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Re: New Owner Of 820/1000


GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208989 posted 05/25/15 08:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well imagine that, the filler hose was leaking. Thanks JNZ:



New one installed:



So, on to the interior deep clean. This car had obviously suffered from years and years of neglect. I pulled Cheerios and SweetTarts from damn near every nook and cranny the interior had to offer. I just wanted a sanitary interior that didn't smell like ass...Mission accomplished.


Here's the carpet before:





Here's the same carpet after 3 hours of cleaning:









While I had the whole interior out, I treated all the leather and detailed all the plastic. Just gave everything a good cleaning overall. Looks great IMO:








Then, I did a little more work under the hood. The car is starting to look less like a turd and more like a shiny turd.





820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD


Edited by GSTwithPSI (05/25/15 08:28 PM)

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ApexHunter
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1951/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1208994 posted 05/25/15 09:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That carpet was nasty. Gooey beverages? Baby poop? Mobile Taxidermy? Who knows. Yikes.
Turning into a nice little car! Cool steering wheel and stereo/gauges.



1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 #1951/2000 (SOLD)
2003 Honda S2000
2003 Evo

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iceman69510
Turn Right Racing
855/2000
828/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209004 posted 05/26/15 08:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice transformation.



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92 VR4 828 Belize Green-Daily driver status
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138/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209008 posted 05/26/15 10:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hey so come out to tahoe and paint my car for me



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209038 posted 05/26/15 08:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is that little fuse box hanging off the battery the same as in a 90 DSM?

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209042 posted 05/26/15 10:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate the positive feedback.

Shane, the paint looks good from a distance, but still has its flaws up close. Like I said, a 10 footer. If I would have dedicated the time and effort to doing more body work and invested in more paint, I could have done a better job. Overall, the exterior meets my goals. The priority was killing the rust while making the exterior less of an eyesore.

Brad, yes, the fuse box looks similar to the DSM. Although, it looks the same as the one on 1837 also, so I'm not sure what you're getting at. Are they supposed to be different?


So, finished up the rest of the fuel system maintenance today. Got a new OEM Denso fuel pump so this build would have G's blessing, as well as a new pump strainer:




Installed the pump and coated the top of the hangar with Rust Bullet:




There was a bit of sediment in the tank baffle. I wasn't about to drop the tank to get it out...



So here's the redneck way to get it out without a ton of work. I rigged up my vacuum brake bleeder to suck it out. Worked great:



The vacuum sucked the sediment right out of my fuel tank into the bleeder tank. Worked like a charm.



All clean



Buttoned up the fuel system and went to 7-Eleven to fill up and grab a Slim Jim:



A Galant VR-4 off of jackstands...Historic indeed.



Then put some miles on her, and took some pics:











Now that the car is looking decent and running reliably, I've just have to address some little things. The front bumper needs a new chrome strip. There are some exhaust leaks and other little issues that need attention. There are still a few small rust spots that need a wire wheel and topical treatment, nothing crazy. Overall, this car is really solid and I'm super happy with it.

I'd like to thank the previous owner Doug for giving me the opportunity to restore this car. He's done more than his fair share to make this build possible. Thanks, Doug.

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G
obsessed with the turds of others
486/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209043 posted 05/26/15 10:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What a great job man, looks a million times better. Is that a stock replacement pump? Was the old one shot or just wanted the peace of mind it was replaced and brand new? Blizzaks next ?



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BENE38A
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209049 posted 05/27/15 01:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
maryland number plate reminds me of the tv series "the wire", anyway you have done a great job with the car.



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bradrs
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209059 posted 05/27/15 08:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:


Brad, yes, the fuse box looks similar to the DSM. Although, it looks the same as the one on 1837 also, so I'm not sure what you're getting at. Are they supposed to be different?





I hadn't noticed that underhood on the GVR-4 before. I had been working on sourcing a replacement one for the DSM, if it fits the GVR-4 too, that is good to know.

The car looks great. I need to stop looking at these or I will wind up with one in my driveway.

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it's peace of mind at 100 mph plus
1990/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209064 posted 05/27/15 11:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting bradrs:

Is that little fuse box hanging off the battery the same as in a 90 DSM?




Brad,

I *believe* the 90 dsm fuse holder is a three place unit.


The dsm models with abs use a four place unit, (the extra spot holds the primary abs fuse)

The 92-94 dsm (with abs) would *probably* be the same as the vr4 as all usdm vr4 models had abs.



Quoting bradrs:

The car looks great. I need to stop looking at these or I will wind up with one on jackstands.




*fixed* that for ya



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209082 posted 05/27/15 07:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting G:

What a great job man, looks a million times better. Is that a stock replacement pump? Was the old one shot or just wanted the peace of mind it was replaced and brand new? Blizzaks next ?




Thanks for the kind words man. No Blizzaks, I have a POS Kia for the salt. This car probably won't see much of the winter, least not when there's a bunch of salt on the roads. Maybe a few fun runs in the snow tho

The fuel pump is a Denso OEM replacement, part # 951-0007. I'm having some issues with hard starts, but only after the car sits overnight. Any other time the car fires right up. As soon as it starts, it runs absolutely flawless. In fact, I've never seen a 4G63 that runs so well. At first, I thought it was a fuel problem. Now, I'm leaning toward a bad CTS or wiring to the CTS.

I've serviced, inspected, or replaced everything in the fuel system minus the FPR. I've swapped out the ECU and CAS with known good units as well. I'm going to do some testing as soon as I have time and see whether the CTS is the issue. I don't have the luxury of ECMlink on this turd...

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486/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209083 posted 05/27/15 08:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've seen that hard start before when fuel pressure is lost in the lines. The only thing left to replace is the radiator! Use toyota red coolant if you ever replace the rad.



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LIV4PSI
dyslexic 1051
1501/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209089 posted 05/27/15 11:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Shiny turd indeed. I don't know how anyone has the patience for two GVR4s. They sure are a good looking pair though



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turbowop
Hard Snarker
1051/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1209258 posted 05/31/15 05:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I lost patience for sure after owning two gvr4s for several years, hence 503 going to a new owner.

Car looks waaaaaay better. What you've done reminds me of what I did with my cars. I had one really nice one (1051) and one turdish one (503) that I did major improvements on to create a reliable, decent looking daily driver.



-Mark

A face only a grocery shopper could love.
1051

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213939 posted 08/04/15 12:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Gave 820 a bit of attention today. At this point, I've pretty much wrapped up all the little things it needed maintenance wise. The muffler was in desperate need of replacing. It had a nice size hole in it, which emitted a nice size exhaust leak. It looks and sounds much better now:






Next up was a new radiator. I have no idea how this happened, but the neck was pretty screwed up. I swapped out the old unit with a new core:




I've been doing some more detailing under the hood as time allows. I've added a few little things here and there to touch up the bay. Here's how I got it:



...And here's how it currently sits:





Washed it up and took a few pics in the driveway:





Turds galore:



Future plans for 820 include a 5 lug swap, Evo 8 Enkeis, and Evo 8 suspension. It may also get a hand-me-down 16G from 1837...We'll see.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213991 posted 08/04/15 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
where did you get the muffler from? looks sweet and stock

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ApexHunter
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1951/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213996 posted 08/04/15 08:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Turds galore




Like snakin a main line after Christmas!

Would be a good name for a craiglist plumber, the FS section on gvr4.org, or perhaps a new title.

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1213997 posted 08/04/15 08:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's just a cheap Ebay muffler. Nothing special.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218177 posted 10/08/15 07:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
820 got some hand-me-down Evo 8 suspension today. 2 questions: Will DSM/Galant springs interchange with the Evo springs? Also, are you guys who are running the Evo suspension using camber plates up front? Seems like my camber is sitting a bit positive.

Before:





After:


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218204 posted 10/09/15 08:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i used ingall camber bolts for an evo. i dont know about the KYB, but the bilsteins have larger bolts and i needed to drill the knuckles out regardless so i went that route as it was much much cheaper then plates.



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218401 posted 10/12/15 06:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ridin' high on the new Evo 8 suspension






820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218464 posted 10/13/15 01:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Great work cleaning up this galant Brett!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218468 posted 10/13/15 01:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work. Car looks so much better.



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219647 posted 11/02/15 07:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
820 got a few upgrades last weekend. I pulled the turbo to install a rebuilt Evo 3 16G. Turns out, the car already had an Evo 3 16G on it. I still installed the rebuilt unit, but at least I have a spare on the shelf now.








I figured I could clean up the area a bit too with the turbo and manifold out of the way.




I also got the Innovate LC-1 installed as well. FYI, if you guys need to replace the sensors, just pick one up from AutoZone. You can pick one up brand new for $50 bucks. I was finding them listed for twice that in various places. The part number is 17014 click




Next, I threw in some Evo 560s and dialed in the MAF. Then, I set up ECMlink boost control with the stock BCS. It's one of the best features built into Link, IMO.

The car is running awesome, and It's a blast to drive. It's super tame compared to 1837, which is nice when you just want to jump in and drive. Next up is to throw in some colder plugs and turn up the boost a tad bit.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD


Edited by GSTwithPSI (11/02/15 08:02 PM)

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my racist jokes aren't actually funny
715/1000
1284/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1219663 posted 11/03/15 09:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Turn it up a little..... to 25psi!



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