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Re: E38a RS build thread


BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216383 posted 09/13/15 02:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I moved the car into a small storage shed last weekend, its a more suitable location to do what I am currently doing with the car, at least until I can move into my own shed.



I have very quickly out grown the shed but it is dry and secure.
Currently this is how the body sits, The engine bay is completely stripped bar the brake lines running to the rear which I will get when I go under next time I work on the car. The engine bay is messy built up crud over the last 24 years and there is the addition of some extra holes which will be welded up along with any other holes not needed but other than that just a repaint once all corrosion and grease is removed.




And here is the engine all wrapped up on the stand waiting its turn.

Thanks for reading, Ben.



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216887 posted 09/20/15 03:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Had another couple of hours this weekend on the car, started degreasing the firewall and engine bay.
The lower radiator support had been used as a tow hook instead of the actual tow hooks either side of it and is pretty beat up, twisted and dented and a bit rusty, I spent a bit of timewith it but its buggered so I thought I would build something.




I am using an affco scirrocco radiator so I made some mounts which I will bolt down with rubber bushings either side of the mounting feet on the radiator, very basic and simple design.
This is the first time I have actually fabricated something. I used 35mmx3mm SHS it was sitting around from some steel work on my current building site. I used a small mig welder with gasless wire, I have everything to go gas with it except the gas so that will be next and wether I use this crossmember or not I am unsure, the welds are strong but untidy and I sure could use some more experience but at the very least it was successful.
I welcome any feed back please.

Thanks for reading, Ben.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1216960 posted 09/21/15 02:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice one Ben, Glad to see some progress on your build, must be agony having the engine all ready to go but having to get the chassis squared away.
Good on you for having a crack at something new, its the only way to gain experience.

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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217142 posted 09/23/15 06:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thank you.
You are right, all I want to do is put the engine in and start enjoying it! I only have my self to blame, I could have completed the chassis work whilst the engine was built but I wasn't quick enough to get it in to a better shed, it is what it is.
Even if I do not use that crossmember it was a valuable lesson in welding. I am currently looking into a local evening welding course which will be great, It is a pretty big thing around here to be doing all your own work as it should be when you build a car and apart from my engine and stainless steel/aluminum fabrication I plan on doing it all myself. Your car has come along nicely too it is great to see it back running and I am looking out for those pictures!
Thanks mate, Ben.



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Edited by BENE38A (09/23/15 06:21 AM)

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BENE38A
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1217876 posted 10/04/15 12:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So another day on the car and some good progress, Managed to get the engine bay primed. I need a couple more hours and some body filler to get it just right before I paint it.
I was hoping to complete it this weekend but it was not to be.



I also stripped the front subframe, burnt out the old bushings, degreased and watersprayed it. This is ready to be sent off to be powder coated along with a couple of other bits and pieces I am yet to clean.



Thanks for reading, Ben.



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218696 posted 10/17/15 12:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Another couple of weekends spent on the car and alot of progress.
The engine bay is painted




I am happy with how this came out, good old mitsubishi WO9 sophia white.

Last weekend I pulled the rear subframe and removed all the old factory bushings, That along with the front subframe and control arms is down to be zinced and powder coated. Probably a 3 week wait for that because the local shop is flat out, in the mean time I will start hoarding all the new bushings and do the 5 lug swap.

All the parts are in, bought the 1g dsm front hubs (non abs) new along with all new oem wheel bearings and seals I need. The rears are NLA so I bought a second hand set from Nate Crisman of performance partout.
This should happen soon, I have to buy a bearing press first though. Also got in a set of avid racing billet aluminum engine mounts, I cannot wait to get the engine back in finally!
Thanks for reading, Ben.



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219518 posted 10/31/15 02:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got some stuff back from the powdercoater this week






They came out great! now just to put them back together, have the boostx rear bushings yet to buy some fronts.




Bolted the turbo setup on the engine, Have the valve cover in at the fabricators getting a new baffle fitted and some AN fittings for the catch can, also the afco scirrocco radiator and thermostat housing to get AN fittings welded on, this should be done early this coming week.
Magnus 2g cast intake manifolds are done and ship out this Monday so hopefully that will turn up next week too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219551 posted 10/31/15 02:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Coming together nicely Ben, great work!



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219568 posted 11/01/15 03:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Ryan appreciate it, that valve cover baffle I bought from you almost 2 years ago is finally getting installed.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219592 posted 11/01/15 05:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Crikey, don't even remember selling you one!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1220337 posted 11/14/15 01:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
coming togther, you be ripping it up soon



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1227768 posted 05/07/16 05:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
bringing this back from the dead!
Had this whole project advertised for sale, couldn't let go. I had to sell the magnus and the turbo plus manifold to fix my van, now the van has been fixed and sold I have "invested" alot of money back into this project to hopefully push it over the line.
I got another V4 which I painted and polished the lettering



a BNIB facelift JDM front



and a host of other new parts, a precision 6466, bigger kelfords, sparktech COP cdi ignition, evo 9 brembos and many other less interesting bits. also a half rad to acommodate the new turbo setup. Should start seeing parts fly through the door over the next two weeks and in between continue with the 5 stud swap, subframes and cleaning out this damn shed.
want to get this thing rolling asap to send it off for a cage.
I will keep the thread updated when I start ticking off some more stages of this build. Any fellow kiwis looking for an afco scirrocco radiator? never been used, hit me up ill look after you plus I have a dsm water neck with the coolant filler that will go with. it has 20an fittings welded onto the radiator.
thanks for reading.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1227780 posted 05/07/16 10:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow, that bumper looks so nice!
What is the price tag on one of those and are they still available?



Ryan C.
1908- sold and missed.
1280- 2.3, FP 35R, E85, etc.
1135- 100% stock - 88k miles
'93 Mirage hatch- 4g63, AWD, etc (hoarding for build)

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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1227794 posted 05/07/16 04:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think they still show up through amayama, this was bought through ralliart NZ for $920NZD. quite pricey when it doesn't come with any supports or the second vent but I gave up trying to find a second hand one that wasn't crap.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1227846 posted 05/08/16 02:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This build looks great! Keep the updates coming.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1227853 posted 05/08/16 07:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright alright alright!!! Great to see you back in the game. I knew the "sellup" wasn't in your heart. Sounds like you have become very committed. Wicked.

My galant is going great, I have just got to the point where I am winding up the wick. Sitting at 20psi boost at the moment and pulling well (Still got a fair amount of timing to add in order to really "wake it up"). I have run out of MAF volume so a 399MAF is on the way which means a new air intake setup also.

We will have to arrange a catch up so I can take you for a spin and try to ramp up your motivation to finish the RS.

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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1227867 posted 05/09/16 12:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
for sure! plenty of updates to come too



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229789 posted 06/28/16 01:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
HUGE WEEKEND!
As parts started showing up I got my lazy ass back into the shed to finish all the bushings and ball joints up front.
I stripped back both wheel wells up front, removed the minimal rust and sprayed them with a kill rust epoxy enamel. Over top of that I sprayed a stone shield paint.
Then I installed the front subframe. Bolted up one lower control arm, Put the BC's up front and a front spindle.
This is the first time in about a year this car has had a wheel fitted and that includes the steering wheel





Now, the car has been minus an engine where it should be for over two years, finally I sat it in the there along with alot of the other goodies I was waiting on







Its a JMfabrications front facing 1g dsm manifold with a 3 inch downpipe with recirc for the mvr44. The turbo is a v-band in and out precision 6466 BB and obviously a magnus.
I am over the moon with this setup and the progress, the fitment for the front facing turbo is mint, the magnus is getting close to the brake booster and I suspect the master cylinder will be in the way but for now I just stand back and smile.
Next up is the rear end and stripping the underside of the car and re-coating like I did up front, pulling the fuel tank and giving that a birthday on top of the diff, transfer case and gearbox.
Thanks for reading, Ben.


Edited by BENE38A (06/28/16 06:39 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229791 posted 06/28/16 04:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work Ben. FYI - My JMF intake mangifold is very tight on the brake booster also. Ive used a 90 degree silicone bend to get it to work.



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BENE38A
Slanging Kiwi parts


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1229794 posted 06/28/16 06:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks Ryan, good to hear this issue can be overcome easily.
I have v-bands for the intercooler piping so i'll have to throw the master on and see where it all lands. How was the trip?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1232193 posted 10/01/16 01:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Test fit of the Evo 9 brembos, I would feel I little more comfortable with a tad more room between the calliper and spoke. These are 17x8 +35.




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BENE38A
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238284 posted 07/01/17 02:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Been a long time but it is still moving ahead. I found another set of 17x8 +35 RPF1's for bugger all so I bought them, really the only thing stopping the car from rolling is I did not have tires.
Since the last update I have

-run the fuel feed -8 and fuel return -6
-made the fuel lines to and from the rail/reg and return
-run new brake line to all four corners
-installed wheels and pushed it outside for the first time in almost two years!









Up for some massive suspension adjustments this thing is all over the show, the subframes front and rear were torn to pieces. I have to finish the brembo upgrade, I need to either modify some hand brake cables or have some made also brakelines from the hardline to caliper. When I have the brakes completed its all off for the roll cage and engine bay fabrication.
In the meantime I have this to enjoy,



Its a clean 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III, feels good to be behind the wheel of an old school mitsu again.

Thanks for reading



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238285 posted 07/01/17 02:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice, so no 4ws and you have a 4bolt rear on this rs?



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BENE38A
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238287 posted 07/01/17 08:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yes no 4ws and a 4 bolt rear



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