright next question. Is anything other than machining of the safts required necessary to fit a double synchro 1st and 2nd. I realize if we need cryo done it HAS to go back, but if we didn't do that could we just order a 1st 2nd gearset and shaft with the double synchros and have Al fit it?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 12:33 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Why send it to Jon in the first place then unless Al doesn't want the work? (real question)

My theory is you payed for TRE's work. Their shimming, their knowledge, their experience. If you have Al fit the new gears than that changes and you payed for something you aren't getting.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 12:44 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah ... you are right Chris. Al, I really hate to say this but I think it's best if you tell the lads not to waste anymore time on it. I'm really really sorry but it has to go back with a message to Jon that:

a) Engine really is a fully built monster and realistically likely to put out over 500 ft/lbs ... so we asked for cryo and we want it cryoed;

b) If he thinks that the best option was a US spec gearset because it allows fitment of the double synchros and it is stronger, then that's what we should have fitted. What's the point of leaving it up to his better judgement if he does one thing and then says "if it were me I'd have done this instead"?

c) Ask what 5th gear is installed, I want the taller 5th for fuel economy on the highway and balls out top speed ... nothing more

d) Ask him to send me a freakin' egt probe and engine block magnet.

I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but the transmission is crucial, we can't leave it like this.

Paul.


JB
(Other)
09/02/05 12:55 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 01:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Of course Chris if you really wanted to help out, you could just give me your dogbox ...

a_santos
(Brasileiro Turbinado)
09/02/05 02:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Thats right. I wouldn't take it if it werent exactly how I asked it to be. What a freakin idiot this John.

Have him do it right, like you want it, or give you your money back.

Holset power will break non-cryod gears.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 02:55 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Of course Chris if you really wanted to help out, you could just give me your dogbox ...




How much are you offering? lol


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/02/05 03:03 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I couldn't afford it ... Al's not talking to me ... I've pissed him off ... now I'm in the shit !!!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 03:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yea. The stupid thing is I think about getting another one. Dammit I promised myself I would only get one! I cannot afford another one.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 03:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

you are getting another box?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 03:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No i'm not. I flat out cannot afford it. But I know of one for sale at a decent price so I cannot say i'm not tempted...

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/02/05 04:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I don't want the work. I'll send it back to TRE and we can kiss it goodbye for 2 months, risk the liability of having a $6k transmission lost buy UPS with rare parts that are virtually irreplaceable.

Am I upset about the trans because the responsibility is on me to make this work. It probably takes about 4 hours a week to oversee this and that's not even on the parts that I sell/modify/make money from. That's phone, PM and other time boxing, moving, packing, sorting etc.


I don't have any interest or experience in creating a gearbox with a mish mash of parts and gears and don't want the liability of having something go wrong. Jon is the expert and this should be considered his project, only now I've become the project manager-volunteer.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 05:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Bim,

It 100% sucks that you are in this position. I called Jon weekly at first and then DAILY (after many months) with promises almost everytime that it was "all done" or "shipping monday" blah blah. I hope it survives the trip there and back again and gets fixed.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/02/05 06:05 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I feel bad for Paul and me because Paul doesn't have what he wants, and me, who was only the one to recieve and re-ship has now become an unwitting project manager.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/02/05 06:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Monkey in the middle

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/02/05 06:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The main problem here is communication. Paul, you created a custom box and from what I understand, there were several incompatibilities that you didn't forsee. The incompatibilities were in the shafts and gears and he dealt with them as best he knew how given what we both thought your car was going to do for power and it's rev limit, desired top speed etc.. Teet was talking to Jon initially right? I was talking to Jon, you were talking to Jon, the guy had to take orders from more than 3 people (in his defense) I don't know Jon but it seems like he knows what he's doing from where I stand. The trans looks beautiful it's too bad that it's not exactly what you want. Is it even possible to get the exact build you want? I'm by no means a trans expert so I have no idea.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/03/05 12:25 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well, it's like you said basically communication is the problem. I am too far away to be honest. Looks like I'll just have to take this in the butt and accept the trans as is then. If it gets lost the whole project is down the tubes. It's just that there is no where in Hong Kong to build the trans if it goes wrong. Bottom line for me is I feel worried because I have so much money invested here and if the engine and turbo prove to be the demise of the box there will be no-one to fix it ... period.

I'm sorry it became so much work for you Al. It isn't fair on you and I don't want you spending any more time on this at the expense of other customers. Just ship everything out when it's ready and let me know the additional shipping costs for me to settle up with you from here.

Chris. Think about that dogbox and decide if you want it. If not drop me a PM. I might need a backup plan.

Al, again I'm sorry, I didn't mean to piss you off. Take it easy. I'll need to find another workaround here.

Paul.


Gary_Chiu
(Member)
09/03/05 12:50 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You can always have another tranny built.
That way, if the first one breaks, you will have a spare on hand.

Go with a Shep trans the second time around so you can compare the two.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/03/05 08:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Check your PM's Paul.

VR4ownzU
(IcanHazFugly)
09/03/05 11:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

www.shepracing.com

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/06/05 04:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul's rear diff rebuilt by Bill. Now featuring new bearings and ATS LSD.



CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
09/07/05 09:11 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So you guys CAN rebuild rear diffs? How much labor (hours) are we talking just to shim it properly so it quiets down?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/07/05 09:20 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

How much for just a fresh stock rebuild?

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/07/05 10:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

about 4 hours labor + bearings and shims. We don't really want to do this unless you're a big baller like Paul and buy nice diffs though. You can buy another junkyard diff for $300 bucks so it's probably not worth the money.

Al


JB
(Other)
09/07/05 10:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul is definitely a baller...

powerplay
(Yes Man)
09/07/05 12:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Alex, The problem with the diff. in the junkyards is they all have 80-120K miles on them and they need to be rebuilt. I am on my third and it needs to be rebuilt/re-shimmed too. So, I see an opportunity to teach (Prof. Bill in front of the class) and or provide services to the Galant community. May I suggest Prof. Bill provide some evening/weekend adult education to a youthful group who could bring notebooks, cameras and even a few Diffs to work on? Of course, I am sure there would be some fee to join the class, that would be expected. Each student could bring his own lab materials; seals, bearings, shims and a victim to work on. I know there are several willing students in the area who would sign up for the tutorial.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/07/05 12:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Somehow I don't think he'll go for that.

Ted Andkilde
(Canuckistani Ambassador)
09/07/05 12:21 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Somehow I don't think he'll go for that.




Oh you just know that some brown-noser would ruin it by bringing a case of microbrew for the teacher .

Cheers, Ted


powerplay
(Yes Man)
09/07/05 12:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well, it was worth a shot. I thought maybe we could take full advantage of his good nature and wonderful teaching skills.

JB
(Other)
09/07/05 12:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

what if we brought some strippers too Al?

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/07/05 12:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Allright. They have to be hot though. No fatties. We have a twister mat already.

Ted Andkilde
(Canuckistani Ambassador)
09/07/05 01:19 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Allright. They have to be hot though. No fatties. We have a twister mat already.






Is that what you call that evil shirt-eating creeper?

:0) Ted


number3
(Senior Member)
09/07/05 04:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

DAMN! I deleted all the fat stripper pictures I had...

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/07/05 04:34 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



One of my buddies attached this to one of my autocad papers once while I went on break, I caught it just before I handed it to my hard nosed professors, mainly because the whole back of the class was about to piss there pants as I walked to the front of the room with the disk. Enjoy Harry


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/07/05 04:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ask "AWDwhore" if his 'biatch' is free next Saturday



Do you think she dances?

Personally I prefer them like this



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/07/05 05:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

about 4 hours labor + bearings and shims.





Do you need to purchase a total of 6 shim kits? This is what CAPS is telling me:

34378C 2 x MB185340 SPACER SET,RR DIFF
34177 1 x MB185360 SHIM SET,RR DIFF DRIVE PINION,FR
34181 1 x MB185350 SHIM SET,RR DIFF DRIVE PINION,RR
34378B 2 x MB241903 SPACER SET,RR DIFF

twkd


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/09/05 08:28 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

We had kits on hand so we didn't need to buy all of those. It's moot now anyway because we had to take it apart again.

Here are Paul's arms, sandblasted and pressed with new bushings from Oztek and then some new ball joints.



CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
09/09/05 10:17 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So now I need to find someone to remove my balance shafts AND re-shim my rear diff My u-joints and carrier bearings for the driveshaft could use a replacement soon too.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/09/05 10:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Cy, buy another 4 bolt for cryin out loud. The shaft will need to be rebalanced. Try South Shore Bearing in Quincy for that. Hire some broke DSM'er to do your B shafts. That's the worst job ever in my book.

CP
(Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart)
09/09/05 10:29 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

[bitching] Cryin out loud, that's exactly what it's doing. I try to fool myself into thinking I've got a dogbox When I give rides, people say "WTF kind of piece of crap am I riding in? It sounds like it's about to fall apart." Freaking pillow mounts are nice and noisy too. I don't like this car right now. [/bitching]

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/09/05 10:31 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

[standard galant complaint answer]The car is 15 years old [/standard galant complaint answer]

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
09/09/05 03:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

We had kits on hand so we didn't need to buy all of those. It's moot now anyway because we had to take it apart again.

Here are Paul's arms, sandblasted and pressed with new bushings from Oztek and then some new ball joints.






I remember doing that job... God what a fucking pain in the ass that was...


powerplay
(Yes Man)
09/09/05 03:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yes, that looks very familiar. I have been there and done that, both front and back, and I couldn't agree more, it is a pain to do. Definitely on the same level, as the BS removal as discussed above.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/09/05 05:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

This whole job was inspired by Powerplay. We finished the subframe today. That was tough. So many crevices but it looks beautiful.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/22/05 10:41 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Larry Parker's joints arrived. Nice work Larry as usual it seems. Perfect fit. I just finished welding them in the arms. Next comes paint when they cool down.

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
09/22/05 10:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sweet! Complete with the DSM zipties.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/22/05 10:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn ... and I just bought a shitload of zipties ... now I'll have to get on to DSMTooners for some matching ones !!!

quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
09/22/05 03:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Will this car ever be completed?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/22/05 07:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Will this car ever be completed?




Of course it will. It has been a long time I know but everything is relative and it depends how you look at it. I don't think I've done anything different than a lot of guys on this board ... I know many of you have been hoarding parts for a long time ... I just started documenting things earlier.

A lot of thought has gone into this project. I could have rushed things and cut corners but I didn't want to. You have seem some of the pretty unique stuff that is going on this car. Some of these parts had to be special ordered, others were custom one-offs that had to be specially built. AND as always with projects of this nature there are problems and setbacks. Who would have guessed a GGSX rear ring gear wouldn't clear the LSD necessitating a rebuild not only of the rear diff but the whole gearbox as well !!!

Don't expect it to be done tomorrow but look at the progress Larry has made. I am as anxious as you to see these parts on their way (hopefully by next week) but once they arrive, progress should then be pretty swift.

Paul.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/22/05 08:33 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn Paul I wish I could be there when your shipping container hits the docks. Its like 100 Christmas days all rolled into one.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/23/05 06:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Will this car ever be completed?




Anything worth doing is worth doing well, grasshopper.

twkd


Doc_Seuss
(nohomo)
09/23/05 09:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

i can not wait to see this car completed. The thing that saddens me, and im sure others is that i will never see this car in person. Argh come on just ship the car over for a huge galant meet

dave


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/23/05 10:03 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well it's all in the States now ... minus the chassis and engine lol !!!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/23/05 11:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

i can not wait to see this car completed. The thing that saddens me, and im sure others is that i will never see this car in person. Argh come on just ship the car over for a huge galant meet

dave




I'll hopefully be seeing the car in it's complete state next year and maybe get a to ride in it also

John


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/27/05 08:49 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Guys, we're trying to get these three crates shipped the week of Oct 1. Everyone needs to get everything for Paul to our shop by then. No slacking. I'm tired of waiting for misc. small parts to arrive.

Alex



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/27/05 10:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Al,

Contact me when you know for sure on when you the pick up or if you have someone else to do the pick up

John


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
09/27/05 11:38 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

One little issue today. Paul, Paolo, you guys can deal with this one. The decklid showed up in a cardboard wrapper. It was damaged much as you would expect from showing up with the protection of one layer of cardboard. The corner is cracked and there's some other damage see pics. It also doesn't fit in the crate which means we'll have to ship it seperately if you still want it.













holeshotmoe
(subclass marmoreus)
09/27/05 11:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So Paul, once the crates clear HK customs, what's the timeline on getting this "Bauhinian Beast" (that would be flower monster, right?) put together and making time? A week right? Will you have a team of doctors standing by to do the surgery? Just curious when we can expect our copies of the assembly, test, and tune DVD's. I bet you're drooling at the thought of being pinned to the seat, kinda like this:


JB
(Other)
09/27/05 11:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

It was damaged much as you would expect from showing up with the protection of one layer of cardboard.






cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/27/05 12:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
09/28/05 10:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I hope you have it done by next year. If so bring it by the airport to show me. We will be coming though Hong Kong on our way to China.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/28/05 10:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hell Yeah,

I could do that, we can have a drink or food at the airport if you are on a fast transfer or if you have 6 hours or something like my friends did on their way to New Zealand we could even go out for dinner.

Paul.


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
09/28/05 10:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sorry to see the carbon fiber carnage Paul! Hope you get something worked out.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/28/05 01:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah, that's BS. My trunk lid was cracked and chipped when I received it as well. It sucks that they can't ship them any better than that!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/28/05 09:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paulo is going to refund the money to me for now and start working on a new trunk for the car ... this was unfortunate but his attitude as a vendor has impressed me. I still want his CF trunk on the VR4. I could probably get one made here but I've got this thing about building 'our' monster out of galantvr4.org parts.

I don't know how to go about shipping when the time comes though ... I guess I will have to have another crate made.

But anyhow that's for me to worry about ... I just wanted it on record that Paulo was 100% straight up on this.

Paul.


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
09/29/05 10:21 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I wonder what the size restrictions are for "baggage" on an international flight. If someone was coming over there, maybe you could just pay extra baggage fee and get it on the flight.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/29/05 12:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That would be nice ... but it certainly wouldn't make hand luggage and I'm not sure it would fair any better in the hold than it would with one of UPS' box throwers ...

Still if anyone knows an Airline Captain who would do us a favour ...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/30/05 12:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ack I just dropped off a coworker to the airport yesterday to go to HK. If's it's not too big, I can ask when my other coworkers bring it to you whenever they come over or just wait until Jan 29th

John


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/30/05 01:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

PW:
300th post
12 pages
nearly 6000 views


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/30/05 01:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

John,

If that's really a possibility ... it would be so cool ...

We could fit it in the airport car park ...


14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
09/30/05 02:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Hell Yeah,

I could do that, we can have a drink or food at the airport if you are on a fast transfer or if you have 6 hours or something like my friends did on their way to New Zealand we could even go out for dinner.

Paul.





I'll let you know. We are going to adopt a daughter from China. I believe we will have a lay over. It will be about this next year.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/30/05 02:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Congrats 14Bcrazy, the wife and I are thinking about doing the same thing, but that's after we have one of our own, next year maybe.

Paul, just let me know when it's ready I'll see if I can arrange it with someone

John


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/30/05 09:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

John as always you are the greatest. I still have that JDM gas tank hatch and cable here for you too. Do you want me to send that out?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/30/05 09:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul no more galant. I'm sorry, to make you go thru the hassle of fiinding it. But I will need your help to source out new or used 92-97 Mitsu RVR Hyper Gear front headlights and corner

John


blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
09/30/05 10:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

John as always you are the greatest. I still have that JDM gas tank hatch and cable here for you too. Do you want me to send that out?




I'll take it...seriously!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/30/05 10:34 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Blacksheep ... PM me an address !!!

John let me know what you need. PM me.


blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
09/30/05 10:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

PM sent!

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
10/01/05 06:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What are you up to KC have you bought a VR4 that I don't know about.
Have you fell of the wagon or what.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/01/05 06:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I think he's delusional ... ... I don't know if I should take his money or what?

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
10/01/05 04:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

He's just buying parts for that day that he'll be part of the brotherhood again.

Sell out.




turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
10/02/05 08:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I think he's delusional ...




He's been that way as long as I can remember.

Quote:

... I don't know if I should take his money or what?




Take his money. He'll just be mad at you if you don't.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
10/03/05 12:41 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Anyone with ANYTHING left for Paul has to get it here by WED. We're shipping this week. I have to email John. I know I've cried wolf on this before but we were being lienient given that the parts were coming from a lot of sources.

Thanks,

Alex

Jesse, the IC kit just arrived. Thanks.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/03/05 12:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Pictures? I've been waiting on this IC Kit for like forever !!!

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
10/21/05 12:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The chicken has flown the coop!

All parts are in transit.


JB
(Other)
10/21/05 12:31 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

***heads for the dock with crowbar***

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/21/05 01:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

The chicken has flown the coop!

All parts are in transit.




Al sorry for not getting back to you earlier, I got your message at 2 and called the forwarder right away. Glad everything was squared away. For some reason they thought these parts was going to be delivered to my house, straighten it out and have them delivering it to my garage

Paul, everything is now out of our hands Exhaust was also picked up today and will be shipped out together . I'll PM you with updates and documents will be sent to the forwarder directly.

John


4orced4door
(Out Standing)
10/21/05 03:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What did you guys end up doing about the non-cryoed tranny and the GSX/VR4 ring gear issue?

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
10/21/05 03:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

We went with what we had. John, thanks so much for taking care of that. We almost had a mind meltdown when the trucker told us that tht 3 800 lb or so crates we loaded on his truck "had to come off" cause we didn't have the paperwork! Thanks again man. Saved the day.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
10/21/05 07:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn Paul I thought you were building a monster not a whale 3800 LBS plus the car weight your shit will look good but will be getting broke of by the Daewoooooossss.



Your girl needs to tape the whole event at customs when you get your crate and go home to have all the stuff placed all over your house and I know from experiance you need to have her a gift in your pocket when you get there. Tickets for a weekend away or something . Take her to HK Disney and stay in a Resort for the weekend. That way you get time over the next few months to rub on your car instead of her.


marvinmadman
(Senior Member)
10/21/05 08:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I think he means 3-800lbs = 2400lbs

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/21/05 09:23 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

What did you guys end up doing about the non-cryoed tranny and the GSX/VR4 ring gear issue?




Paul,

Tranny was cryoed ... apparently I just didn't get charged for it ...

So it's a straight TRE race tranny with US spec final drive and rear ring and pinion. RS 1st and 2nd gearset, US spec 3rd and 4th gearset and a VERY tall 5th gear. Double synchros on 1st, 3rd and 4th (no double synchro on 2nd ... not possible with the RS 2nd); carbon front LSD with Cusco 35/65 rear bias centre LSD.


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
10/22/05 12:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So is the 5th gear straight cut? I really want a nice tall 5th gear, but don't want one straight cut.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/22/05 07:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No, not straight cut. TRE has these things on their site as an option, but I got mine from Teet.

Paul.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/05/05 10:19 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Whats the deal. Where exactly is the boxes now.

Some offshore fisherman is probably using the stuff to catch shrimp with.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/01/05 05:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They are here ...



Centre Console ... getting there but not quite finished ...



Just need to get it flocked ...



and I'm done ...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/01/05 05:41 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

*trumpet fanfare*

Congrats man. I can't wait to hear how this sucker runs.

-Josh


JB
(Other)
12/01/05 06:32 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Love the seats man.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/01/05 06:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

... hmmm ... yes but that's not my car, just how I want the dash and console to look ... with a little less switchgear.

JB
(Other)
12/01/05 06:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

damn, my bad yo.

sleepyvr4
(I Hate Kitty Cats)
12/01/05 06:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

lol. holy hell.

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
12/01/05 07:07 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul crack those boxes open!!! I want to hear how you like the parts.

Al


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
12/01/05 07:11 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Holy crap I thought that second pic was your dash/console. Yours is looking great though.

holeshotmoe
(subclass marmoreus)
12/01/05 08:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

After all this time I guess its a no-brainer that you'll be up all night playin with your new toys.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/01/05 08:03 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You mean you didn't rip open all the boxes as soon as you got them? Man, it'd be like Christmas morning for me.

-Josh


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/01/05 08:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Not quite at my house guys. That's just a Bill of Lading (well part of the documentation that accompanies it). So now I have to get a truck, drive down, and pick those crates up. All FOUR of the suckas. It isn't like they'll fit in the trunk;



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/01/05 08:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul atually it's not too bad only 3 crates and 1 big box that has the exhaust

John


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/01/05 08:23 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That makes me feel a lot better !!!

Bimmubishi
(giant log)
12/01/05 08:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, they're about 600 lbs each so be sure to have a dolly or something too.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/01/05 08:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

600 lbs EACH ... 1800 lbs gross ... I don't need a 'dolly' I need a friggin' ROBOT ...

steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
12/01/05 08:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

600 lbs each






**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/01/05 12:37 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Love the seats man.




We all know cheeky is a baller but I don't he is that much. Those are the cf based sparco race seats that are over $3000 a piece. IIRC

Can't wait to see what this thing is like when it's done. Youre gonna have the only usdsm gvr4 over there, isn't that back asswords? :P


JB
(Other)
12/01/05 12:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^^^Actually they are Recaro's my man...

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/01/05 12:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

My bad but same still applys. It's pretty much the same thing. thanks for the correction though.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/01/05 12:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Have your girl take pictures as you start un-boxing everything.
Also I expect PM's on my part of the build.
Congrats my brother your day has finally come.
Release the doves and let the angels sing because its a bad day for the skyline's of Hong Kong.


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
12/01/05 01:01 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Actually, you take pics of your girl unpacking the boxes.

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
12/01/05 02:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^^^

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/01/05 03:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Actually, you take pics of your girl unpacking the boxes.




Is that what you kids call it these days?...

-Josh


DarkDevilMMM
(if I want a potential headache, I rather just get another GVR4)
12/01/05 03:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^^^ dress in Victoria Secret santa suit?? hmm.... need to get my head out of gutter now....
if I ever go back to HK, I need to sit in that sucker myself!


holeshotmoe
(subclass marmoreus)
12/02/05 10:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

...its a bad day for the skyline's of Hong Kong...



Actually, I think the HK skyline looks nice...look close

...and this one too...

iluvpsp


HHIVR4
(Aluminum Lung)
12/02/05 10:21 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Lets see the whole pic of the galant...

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
12/02/05 10:21 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Moe, you got anymore pictures of that red VR4 with the black wheels?? Send them to me, please!

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
12/02/05 01:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul
Is the stroker in one of the crates?


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/02/05 07:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:









I like your style ... Galant Vr4 Representing!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/02/05 09:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

HOLY SHIT.You almost gave me a heart attack when i saw that 2nd pic.
Keep posting pics of your car and all the cool parts.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/02/05 10:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Paul
Is the stroker in one of the crates?




Nope it's in another one ... it arrived months ago and is waiting patiently for revenge


holeshotmoe
(subclass marmoreus)
12/05/05 08:48 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Couple people asked about the red galant. I started a separate thread HERE

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/05/05 08:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well ... the EAGLE HAS LANDED !!!

My limbs ache. There was just two of us last night to unpack all the crates and boxes. Big heavy oily stuff (gearbox, driveshaft, axles, brakes, wheels etc) I left at the garage. Smaller stuff and particularly valuable/custom stuff I brought home (electronics, carbon fibre, intercooler, clutch, modified headlights and fogs etc).

Pictures do not do this stuff justice !!! The lights curtis did are simply awesome and with the AMG carbon fibre grill and some amber corners this thing is gonna look real mean and moody !!

No breakages whatsoever, packaging was awesome. Bit of a scare when we couldn't find the $3000+ carbon clutch which was hiding in a corner (little devil), but that was it. Pictures will follow soon, but major developments will have to wait until after Xmas. Next week the WTO conference starts and we are on 16 hour shifts !!!

I really can't thank you guys enough.

Paul.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
12/05/05 08:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, I'm glad you're happy with the packaging. A nerveracking experience to be sure given the weight, travel distance and value. Kudos to John for arranging the successful shipment. So all is well?

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
12/05/05 08:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That is awesome that you got everything intact. I wish I knew what it felt like to get an order so large you can't find the clutch.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/05/05 09:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So Whats the plan of attack.
Interior, suspension and brakes, power train , then paint?
Is the cage done.

We need a time line on stuff man. And go buy some batteries for your Camera .
We need photo documentation now!


number3
(Senior Member)
12/05/05 09:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

One of the nice thing about my shields is that they ship well... I am glad all went well Paul and Alex and thank you for your support.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/05/05 10:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hell yeah Harry, sorry my man your stuff arrived as well. Gotta laugh, the mechanic asked what the hell is it. I guess they don't build anything that needs one of those over here. Thanks for the T-shirt and stickers too ... it was a nice touch.

Paul, you should have seen it seriously !!! I don't want to sound like a bighead because actually I think most people on here have pretty much all the same stuff on their cars, minus the custom headlights and some of the electronics stuff. It's just that most people do it gradually. It was like half the boxes we opened and we were like "Oh Hell Yeah, I'd forgotten about THIS !!!"

Alex, yeah everything seems hunky dorey so far. I think we are missing bushings for the sway bars and there's an issue with the BOV flange (well lack of it !!!) on the UICP but Jesse is working with me on that as we speak.

There are still some things that have to be worked out. We need to check the rims and make sure 380 mm discs will fit before we get those. I'm going to just spray the vinyl on the dash black for now. I can't be bothered shipping it to get it flocked. I'll get the pillars, dash under panels and console flocked first and then just raid the junkyards in the UK later and hire a van to take a GTi dash to the flocking place later. Or get Mike to make me a CF one ...

Alex, I'll PM you later, I didn't see that AP master cylinder and I need to figure out how to make the handbrake hydraulic. You told me but I've forgotten what I need to do it. John Teet had a nice bolt in conversion, but as he reminded me before I nearly bought it, it is for a LHD ... duh !!!

All in all though, the stuff is better than I hoped. I was up until 3 am playing with screens USB devices and checking how I am going to mount the stuff. I'll get some RAM for the mini-computer and show how the interface works with some screen shots and stuff a bit later.

Paul.


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
12/06/05 06:27 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Imagine my bad guy thread if you didn't get this stuff. Lol.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/06/05 07:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah ...

Bad Guy Dentsport Garage (aka Bimmubishi)

So here's the deal, I'm sitting here minus a Kidney and one nut and in serious debt waiting for all the parts Alex bought for me with the money I sent him. So today I pick up the crates to find a bill for the last Dentsport Garage BBQ stripper crew, some shares in a local brewery and a note that says "thanks sucker!"

Reply 1

Paul this is Bill from DSG. Tried to speak to Al about your order but he's hanging 'lifeless' from the wall perforated with Ninja Stars with a note on the desk that says "Hong Kong VR4 preservation society"

Reply 2

"That's No Excuse !!!"


Bimmubishi
(giant log)
12/07/05 05:08 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That's the same scenario that I ran except there might have been a few more strippers.


Do you carry Ninja stars in a holster? Lol.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/07/05 08:31 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No Paul is like Jackie Chan in the movie "Who Am I" sliding on the side of his VR4 instead of an EVO. I need to watch that movie again Pajaro's rock I want one so bad.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/08/05 09:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Okay Dudes these are the last pictures you'll be getting for a while, assuming I don't get killed at the World Trade Organization's 6th Ministerial Conference (MC6) next week, in which case you'll NEVER get any more !!!

Had a bit of a play this evening ... this is what I got



Intercooler kit 23 X9 X 3 with 2.5" hot side and 3" cold side pipes



JAM Billet Throttle Body ... it's a little over 3" (80mm) ... that coupler was a bitch to get on there !!!







COP setup on phenolic resin. This thing just isn't photogenic but it is awesome in the flesh. It looks like a kevlar carbon composite (you can get a slight impression from the last picture - the coils are out of focus but you can see the texture of the material);





The in dash screen, it's nothing fancy because it is not predominantly for posing. It has a VGA input and will be connected mainly to the mini-itx computer for 24/7 hardwired access to DSMLink for tuning and logging.



This is an awful photo and yes it is upside down but it was the only way I could find to give some indication of how Curtis' lights and Paulo's grille will look together.



Iceman's 3G MAS ... not quite sure how it'll fit with this



... eventually we'll be using the above intake and this in blow through




Just waiting for native support from DSMLink



Another lousy picture. I need to mount these gauges on a piece of black plastic plate but hopefully you can see how these fit well in the GGSX Suspension pod. The twin SPA digital displays give 4 readouts and because they are centred, nothing is lost at the top and bottom as can happen with analog gauges.

More to come ...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/08/05 10:04 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Nice pics! You should have wifi in your car so when she starts spewing oil or something on the highway, you have instant access to the board as shown in your pic!

-Josh


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/08/05 10:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Josh,

The current mini-itx board has a modified windows 98 OS with a very small footprint to give a quick boot up. As such I think most browsing and network functions are disabled.

I am seriously thinking about getting a mini mac to do that sort of stuff though. If you use Onspeed compression software and a 56K modem the speed is pretty acceptable for looking at the board and in Hong Kong a GSM coverage is like 98%.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/08/05 10:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul I had a thought about the phenolic spacer. I'll see if I can find it from eastwood or aircraft spruce but a clear like polyurethane will bling it out. It has to be able to stand up to constant heat, oil, etc.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/09/05 11:01 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

this car is going to be so sick, that is awesome I love seeing parts/build pics.

cant wait to see more!

Ben


turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
12/09/05 03:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I want a set of those damn headlights.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/09/05 04:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn! I haven't read this thread in months. Glad to see things are moving along. Thumbs up to the guys for coordinating all this stuff across the globe. Can't wait to see it all come together. Why the hell is Curtis holding out on those headlights for anyway?

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
12/09/05 04:49 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul
Uh... how about a picture of the car that all these parts are going into? You keep teasing us with these parts but I don't think I've ever seen your car.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/10/05 10:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I want a set of those damn headlights.





Guys I'm not holding out on anything I've had more than a dozen people PM me about building them a set. It all comes down to cost. I have one board member now that wants a set and is sending me a set of JDM's with city lights and 93 to put the 93 lens on. Along with two sets of the big high beams like Paul's but want have strobes but extra fogs. I've just saw that the 93 lens want fit JDms but I'll have to see.

Anyway what it takes.
1. 1 set of 89-92 backplates
2. 1 set of 93 lens
3. 1 set of fogs for the high beams
4. 1 set of fogs for the low.
5. A desision to be made on what type of bulbs, paint color (exterior and interior), bolts, hardware, sealant and time.

I build things for people almost every week. I just finish school and haven't really did anything but stuff in the garage. I'm going to have to get a job or buy some equipment and go into business for myself. Va footed the bill due to my disablity and are on my ass but I didn't swear an oath with them. I have a BS in Engineering Technology with a consentration in Manufacturing and another consentration in Robotics. I've talked to the people at Disney in Florida but its about a 6 month ordeal which will put it starting in the summer when my daughter is out of school. It all comes down to leaving my comfort zone and I like my house but hate this town and also the small amount that employers pay engineer types here. My neighbor was making in the 30's and was constantly getting layed off but now works at steak and shake and makes almost 65 as a manager what gives?

If anyone wants a set of lights I have time I just don't have the supplies. 89-92 backplates I can get but 93's are hard to come by. Also fogs are of your selection BUT I want build them identical to mine or Paul's, Mine because there a PITA to mount the assembles, and to cut the lens down and Paul's because I gave him my word that I wouldn't build a set for anyone else that looks like his. Custom is Custom and I don't blame him and I am a man of my word which is kind of rare now days but thats the way it is.

If any of you want a set built I need the 89-92's , 93 lens and 2 sets of sometype of fog lights along with 250 including shipping (if you use a credit card add 3% paypal nazi charge) back to you I supply all hardware, sealants, and paint. This way it is cheaper on everybody and I don't have to run all over middle TN looking for parts. Gas is expensive along with the wasted days of running all over getting the stuff. I have probably 100 hours in just PM's back in forth to Paul about his lights and COP but it was worth it.

I can build a set in about a week. It's time consuming and alot of things have to be taken into account. Lens placement and mounting, modifications to the fogs, aiming, focal points, cleaning, prep, paint, dry time, and my favorite thing scraping all the old glue off. I treat things I build like there going on my car so don't worry about me doing it half ass. I learned that from being an ARMY aircraft crewchief and civilian fixed wing mechanic. People die when things are not perfect.

Ebay is your best friend when it comes to fog lights and design ideas also one of the guys that asked about a set linked me to susquehania motorsports (spelling?) which sell rally stuff and projectors. Play around on ebay with all the different brands and words like projector, I hate to say it but honda lights, and hid's.


If any of you want a set built get me the stuff and send it when I'm done I'll send pictures and expect to be payed then by paypal or by money order but paypal is quicker and they'll take your credit card. I don't like to be screwed with when it comes to stuff. It's just like selling parts on the board If you want them buy them but don't kick tires and waste my time, I type slow and could be doing other things instead, like reading posts here.

Curtis

One more thing the first white car owner that contacts me be forwarned I want to do a set in gloss white.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/10/05 05:21 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

7500 hits insane. This thing better be built before it hits 10000 or we're coming over to whip your arse and collect your toys.

Sure your not just sitting and opening and closing this thread to build up the numbers. I beleave this would fall at least 3 knocks higher than Post whoring.


quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
01/28/06 07:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What's going on with this project? Haven't heard about it in a while.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
01/28/06 09:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Seam welding is in progress. It's been a bit slow recently. It has been bad timing. We hit Xmas not long after the delivery and then Chinese New Year literally weeks after that. Some businesses close up for three weeks at Chinese New Year so as you can imagine it can put a damper on things.

We also had some setbacks. Paulo's second trunk got roughed up again on the way to Curtis for some fabrication. You wouldn't believe the state it was in when it arrived and Paulo put this one in a crate. We decided that perhaps under the circumstances this isn't a good idea. These things evidently don't travel well and it has a hell of a long way to come to reach Hong Kong. So I'll probably have to get the trunk made locally but that has left us with the problem of how to fabricate some of the rear end goodies without a trunk. Like I said ... setbacks.

The computer stuff is getting there. The cage is due for transplanting next week, which will be a big leap forward. On board solid state video recorder should be ready in early February and the on board cameras (all three) are already in my hands.

The 'sample' interior panel came back from the UK last week after being flocked by the guys who kit out the Ford WRC cars. It looks awesome, so I'm sending off the rest of the interior to get done next week. Centre console, glove box, steering column surround, kick panels, A,B and C pillars, trim pieces etc. It's not cheap but it looks damn good. You can see pics in the "My dashboard is really annoying me" thread.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
01/28/06 09:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

These things evidently don't travel well




Tell me about it...
I still love you (No--HoMo) though, Paul.

Got some info on the F1 stuff so I'll try and PM you ASAP


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
01/28/06 10:19 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

You can see pics in the "My dashboard is really annoying me" thread.




I'm linking this thread for reference My Dashboard is Really Annoying Me Thread


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
01/30/06 07:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

If he crates one, what if he put a thick plastic bag over a section, sprayes some Great Stuff on it as a padding for shipping. Then when it gets there, just peel the bag of thick foam padding off and voila... cf rice, imean, uh, po-po bling, er whatever.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
01/30/06 10:43 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah Curtis recommended expansion foam, but I think Paulo has just had enough of this and has lost money on both these trunks already. We'll probably rig everything up on a stock trunk and go from there. We'll figure something out, don't worry.

Street Surgeon
(Professor Street Surgeon)
01/31/06 02:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yikes, huge thread you've got here!!! You definitely have the parts, now it's time to get em in the car

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/29/06 01:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well it has taken some time, there have been a few setbacks and we are still waiting on a few difficult to source items but finally, finally we are making some progress.

Harry's brackets came in ... I asked him to send me a pair of just the brackets for his harness bar. We shortened the 'ears' on them and drilled some new holes to match placement of the manual belts. As soon as we get around to welding a bracket onto the roll bar we will have yet another chassis fixing point for the half roll cage. I know it wouldn't pass tech at the track but it will significantly increase the chassis rigidity which was what it was really about anyway.

The dash and all interior trim is going in a crate on Monday to get 'flocked'. Yes the whole interior from pillar trims, to dash, to kick panels is getting the WRC treatment.

The water pipe is being modified as we speak. It will no longer run behind the exhaust manifold and turbo picking up unwanted heat and then entering the radiator 'directly below' the top hose. The new section will come down straight beside the water pump and alternator and run into the radiator on that side avoiding the turbo and exhaust manifold (more room to fit the turbo) and improving flow across the new Evo III Koyo radiator.

Got some of this to solve my intercooler woes





And it looks pretty good installed on this AMG grille I had lying around



After that I got down to playing with Curtis' lights. Do you think this will be enough firepower?



That's FIVE yes I said FIVE sets of HIDs





HB4s and HB3s for the main lights and projectors and H3s for the Projector Fogs





And they look pretty good mounted



The ballast units are nice and shiny and come with plug and play connectors and nice mounting brackets





Fitting the bulbs in the Projector Fogs isn't easy. It is a lot more cramped down there



I didn't want to lose these waterproof caps



So I had to get creative



in order to keep things waterproof





I'm still not 100% happy with it. The grommet is still pushing against the back of the bulb there. I had to trim off all the heat wrap to get it to fit as well which isn't ideal, but at least it is waterproof. Anyway I'll test the fitted bulb and make sure it works and that there are no pinched wires or damaged connections and if it is okay I'll do the other side. Those are the projectors by the way. The fogs are going to be even more difficult. The amber lens that Curtis put in may well not allow the HID bulbs (which are longer) to fit. If they don't I can make up a spacer but that will also lift the back of the bulb even higher making it very unlikely that the dust caps will fit. If that happens I'll have to make a modified grommet that will allow the back of the bulb with the heat wrap on it to poke through and use some silicone sealant or something to keep everything watertight. I'll get there.

Picked up a damn near perfect Galant GTi rack so I can just rip all the 4WS stuff out and never have to worry about blocking off lines. Also got a really rusty bar with brackets on for fitting the skid plate. I have to give it back, the owner just lent it to me to use as a model to fabricate mine from. But that's cool. It gives me a good excuse to make mine out of stainless ...

Well that's the progress for today. We'll see what Monday brings !!!

Paul.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/01/06 09:08 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Yikes, huge thread you've got here!!! You definitely have the parts, now it's time to get em in the car





This a warning to all drivers in the 100 k/m area of the front of Paul's car ...wear protective eye wear
Also Paul build a bus for all the power wires and also a ground bus before you run to the relays for the hid power supplies. It will keep the voltage the same through out and be less of a chance of fire. This will also keep the lights the identical voltage and color.
Relays are cheap and you could even use a factory under hood fuse box from a VR4 and use the relays in it. Factory clean. I just used one for the Passat fans last week. With all the electronics under my desk than I'll be shipping you It wouldn't hurt buying 3.
Don't ask peeps..........It's top secret.

Glad to hear that everything is going together and wish I could be there to help out. I promise to PM about the tails this week and talk about what to ship now and later.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/06/06 01:48 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Progress Report!

Well I got all the HIDs in eventually and they work. I'm still worried about the ones behind the amber lenses shifting. Curtis is going to send me a Lexus bulb fitting to see if I can modify that, but for now the fogs are functional.

The stainless support for the skid plate is done but yet to be picked up (my 'other' VR4 crapped out on me and is still waiting to be fixed).

Stoptech e-mailed me and said the front discs are finally on their way after some quality control issue, so massive 380 mm rotors should be here on the 9th June.

The dash, centre console, glovebox, Centre Dash Gauge Pod, Handbrake cover and all interior trim (B and C pillars, seat belt trims, sills and seat handles etc) are all back from being flocked by Ford's factory rally car flocking installation and will be delivered Saturday.

We were getting too close to comfort on the June 20th "DEREGISTRATION" deadline, so I chickened out on stripping the car and took some friend's advice and put it back together stock and got it tested and licensed this week. This takes the pressure off and means we won't have to rush the build up. I think we were pushing it a bit to be honest as there are still a few gaps in the inventory.

Anyway I'll get the 'before' pictures this week and try to keep on top of the build up.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/06/06 03:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

can't wait to see. I feel sorry for anyone just seeing this thread. They won't be able to read all the history behind the 'Ultimate' but I think they'll get the picture eventually. Keep on plugging Paul. Oh and goodmorning

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/07/06 10:23 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oh my! That is one amazing build up!

This is what happens when I sold my VR4 and left the board for a year. Sheesh!!! I will readily admit that I am now very, very jealous. You are one lucky individual! I did not read a whole lot of the 16 pages but I am guessing the build is taking place in Hong Kong? If so that is pretty awsome that people are shipping parts to you and helping out!

The in-car computer is trick! I see why there are all of the James Bond comments. I can not wait to see a finished project! Keep up the good work!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/09/06 10:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Brake Discs !!!





Or if you prefer a graphic representation ...



The flocking won't be here until next week. I chickened out of the delivery today as we have had thunderstorms and flooding here for days ... of course after cancelling the delivery it didn't rain


464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
06/09/06 11:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

heeeey i see you got your hair back! OMG those rotors are nuts!

steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/10/06 07:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No Paul has got a head like Beetlejuice at the end of the movie.

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/10/06 01:43 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Here's the original image:


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/10/06 11:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/11/06 07:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

LOL OMFG

quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
06/11/06 06:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I spit lemonade all over my monitor.

steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/11/06 08:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

... earlier, in downtown Hong Kong... Cheeky Cheek shows off the Bling Bling to his homies... yo.



MX4
(Member +++)
06/12/06 12:24 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

that is all class

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/12/06 05:19 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

lol steve that is quality

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/12/06 11:49 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

With that microphone we NEED captions !!!

Don't stop now.


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/12/06 11:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



JB
(Other)
06/12/06 12:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No he didn't...



**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/12/06 12:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Uh-oh it's 50 Pence!
he be reppin' stoptek like whoah


Polish
(Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger)
06/12/06 12:48 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



Poor Paul his thread is getting Pwned but those are Hilarious.


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/12/06 12:51 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Uh-oh it's 50 Pence!
he be reppin' stoptek like whoah




FIDDY PENCE BWAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!! :roflcopter:


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/12/06 02:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



JB
(Other)
06/12/06 02:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/12/06 02:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

LOL fuckin Hertz you have way too much free time during the day. I thought I was bad. I can't imagine the explanation if someone walks in and sees you photoshopping on some dude's half nude body.

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
06/12/06 02:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's


name of the album - STOP or die tryin.....


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/12/06 02:27 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

LOL fuckin Hertz you have way too much free time during the day. I thought I was bad. I can't imagine the explanation if someone walks in and sees you photoshopping on some dude's half nude body.




It only took 10 minutes. Problem is that Paul is sooo white it was difficult to match the skin tone at all.


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
06/12/06 02:31 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

True. Besides, its not like they haven't caught you looking at half naked men in the past.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/28/06 03:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:


name of the album - STOP or die tryin.....





**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/28/06 04:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So other than dropping 'the album' , what's new Paul?

quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
06/28/06 04:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I just spit lemonade all over my monitor again.

holeshotmoe
(subclass marmoreus)
06/29/06 09:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/29/06 01:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

So other than dropping 'the album' , what's new Paul?




The 'entire' interior is back all flocked in black. Door cards, pillars, dash, centre console, glovebox ... you name it if it was grey vinyl or plastic before, it's flocked now. If anyone comes anywhere near my car with a wet tissue I swear I'll pull my piece. Stainless steel skid plate support is also done.

Having real problems sourcing POR15 to do the underside of the car. I also can't decide if I should just POR15 the gas tank or get something made in stainless.

Also have had problems with the screen for the car. I'm looking for someone in avionics or the military who can get me an industrial grade transreflective (sunlight readable) touch screen. Found one for $3000 So I'm still looking.

Pictures later. I'm shot.

Paul.


rheckert
(I Love Wagons)
06/29/06 02:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

fyi
3000-5000 is what most sun viewable atm monitors run. They are larger though. More the size of an average laptop screen.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/29/06 02:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah, this one is 8.4 x 6 which makes it slightly too big for the centre console. Probably just as well, if it had fitted it might have been too tempting and I really can't justify that sort of money.

Having said that, the money I've spent on screens in R & D (read wasted on crap that broke, didn't fit or failed to perform as expected) would have made a fair dent in that price.

I'm trying to smile bravely


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/29/06 02:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

There's no backing out now Paul or this would be on hellova garage sale...

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/29/06 03:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, I know it will mean shipping from the UK again, but I always get my POR15 from Frost.co.uk. They do the whole range, as well.

PS. Those pics are genius


464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
06/29/06 04:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

some one put his face on Paul Wall!! ftw

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/01/06 09:59 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Paul, I know it will mean shipping from the UK again, but I always get my POR15 from Frost.co.uk. They do the whole range, as well.




There's actually a distributor in China. China is a huge place but funnily enough this guy is in the next province less than a hundred miles away. A friend of mine keeps telling me he has a friend who travels up to China regularly who could bring the stuff back. I've given him all the details and told him to get back to me. The annoying thing is If I can prep the underside of the car and the engine compartment, I could actually really get going on rebuilding. The trans, gas tank, fuel lines, 4-bolt rear, clutch, suspension, wheels, brakes, underbody panels, exhaust and propane injection tubes could go on for starters.

We also sprayed half of the hollow chassis with that expansion foam stuff the other day. I remembered to plug the holes by the seatbelts this time


Paul


Sr71sss
(Member ++)
07/05/06 05:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I can't believe that I have read all 17 pages for this ultimate buildup but it was worth it, paul you might want to use zerorust on the underbody because a friend of mines had used por 15 and zero rust on his boat and the zerorust didn't even looked like that corrosion even is peeking thru like the por 15, good luck with the build and email me if you want more info regarding the zero rust.

Conrad
antioch,ca
1965/2000
352/1000


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/24/06 12:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Video is in the house. Yeah I know it's worthless until the car is running but I'm quite excited about this as I've been waiting on this for a long time and the units seem to have been under development forever.

This is the PDR100 solid state MPEG2 recorder



And this is the sister unit, a video switch box which allows me to run a second image PIP (rear view camera or a wide angle of the steering wheel, gear lever or pedals etc). I picked up a 4 source video switcher off of E-Bay cheap that will actually allow me to choose between 4 different camera inputs for the PIP image. I'm thinking a hidden camera focused on the face of the passenger might be fun ...



It seems pretty solidly put together and has room for a lot of functionality. Some stuff is still under development like a G-Meter display and interfacing with other data logging products but it still has user selectable positioning of the PIP, a clock display overlay and remote 'arming'.

I intend to wire it up so that it starts to record as soon as I turn on and records in 'loop' mode continuously. Apart from ensuring that I never miss a kill, it's useful ammunition to have in the unfortunate event of an accident (if it really wasn't your fault that is !!!). Cost was a little over $600 for both units. Not cheap but comparable to a video cam which is far more difficult to mount (this is used with remote bullet cameras powered off the unit itself). And it is definately cheaper than STACKS digital solid state recorder. I know STACK stuff is second to none but $7000-USD for a video recorder, yes I said $7000-USD. Ask Alex, he got the quote !!!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/24/06 12:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Fancy.

-Josh


bazeng
(work in progress)
07/25/06 03:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

whats the foam meant to help with?
sounds interesting

i've heard of something like this before, but i've read that it can hold in moisture and cause rust..

any info would be great!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/25/06 08:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The foam is supposed to help with rigidity it expands like cavity wall insulation foam forced in under pressure and 'cures' over a 72 hour period at which point it goes pretty much solid. It doesn't add much weight to the car but is supposed to stiffen the frame. Conversely, I heard it prevented rust, by keeping air out! But since water itself contains oxygen and metal rusts underwater I guess that wouldn't hold true. I did this with my other car and haven't seen any problems to date. Just make sure you finish any welding before you put it in. I'm not sure if it is flame resistant!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/12/06 08:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

so whats new with the car?

464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
09/12/06 09:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

yeah paul lets get the show on the road!!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/13/06 06:21 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It's all painfully slow I'm afraid, and with the current posting and loads of overtime it doesn't look like getting better that soon. The POR-15 is here and at the shop so hopefully we'll get the bottom of the car all stripped off (petrol tank, exhaust, driveshaft, rear end and all the lines, transmission, suspension and front rack) and then we can do the whole underside.

After that I've got a nice condition second hand tank I'm going to clean out the inside of with POR-15 "Marine Clean" and "Metal Ready". We'll do the outside and filler neck with POR-15 as well since it's one thing that suffers badly from rust as it sits unprotected in the rear wheel well. Then Al's stainless fuel pump assembly can go in with the new Supra Pump.

We'll put the rear TEL 4-bolt in (no more 4WS lines) with the Power Steering Rack from a FWD Galant and do the suspension, brakes, new rotors (and hats) and rims. Then I can run the 6-AN fuel line, braided hose for the water/meth injection and copper pipes for the propane. I'm not connecting any injection stuff up yet but I'll run all the lines and cap off the ends to save down time later on.

Tranny will go in with the new engine, driveshaft, turbo, intercooler etc. I'm still waiting on some oil system stuff from Andre, but I know he's badly snowed under with work now. I need to give him a call though because if I can get the battery charging stuff, oil system and FIAV from him I can actually get this car running pretty much.

The computer stuff is on hold because of the screen still. I need to get in touch with Josh and see if there are any developments there. Other stuff is mainly cosmetic and can be fitted later. Wiring will be a nightmare so I'll probably run with a gutted interior and dash until the stereo and computer stuff is all done and then refit all the other panels.

It's a work in progress ... what can I say. Stuff will start moving once the underbody is finished.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/14/06 04:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

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so whats new with the car?




Well Paul updated on his end and here's what he has that needs to be shipped from here.



This is one of the stacks. Also he got a toy today but it was broken but here's a few shots of it anyway. Just because the box says something doesn't mean thats whats in it. He has a complete inventory in his head and on paper. I can't wait to fly over and get a ride.









**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/14/06 05:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Nice touch with the PI badge!

-Josh


V8EATER
(still thinking pink)
09/14/06 05:41 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm sure you want a new one, but we have tons of cop cars at work. I can get you some used ones for free if you want.
Andy


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/14/06 06:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'll respond for Paul. Yes send some.

He told me he couldn't mark his personal car as a police car but this is border line cheating.
I've been watching the junkyards around here for a couple of years now for him but none have shown up and I thought they weren't available new.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/14/06 10:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

so how would one plumb in the hydrolic e-brake?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/15/06 12:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Is this car ever going to be done?? LOL

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/15/06 02:09 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^ Magic 8-ball says "Don't bet on it"

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/15/06 06:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

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so how would one plumb in the hydraulic e-brake?




You run the line to a solenoid that opens the valve for the pneumatic system that powers the passenger side eject seat.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/15/06 07:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

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so how would one plumb in the hydraulic e-brake?




The same way you would plumb the foot brakes basically. The ratchet on the handbrake still works but the 'spindle' on the handle is reversed so that pulling the brake depresses a plunger rather than pulling a wire.

With the ratchet holding the handle up hydraulic pressure keeps the pistons against the rotors.

Are you referring to the problem of hydraulic fluid being forced back down the footbrake hydraulic lines?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/15/06 07:21 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

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Is this car ever going to be done?? LOL




You guys are cruel

Rush a job and you get flamed for doing a 'duct tape' mod ... take your time to get it right and you get flamed for procrastination.

All I will say is if you are expecting to get in line to pick up cheap quality parts when another unfinished project gets parted out ...

IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN !!!

It will be done, and you will all be jealous ...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/15/06 07:31 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
09/15/06 09:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hell, I've been working on my car for 3 years and nobody has said a thing... except the wife.

jcgalntvr4-244
(WAY 2 many)
09/15/06 10:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hertzhows the car doing?

1gnasty
(No Cool Title)
09/16/06 07:07 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

the sickest car in the making

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/16/06 09:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

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Hell, I've been working on my car for 3 years and nobody has said a thing... except the wife.


If you had a 15 month old thread showing all the finest parts to make the "ultimate street Galant", to the point that it needed its own bill of lading for the shipment, and came in multiple, not just boxes, but crates, you would get a lot of crap about it too .

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/16/06 09:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

If you had a 15 month old thread showing all the finest parts to make the "ultimate street Galant", to the point that it needed its own bill of lading for the shipment, and came in multiple, not just boxes, but crates, you would get a lot of crap about it too .




15 months has it really been that long? You do all realize that I spent about 12 months of research on parts and different cars before this thread was even started ...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/16/06 09:58 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^ The first post (in Arizona time)
Quote:

posted 05/18/05 06:20 AM


I was actually giving you the benifit of the fact that it hasn't completed the 16 month .

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
09/17/06 06:25 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm the 10,000 viewer.....

number3
(Senior Member)
09/17/06 06:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Too much fill.

Topic please.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/22/06 12:31 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well, finally got back down to the shop yesterday and pulled the spare fuel tank I picked up from Ken (Yiuwa's friend and Hong Kong resident VR4 expert). We used POR-15 marine clean and metal ready to clean out of the inside of the tank and then prepped and painted the whole exterior with POR-15 (including the filler neck which was in my opinion by far the most important part to do). Every Mitsu I have had has had water in the fuel at some point due to that filler neck rusting through and getting holes in it.

Tried to fit Al's stainless steel fuel pump housing ... it doesn't fit ... Al and I deliberated for a long time over the length of housing to use and picked the one to fit the existing tank, then this other tank turned up in almost perfect condition but it is shallower Nevermind, it's an easy fix, we'll just rebend the fuel pump support at the right length, drill and tap a hole and cut off the extra.

We had some paint left over so we also did some of the underbody supports for the skid plate and the dump tube. I don't think the POR-15 will stand up to the heat but given that it is so tough, I thought I'd give it a go for the hell of it. We'll be doing the underbody next week.

Now I just need to get a hold of Andre!!!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/23/06 01:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

right on, progress is a good thing.

time for some 10hour days my boy.
take a lesson from my title.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/26/06 10:24 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

10 hour days! Dude I wish. I work more 17 hour shifts than I do 8 hour ones

Well, POR-15 has become my best friend, partly because I use it to paint everything and partly because my hands and arms are tattoed with it. It takes roughly six days to get off and I think that's only when you shed the top layers of skin and new stuff grows underneath.

We found some rust today (I knew it was too good to be true) but not too much. I pulled both bumpers and the RS intercooler, fenders doglegs and side skirts and painted the whole lower chassis, skid plate and the welded seams with the POR-15. It comes out pretty good. The bumper supports were perfect, no rust at all!

Still a lot to do though. Going back on Friday. We need to start dropping the stuff off the underside of the car and then weld on sub-frame connectors. Once that's done and the POR-15 has been sprayed underneath I'll be officially rebuilding.


skivittlerjimb
(Senior Member)
09/26/06 10:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, are you using Chassis Coat Black for your underbody POR-15ing? The other option would be regular black color POR-15, but the chassis paint would seem to be a better option due to it's thickness and texture. Are you painting the suspenion components as well?

Also, are you going through the full procedure when you put it on (Surface rust removal -> Marine Clean -> Metal Ready -> Por-15)? Also, about how much of each of those products have you estimated the whole job will take?

Thanks in advance! This is one of my several winter projects I'll undertake once I have the rear subframe pulled.

-Jim B.
1432/2000
167k


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/26/06 11:14 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

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Paul, are you using Chassis Coat Black for your underbody POR-15ing? The other option would be regular black color POR-15, but the chassis paint would seem to be a better option due to it's thickness and texture. Are you painting the suspenion components as well?

Also, are you going through the full procedure when you put it on (Surface rust removal -> Marine Clean -> Metal Ready -> Por-15)? Also, about how much of each of those products have you estimated the whole job will take?




Okay, first off I ordered 8 quarts of the standard black POR-15 and 2 quarts of chassis coat, 4 quarts each of the marine clean and solvent and 8 quarts of metal ready. I estimated this was sufficient for 2 cars as Yiuwa is hoping to do this as well. When I'm done I'll tell you what I have done and how much I used.

So far I have only used the standard POR-15, not the chassis coat. One thing I noticed from reading the literature was that the chassis coat wasn't recommended as a rust preventative but rather as a top coat since the standard POR-15 is not UV resistant. I therefore intend to do everything with the POR-15 first and then use chassis coat on areas that are exposed to sunlight (engine bay) or are likely to get a lot of abuse (skid plate). In order to keep the car quiet, I might also do a light coat of rubber underbody coating but I'm undecided on that at the moment.

As for doing the "full procedure", I did it on the fuel tank but on the chassis today we just attacked the surface with a wire brush and cleaned it down. The whole process seems to help if areas are badly rusted or oily but it doesn't seem to offer any advantage on smooth unrusted surfaces. I think the marine clean will be necessary on the underbody to remove oil.

Please use gloves with marine clean. It will strip your skin!


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
09/26/06 02:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

With all the crap going on this poor car, you are going to need every performance piece you can find just so you can cruise the 1/4 at something close to stock speeds.

Oh wait, that will be the towtruck's job anyhow. My bad.




cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/26/06 03:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

To be honest, I figure I'm going to break even ...

ABS will be pulled, 4WS will be pulled, JDM car without your 70 lbs front and rear bumper supports, carbon fibre hood and trunk, no sunroof, carbon clutch, aluminium driveshaft ...

I have a pretty good head start


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/26/06 03:27 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oh yeah and where's my 'new' lightweight carpet?

Polish
(Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger)
09/26/06 03:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

POR15 doesn't stand up to exhaust heat very well. I was applying some on the bottom of my car and painted a little on a small rusty spot on my cat back under the axles. It is now a much different color and doesn't look like it will last to much longer. It's still there but is obviously affected by the heat.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/26/06 03:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah, I don't hold out much hope to be honest. I doubt that the company would offer high temp paints if their POR-15 flagship product stood up to heat okay. My header is ceramic coated, I may get the downpipe coated as well. I'll hold out on the turbo housing and external dump tube until I've tried them out and decided if they are staying. If they are, I'll let the heat strip the paint off and get them ceramic coated later.

I'm tired of waiting to be honest and don't want anymore hold ups. At this point, I just want to get the car back together again.


Polish
(Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger)
09/26/06 03:41 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I've been there, just don't let yourself get in a rush. I did and now I have to re-do some stuff I did poorly.

skivittlerjimb
(Senior Member)
09/26/06 08:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

POR15 doesn't stand up to exhaust heat very well.




This might work.

Thanks for all the answers, Paul. I didn't realize Chassis Coat wasn't really a rust preventative. I'll likely go the same route as you, but I'm guessing I'll have a lot more rust to remove!

-Jim B.
1432/2000
167k


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
09/27/06 08:33 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Oh yeah and where's my 'new' lightweight carpet?




Hehehe, yours will be infused with lead... and yes, you will be responsible for the shipping.


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
09/29/06 09:48 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I just have to say... pages 16 and 17 FTW!!!1

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/29/06 09:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

... very funny Steve!

JB
(Other)
09/29/06 10:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I just have to say... pages 16 and 17 FTW!!!1




+1!!!11one


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
09/29/06 11:01 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Fiddy-pence!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/08/06 04:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well, the engine is out together with the entire front axle/cross member assembly. We stripped the engine bay of pretty much everything, just a couple of cables, parts of the wiring harness and pipes that we couldn't be bothered to pull in from the cabin. Then we did a bit of welding to strengthen things up. Nothing fancy and nothing that would frighten the likes of Andre or Al but it should get the job done and most of it will be hidden under the fenders anyway.

The POR-15 is getting real old now. We went over everything with chassis coat, which means I painted the entire engine bay, by hand, TWICE on Saturday. Next day off that I get we have to pull the car to the other side of the shop and do the passenger side of the car (Hong Kong real estate prices make for small workshops - a lot of you guys have private garages that are bigger, I kid you not!) Then the underneath of the car has to be painted. It's slow work but I am finally making some progress.

We have deleted the ABS. The big computer/distribution block in 'my' passenger fender well has left a big space that looks like it will be perfect for an external oil cooler mounted horizontally with a fan underneath fed with air through the right hand vent on the hood.



It may also fit the accumulator and remote oil filter if I'm lucky. We are looking at putting an ARC style airbox in the other corner now that the battery has gone, fed from the other vent.

We also tried to test fit the intercooler which has me completely baffled. The mounting tabs on the cooler don't match anything on the JDM chassis (not a big deal as I intend to use an L-shaped angle iron support to mount and protect the intercooler anyway). I think however I'll need to get the new engine in and work out the mounting from there together with the pipe routing and JDM bumper cover to make sure I trim the chassis in the right places.

On a final note, I have some carbon fibre JDM style vents. They will be somewhat obsolete on John's hood above but at the same time I think the JDM vents make for an aggressive look. So I'm seriously considering fitting the vents further back on the rear of the hood. My friend put his vents there on the hood of his Supra powered Aristo and they look really good. I don't want water dripping onto the engine there during the rain though, so however ricer it may be, I think I'll just drill and surface mount them without cutting any holes in the hood underneath.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/13/06 06:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Progress report from Tenn.



The two boxes above are to hold the stuff thats in my office thats HK bound. I hope everything will fit in the two. Plus theres body panels, headliner, bumper and cover lights. ETC. ETC.

I'm hoping to get most shipped off in the next week or so.


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
11/14/06 12:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

OT: those are nice looking boxes, who makes 'em and where did you get 'em?

jepherz
(Too Clean)
11/14/06 01:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Says 'smartbin' on them.

blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
11/14/06 01:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Curtis - 1 small package from me should be headed to you this week!

Myles
(Douchebagel with Lox)
11/14/06 01:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Says 'smartbin' on them.



sams club smart bin


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/14/06 05:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I got them in the automotive section at Walmart they had to get one from the back. The price was right at 100 for both with tax. Locking lid and built like a vault. Considering big rubbermaid ones are almost 30 and there weak compaired to these. Pisses me off that sams had them cheaper.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/15/06 09:28 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Here's what they look like now. Its going to take two more plus a shipping crate for the headliner, body panels and bumper.






As I told Paul in my PM I wonder if HK has a condition on importing peanuts.


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
11/16/06 12:14 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Not trying to curse the shipment, but I sent Shep my tranny in a box just like those because he said they were virtually indestructable. Well, UPS thought differently about them. Busted it on the way to him, busted it to bits on the way back to me--even after Shep modified it with some 2x4 to support what they already broke.

Good luck with yours.


blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
11/16/06 12:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey Curtis - when you can , let me know when you recieve my package for Paul. No hurry, you have other things to worry about like family -so, no biggie

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
11/22/06 09:49 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

KC, adapter arrived safe and sound. Thanks man!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/23/06 06:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

when will this monstrosity be finished?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
11/23/06 07:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I imagine pretty soon after Curtis' last shipment comes in. It's unfortunate but stuff has to be done in a certain order and on a project like this it has to be done right. I have an antenna for the GPS that will be roof mounted. The new headliner go only go in once the antenna has been fitted. I can't weld the cage in until the headliner is done and we need all the welding done before we redo the sound deadening.

On the engine side, I'd rather get the non-abs lines in before we put in the new engine. If it is any consolation once the last bits are here, the build should progress pretty quickly to a running car, fitted interior and finally paint.


a2vr4
(Boot Strap Bill's boy)
12/11/06 01:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

any updates yet Paul?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/11/06 12:51 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

MMMmmmmm ... not of the sort that you guys are dying to see unfortunately. Things are pretty much at a standstill until the headliner is done and Curtis can ship the stuff over. We have just run into a brick wall because it is very difficult to do things properly without doing them in the right order and I just can't do any more at this stage without some of the stuff that currently isn't here.

Added to that however there are developments that I wasn't expecting. I got 'coerced' into reconsidering my intention to go with the stock seats. I didn't really want racing seats in a street car, but I needed something that would offer support and work with a harness. Fortunately with a little help I have found some seats that look good, offer support but are also (I am reliably informed) very comfortable. Curtis also found some circle track crash bars at a local race suppliers. They may not be to everyones liking but having looked at them Curtis thinks they can be built to fit outside the existing bumper and be detachable. It is extra weight but these could be on or off very quickly. I want them because they will offer a lot of additional protection to the car if it ever gets used on duty but could be taken off for a photo shoot. I think they'll actually look pretty racey to be honest though and I'll probably run them a lot of the time. They should offer at least as much protection as a US bumper but at about half the weight and they will also protect the bumpers lights, intercooler and radiator in the event of a mild collision. I fear traffic jams more than high speed antics. There are always idiots sitting on your bumper whilst not concentrating!


SleepinGVR4
(What are we going to do today Ferb?)
12/11/06 10:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey Paul do you plan on doing the "Pit Maneuver" or whatever its called when your chasing down a suspect?

I'm being serious though.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/12/06 07:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The "Pit Manouevre" is actually extremely dangerous and I haven't been trained to do it. I'm not saying I'd never attempt it but the circumstances would need to really warrant it, because the risks to other road users are quite high, particularly here, where the traffic density is so high.

We are looking more at using two cars to stop the suspect by 'sandwiching' his vehicle whilst he is moving slowly or stationary. The bars should be ideal for that because if you get up close and personal before he realizes, the suspect has no opportunity to gain momentum and the risk of damage to either vehicle (and injury to the occupants!) is minimal.

On a lighter note these finally arrived from Paulo:



a2vr4
(Boot Strap Bill's boy)
12/12/06 11:14 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

bling-bling! are you running both of them in your car? if not you want to sell me one

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/12/06 12:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sorry, these were custom built for a JDM car. Both pods point the gauges towards the driver in a RHD vehicle. You might be able to see the gauges in the passenger pod but the placement wouldn't be ideal. Since I'm running gauges in the centre console now, I'll probably use the two lower pods for tweeters for the stereo system.

Ribbon tweeters mounted here would sound awesome!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/12/06 01:10 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oh yeah, I forgot the pictures:

Crash Bars



Seats















Edit: I had chosen these seats before the "Dumbass GTO Drivers" thread was posted!


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
12/12/06 02:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Wow, those seats look comfy!

V8EATER
(still thinking pink)
12/12/06 06:33 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They are! I've got a passenger side one here, if anyone is intersted!

Yiuwa
(Right-hand Member)
12/12/06 07:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

But then you are transforming your grocery taker into a 4-seaters

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/12/06 08:41 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

But then you are transforming your grocery taker into a 4-seaters




How often do I have more than four people in the car? The only time I use the back seats is when you and Ken come for Dim Sum (Yam Cha) ...


DailyDSM
(2013)
12/13/06 01:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

More info on the GTO seats install please.

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
12/13/06 03:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yeah, did you measure those? They look big.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/13/06 04:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They fit Ryan, I went to the dealer and measured a set for him. They are big but will work one reason is because he's so fricking tall and has those chimp arms. I'm the one that talked him into it. I sent about 15 ebay links one night with everything from GT# carbon fibers to vettes. I guess he found these while looking at the ls1 stuff or something. He's having the headliner guy put suede to match in the centers and bolsters. I'll be fabing up brackets for him in my car. and cutting the rear foam and getting them fitted also. So If we need small panels made to cover areas I can do it at he same time and cover them in suede along with the package tray modifications.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/14/06 03:59 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

WOW! Those seats look really good. Looks a little bulky for the scrawny chimp though. I especially like the rears, can't wait to see what they look like once installed.

Boostin21
(rather stellar)
12/14/06 05:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

if you are looking for a product that covers paint protects against everything. i have EXACTLY what you are looking for. but it may need to stay on the DL, seeing as how i could lose my job if the wrong person found out what i am about to do. ahh, screw it, i hate my job!

i have a new product that will protect against UV, tree sap, bugs, acid rain, and RUST! and in all my years of detailing/portering i havent seen such an impressive product. let me know if you are interested in it. if it helps, this product is supposed to protect for 5 years.


mooserage
(New Title)
12/14/06 05:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

do i get to know?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/16/06 01:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Definately the sickest Galant I have seen on this website. Congrats on the build!

number3
(Senior Member)
12/16/06 07:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

JCloke,

You have seen it?

Please share the picture with us as well to enjoy.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/16/06 10:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Would everyone like pictures of another stripped and dirty Galant with 'agricultural quality' welding and covered in POR-15?

tsiboy
(has one ambihelical hexnut)
12/16/06 10:55 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

500 posts woooooooot!!

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
12/16/06 11:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

You have seen it?




Pwnt.

But seriously, will we ever see it?


JB
(Other)
12/18/06 12:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It would make one hell of a part out.

quasimondo
(Running on Empty)
12/18/06 01:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

You have seen it?




Pwnt.

But seriously, will we ever see it?




I'm beginning to question the existence of said GVR-4. I think we've been hoodwinked, shamrocked, and bamboozled by Paul.


JB
(Other)
12/18/06 02:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

and the bs flag goes up.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/18/06 03:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I just got back from picking them up. 50 mph on the interstate no fun. You owe me steak and beer Paul.

As you can see there not much bigger than the factory seats sorry about the dust.



I'll pull the passenger seat in a few days and see how it looks and also the rear. Our rear seats are super thick on the bottom in the aft are where these are at an angle so these will fit really easily I'm thinking. By the way Paul if you can incorporate the center console you'll have the only vr4 with built in cup holders. Don't ask I've already started measuring It looks easy I can take a junkyard center console and graft to the forward section of the GTO and then cover in suede to match. .


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/18/06 06:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Will the handbrake be on the correct side?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/19/06 04:47 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

It would make one hell of a part out.




Quote:

and the bs flag goes up.




Agggghhhh ... ... stick a sock in it !!! Seriously guys I am sorry. But I refuse to rush this. I said a long time ago being posted back to the vice squad in the middle of this project was a nightmare. I just have a zero social life. The tour ends in about a month, I'll get my life back and I'll most likely take a few weeks off to do some work on the car.

Harry, I know you are taunting me in good faith ... all I can say is when I get the new headliner in I will taunt you 24/7 for failing to take the time to do it on No.3 before you welded your cage in

Part out? JB I told you ... you'll go to your grave holding that thought. It ain't gonna happen

Things come up. The centre console thing Curtis mentioned. Crazy? At first sight yes. But consider this. Go look at a GTO in your local dealer. Look at the handbrake. Curtis just confirmed that it is in exactly the same position as the one on a JDM Galant. This console is the same width as the Galant's but about 4 inches longer. It will take up a little extra space on the transmission tunnel to the rear but seeing as the rear bench is being converted to two seats only, so what.

The project is getting crazier as time goes by but things are falling into place like even I could never have imagined. I got set back 12 months because of my career. I'm thousands of miles from home with none of my family, relatives or friends to lend a hand. Let's get this stuff from Curtis and see how things start moving in a month or so.

Meanwhile I'll take some pictures of the shell and skid plates etc.


JB
(Other)
12/19/06 06:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

A brother can dream, cant he?

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/19/06 11:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

If it gets parted out I have dibs on the seats. By the way the leather shift knob assemble will have to be fabed with a used talon shifter handle to work itshas a two bolt flange on it. If you don't want it I'll use it. hint hint just messing. Its weighted and if we get the gto e brake will match perfect except it will have a sixth gear on it. Something to dream about later on. As for the install I've been measuring and pricing. I went by the dealer this morning. Priced a matching e brake assembly. Paul its $85 for the lever and the tech wasn't sure about the brackets underneath. I now have the wiring diagram of the seat so It just got easier to power it up.


Now the funny part. I don't know exact numbers that Paul payed for the seats and or shipping from the junkyard ( I know it wasn't anything close to this) but from the dealer here goes. The front seat covers not to include headrests $1426 each thats $2800 total. The rear seats are $416 for the back and $612 for the bottom times two for each side. The back center didn't come up but he figured it was a few hundred then the seats them-self he said would probably be well over a grand for the foam and brackets. The power motors which I think there is six of are around a hundred a piece. He said the arm rest would probably be around $1000 complete if you had to buy every piece. He did say that the seats direct from the factory would be cheaper as an assembly but they didn't come up on the database. But he said from them that what we got would have been close to 5K. If you want to use the factory gto switches in the console I have to hit a junkyard and match up some gm harnesses that will plug and play.

Man you could have bought a pair of his and her's VR4's for what there worth.

Your headliner was done this morning. He didn't cut any holes for lights or handholds so if you want it clean and perfect with the cage. He was working on the visors when I left. The amsoil list is dropped off and I have to call the guy back about the status this evening if I get a chance. We talked about the seats and insetting suede and he's scared because of the value of them and getting the Frenched edge back perfect Frenched edges are sew with a double needle machine and from the factory are computer controlled he has a single needle and by hand would almost be impossible to replicate.


As you can see guys this is a daily thing for me and paul We do marathon messages sometimes 4 times a day. This way I killed two birds with one stone. Got to go I have to straighten batman's head.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/19/06 12:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I got the lot for $900

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/19/06 01:25 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's




Ok for fab work to the seats for the rear......NONE....They work.
As for the car about an hour and thats it. For the tops Ours have hooks that stick out on the support that holds the package tray. Paul cut them off. Then after you get the seats you'll have to cut 4 small rectangles out for the factory GTO tabs to lock in. As for the bottoms theres to hooks that will line up with two holes you'll have to drill from there you could buy some rivinuts or just get untder the car and weld a nut or just run a bolt through the hole and have someone tighten it. As for the bottoms the factory brace in our cars line up. The problem is that the clip locks in the GTO seats are wider than ours so you'll have to build some small boxes with thin steel and rivit or weld in place these will give support and give the seats comething to clip on. Our resident junkyard guy could cut them off of the GTO in his yard to make life easier but this isn't a big deal.. Done there mounted now what your left with is two voids on the sides. Which have air spaces going to the trunk will help on letting sound and air pressure out so the subs don't rupture the deck speakers. Plus 1 on this. As for the coverings a stereo shop over there that does fiberglass could do it or I can see if I can get it done here with the guy with the zapco hemi magnum I met last week. Then cover in suede to match your headliner. You could use balsa wood or the aluminum honeycomb to save weight and strenght to the fiberglass. Hook ups for electronics could be there inside storage what ever you want could be done its a good sized area and could get as elaborate as you want. Or say piss on it and just cut a piece of carpet to match and attach to a piece of heavy cardboard or aluminum that is cut to fit. Let me know what you think on this one. It really should be done after the seats are in your car so it flows and matches perfect to your installed height etc.

The package tray works fine which I was afraid of the only visual problem I see if from the rear where you see the zipper you could die the fabric or just build a panel with two arches and cover in suede. After we get every thing finalized I get a few extra yards of suede so everything can be covered and you'll have extra.

Now for space I'm six foot and I climbed in the back and had a sit down. Almost wanted a nap. Pleanty of space and are sitting at the perfect angle.

Before you ask the little pockets on the outside edges hold a plastic piece on an elastic string to a child can sit back there and route the belt through it and not rub them in the face. You'll need this in the future.


You owe me yet another steak or one of the patty's pork chops for making me pull the baby seat out. Patty's is a place about 75 miles from here in Kentucky the pork is to die for, grilled outside and the size of a porterhouse steak except 2.5 inches thick.


Enjoy Paul.







curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/20/06 03:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well nothing to do on my end Paul. They work and fit perfect. The problem I had with the crx seats is there so thin from top to bottom I had to raise them and there still lower than factory...Well yours are thick and have full motion control with memory recall etc. If you position them just as I have your long legs will fit and nothing will rub. The rears will need two boxes / tabs welded to the floor I would bend a piece of steel and bolt to the floor with a large bolt aand then bolt the frame to them. As for the front drill a hole trough the floor weld a nut on the back side done. The only interferance its the forward mount points as the seat moves forwar the rails hit so You'll have to cut them out and weld in a flat plate to the floor this would help on strenght anyway. To beat it all the handle next to the shoulder that unlocks the back to tile even clears the b pillar there perfect. The console will be tight but I thing will work fine. I would sit the seats in move them as close to the doors and b pillar as posible so the handle doesn't hit mark then drill then mount and then start with the center console. Two or 4 tabs welded/ attached with rivits to the floor with nutplates for the console to mount to is all you need. just center the shifter first.

All of the pictures are of the seats as low as they can in the rear with the front about half way up in normal driving position. The diagram I have has the full layout of the seats these have a memory function for different drivers I think all you need is a switch.


My lab assistant says your spoiled and get everything you want. She wants to keep one for her.


Yet again enjoy the show...









**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
12/20/06 05:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I am officially impressed. Great pics!!!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/21/06 02:12 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You aren't kidding, this interior is exceptionally cool and I could never have imagined it would fit this good. The seats are actually a godsend. The old seats were far too tall. If I can just mount these on the floor by cutting out the front rail, I'll gain an extra couple of inches of headroom for sure. The only limiting factor will be the cage as that will give less clearance at the sides. Worst scenario is I'll just have to shorten the tilt levers. It isn't as if they'll be used much in a 4-dr!

The centre console is also pretty sweet. I'm looking at getting some pigtails both for the switches and the power seats. It would be nice to integrate the mirror controls and door locks. The console also has some neat storage cubby holes and vent for the rear seat pasengers ... take a look



curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/21/06 09:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul the seat pig tails are there I used the large blue wire (ground) and the large orange (12V) to power them up to move. As for the handle its the only way to unlock for tilt action. Yes it could be shortened or a new one made.


I just tryed to pull up the wiring diagram that the dealership gave me but I don't have a log in or a user id or password. http://service.gm.com Maybe someone here works for GM that would hook you up and get you in or pull up the console and seat wiring and email to you. I'll put the


ehaab
(VRC Member)
12/21/06 06:17 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

wow..those seats look good..

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
12/23/06 09:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That is just not right.

I am now officially boycotting this entire project.

When this thing never gets finished, you guys can all thank me.

Those are some killer seats!
I have a set from a Viper in black and blue that I love, but will probably never get around to using in anything. I would love to sell them and get them out of my way.

Keep plugging away Paul. I'm sure your grandkids will enjoy finishing up a project like your's.


V8EATER
(still thinking pink)
12/23/06 10:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I've got all of the parts for the completion of the GTO project- we got one in with only 36 miles on it, so it's ripe for the picking.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
12/23/06 10:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:



When this thing never gets finished, you guys can all thank me.

I'm sure your grandkids will enjoy finishing up a project like your's.




That's only because I'm still waiting on that bloody carpet!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
12/24/06 08:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I hate to tell you paul but that bloody carpet will have bulges where the front mounts will be so they will have to be cut out. Then you'll need flat pieces of carpet that are bound on the edges that cover that hole on both sides. Sorry just thought of that. Maybe the resident carpet guy can get an extra few pieces of shag.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
01/03/07 05:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

more toys

I got the headliner the other day and today all of the amsoil stuff showed up, so I went and picked it up. I pieced it together just for pictures it came with alot more hoses fitting etc. Not sure what all it does but the cnc work is fabtastic. Paul will have to explain the boeing triple 7 oil system he's doing.

Merry New Year Paul.



KT
(Turbotoolbox)
01/03/07 08:01 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

That looks like Amsoils dual filter set up with the optional preoiler for cold starts. I run Amsoil in my F-250 and Corolla. My next truck mod is that dual filter setup.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
02/16/07 03:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Just an update the interior and four of the plastic boxes go out next week. The next shipment hopefully will be soon there after.


I got a new package in the mail yesterday.

I would post a picture but some may have never heard of these niffty things. So the pdf file from the company would be better. Will be using them in the intake along with the ac system and the oil system. These are brought to you by the country that exports the big *&^*%(* Blondes and rally drivers.

Laminova

laminova 2


464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
02/16/07 03:41 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

what is the update on this thing?

V8EATER
(still thinking pink)
02/16/07 03:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Laminova make really kicking water/air intercoolers, don't they? I think this years USCC champion had those on it.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
02/16/07 04:43 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Its hard to build a car when 60% of the parts are in middle tenn. When in the final lap of the parts inventory now. After this shipment goes I have a few things to build and Paul is taking a few weeks off from work to get things going.

464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
02/16/07 04:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

yeah but i thought ALex sent a crate of shit to him already?

JNR
(5 star (English Professor) member Has extensive pop up picture book collection)
02/16/07 04:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

hmmm, thought that interior looked familiar

Thank your stars you have 4-doors though and don't have to rely on those stupid power seats to get in the back (no manual override and s-l-o-w)! But, comfortable as a two cent whore in a penny arcade...


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
02/16/07 06:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

How did you size the core(s)? I assume there is more than one right? I could find a lot of info about them.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
02/16/07 07:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

We didn't size the cores. Curtis found them on ebay. $49.99 a pop for FOUR cores and they had two sets. I got the first set for the asking price and had to bid a little on the others. Laminova do make highly efficient intercoolers and oil/fluid coolers using these type of cores and they run from $250-USD and $500-USD up for the small and medium sized cores. These are 15" long. It would cost thousands to fully equip a car with Laminovas, but these cores were cheaper than most quality tube and fin oil coolers!

The plan is to run a two stage intercooler with a FMIC after the turbo and several of these at the plenum. You guys can laugh if you want but I've seen a two stage system on a 500 hp Cosworth in the UK and it kept intake temps at AMBIENT. Throw in direct port water/meth injection at the runners and you are looking at an extremely capable system to overcome the problem of the high tropical temperatures normally experienced here. I wouldn't do this with any other air to water system, not even a PWR if it was a second stage unit but with a Laminova based system I am convinced this will work because the pressure drop is so low.

Ricky, you are right, Alex's stuff turned up a long time ago. Unfortunately some of this stuff with Curtis needs to be here before I can continue. I can't weld in the cage until I have fitted the headliner and the roof antenna. I need the fuel pump before I can put the fuel tank assembly back in and run the fuel lines; and I need the ABS delete lines so I can run the lines in before I stick the block in. There will still be a lot of finishing touches to be done at the end, but with all the chassis preparation done, once this shipment gets here, I can really get the car back together.

I still need that Turbo XS EBC by the way


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
02/16/07 08:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No, not laughing here. Most of the pics of those don't show up very well. I'm am trying to understand how they work. It looks like the air psuhes up around the tube centers and follows the grooves. But the pictures seem to indicate that the air then follows the edge of the tube back down.

464/2K
(<3s Rance and self distrusts)
02/16/07 08:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

paul im just giving u shit. i dont want to see u end up like Plesko!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
02/16/07 09:21 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

No, not laughing here. Most of the pics of those don't show up very well. I'm am trying to understand how they work. It looks like the air psuhes up around the tube centers and follows the grooves. But the pictures seem to indicate that the air then follows the edge of the tube back down.




Does this help?



All the above are taken from the Laminova pdf download files available for download from the Laminova site here.


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
02/16/07 10:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

hey cheeky, you think these would work the opposite way? say to cool oil? with a directed flow of ambient air, and maybe a fan to assist when at lower speeds? a shorter run of one of those may solve our cooler location issues...just a thought...

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
02/16/07 10:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

lol Aaron, I have just PM'd you. YES these are used in oil coolers and it would be perfect for what we are doing. This could probably locate up behind the bumper support with a radiator for the coolant located remotely. We can offset it so that it is away from the manifold but the line routings would be very very clean. I'd say it would be a winner for your design application.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
02/16/07 10:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

i just got, and replied to your PM!!

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/06/07 03:55 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I feel like RADAR from M*A*S*H. I just shipped a car across the pacific. This time a VR4 and not a 55 willys Jeep.

Parting pictures of the insanity me an Paul have faced. I wish I had took pictures of all the stuff as it came in but my hard drive isn't that large.

Pallet one carbon fiber hood, two trunks, headliner and taillights.
Pallet two GTO interior, roll cage pading (high density stuff), a thermodynamics book and a motor trend.
Pallet 3 .....4 of the tuff bins pack to the rim with odds and ends.

Actually the mass of all of this was larger than alex's first shipment.


Damn it the pictures want load. Hertz I've wait two years for this day and your not letting me post pictures.


I'll get them up when the pictures will load.


brute
(Member +)
03/06/07 04:31 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Why must you temp me so, Curtis?

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
03/06/07 04:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Pics fixed, sorry.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/06/07 04:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's




**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
03/06/07 05:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

you're sending him a giant phalus

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/06/07 05:03 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Thanks Ryan you can cut the pictures back off now.

There's well over 1000lbs of stuff there. The one with all the boards on top was between 6 and 8 hundred by itself. The interior was around 300 and the tall headliner one was about 150.


I can't beleave I have so much room now in the garage its kind of strange. I've had the hood here for about a year and some of the other stuff since before alex shipped out. I'm going to get the lawn mower out tomorrow I may launch it through the middle of the garage now that I can.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
03/06/07 08:12 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's


Well done. I see you're running an evo 8 spoiler, looks good on your car. Slow boat to China. What's the eta?


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/06/07 08:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

you're sending him a giant phalus




I didn't even notice it.


As for the wing I got it from a friend he had it when he bought the evo and it was the factory replacement one and not the real deal carbon fiber . Many may not know but the real ones had a debonding issue and we're recalled if they damage was bad. they replaced them with abs sides and a carbon fibered sticker one. There the same size except the real deal is thin in the middle and these block the view. I'm rying to get use to it but the side view just don't do it for me like the rear view does. Thanks for approval rating.


brute
(Member +)
03/06/07 08:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I wish I had your corners, Curtis.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
03/09/07 04:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The insanity will never stop.




If you remember I wanted some photoshop guy to do a black car with a big mad max looking rally push bar. Well I could build it until the other stuff left so now its gone and my ups girl delievered this.


times 4 of these monsters. Black when off bright as the sun when on. H2 bulbs after Paul ordered these we found HID ones.


The push bar will be built so when he wants to remove it it simply un pin with aircraft saftey pins and can hang from a soccer stadium.


I forgot to turn off the flash for the true black effect. You can look up hella black magics on google they'll show up.



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/16/07 08:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Stuff arrives tomorrow at 1.00 pm. Watch this space guys!. This time it is actually going together.

Paul.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/16/07 01:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

WHOOT. In before the lock.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
04/16/07 06:33 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/17/07 07:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

14.5 hours from now. I just figured the time offset. Paul is 13 hours ahead on US central time. I want pictures as santa unloads the sleigh.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/17/07 08:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

+1, Must be like Christmas for Paul. Lets hope that the shipping company treats the packages better then what UPS does.

RACER-X
(Member +)
04/17/07 11:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey I used to work for UPS .... and I resemble that statement LOL

What can I say when the supervisor is breathing down your neck and you loading a 2 trailors (the long 18 wheelers) and over 3000 packages per truck sometimes you get tired and stressed and take it out on the packages.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/17/07 12:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I knew it. LOL

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/17/07 06:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul you PM'd hours ago that the package was there Post a few thousand pictures already. Having to much fun with the toys......time to share or I'll tell your mom.

OldHairyBastard
(I take bottom on trannies)
04/17/07 07:51 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^^^lol---mom pauls not sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!

rheckert
(I Love Wagons)
04/17/07 07:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

COME ON PAUL, come out and play...
At least let us see what miss UPS brought.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/18/07 08:44 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sorry guys it has been all steam ahead. Garage space in Hong Kong is minimal. After we unpacked we had to pack all the stuff into a corner to give my friend room to work and then we had to ferry those smart bins back to my place and store them on my flat roof. It was pouring with rain at the time and the Type-R got hit by freak hail (or stones thrown up by the wind) which caused a load of paint chips on the hood and cracked the windshield in two places

Today the aerial went into the roof and we fitted the new suede headliner. Got the cage back in only to find it was hitting the vanity light (should have left the light out ) Having already cut a hole in the headliner we had to shift it back extending the hole and then fabricate a bezel out of an old number plate to cover the hole in the liner. I think we did a pretty good job. Measured 10 times cut once and the bezel looks factory.

Pictures. Yeah I know I will but honestly after almost three years on jack stands, I am embarrassed to show pictures of the car as it was this morning. Let me wipe the dust off and show a before picture before we start fitting more stuff.

Tomorrow the C and B pillars go in. We fit the Alpine Controller into the headliner (subject to space) run the wires and then fix the roll cage in place. Then it's re-applying sound deadening, dying and fitting the carpet and then the seats.

We will need to do some work on the door cards and rear parcel shelf but interior should be pretty quick (centre console aside - still working on that!)


strokin4dr
(fighting them with a large needle)
04/18/07 09:55 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sounds like a lot of fun, can't wait to see some pics.

Sorry to hear about the CTR, hail sucks. I've been there before.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/18/07 06:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

zing i am looking forward to this so much

keep us posted paul


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/18/07 07:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I want pictures PM'd before the world sees...... I want to be the first to see the monster I've been so much a part of.}:D


By the way your crazy honda part came in. KC would be so proud. I want one damn its sweet. After yours is in you'll have to give me directions on how to hook it up.



I haven't looked through the other stuff for the stuff you asked about. I've been roofing. I 'll try to get it unboxed and PM tonight.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/19/07 09:33 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

And I expect to be fourth or fifth...You are using my cas, after all. That makes me the car's secound dutch uncle in law or something, right?

Myles
(Douchebagel with Lox)
04/19/07 10:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

And I expect to be fourth or fifth...You are using my cas, after all. That makes me the car's secound dutch uncle in law or something, right?




You are the cars father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.


Anybody Anybody.

I just can't wait to see pics


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/19/07 11:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:


You are the cars father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.



"So what does that make us?"
"Absolutely nothing."


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/19/07 11:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You guys are killing me ... I'm going to bed but I'll do this before I go. First for the disbelievers ...



New headliner, main hoop and vanity light with custom bezel



Visors and Mirror!



Harry's harness bar brackets to tie the main hoop into the B-Pillars



Roll bar cladding ... needs tidying up but I've got that covered a bit later!



Rear Seats are in and fit but it is tight with the cage :-


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/19/07 11:21 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Rear Seats.



And the little fella that held everything up ... GPS, GSM and Wifi LAN!



curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/19/07 11:25 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Going to bed......There's work to be done ......Sleep is over rated.


Damn those seats look good. Give me measurments on the extra suede and I'll get the neighbor to get the pieces so I can ship them with the other stuff.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/19/07 11:33 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I will. There is still tidying up to do. We tried measuring for holes for the rear OEM seat hooks but it was impossible because with the seats in place we couldn't get in to measure. So most of the holes are bigger than they need to be. Tomorrow I'm going to grab a length of thin aluminium stripping and measure and cut holes in it with the seats off. Then I'll screw the aluminium in place on the rear parcel shelf over the existing holes to tidy it up. It isn't necessary, but I'm anal.

The rear is going to be a real PITA now since Andy couldn't get the Pontiac parcel shelf for me (someone threw it in the garbage). It needs a humped parcel shelf badly! Time to get creative.


OldHairyBastard
(I take bottom on trannies)
04/19/07 11:47 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^^^Custom always fits better anyway. Long hours ahead of you but it will be worth it in the end.

Doug


**DONOTDELETE**
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04/19/07 12:26 PM
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Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
04/19/07 01:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul,
Looks hot! Are those Teins for your present Galant or were they from your old wrecked Galant? If they are a E39A application, you want to sell 'em?

Keep up the good work!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/19/07 01:31 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They look like ec5w galant not e39a, sorry Tyler

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/19/07 09:57 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Are those Teins for your present Galant or were they from your old wrecked Galant? If they are a E39A application, you want to sell 'em?




Quote:

They look like ec5w galant not e39a, sorry Tyler




Damn, you guys don't miss much. Back to the grindstone !!!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/20/07 06:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Love your new name.....

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/20/07 07:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

This thread is better than crack

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/20/07 08:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:


New headliner, main hoop and vanity light with custom bezel







that bezel looks standard, or am i missing something?


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/20/07 08:40 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

This thread is better than crack.




+1!


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
04/20/07 09:24 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^ +2.
this is going to be even more fun to watch than it already has...
(p.s. Paul- after some debating, i have the pumps on order, but we do need to discuss new Reservoir options, as it occurred to me that with the pre oiler guy, the current choice cannot hold enough volume. this just dawned on me last night.. )


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/20/07 10:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:


New headliner, main hoop and vanity light with custom bezel







that bezel looks standard, or am i missing something?




We had to extend the hole to clear the roll bar, the bezel was necessary to cover up the hole left to the front after we shifted the light back. This is a better photo showing the plastic plate in close up (thanks for the compliment that it looks standard!)



Aaron, I'll PM you later. You are right. The after-oiler is huge. I still haven't figured out where these two accumulators are going to go. They certainly won't go in the engine bay!

Today was fun by the way. To anyone fiting one of these bars in a street car, don't expect the interior to fit properly. It pushes up the headliner so far that the edge trims don't touch not to mention there is no room between the bar and the liner to fit in the roof edge trim. We had to shift the liner over to the drivers side, cut the trim into two pieces and fit it either side of the bar and then raise the trim on the passenger side and relocate the B-Pillar higher. Came out surprisingly well but it broke me heart to have to cut these perfect trims and remove fixing tabs I had religiously protected throughout the build. I guess in the end it doesn't matter, the roof will never be coming out again!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/23/07 07:26 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The front seats are killing me ... they were a tight fit in Curtis' car but with the cage in they are huge! Beginning to think I might have bitten off more than I can chew. Tomorrow is a last ditch attempt. We are going to cut 5" out of the centre of the power frames and drop them right onto the floor of the car then relocate the seat just off centre on the sliders to see if we can clear the main hoop and front OEM seat mounts! Wish me luck!

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
04/23/07 01:44 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

oh no!!! good luck man!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/23/07 03:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I saw some pics of that GTO interior installed in the rear before, With this more recent pic of the rear seats did you get a better fitment than that last picture? If so can you post some better pics on how that rear seat fits in, it looks REALLY nice, I might like to look into that vs getting a set of the leather evo inteior.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/24/07 09:12 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I warn you that fitting the fronts is a lot of work but that is mostly due to my stubborness in wanting to retain the power frames. I'm sure it would work easier if you used either the standard VR4 bases or some modified recaro/sparco sliders. You will also have an easier job if unlike me you are under five feet as these seats are already tall.

My power frames are now cut down and welded back together. Originally 18" wide, now 13" allowing them to bolt straight to the floor. Now it is a question of position the seats on them to get them as low as possible. The sliders have room to move but the risk is that sitting the seats too low will mean the seat itself restricts movement hitting the crossmember where the OEM front seat mounts are. Curtis suggested cutting that cross member out. My mechanic is dead against it stating that it will reduce rigidity of the chassis. Any thoughts on that. I'd like to just cut it a bit lower. If I end up using the GTO centre console I can route the A/C through the centre console vents and dispose of those under seat vents but I'll have to reroute the wiring that crosses the cross member there.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/08/07 02:56 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well seats took far longer than I expected and were far more of a PITA than I expected. I decided to take a break from the shop for a few days. There are a few things I needed to do that I had no place to sit down and concentrate on. So I spent a few days at home working on some other stuff.

Some of you may remember my thread about fitting DEFi gauges in a manual A/C centre console section. One criticism was that once installed in the car, the gauges are hard to read because they point down. I had that project on hold for some time until one day I was looking at the cups DEFi supplies to mount those gauges on the dash. I never liked the dash mount solution. Too many wires everywhere! The cups had some bracket slots molded onto them. I took them over to my friend Gong-Jai and borrowed his grinding wheel for 30 mins and ground those off, brought them home tidied them up with a multi-master and sprayed them. Then I mounted them in the A/C control holes, 'spot-welded' them with superglue and once I was happy with placement I sealed them in properly at the back with black silicone. Initially the silicone was just intended to fill in any gaps and I was going to go over everything with epoxy, but the cups are so solid now I decided not to bother. Since the cups still move very slightly, I imagine the rubber/silicone will also help absorb vibration.





The next project was relocating the Beltronics remote radar display to the clock position. I sized this all up a while ago as I wasn't keen on keeping my clock, but I was still somewhat hesitant to start hacking the surround as I didn't have a spare. I finally plucked up the courage and just went very, very slowly cuting a little bit at a time until I could just slot the display in. The bezel is held in place by epoxy which is painted black. I have only gone round with a paint marker as a 'primer' so far. I'll probably mask off the display and bezel and do a final spray of black paint before I install it.





steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
05/08/07 06:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

VERY COOL. Pics with gauges mounted?

JB
(Other)
05/08/07 11:23 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Nice Paul.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/08/07 12:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Little update Paul. pumps have shipped, lines and fittings are ordered, a few parts on backorder till the 15th, we just need a res. and a difinitive on the cooler. i'm gonna make something to use as a mock up for testing.....i have the gauge sender location right after the pump as it stands, figure this would be the first place a loss of pressure would indicate, but i think i might move it to just before the cooler....PM me when you have time to get the rest wrapped up....so close now, I'm very excited!!! P.S. Lookin good mang!!!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/08/07 03:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Am I the only one getting excited about this project?

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/08/07 04:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oh hell no! i can't wait to see it all done, and am so enjoying the build process. i love it! it's quite cool to see things happen from start to finish. especially on a project of this size.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/10/07 07:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

VERY COOL. Pics with gauges mounted?






**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 06:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Nice one Paul - looks the goods.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/10/07 06:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

thats hot....and since i'm beside myself with excitement....here's a pic to add to the collection! (i had to, i'm way too excited!!!)
super secret info to follow upon completion!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/10/07 07:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ancient Chinese Secret huh

Confucius say man who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up next morning with stinky finger.


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/10/07 07:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

SHHH!!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 08:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What the F are those things? What do you know that we dont?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 08:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Wait........ I got it! mini electric turbos for that EXTRA boost! Ha we know the secret

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 08:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Looks like water injection to me.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/10/07 08:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul has all kinds of injection, but thats not what these are for....

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 08:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

electronic boost control?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 09:49 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm going with pumps for cooler circulation. Either the air to water or the gearboxes

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/10/07 10:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ooooh you are so close, but no cigar!

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/10/07 10:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

yeah i forgot about that so im doing with the air/water intercooler manifold pumps now

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/11/07 01:55 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I'm sorry..600 posts~!?

This has got to be some sort of record!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/11/07 07:09 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

electronic boost control?





No his boost controller system is laying in my office floor along with lots of other late arrivals.


By the way I know what he's building....My paypal is [email protected]


JB
(Other)
05/11/07 07:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

i'm gonna guess differential or tranny coolers...

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/11/07 08:25 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

By the way I know what he's building....My paypal is [email protected]



Damn you!!! I want a percentage!!!
Everyone will know when it's complete and functional...till then, it's anybody's guess.


14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
05/11/07 08:35 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Lets see. I'll guess it's something for his toilet.

a_santos
(Brasileiro Turbinado)
05/11/07 09:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Those looks like new high tech toilet bowl electronic float pumps

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/11/07 04:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It's the pee return pump, since all of Japan's housing is close to one another, all urine going in gets pumped through that pump, out the window into the neighbor's toilet, eliminating all future toilet problems.

But seriously, I bet they are coolant pumps for his air/water innercooler.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/11/07 08:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul lives in Hong Kong not Japan....

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/11/07 10:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I'm sorry..600 posts~!?

This has got to be some sort of record!




Nope. Don't even ask about the longest one! Kinda sore subject.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/11/07 11:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Paul lives in Hong Kong not Japan....


That pump's more powerful than I thought . ( From the YouTube ricer guy video) I can get parts overnighted from Japan, I got a friend in Honk Kong . On a serious note, I did wonder why he could speak/type the English launguage better than some of the other member on the board.

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
05/12/07 06:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:







Tasers FTW!!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/12/07 06:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Quote:

Paul lives in Hong Kong not Japan....


That pump's more powerful than I thought . ( From the YouTube ricer guy video) I can get parts overnighted from Japan, I got a friend in Honk Kong . On a serious note, I did wonder why he could speak/type the English launguage better than some of the other member on the board.





His family started the english language....He's British.


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
05/12/07 10:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Its time for the next edition of... "Do you know your fellow board members?" Come on down!

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/12/07 02:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Man I've got more PM's to Paul than most board members have posts.

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Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/12/07 07:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

can you say HOLY HOSE ENDS!!!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/17/07 06:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

This is primarily for Aaron's benefit but I thought I'd post this here partly to keep you guys guessing, but also to show you something that some of you may be interested in rigging up, as it is incredibly clean.

This is my friends VR4 in Hong Kong. I noticed this interesting little water reservoir whilst I was talking to him about an induction solution that wouldn't mess with my intercooler pipe routing.



It sits here behind our driver side fender (your passenger side)



If you have ever wondered what the little hole is beside the battery tray that comes up from this position, it is not for letting air into the engine bay, it was the oem factory location for the filler spout for the reservoir



It's a snug fit but an ARC airbox from an EVO III fits nicely here



And that would work great with the bonnet vent



The reservoirs came standard on GTi Galants over here for the headlight washer nozzles. My friend is going to use it as an intercooler sprayer. I'm not struck on that idea but it would make a decent reservoir for a water or meth injection system and would be very convenient to fill.

Aaron. You know where I am going with this. Stainless or aluminium reservoir underneath as above and copy the design and route of the filler spout so that it is accessible from the engine bay. Keep it low profile so I can fit the ARC airbox and maybe combine it with a dipstick to check oil levels (not essential just an idea). It will need a drain underneath. We can speak more on this. We basically can copy Curtis' air box design but just leave space for the intercooler piping.

Curtis. I was tempted to 'modify' your airbox but I don't want to. I am just going to keep it in case I change my setup to an air to water or something in the future. I've run this over and over but whilst short route piping makes sense, I don't want to butcher a perfectly good and expensive intercooler piping kit and I never expected to be able to pick up one of these ARC induction boxes. It is angled perfectly to allow me to make use of the bonnet vent and with minimum concerns during heavy rain as the filter faces down.


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/17/07 09:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

OOOHHHHH!!!! that should work nicely! we'll discuss....

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/25/07 06:05 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul is my engine in yet? I need a status report.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/25/07 06:19 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I tried uploading pictures last night, but the server wouldn't have it! I'll try again tonight, but we didn't get the engine in. Had problems with the front sub-frame and swaybar bushings. I seem to remember Whiteline left us high and dry with the front 24 mm bar. They basically stopped production and refused to make 24 mm bushings or a new bracket to fit the larger bar. The front brackets are also difficult to fabricate because they are only bolted at one end.

I'll try to post the pictures tonight. Where's my suede?


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/25/07 07:02 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I know damn it I'll go jump him tomorrow about it.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/26/07 10:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's





I have no idea what is up with my connection. Each picture takes 15 minutes to load. There are still a load more to go. I'll try again tomorrow.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/26/07 01:17 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

in that first pic is that bracing from the strut tower to firewall. I was thinking of something similar.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/26/07 02:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Yes, the only thing is it prevents me putting my washer reservoir there now!



curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/26/07 08:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

more pictures.....now....

4orced4door
(Out Standing)
05/26/07 09:03 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey Paul, it's awesome to see you're finally making some progress putting parts on the car after all this time! I bet it feels good.

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
06/01/07 10:23 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

With all the crap you are putting on that thing, it is great you got the 4 ton floor jack.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
06/02/07 10:16 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oi, Flanagan!

The only reason Craftsman made those was because of the USDM VR4 ... Cruise Control, Sun Roof, Electric Seatbelts, 70 lb bumper supports fore AND aft, not to mention all the Emissions rubbish!


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
06/03/07 02:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's




Paul's getting cocky ...he must have been into the red wine storehouse.


slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
06/04/07 10:29 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Oi, Flanagan!

The only reason Craftsman made those was because of the USDM VR4 ... Cruise Control, Sun Roof, Electric Seatbelts, 70 lb bumper supports fore AND aft, not to mention all the Emissions rubbish!




aside from the sunroof, it's still a retardedly heavy car.

mine is super light with no drivetrain though.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
06/27/07 05:05 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Any updates Paul?

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
06/29/07 11:59 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

He must be on one looooong honeymoon.

iLLeffeKt vr-4
(Hertz pulverized mine)
06/29/07 05:33 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I want to see the honeymoon video

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/19/07 12:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Finally got to the shop today. Didn't make loads of progress but damn it feels good to be back at the car again. First off I posted before about the problems I had with the mounts and bushings for the larger diameter front sway bar. I was so sick of trying to hack it before going back to the UK I had Ken drop it off at the machine shop for this to be done:



I was going to put this on today but I have just had some new rally spec sub frame bushings come in courtesy of RayH and I want to put those on. (Ray I spoke to Robert today and I'm going to pick the bushings up and hopefully get them pressed in by next Friday)

The front sway bar has come out so well I think eventually I will get the rear done as well, but I can't bring myself to pull the rear again right now. I'm going to get the car running and then take it up to Ken's, put it on the lift and drop the rear out when I have a couple of days. I'll fit the rear bushings and get the rear sway-bar mounts at the same time.

We fitted a couple of bits back into the engine bay and then took some measurements for some new brake lines. I left after that to go and see someone about my troublesome alarm on the Type R. Got the driver's door lock cracked and he's going to figure out the remote start, windows and the valet take over switch next Friday. Whilst I was doing that, my man put the wiring loom that we spent that morning cleaning up back in with the nice fuse box.



It is actually starting to look like an engine bay instead of a shell.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/19/07 01:48 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Glad to see you're making more progress

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
07/20/07 01:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Love the fuse box cover. Thats 100% JDM. Got the one you can read in your pile of stuff. Yes folks we have stuff here I need to finish and ship..

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/20/07 04:47 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Why are you doing all this work on the car, but you're still using an Air flow meter?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/20/07 08:20 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Because it's still a streetcar.

I had a lot of discussions with guys at the beginning and the consensus was that the Air Flow meter really isn't THAT much of a restriction until you start to get to very high power levels which I'm not aiming for.

In fact I don't honestly believe the Air Flow meter is a restriction per se, it flows more than enough air, it is just that beyond a certain airflow it can't measure the airflow fast enough to make it accurate leading to poor air/fuel ratios.

I doubt I'll get past the overrun point and even if I do I'm going to be running DSMLink which clamps the MAF signal just before the overrun point and switches over to a crude SD setup at WOT only.

For a street car I think it's the perfect system. It gives you better airflow than a MAF at WOT whilst maintaining the good driveability of the MAF at lower speeds.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/20/07 09:28 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What about map sensor stuff though? Dont you think AEM would give you more flexability?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/20/07 09:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

With a proper tune, a MAP sensor will outperform an AFM in every way.
Especially with regards to Air Temp correction.

I don't understand why you're using DSMlink, it's such an outdated system and hasn't been developed in over 2 years.

There is such a huge range of standalone ECU's available and they are all fairly cheap.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/20/07 09:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Probably yes and I'm not against the possibility of doing that in the future, but there is no support for AEM over here like you have in the States. I know they have great online forums and the guys over on that forum are pretty much as cool as you guys here but if I have a serious problem, is one of you going to jump on a plane to come help me? I'm just too far away.

The DSMLink on the other hand was bench tested with a JDM single board EPROM ECU by the DSMLink guys, and apart from a few idiosyncracies that might be an issue if I tried to run a Cyclone direct from the ECU and a reputed difference with the fuel pump relay wiring, it does work. That's a load off my mind because it means the car should just go together and fire up even if the tune isn't spot on out of the box.

I'm not disputing the fact that the AEM 'can' be setup to give excellent driveability but I think I might be expecting a bit too much if I thought I could set it up perfectly right now. I think that when I find the DSMLink to be too restrictive and I feel I need more control, it will be a pretty good indication that I've learned enough and moved on to the point where I should be looking at an AEM or AUTRONIC or whatever! I do envy the target A/F ratio that AEM users have though and the ridiculous MPG that Tom Noonen could get with it!!

A MAP sensor is also recommended for the DSMLink and I'll be fitting one!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/20/07 10:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

With a proper tune, a MAP sensor will outperform an AFM in every way.
Especially with regards to Air Temp correction.

I don't understand why you're using DSMlink, it's such an outdated system and hasn't been developed in over 2 years.

There is such a huge range of standalone ECU's available and they are all fairly cheap.




I'm not arguing either, but I find it rather amusing that when I first came on the board and was thinking about using an AEM, people were telling me that it was "too much" for me, and that I should consider using DSMLink. Then I buy DSMLink and people ask me why I'm not using AEM.

I am pretty honest and personally I just don't think I have the ability to tune an AEM myself.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/20/07 11:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The reason everyone here says that is because America is so far behind in ECU technology it's not funny.


Why are you tuning it yourself?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/21/07 12:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Because the costs of having someone tune it here are silly and I'd rather learn than have to pay someone to do it from here on in.

1badgvr4
(not even the right model )
07/21/07 12:20 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sorry to be such a newb ,but what kind of air box is that me wants.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/21/07 02:50 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It's an old school ARC airbox for an EVO III.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/21/07 04:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Because the costs of having someone tune it here are silly and I'd rather learn than have to pay someone to do it from here on in.



That could become a very expensive learning exercise.. lol

Do you have a dyno?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/21/07 04:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Lol ...

No, I don't but from what I have 'gleaned' through my research on here is that the dyno is the 'last' critical stage for adding timing. Set up of dead time, fuel trims, fuel and airflow should be possible on the road. Whilst I am obviously a novice and really can't argue this either way, there seem to be quite a few who believe that real world tuning on the road under various driving and road conditions is the only way to go but that the exception to this is the final tweaking of the ignition timing. Your thoughts?


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/21/07 09:58 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It's hard to tune for full power on the street, well, it is over here anyway, speed limits on the road, traffic and just general obstacles don't really allow you to do WOT tunes in 4th gear.

I think you should tune it on the dyno, then tune it on the street just to clean up the tune. But then again, I have no idea about tuning, and I'd rather pay someone else to do a good job of it rather than try and save a few hundred dollars, only to have to rebuild the engine because my tune blew up my motor.


HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
07/21/07 10:02 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

If you can't tune it to not blow up you shouldn't be driving. Tuning for power is another story.

brute
(Member +)
07/21/07 05:37 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I would use 3rd gear to tune. We do not have a 1:1 gear, but 3rd is closer than 4th to being 1:1. Just my thoughts.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/22/07 04:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I guess that explains why everyones dyno graphs say gear 3

I wonder how much power I'd make if I did mine in gear 3


1gnasty
(No Cool Title)
07/22/07 07:54 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I would use 3rd gear to tune. We do not have a 1:1 gear, but 3rd is closer than 4th to being 1:1. Just my thoughts.


for what i understand every car a 1.1 and a overdrive so i guess 4 has to be a 1.1

1gnasty
(No Cool Title)
07/22/07 07:55 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I guess that explains why everyones dyno graphs say gear 3

I wonder how much power I'd make if I did mine in gear 3



not everyone dynos in 3, some people dont doit because it puts to much stress in the motor on 4 gear


brute
(Member +)
07/22/07 08:44 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

for what i understand every car a 1.1 and a overdrive so i guess 4 has to be a 1.1




Not every car has a 1:1. In the AT DSMs, 3rd is 1:1; however, MT do not have a 1:1 gear.

1st 2.846
2nd 1.684
3rd 1.115
4th 0.833
5th 0.666

The 1g DSM AWD MT 1st gear is 3.083, which is why lots of DSMers use the GVR4 1st gear-it is slightly taller at 2.846.


slugsgomoo
(god hates stupid people)
07/22/07 02:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

the reason that it's not a good idea to dyno in 4th is that not only is it significantly overdriven at .833, it's also the single weakest gear in the whole transmission, so putting all that stress on it doesn't seem wise.

You'll read a tiny bit higher in 3rd than you will in 4th, but it doesn't matter. dyno's are for tuning, trap speeds read power.


Ralli380Gvr4
(Bearded Snow Leopard)
09/05/07 05:34 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

hey man, I lost your #. Hit me up 615-4421. I've been checking out Sandia Speedway whenever they have street nights and drift events. you should roll, I've just watching but eventually want to run my car at the street nights next summer. time to start planning haha. later.

HertzGalant VR4.org Administrator
(OneTitle to rule them all.)
09/05/07 10:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

+1 4th gear ate shit on mine.

PJGross
(both buccal and lingual)
09/06/07 06:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I'm not arguing either, but I find it rather amusing that when I first came on the board and was thinking about using an AEM, people were telling me that it was "too much" for me, and that I should consider using DSMLink. Then I buy DSMLink and people ask me why I'm not using AEM.





I just had to chuckle since this thread is over 2 yrs old and things have changed since the start of it.

(no knocks, though, my car hasn't daily driven in much longer than that and I'm sporting a MAF translator + SAFC FTL... but it was pimp (controversially) back in the day)

I was skimming through this thread and the car is starting to make me think of the jackie chan car in Cannonball Run II. How many miles of wiring is going to be in this thing?

Again, no knocks, I'd really like to see this car in person when its done. It would take weeks to go through it and see all of the small details. Very cool stuff.

-PJ


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
10/27/07 07:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

motivational bump!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/27/07 08:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

tool

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
10/28/07 08:18 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's



belize1334
(well bread and nobly conceived)
10/28/07 02:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I currently have the black plastic K&N adapter for my 3g AFM but I dont like that it sits at an angle wrt the honey combs and isn't the same shape. I've been thinking about an airbox for a while and I like the look of that one. Could you post a link for that one? I searched google but the result I got was different from the one in your pic.

JB
(Other)
10/29/07 08:41 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Car for sale yet?

steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
10/29/07 08:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Dibs.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/29/07 08:48 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sure, but postage will be a bitch!!!

No link to the EVOIII airbox I'm afraid, these are used units. You really only need a Mitsu specific box. I'd look at some later mode EVO units and just weld on tabs to make it fit!

You can get in line with the vultures and wait for me to sell mine but they've all been waiting 2 years already and none of them have anything


blacksheep
(Baraqsheep)
10/29/07 08:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I have an Evo VIII airbox I could sell someone!

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
10/29/07 08:58 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Car for sale yet?



Quote:

Dibs.


^ ok, you guys are assh*les.

Quote:

tool



and you...... bastard..





Quote:

I have an Evo VIII airbox I could sell someone!



you...what? was the FS sectiokn too far for you to scroll? What the hell?

steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
10/29/07 09:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You forgot the whore that posted right before you.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
10/29/07 09:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

you are right steve...i did not intially notice the whore of whores..... editing to fix that...

OldHairyBastard
(I take bottom on trannies)
10/29/07 09:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

New Picks yet?????? None of the mad tyte USDM chain'n'rotor yo!!!!!!

JB
(Other)
10/29/07 11:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Post some updated pics or I'll delete this thread.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/29/07 12:24 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^finish your galant Johomo

JB
(Other)
10/29/07 01:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

At least mine is on the road.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/29/07 03:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

when was the last time it actually touched pavement?

JB
(Other)
10/30/07 11:03 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Shut up.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/30/07 12:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Post some updated pics or I'll delete this thread.




Right that's it! What evolves in yo JDM tyte land, stays in JDM tyte land. If you want to see the progress you'll have to come here to see it!


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/30/07 04:20 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

so this is much like pimp my ride, except your pimping it, so i guess that makes it pimp your ride...also , there no completely useless stuff. like fish bowl rims and ... snake in your E-brake.. or hooker blood in the carpet..

OldHairyBastard
(I take bottom on trannies)
01/02/08 11:37 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

So Paul. Where's the update? On the car and pics of the kid & Mommy. Haven't heard much from you in a while.

Doug--OHB


steveGalant VR4.org Administrator
(Key Fob Guy)
01/02/08 11:41 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

or hooker blood in the carpet..




Really?? Damn where did he find a new carpet?? I thought they were NLA.



cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
01/02/08 10:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

LMFAO ... why do you think I opted for leather seats this time.

Well the last few months have been pretty hectic as you know. In addition to trying to sort out a plan of action for the car after my mechanic put himself into hospital we have been sorting out some building work at the house. We moved out to get that done and I haven't had internet for a while hence my lack of time on here.

Anyway that's all stuff for another thread. I have sourced another friend to help with the car. He has promised to get the car up and running in barebones form by around March for inspection and re-registration. It will have a pretty bare interior and dash and very few gadgets and it will probably run on a stock turbo/injectors etc. But it will run! That way I can put the interior back in and drive the car to anywhere I need to get stuff like the audio and window tinting installed. I'll also be able to take the car home and work on the interior.

This also means I can get going whilst Curtis is doing some stuff for me as he got behind when he tried the DIY amputation course!

Not exciting news exactly but at least I have a schedule now. I am happy sorting out the interior and with the car actually running I don't anticipate any real problems with most of the installation. The biggest issue is really going to be the oil system and I can put that on hold by using a stock turbo to start with whilst Aaron sorts out the new system for me.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
01/03/08 08:07 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Not a bad plan of attach. This way you can get the government off your ass and break the motor in slow and find problems.

OldHairyBastard
(I take bottom on trannies)
01/03/08 06:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sorry Curtis but Paul had me cracking up with this one.---LOL


"This also means I can get going whilst Curtis is doing some stuff for me as he got behind when he tried the DIY amputation course!
"

Good to hear that the car will be up and running soon and you can take the family on a little boosted drive.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
01/03/08 09:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hell I laughed to....news is I may have a finger print.


It just want match my old one.


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
01/03/08 09:39 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

The biggest issue is really going to be the oil system and I can put that on hold by using a stock turbo to start with whilst Aaron sorts out the new system for me.


Speaking of which...I need to source another test turbo. I disassembled mine, as it was leaking every time I tested the damn thing....

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/21/08 09:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

No pictures yet so don't ask, but progress!

Engine is in.
Gearbox is in, together with the clutch and diffs.
GTO Rear arms are at the machine shop to modify GTO hubs to fit my rear brakes (found out I have to have a cable e-brake to pass inspection!!!)
Oil cooler and lines are in.
Integra DC5 fans modified to fit stock OEM mounts and in.

I am still working on a few problems with some board members, but finally there is some hope of finishing this project.


JB
(Other)
04/21/08 10:29 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

If someone needs a broken leg, let us know.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
04/21/08 11:44 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

On May 18, 2008, we need to celebrate the 3 year anniversary of this thread & build. Sounds like some major progress has been made . Keep us posted.

Myles
(Douchebagel with Lox)
04/21/08 11:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting JB:

If someone needs a broken leg, let us know.




+1 If it's anyone in the midwest. We'll track them down. Break a few fingers so they can't type anymore.


Polish
(Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger)
04/21/08 11:49 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

+2

JSchleim18
(Minor 69er)
04/21/08 12:19 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

haha I'll be down...sucks when people don't pull through

On a side note, I really wanna get a JDM Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir with the neck and all...I snapped a bolt taking mine off the OEM location and my CUSCO Strut Bar is taking its place

I also love the interior paint you used...cleans them up really nice...would any interior paint do just as good a job?...best of luck with the build and I really hope it goes smooth!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
04/22/08 08:51 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I wish you had told me earlier, you could have had mine, it won't fit in the stock location, now that I've welded in the strut tower supports. I'll see if I can find you one.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/22/08 07:52 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Progress Report

Solution to keeping E brake whilst using 4-Pot AP rear calipers ...






This is the old Selby Sway Bar. The 26mm Whiteline bar is at the "machine" shop being re-bent, trimmed and having the bolt holes welded in and then re-drilled for oem endlinks.








Intercooler is on and fits behind RS JDM Bumper ... just!





Honda Type R Fans FTMFW!!!




Almost done under here ... Harry's scattershield still to be fitted.




Front brakes are now being sorted. Needed $580 of new rotor hats and 'minimal' changes to the caliper brackets. Wheels are a +35 offset so it seems some 'old school' genuine sheet metal fender flares are inevitable.




rheckert
(I Love Wagons)
05/22/08 08:24 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Good to see you are still making progress 3 years after this thread started.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/22/08 08:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

You do own a car.

Ok whats the brace in the picture thats under the IC and beside the JDM drivers side IC pipe.

Also I see subframe connectors and looks to be a one piece driveshaft.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
05/22/08 08:47 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Also the front bar design will work with the IC.

Still need a top view picture of the IC looking down at it with no grill or lights installed.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/22/08 09:42 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Okay, I'll try to get some better pictures.

The subframe connectors you already knew about. Driveshaft is actually 2 piece rather than 3 piece, the final section is still OEM steel but the aluminium section from the shiny connector you can see down to the transmission/transfer case still shaves off a fair bit of weight.

The brace is a weird piece. Ken (the guy you can see fiddling with the bumper and intercooler) got this off a rally car. It is actually used to mount the heavy steel skid plate under there. He refused to mount the plate because it weighs so much but said the bar made such a huge difference to handling that he refused to part with it. I ended up buying the skid plate from him and 'borrowing' the brace so I could have this stainless steel version made from it. It is more weight up front but I wanted the skid plate. I've run over some big frickin' rocks that construction site trucks dropped on the highway before and with the cost of this engine and tranny I want some insurance for the future.


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
05/22/08 06:36 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

As discussed... The rear brake set-up is a PHENOMINAL idea. Using the GTO arms, and 'hats' if you will. Looking forward to seeing more specifics.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/22/08 07:42 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What width wheels are they? Must be pretty wide is a +35 doesn't fit?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/22/08 08:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Evo wheels are 8in +35 and they fit without a problem... Those cant be much wider than 8ins.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/23/08 03:26 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

They are 8 x 18. But I have nothing to adjust camber up front and the 3KGT trailing arms and hubs up back increase the track a bit there. We'll see how she looks once she's back on the ground and take it from there.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
05/23/08 03:36 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I would think camber plates up front would be cheaper than flares, as well as better for performance to be able to dial in some negative camber. Out back, gvr4's wheel/tire combos usually sit in the fenderwell a bit more anyway, so increasing the width could actually make it look more even with the front.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/23/08 09:23 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Mark,

That's a good point! I have Andre's control arms at the back so I can play with camber there, and I too am hoping this 'wider track' might eliminate that unbalance between front and rear wheels that I too have noticed. I just had a bad experience with front camber plates on the VR4 before. I think the bearings had gone and the continuous tap tap tap from right in front of me under the hood drove me insane. I've always liked the idea of fender flares but if EVO 8 wheels fit I would have thought these will too. I think we need to get the suspension under load and re-evaluate. I'd appreciate your input when we get there. It will need some bodywork anyway.

Paul.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
05/24/08 08:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Not sure what sort of "look" you are into with cars Paul, but if you want "fitment" like some of the vr4 owners here (and the drifters!), I definitely wouldn't be going for fender flares. Even if they don't fit with your alignment, you can probably just roll and "pump" the guards a mm or two using a guard roller.

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
05/28/08 10:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

This thing has to be getting closer and closer to being parted out.

Wouldn't it make sense to just save some effort and not waste time shipping all this really cool stuff over to China?

Doesn't that thing weigh enough already?!



I got your door trim and it will be on the way to Curtis soon.

Can I get a discount on your partout?


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
05/29/08 11:00 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

The only reason you never sold your car is because no-one wants a purple one

Front brakes are done, rear swaybar has been modified to fit, driveshaft coupler has been machined and now fits. Intercooler piping is on, battery has been relocated to the trunk.

I can't guarantee this car will be light, but it will definitely run.

I'll get that address to you.


turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
05/29/08 03:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

^

I really hope to make the trip out to China sometime later this year when we go to visit our factories. I'll give you some notice and I fully expect a ride!


14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
05/29/08 04:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I just had a theory. Our adoption is taking so long because you havn't fihish your car. Now get it done so I can get my daughter and get a ride in it also.

JB
(Other)
07/28/08 09:08 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Any updates Paul? I dont want to ban you from the board, but i will.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
07/28/08 09:13 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I ought to be banned for not getting off my ass. She is pretty much ready to run. I am supposed to be taking the interior in to get it fitted but I want to get the gauges mounted in the dash pod and fix it before I take the dash in. I have three days off starting Saturday so I'm hoping to get a few ends finished up.

I can't finish the interior without some bits from Curtis but I will get the front seats mounted and then she should actually run!!!


JB
(Other)
07/28/08 10:15 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Get some pics or something up when you get a chance.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
07/28/08 08:58 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Congrats for being so patient Paul.

I've owned 4 different cars since this thread started.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/27/08 08:48 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

She runs !!!

Stock MAS, stock turbo and radiator, 550 injectors, stock ECU, stock TB, intake and exhaust manifolds but she runs.

Interior is being fitted with stock seats for inspection, then we'll start tidying a few things up and start adding more kit a piece at a time.

Larger injectors, DSMLink, then the COP and CDi, then the turbo, new manifold and header, oil system etc. New rad and water lines will go in at some point too.


14u2nV
(Resident Pedobear)
08/27/08 09:08 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Bout friggin time.

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
08/27/08 09:11 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Good deal! I'll have your info here in the next few...My vacation pretty much got cancelled, so.......info to come!

Oh, and we demand a few pics.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
08/27/08 09:26 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Pm sent, yes pictures ....Better yet I want video so I can hear how fast the cut crank and aluminum rods flip around.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/27/08 09:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Sounds stock. Can't even hear the 272s, hell the V6 was more lumpy than this! Sorry that I got no video but it kind of caught me by surprise.

The car needs to go for inspection by October and we got stalled because of a friggin' driver's side A/C vent of all things. I picked up a USDM passenger vent on my trip last year thinking it would fit, but when I came to putting the dash back together a few weeks ago I realized it doesn't work like that.

So anyhow I ordered a new vent and Ken asked me to bring the interior down for him to fit whilst we were waiting on the vent. I pulled all the stuff to take down today, and when I get down there he says, "Look!" Turns the key and she fires up like she has never even been on stands, just purred there in the background whilst we talked.

Crazy.


14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
08/27/08 11:09 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Now I know that I'm going to get my daughter this spring. I want a ride when I come though on my way the China.

Romanova
( the coolest person to ever post in the past 2 hours)
08/27/08 02:13 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Paul, is that with the FFWD motor?

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/27/08 02:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

congrats Paul pics aren't loading though

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
08/27/08 03:30 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting Romanova:

Paul, is that with the FFWD motor?




Yes. FFWD motor is all in, but quite a few supporting mods will go on after the inspection.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
08/27/08 08:43 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting cheekychimp:

She runs !!!




Glad to hear it, Paul!


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
09/25/08 08:28 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's













Needs a damn good detailing and I'm missing a few interior pieces ... CURTIS!!!


Doc_Seuss
(nohomo)
09/25/08 08:43 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

wow that's a lot of flocking, you weren't messing around.

Looks good Paul. more pics!

Dave


OldHairyBastard
(I take bottom on trannies)
09/26/08 05:06 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

damn Sexy!!!!!!

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/03/08 11:00 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Supposed to go pick it up tomorrow. It's far from finished, but I can drive it now, which means I can start getting things moving along bit by bit.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
10/03/08 11:34 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I finally figured it out.....You call her it. My God man you haven't gave her a name yet.

JB
(Other)
10/03/08 12:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Are you serious? You name your cars?

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/04/08 09:17 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

After three years of hell, I'm thinking of call her "Christine".

Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
10/04/08 06:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

If I'm not mistaken, it was running when you put it down, therefore making you 'Christine' technically.

cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/05/08 06:30 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Did you just call me a girl? Any more of that son and I might go "Postal' myself!

Anyways, car is still at the shop until Tuesday. I'm swapping out the front springs on the Hotbits for a pair of slightly shorter ones so I can get the ride height down a bit more at the front. It isn't so much that I don't dig the rally look, actually I do, it's just that the distance between the swaybar and the lower end of the shock is a little tight and this will give us a little more clearance.


toybreaker
(it's peace of mind at 100 mph plus)
10/05/08 06:39 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Might want to hold off on setting the ride height there, Paul...

Don't you still have, like, 804 options to add?

The power supply for the ray gun/immolizer may get her to hunker down some...


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/05/08 06:48 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

John have you been talking to that Flanagan bloke? You guys kill me

The first thing I'm going to do is weigh this sucker (sans options) and see how it compares to your 'barges'.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/07/08 11:16 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well, I drove it home!

John, you were right! I either need to find another rear subframe or machine out the welded chassis mounts. I can't deal with the noise and vibration on decceleration.

Runs like shit but I think putting the DSMLink in and fixing the settings will sort most of that. It currently has 510 injectors, a VR4 MAF and it's a 2.3 litre. Time to charge up the laptop, get Yiuwa over and see if we can get it idling properly. Anyone who knows deadtime and global settings for 510 injectors let me know. I'll look in the DSMLink tuning guide later tonight.

Clutch is pretty heavy but not too bad for a twin plate, I think I'll get used to it. Gear change is okay but not as good as I'd hoped, but again that might just need some adjustment.

Steering seems lethargic and a bit vague after the Type R. Who did the steering quickener mod? I might need to reconsider that.

Suspension seems good, not too bouncy, but the brakes are positively spongy. I wonder if I'm going to need a dual pump setup.

Engine is smooth, revs quickly and feels strong even with the pathetically small snail.

It's not as refined as I'd hoped, but I think 90% of those problems would be sorted by rear subframe bushings and a properly setup ECU. Anyway that's just first impressions from a couple of 15-20 minute drives.


SleepinGVR4
(What are we going to do today Ferb?)
10/07/08 11:37 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Excellent Paul!

chrisb33
(Member +)
10/07/08 12:56 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting cheekychimp:

Well, I drove it home!
Anyone who knows deadtime and global settings for 510 injectors let me know.






I have 510cc injectors also, deadtime i set it at 180, and global is around 12%. Idle's great.

chris b


JB
(Other)
10/07/08 01:11 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Congrats Paul.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/07/08 01:47 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Glad to hear it, Paul!

Polish
(Dr. Pilosh Haagenscodyberger)
10/07/08 01:50 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting cheekychimp:



It's not as refined as I'd hoped




Needs more BMW to be refined...

Congrats on getting it running, now comes the fun part of making everything work together.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/07/08 02:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting chrisb33:


I have 510cc injectors also, deadtime i set it at 180, and global is around 12%. Idle's great.

chris b




Thanks Chris, I'll try that.


chrisb33
(Member +)
10/07/08 03:27 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

no problem. nice build btw. Ey you're based in HK right? i'll be going there on 2nd week of november. Id like to see your car in person

chris b


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/08/08 01:19 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Congrats on driving her home. It's been a long road & while you're not done, you're closer to being done. Congrats again for sticking with it.

Gvr4-330
(I feel of the short bus)
10/08/08 06:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Congrats!

Damn.. I just came back from a trip to HK. I should have seen the Galant while I was there.

Rob


Spott
(The Deer Hitman)
10/08/08 07:00 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Good to hear it is driving good luck with her.

turboflanagan
(I would give myself something respectable.)
10/08/08 10:28 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting cheekychimp:

John have you been talking to that Flanagan bloke? You guys kill me

The first thing I'm going to do is weigh this sucker (sans options) and see how it compares to your 'barges'.





No, we have not been talking, but great minds do think alike! I was thinking the same thing before I saw John's post.

Congrats my friend! Now get it sorted out and start enjoying it again.

I took Keydiver's suggestion and just grounded out the knock sensor and now have no knock! After driving the Acura Legend around, even my 10lbs of knock-free boost gives me a woody! Woo-Hoo! I actually Really enjoy driving the Galant again.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/21/08 12:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well I put in an E952 code chip that Yiuwa lent me tonight and the car finally felt driveable. No more stalling everytime I take my foot off the throttle or stop at a junction/stoplight. Could NOT for the life of me get it to work with DSMLink. The global and deadtime settings just didn't work out for me.

I'm trying to figure out if there are other issues. It's a '90 car so has (presumably) a '90 ECU to engine harness. But I'm running a factory replacement JDM ECU manufactured in 1998. I'm not throwing any fuel pump relay issues. I'm still not sure if I need to swap Pins 9 and 16, and I don't know if the EGR Solenoid output was causing any quirky behaviour as a result of the Cyclone manifold I currently have installed.

The stock turbo from my old motor is also toast, so I need to get back down to Ken and swap that out. But generally it feels pretty good. I just wish so much I didn't have solid rear subframe mounts, or that I was less of a cissy so that the noise on deceleration didn't bother me so much!


chrisb33
(Member +)
10/21/08 06:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

email thomas of dsmlink directly for your dsmlink concerns - [email protected], tell him i sent you. what is your base fuel pressure regulator set at?

chris b


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
10/21/08 08:09 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

I just wish so much I didn't have solid rear subframe mounts, or that I was less of a cissy so that the noise on deceleration didn't bother me so much!


Yep, you are a Wuss.

Step one. Figure out what is what with the wiring, Etc...It'd be nice to see you get it up and running with the link installed.

On another note, I keep missing you online as of late... Hopefully we catch up soon. Gots to order you up some so you can roll in style!


atc250r
(Senior Ricer)
10/21/08 08:18 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Congrats Paul! Its been a looooooonnnnnngggg trip but you're finally getting to enjoy the rewards of your hard work.

John


1badgvr4
(not even the right model )
10/22/08 10:15 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting cheekychimp:

After three years of hell, I'm thinking of call her "Christine".


Taken!!!!

Gordian79
(teh Gaugemaster)
10/22/08 10:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Damn paul what the flock is up with all the flocking lol.looks good.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
10/24/08 11:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

It's great to hear that your car is finally on the road in HK, Paul. Although if it were still in the garage, I would have liked to hear these guys call out "Galant VR-4!"

HK Parking Garage Tour

You do park in that garage, right?

Cheers,
T.K.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
10/25/08 05:31 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Oh I used to park there when it was exclusive, but now they've just let all the riff raff in! I mean a VW Beetle ... what were they thinking?

14u2nV
(Resident Pedobear)
10/25/08 05:53 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hate to be insuring that garage.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
10/31/08 11:45 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well finished a few more things for Paul for the last big shipment


B pillars and the extra wide top rails are now in suede, C's will be next week the areas around the windows are to deep and the material wants to bunch up.


Paul brought over a ashtray to cut the center out in for his plx air fuel ratio gauge, crap bakelite plastics cracks and explodes the first sign of chatter from the mill so after 4 or 5 attempts .....I made a billet ashtray insert.

still needs a little more work but everything fits nicely.







Terry Posten
(Old Balls)
11/01/08 12:10 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I am not sure what to do with a hacked up center console that arrived at my doorstep.

That can I do with this?

On the phone front, I just can't get my cousin to do anything with it. He is just swamped. Sorry about that.

Get with me on what you want/need for this center unit.

Again, sorry.


chrisb33
(Member +)
11/01/08 12:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Ey curtis! those billet ashtray electronic holder will go well with your single/dual din gauge panel holder

I'll pm you when im ready for you to hook me up with a set


Cheecky,

you're going to have one bad a$$ galant over there when you're done! good luck to you bro!

chris b


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
11/03/08 10:46 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Curtis: You have an ETA on when all that will ship...I need to get Paul a few things, and would be best served to have it all ship at once.....PAUL? What all do we want to order?

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/03/08 12:29 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Cool I'll ship everything to you and you can combine.

Man going to be soon, I have the lumber for the crate as well as some super heavy duty honeycomb boxes, but have to make space in the shop for the crate and boxes to put everything in.

The c pillars and other stuff went to the upholstery shop this morning and he said he would try to get it done this week. I have to check my list on any other thing to build and get it done and ship all at once.......cause the wife wants the sunporch back.


Rausch
(Rock Star Status)
11/03/08 12:52 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quote:

Cool I'll ship everything to you and you can combine.


.... Um, I was thinking I could send the stuff to you! I don't think I could find a safe enough home for ALL that stuff!!!!!

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/06/08 02:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

More toys
C pillars, Paul my buddy told me this is the last set he'll ever think about doing. There each 3 pieces of cloth and had to be fitted and formed, took him a few hours on each.


Center console , shift boot and e brake handle all in suede. Yes its a mirror image so it will work on the right hand drive e brake handle


Then there's this hunk of shit, two days in the building, I'll have to drag it outside with the mower after its filled. Its like 4.5 x 6 x 4 high. Yes there's about that much here folks, rear bumper will fit on the bottom by the large box then the front push bar and inter support will go on top. You know I can't figure out were all this stuff will fit on the car....I sent 3 pallets then there's the stuff from Alex and Aaron.

I use to have a shop end of my garage.



thecman02
(too lazy to look)
11/06/08 08:54 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Wow that car is just going to be absolutely amazing. Good looking pieces covered.

HHIVR4
(Aluminum Lung)
11/06/08 10:53 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Bad ass.The panels turned out great!

G
(JDM Unit)
11/06/08 11:08 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

What's in teh crate? tazmanian devil?

bazeng
(work in progress)
11/14/08 10:21 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Wow Paul,

I just spent 1 hour reading this post.. cool build indeed!

Now some questions:

What brand lcd screen are you using? do you have a link. I want something to run my virtual dash on.
Rear diff - lsd, what mods did you need to do to get this to work? any work required on the axles / shafts?

The noise from your drivetrain. Are you still experiencing it?
I have solved about 80% of the noise on mine. I wonder if the alloy tail shaft has anything to do with it. Or the lsd's.

How is she doing now? Holset bolted up yet?


spooling92vr4
(Yeah Toast! * Now with JELLY!!!)
11/14/08 10:57 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I heard the hk police were corrupt taking bribes and such.. this just proves it


seriously though. beautiful car


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
11/14/08 11:47 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting bazeng:

Wow Paul,

I just spent 1 hour reading this post.. cool build indeed!

Now some questions:

What brand lcd screen are you using? do you have a link. I want something to run my virtual dash on.
Rear diff - lsd, what mods did you need to do to get this to work? any work required on the axles / shafts?

The noise from your drivetrain. Are you still experiencing it?
I have solved about 80% of the noise on mine. I wonder if the alloy tail shaft has anything to do with it. Or the lsd's.

How is she doing now? Holset bolted up yet?




Bazeng,

The company I am using for LCDs is this one click. I have a butchered centre console that I sent to Terry that I need to get him to forward to them. Basically they are going to find me the largest transflective touchscreen panel they can that will fit in the standard radio bezel aperture and then build me a custom aluminium bezel for the screen to fix it there. If you are interested I can let you know details after I get Terry to send them the console.

All you need for the rear LSD is JDM axle cups for the diff body. I would think you could get those over your neck of the woods no problem. Kaaz, Cusco and ATS all use the standard JDM clutch plate diff cups and they fit JDM axles.

Drivetrain noise is nothing more than vibration caused from the solid rear subframe mounts. Alex welded mine up when he did the rear end for me. He's a little more hardcore than me! I think I'm going to get those plates cut out and reinstall rubber or Delrin bushings, that should be the end of that noise!

Holset isn't in. I'm still having teething problems. I cannot figure out right now if I am going to need to swap pins in the ECU harness or get a 92 harness. The car won't run right with the DSMLink. It could be a JDM/USDM issue or it could be a '90 ECU harness issue as my car is a 90. It is really bugging me right now because if I can't figure out how to run the car on the Link I don't really have any way to swap in the injectors and 3G MAS. Both of those have to be setup before I can realistically slap the Holset on.


boostingwild
(Member + Crap)
11/14/08 12:07 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

any exterior pics? i dont even know which page to click on for pics..

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/14/08 02:04 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I love suede interior. Can't wait to see the finished product.

chrisb33
(Member +)
11/14/08 03:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Quoting cheekychimp:


Holset isn't in. I'm still having teething problems. I cannot figure out right now if I am going to need to swap pins in the ECU harness or get a 92 harness. The car won't run right with the DSMLink. It could be a JDM/USDM issue or it could be a '90 ECU harness issue as my car is a 90. It is really bugging me right now because if I can't figure out how to run the car on the Link I don't really have any way to swap in the injectors and 3G MAS. Both of those have to be setup before I can realistically slap the Holset on.




Cheeky, i had the same problem as you before. I actually have a jdm ECU and Engine, had to buy a USDM 2g ECU so i can use dsmlink. what exactly are you having problems with? you dont have to change the entire wiring harness. Im assuming that your using a USDM ECU too right? coz as far as i know, DSMLink wont run on JDM ECU's that is why i had to ask thomas to source out a USDM ECU for me so that i can use his product.

What i did was find some connectors that will clip right on the ECU. Found some on the N/A lancers (evo 1-3 body). Then just follow the Pinout diagram for your ECU which can be found on the DSMlink forums. They have a pinout diagram for 1g and for 2g. If you have a 2g ECU, dont forget to do the plug wire swap conversion. If youre running COP set up, you can do the swap at the ECU side.

Hope this helps.

chris b


streetmasters
(Premature Spoiler-er)
12/14/08 07:32 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

any updates bro??

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
01/01/09 05:35 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

09' update, stat!

bazeng
(work in progress)
01/02/09 05:45 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Also, an update on the LCD progress would be great too!

Which size suits our cars?
I'm thinking of doing something similar.


dc_style
(Member ++)
04/11/09 03:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

updates??

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/12/09 08:22 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Well update from my end
The trunk project needs another 2 days or so dedicated to it and the other welding project needs about twice that. Its been a long winter jumping around Taz's crate but now that spring is here the car is going outside after the trunk is done so I can get the welding things done and packaged up. After that there's a few small things I have to cut on the mill and a few pieces to paint up and restore and its time to ship.


curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/13/09 06:46 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Got the belly of the trunk at about 90 percent still have to build the tray for the batteries and the cover for that side as well as the tray for the meth tank on the other. Was making good progress today until the tornado sirens started 2 minutes before the rain hit.
This is just in Framework stage everything seen will be covered in suede except the stainless hardware and the swiss cheesed handle in the rear





chrisb33
(Member +)
04/16/09 10:23 AM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

curtis,

you're an artist! what a clean piece of work and look at the attention to detail!!!

chris b


RedTwo
(Rangi Kiwi)
04/16/09 07:40 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Does this Galant sell Hot Dogs? :P

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
04/16/09 08:01 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Har har you made a funny

made it further yesterday another few days and the trunk is finished, It has 9 factory located attachment points so its as rigid as it can get. during final install in HK Paul will have to put down 3m double sided tape in locations that would never be removed and it want make a rattle or vibration either.

By the way Paul thanks for the new ceramic pocket knife. ..It showed today and in with your other stuff already.











14bCrazy
(turdpolisher)
11/06/09 07:22 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

Hey!!! Is this car done yet. I should be in Hong Kong in a few weeks and I want to ride in it!!!!!!! I'm not kidding about being there by the way.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/07/09 07:26 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

There you go Paul your first volunteer to help work on the car.

Paul's mechanic has went belly up and project is on hold for the moment. We're discussing on shipping the car to a non disclosed hiding spot in the US for a final build free for all then ship back. It's all in planning stages now if we need help from anyone expect Pm's to be flowing. His car needs to be finished and all the parts in one pile instead of all over the world.

Oh Paul... T said get it here and the tuning problems could be cured after its completed we could also get the car on a trailer and to a dyno either far north or down south from here just dependent on which port it would be leaving from. I need to get a PM of to you just been busy sorry.


cheekychimp
(Director of Housing and Urban Development, and carbon/kevlar balls)
11/07/09 07:59 PM
Re: The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's

I spoke to some people at the end of last week. My only concern at the moment is the fact that I cannot insure anything on the car for anything other than total loss at "market value". Given that I was told to expect the car to be sitting in the open at the dock for three days in the States, THAT is a big worry. Anyone could smash a window and walk off with anything that was put in with the car for installation at your end. Likewise any wannabe DSM Mechanics who fancied taking a few intercooler pipes, a turbo or whatever could probably be done in thirty minutes.

The only good thing is the car looks like crap from the outside so wouldn't be that obvious perhaps.

Anyway let me get the ball rolling and speak to a few other people. If anyone is reading this and is either a Customs Officer or knows one or even works at a dock, I'd really appreciate it if they'd say something or even offer to help offer the car a bit of security from when it lands until it reaches our trusted board members.

BTW Curtis (and Thomas), Aaron, John, Chris and all the others I haven't really said enough yet so I might as well say it publicly now! THANK YOU!

The problems I have had with this car have literally brought me to tears. This really has lifted such a weight from my mind even if we aren't quite there yet. I so want to finish this car.


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