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Re: My restoration and build of #1444/2000 - lots of pics and video!


ShaggyTE
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1197080 posted 12/22/14 08:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What scissor lift do you have? The one used when you switched out the wheels.

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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1197081 posted 12/22/14 08:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

What scissor lift do you have? The one used when you switched out the wheels.




BendPak QuickJack



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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ShaggyTE
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1197093 posted 12/22/14 11:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looked like it didn't have any issues picking up the Galant. Is yours the 3500, or 5000? Thanks for the quick reply!

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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1197122 posted 12/22/14 06:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey no problem! That is the 5000lb version. I've got lots more detail on that lift here: QuickJack Overview | YouTube.com



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201152 posted 02/08/15 06:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi All,

Quickie update, the Galant has been doing well, I drive it a couple days a week, but leave it parked when they salt the roads here. I am really happy with it, and I guess I'd better be as I've recently embarked on quite the undertaking. You can see the video here if you'd like: Project Thunderbolt! The LS3 V8 Miata | YouTube.com

Picked up a clean, low mileage 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata...


And promptly did this to it.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000


Edited by the_underdog (02/08/15 06:34 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201154 posted 02/08/15 07:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You some of a bish.



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89Mirageman
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201159 posted 02/08/15 08:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I watched the video a few days ago, props for putting your mother in law to work . Can't wait to see more progress.



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turbohf
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201173 posted 02/08/15 10:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
now that is AWESOME!... little curious as to why you started with a Mazdaspeed car? im guessing its setup with nicer chassis, suspension, brakes over the lesser cars?

i think i will be keeping an eye out for those updates also. i like seeing LSx motors stuffed into cars, then turboed.


oh curious also to how your wife feels about you buying a car then literally ripping it completely apart immediately lol. i know by now she knows your going to tear into it somewhat, but that is a big undertaking.



Dustin
1991 GVR4 #613
1966 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova 400 4dr Sedan V8

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FlyingEagle
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201175 posted 02/08/15 10:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh I see, that's the fastest way to camber it to hellaflush.

Yellow car becomes pewter car. Hmmmmm .....



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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201263 posted 02/10/15 05:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting G:

You some of a bish.




Yeah, I tore it apart in grand fashion.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201264 posted 02/10/15 05:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 89Mirageman:

I watched the video a few days ago, props for putting your mother in law to work . Can't wait to see more progress.




Thanks for checking it out sir! Haha, my mother in law is a good sport. She's strong too, she helps me move engines and stuff all the time!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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the_underdog
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201265 posted 02/10/15 06:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbohf:

now that is AWESOME!... little curious as to why you started with a Mazdaspeed car? im guessing its setup with nicer chassis, suspension, brakes over the lesser cars?

i think i will be keeping an eye out for those updates also. i like seeing LSx motors stuffed into cars, then turboed. oh curious also to how your wife feels about you buying a car then literally ripping it completely apart immediately lol. i know by now she knows your going to tear into it somewhat, but that is a big undertaking.




Thank you Dustin! Regarding choosing a Mazdaspeed version, I just wanted to start with the cleanest, lowest mileage car I could find with all of the options I wanted. I've been down the road of starting with a cheaper chassis and you just end up mad that you didn't invest a little more up front.

Curiously, my wife was most troubled that I removed the fenders. Well that was before she saw the entire car promptly split in half and then broken down into a thousand pieces shortly after.



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1201266 posted 02/10/15 06:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting FlyingEagle:

Oh I see, that's the fastest way to camber it to hellaflush. Yellow car becomes pewter car. Hmmmmm .....




Haha, well this is one way to do it!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210576 posted 06/19/15 11:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just wanted to bump Tom's thread in case any of you guys are not checking out the updates on the V8 Miata.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210600 posted 06/20/15 09:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks 89Mirageman, I appreciate that!

Here's a link to the entire video playlist if anyone would like to check the videos out: Project Thunderbolt-The LS3 V8 Miata | YouTube Playlist

This is a pic from the latest installment, thanks for checking this stuff out!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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89Patches
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210604 posted 06/20/15 10:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Seen your new video last night! Car sounds & looks awesome!

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Mr_Fielgood
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210605 posted 06/20/15 01:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tom is the one who inspired me to buy my first Galant VR-4!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210722 posted 06/22/15 03:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you gentlemen!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1211208 posted 06/30/15 10:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I haven't been around in a while.

Just spent a good part of my morning catching up on Tom's videos.

Spectacular is all I can say....

Flybyevo



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212810 posted 07/20/15 10:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you Flybyevo, I appreciate that!

Also, quick update- over the weekend I did some basic maintenance to get the old beast ready for it's trip to the 23rd Annual Shootout in Ohio. Hope to see ya there!




-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1212858 posted 07/20/15 06:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking forward to seeing your car and meeting you at the Shootout!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1230216 posted 07/11/16 09:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hello All,

Long time no update from me! Been pretty busy with all sorts of things...like having a third child and stuff like that. When time allows, I have been lurking on here and enjoy seeing everyone's build thread updates. Here's a couple things to add to the old thread here:

The VR-4 looking HUGE next to the Vespas.


Here's a blast from the past picture I found from the shootout last year. I plan on driving the old beast again this time around!


Oh and speaking of new arrivals, here is my new (to me) 1991 Nissan Figaro that came to me from Japan!


It's packing 1 liter of turbocharged four cylinder fury.


If you'd like to learn more about these cars, here's the first installment on a video series that I'll be doing on that.
Project Figgy Fix-Up - Part 1 | YouTube.com

Thanks for reading and checking out the pics, hope to meet y'all at the Shootout this year!

-Tom



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000


Edited by the_underdog (07/11/16 09:46 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237546 posted 05/27/17 03:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi All,

Update time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7xiyvmhdF4

Thanks for checking it out,

-Tom



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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fuel
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237551 posted 05/28/17 11:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome! I only asked about your VR-4 the other day on FB as I came across your videos again (of course, I had to watch them all again including the Figgy ones).



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237552 posted 05/28/17 11:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Also, I don't know if you're going to cover it in a future video, but I noticed you have the all aluminium transfer case on your stock transmission. Am unsure if you have the 22 or 23 spline output shaft, but I would recommend switching out to an iron head 23 spline transfer case if you can.



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